Mara Justine Sings "Run To You" by Whitney Houston - Top 24 Solos - American Idol 2018 on ABC

  • Published on Apr 16, 2018
  • Mara Justine sings "Run To You" by Whitney Houston for her Top 24 Solo performance in front of a live audience and Judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie on American Idol 2018.
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    AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, will return to airwaves on SUNDAY, MARCH 11 at 8|7c, at its new home on ABC.
    The nationwide search for the next superstar kicked off in August 2017, as the Idol Bus traveled from Portland, Oregon, to Orlando, Florida, in its pursuit for talent, covering 23 cities across the country. Auditioning was made easier than ever as hopefuls also had the opportunity to submit audition videos online, as well as via select social media platforms using an official tag, #TheNextIdol, cultivating over 300,000 posts. Also, for the first time in “American Idol” history, hopefuls had the opportunity to audition through a livestream platform.
    Helping to determine who America will ultimately vote for to become the next singing sensation, are music industry forces and superstar judges, Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie. Emmy® Award-winning host and producer Ryan Seacrest will return as host of the beloved series.
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  • Jon Bishop
    Jon Bishop 4 days ago

    Love this little Lady, she sings not just with her voice but her Face her Whole Body. I hope She goes on to international success ! Go Mara !

  • cetnelo
    cetnelo 9 days ago

    Voice Not good

  • James Strothers
    James Strothers 10 days ago

    All face .. They make these cute white girls into stars .. This girl can't sing

  • dave dunton
    dave dunton 12 days ago

    I hope she goes on the Voice and kills it. I can't believe Idol dumped her.

  • Pat Broadway
    Pat Broadway 13 days ago

    A star in the making

  • Raquel Lanigra
    Raquel Lanigra 13 days ago

    I LOVE this audition! Mara is just amazing.

  • Chynae Thomas
    Chynae Thomas 14 days ago

    Katy and Luke's face at 1:29! Hilarious!

  • guy sumpthin
    guy sumpthin 15 days ago +1

    This would b a landslide if the voting wasn't manipulated

  • guy sumpthin
    guy sumpthin 15 days ago +1

    Who's good enuf to judge or advise mara ,,,,, no one especially not katy

  • Frank James
    Frank James 15 days ago


  • Candi Dali
    Candi Dali 17 days ago

    Very talented young lady. When I first saw her I thought she was Debbie Ryan from the Disney Channel. She is very pretty and very emotionally expressive.

  • Pat Wiley
    Pat Wiley 18 days ago

    I would buy her version of this song right now. We will hear from her in the future. Such a good performer.

  • Lebogang Modiegi
    Lebogang Modiegi 18 days ago

    shes damn amazing😍😍

  • 78desertgirl
    78desertgirl 22 days ago

    She was robbed! She's absolutely amazing!!!

  • Brett Jones
    Brett Jones 25 days ago +1

    Mara you are the original reincarnation of Janis Joplin true Superstar material you can't fake what you do hope your dreams come true

  • Michael Poyntz
    Michael Poyntz Month ago +1

    I love this young singer! So much passion, so much talent and eyes that just stop you in your tracks! Just 15 but I feel like I watched her grow up on stage. She is just a wonderful source of what makes me smile,

  • Pat Wiley
    Pat Wiley Month ago +1

    Hope she gets a record deal and more shows to go on to be seen and heard. It is quiet right now and have not seen her since she left Idol. She got robbed on the show, though. Should have been in top 10 at the least and got to tour with the rest of them. What a shame. What was wrong with the judges--they could have picked her. Instead they picked VOX.

  • Ivan Rosas
    Ivan Rosas Month ago

    Katy perry is shoooook gurl

  • Lesa Reek
    Lesa Reek Month ago


  • Muhammad Ilham
    Muhammad Ilham Month ago +1

    She so fuckin beautiful

  • Sherry Miller
    Sherry Miller Month ago


  • João Manuel Costa Sousa

    Uma voz lindíssima e que nos contagia mediatamente !!

  • Lacey Jackson
    Lacey Jackson Month ago

    Tbh I like this better than the original. But I LOVE Whitney. Don't @ me.

  • Stand Alone
    Stand Alone Month ago +1

    How the hell isn't this girl huge right now?

  • verna-sonja gianan klimowicz

    kinda has a judy garland voice.

  • verna-sonja gianan klimowicz

    I am so sick of the crying .. great voice

  • Donna Locke
    Donna Locke Month ago


  • Pat Wiley
    Pat Wiley Month ago

    I love emotional singers. But where does she get all that at fifteen. I really liked the way she did this and hit the high notes. Love it! Loved the looks on judges faces. Katy's eyes. ha And Luke's face. Lionel says to Katy--"that was good."

  • Pat Wiley
    Pat Wiley Month ago

    She did not make the top 10??? She needs to get a big break, next. I think they think she is still too young. But they need to pick the best voice. Hope she keeps coming back and hits it big one day. Nice girl and family.

  • Barbara Ellis
    Barbara Ellis Month ago +1

    I keep coming back for this video, because it's a perfect beautiful.

  • NoyNaa BTS
    NoyNaa BTS Month ago +1

    She become so beautiful , i think because she has beautiful mom 😍😍 2014 she still wear a glasses like a teenager now she become so gorgeous

  • Leonardo Henrique
    Leonardo Henrique Month ago


  • Violet Williamson
    Violet Williamson Month ago +1

    The look of astonishment on the judges face is priceless!

  • anthony baranowski
    anthony baranowski 2 months ago +1

    a truely powerful voice for such a young lady

  • mc Dans
    mc Dans 2 months ago


  • Barbara Ellis
    Barbara Ellis 2 months ago +1

    Could of heard a pen drop

  • nick armijo
    nick armijo 2 months ago

    How far did she get?

  • Aroused floppeke
    Aroused floppeke 2 months ago

    No emotion at all. I prefer miss Grace's performance much better

  • Kenneth Terrell
    Kenneth Terrell 2 months ago

    Still can't believe you lost out on the first America's vote. Easily one of the four or five best contestants.

  • Evgenia Bragantseva
    Evgenia Bragantseva 2 months ago

    !!!!!!!! VERY VERY!!!!!!

  • Normand Duchesnil
    Normand Duchesnil 2 months ago

    She did America' Got Talent 4 years ago...

  • aura tetri
    aura tetri 2 months ago

    Love her voice, I thought she will be on top 10.

  • buri zaemon
    buri zaemon 2 months ago +1

    Go for the Voice....

  • Barbara Ellis
    Barbara Ellis 2 months ago

    Great performance, and much wisdom from all three judges.

  • cautionrj1
    cautionrj1 2 months ago +1

    This is by far the worst version ever

  • Hannah Elizza Eranista
    Hannah Elizza Eranista 2 months ago

    She made me cry..

  • T Kopp
    T Kopp 2 months ago

    Mara sure blows Maddie out of the water and she still won. Who was voting for people that really can't sing? Maddie has nothing on Mara! Mara should now try for the Voice. She will win someday.

  • busy boy
    busy boy 2 months ago

    this soul I can't get enough ,
    she IS LIFE !!!!!!!!

  • Faith Wheeler
    Faith Wheeler 2 months ago

    Vocally she was by far the best.

  • Berna Ndindi
    Berna Ndindi 2 months ago

    Wow 😯

  • S. Maman
    S. Maman 2 months ago

    I can't stop listening to Mara!! What a voice!! Amazing!!! Please make more music!!!

  • mike
    mike 2 months ago

    wow wow wow wow wow wow wow holy crap she is good.....

  • jane myers
    jane myers 2 months ago

    She has a great talent. I can't believe she is only 15. That is a difficult song to sing. She did a beautiful job!

  • Taylor Kazama
    Taylor Kazama 2 months ago

    This is my favorite performance from her!!

  • Muhammad Fauza Kamil
    Muhammad Fauza Kamil 2 months ago

    More than beautiful Mara. You're incredibly talented!

  • Chantulientje
    Chantulientje 2 months ago

    If you think this is good? Check out this cover of Glennis Grace! The producer of AGT invited her to participate for this show.

  • John Kenny
    John Kenny 2 months ago

    she's teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeem goooooooooooooooooood

  • Queen RV
    Queen RV 2 months ago

    I love you Mara

  • Faith Brigham
    Faith Brigham 2 months ago

    Forget the cake and the well meaning advice, this little lady rocks. She's really real. Please don't mess with her. She's a class act. Leave her be. I for one love it when she lets loose, flips that gorgeous hair and spins around on stage. She's brilliant! Don't mess with her unique style. Just let her rock!

  • Adrianna Ferrari
    Adrianna Ferrari 2 months ago

    She makes a lot of ugly faces lol but she’s amazing get it girl !!!

  • beaky 317
    beaky 317 3 months ago

    She’s grown so much & so beautiful 😍 since her days on America’s Got Talent!’

  • Aayat Altamimi
    Aayat Altamimi 3 months ago

    Isn’t that gabby’s dress?😂

  • Fred van t padje
    Fred van t padje 3 months ago

    You have to see Glennis Grace at that age. I think she was better at that time. Glennis Grace sound mix show.

  • Barbara Ellis
    Barbara Ellis 3 months ago +1

    Amazing! She has a very beautiful voice! I sure hope she keeps on keeping on!

  • PJ ChJ
    PJ ChJ 3 months ago

    More mature voices

  • mice2012
    mice2012 3 months ago +1

    The look on the judges faces throughout the rendition is, priceless!! These b*tches are shocked to shit! Mara you are the bomb!

  • Tanya Dillon
    Tanya Dillon 3 months ago

    REDICULOUS!! I'd said before, 15 yrs old, wearing a formal AND for fitting dress, she's a child not a woman. N what really pissed me off, her FAKE quivering chin, her arm across her chest like "oh I know, I'm lovely aren't I, thank you, thank you...keep feeding my ego" feckoff!! She managed to squeeze out 1 crocodile tear per eye that didn't even roll down her face. She's arrogant because she it fake. Now her voice, WOW...BEAUTIFUL...(I can't believe Lionel Ritchi compared her to Whitney Houston) that was a slap in the face to Whitney and in her death none the less. Asshole. She get rode hard n put away wet. A TIGHT, FORMAL FKN EVENING GOWN...BE DAMNED IF ID LET MY 15 YR OLD DAUGHTER OUT THE DOOR LOOKING 30! BEAUTIFUL SONG, VOICE BUT STAGE PRESENCE WAS A DISGUSTING JOKE.

    • Sergio Meneses
      Sergio Meneses 3 months ago

      so much hate!! and so persona!! geeesh you okay? lol the time you spent writing that huge hate paragraph should've been spent on something positive! go out and enjoy life girl! stop spreading your hate here in the internet ;)

  • Nick Murray
    Nick Murray 3 months ago

    SHE'S 16!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Rolando Anes
    Rolando Anes 3 months ago

    Myra you should have won American Idol he just said you're young lady outstanding voice of an Angel and I know God is in your heart and I know did America in the whole world know who you really are God bless you don't ever give up

  • Don Berry
    Don Berry 3 months ago

    I hate the judges for picking at her style.

  • Marceline
    Marceline 3 months ago

    I just remembered jessica sanchez ❤️😭

  • Music
    Music 3 months ago

    Perfect performance !!!!!!!!

  • William Aldridge
    William Aldridge 3 months ago

    She is such a powerful singer. My vote is for her to win. Mara, I can’t wait to buy your albums. Good luck.

  • John Culley
    John Culley 3 months ago

    This wonderful performance is comparable to 12 year old Diana Donatella's superb second place performance on the German show The Voice-Kids..

  • Tanya Huerta
    Tanya Huerta 3 months ago


  • Gordon Porter
    Gordon Porter 3 months ago +3

    She puts all she has into her singing. Puts lots of emotion. I personally think she is outstanding.

    RHINO WALT 3 months ago


  • Slay
    Slay 3 months ago +2

    Katy and Luke’s face though ahahha great performance

  • Deonilo Tiguelo
    Deonilo Tiguelo 3 months ago +2

    She nailed it.. she has her own way of performing that kind of genre..

  • Dixie Hull
    Dixie Hull 3 months ago +3

    This was the best on AIthis season. America got it wrong. I love Maddie but this girls voice out shown every other voice on the the show.

  • Dixie Hull
    Dixie Hull 3 months ago +1

    Gorgeous voice

  • Dr.Drake Ramoray
    Dr.Drake Ramoray 3 months ago

    she sounds great but she has GOT TO STOP CRYING

  • Cierra Downing
    Cierra Downing 3 months ago +2

    I truly believe up above Whitney is crying for tears of joy 🤧🧡

  • Cat's Incredulous
    Cat's Incredulous 3 months ago

    I hate that saying the phone book and address is in the phone book and then words in the phone book and the names in the phone book, Etc. Get new material. Judges suck.

  • Mia Notsil
    Mia Notsil 3 months ago

    she def made Whitney proud. 😊👍💗

  • victoria nojang
    victoria nojang 3 months ago +1

    Is she Mara Justine from America's got talent?

  • Mars G
    Mars G 3 months ago

    If she were to do songs like this and change it up a little she could go far....songs like suit her

  • Lachi
    Lachi 3 months ago

    She's so much better than Maddie Poppe

  • Livi Talmage
    Livi Talmage 3 months ago

    Is that the same dress that gabby wore for her duet with sugar land?

  • Susan Feltey
    Susan Feltey 3 months ago

    Idol is garnering a lot of fans for a lot of artists and she is one of them. She'll be back with an album..stunning.

  • Damaris Santiago
    Damaris Santiago 3 months ago


  • Frank James
    Frank James 3 months ago


  • AJ
    AJ 3 months ago

    Is that kaepernick on the drums?

  • Rolando Anes
    Rolando Anes 3 months ago

    Mara Justine I hope to see you on the voice don't ever give up because you have one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard that make me emotional I'm blind but I can hear very well and God is going to be on your journey always so don't give up I want to hear you on The Voice show the world who you are how much time you got because you are the one of the most beautiful singers I ever heard in my life I'm 55 and I heard I seen yours but you are very beautiful scenery I hope to see you in the future and I know that I would love to hear you music everyday it really texted me when you sing thank you for being so talented and sharing your talent the world don't stop keep on

  • Janice Carroll
    Janice Carroll 4 months ago

    So much control. She is great.

  • Ryan MacPhee
    Ryan MacPhee 4 months ago

    How is she not the next American Idol?

  • mally32gs
    mally32gs 4 months ago

    She sucks

  • Valerie Camina
    Valerie Camina 4 months ago


  • Erik Ramos
    Erik Ramos 4 months ago


  • megapooldealsdotcom
    megapooldealsdotcom 4 months ago

    kid has some serious emotional problems. unstable