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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  • C W
    C W 3 days ago

    My favorite song that she sang.

  • lewis collins
    lewis collins 7 days ago +1

    I never watched last season just checking the top 24 and she is my fave by far. Just wow! Covered in goosies 😍

  • Baby Moore
    Baby Moore 8 days ago

    She should’ve won 2018 American idol instead of that Maddie girl Mara justice was better fantastic than her

  • Haley Prim
    Haley Prim 8 days ago +3

    I will never understand how Gabby Barrett made it farther than she did ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • BossLady
    BossLady 9 days ago

    She did wonderful! I think Whitney would be proud!

  • Apri Kat
    Apri Kat 11 days ago

    I hope she's back this season

  • Koriana
    Koriana 11 days ago +1

    She looks like Selena Gomez in the thumbnail 😂😂😂

    VAIUTA 12 days ago

    Wow that was incredible. Her voice, delivery and emotion are all genuine and captivating - a true talent.

  • Scott Davidson
    Scott Davidson 15 days ago


  • Music
    Music 15 days ago +1

    This was Mara’s best performance ! And one of my favorites .....great talent girl.

  • Splungers
    Splungers 16 days ago

    this girl was cheated.....

  • Darlene Gilbert
    Darlene Gilbert 16 days ago

    Hope she comes back to this season.

  • Raka Andika
    Raka Andika 17 days ago

    She is 14th yo

  • Debra Vowell
    Debra Vowell 18 days ago

    I love lionel richie

  • Andrew Sturman
    Andrew Sturman 19 days ago

    Just love the looks on Katy Perry and Luke Bryant's faces.

  • Jenna King
    Jenna King 19 days ago

    She's a super 🌟

  • Ale Sanjuanico
    Ale Sanjuanico 28 days ago


  • Dmitry Stetsenko
    Dmitry Stetsenko 28 days ago

    Whew! Mara is the national treasure. I envy those who could see and listen it live.

  • JFairhart
    JFairhart Month ago

    Good Lord, she’s great!!!

  • Lisa K
    Lisa K Month ago

    Mara is such a beautiful girl and an amazing singer❤

  • louern123
    louern123 Month ago

    I absolutely NEVER cared for this song until I heard this the other day. now, I'm obsessed.

  • Brenda Morales
    Brenda Morales Month ago

    She sings better than I'm not gonna say no names

  • Kitione Mokofisi
    Kitione Mokofisi Month ago

    Dammm them low notes gave me hella goose bumps 😍👌 I was shoooketh

  • Debbie Russell
    Debbie Russell Month ago

    Love your voice you make my heart smile☺️💕💕💕💕💕💕

  • oley saly
    oley saly Month ago

    how she got eliminated for god sakes

  • wizpopr
    wizpopr Month ago

    This was an amazing performance. I think Whitney would have really been impressed too.

  • Michael Poyntz
    Michael Poyntz Month ago

    Mara is a truly talented and beautiful young lady...with a huge future on stage anywhere in the world she decides to perform! Plus, she has a very raw physical edge that is truly addictive!

  • SA S
    SA S 2 months ago

    its her whining and that erotic emotional stuff thats ruining it .Why is soneone not guiding her

  • SA S
    SA S 2 months ago

    shame on ms perry yeah katy shes so good and it kills u for some reason hard to critique her eh

  • Matthew Yang
    Matthew Yang 2 months ago

    This was terrible

  • Gary Howard
    Gary Howard 2 months ago

    Delivered in the tradition of all the great singers from the past, a stunning performance from a very young and beautiful girl

  • Kayla Wilber
    Kayla Wilber 2 months ago

    She looks SO much like Selena Gomez, like it's crazy!

  • Janice Carroll
    Janice Carroll 2 months ago

    Listening again. The goosebumps !!

  • joe mctaggart
    joe mctaggart 2 months ago

    Shes got soul

  • desmond mckilligan
    desmond mckilligan 2 months ago

    what a sweet kid. i haven't seen her sing a song yet where she doesn't cry . but that's maybe why she works.

  • bellsey mackay
    bellsey mackay 2 months ago

    she should be signed and given the recognition her amazing voice posses right now. I'm so disappointed people like this amazingly talented girl can't be given a chance. she's so amazing and I'm so inspired. wish I could be as good as her. if she's way better then me and didn't make it then how do i. ill keep hoping

  • Nse Drac
    Nse Drac 2 months ago

    dude you don’t need american idol, youre actually a star.

  • Don Berry
    Don Berry 2 months ago

    I really like this gal. Wish good things for her.

  • Mi Mau
    Mi Mau 2 months ago

    woww...i'm speechless...15 OMG

  • Dave Maschmeier
    Dave Maschmeier 2 months ago

    Her apperaiance,her singing_" just wonderful "

  • Matheus Lima
    Matheus Lima 2 months ago

  • Helen Burnley
    Helen Burnley 2 months ago

    This was the best cover my ears have ever heard. Wow 😍 .

  • daniel mooij
    daniel mooij 2 months ago

    Very very good

  • Ciani Yorkman
    Ciani Yorkman 2 months ago

    How she ended the last few seconds of the song was perfection

  • Stephanie Estrada
    Stephanie Estrada 2 months ago

    She’s incredible!!!!! She owned it. Made the song hers. Someone find Simon Cowell. He’ll make her a star! She’s amazing.

  • Mariaa Grasyaa's
    Mariaa Grasyaa's 3 months ago

    She's very pretty ,very talented !

  • bellaimages
    bellaimages 3 months ago

    Geezz her reactions after amazing us with her talent ... Mara is so humble and funny too ... but she kills it when singing! I love everything about her!

  • Jack Walker
    Jack Walker 3 months ago

    She smoked that song...

  • La tribu Astrale
    La tribu Astrale 3 months ago +1

    *She's the most beautiful girl ever !! And She's so charming.*

  • Hanne Marte Romsås
    Hanne Marte Romsås 3 months ago

    raw and natural talent.

  • wizpopr
    wizpopr 3 months ago

    Mara, you need to be on the AGT Champions show, with that song. WOW!!!!

  • Linda Labrecque
    Linda Labrecque 3 months ago

    she should have won! Her voice is just so beautiful and I was sad to see her go!!

  • Judy Landis
    Judy Landis 3 months ago

    Brilliant young teen.......

  • Becca Full
    Becca Full 3 months ago

    her natural talent is just so beautiful

  • Beans
    Beans 3 months ago

    Wow she keeps getting better and better.

  • RonnyPotatur
    RonnyPotatur 4 months ago

    Holy HELL! SO FREAKING AMAZING! Love her with all my heart

  • mihai huja
    mihai huja 4 months ago


  • Future Mrs. Neiswinger
    Future Mrs. Neiswinger 4 months ago

    Wait a minute.... Didn't she appear on AGT a few years ago???? Man she's improved so much!

  • Melanie Kristana
    Melanie Kristana 4 months ago

    Loving it!!

  • Ashlee Johnson
    Ashlee Johnson 4 months ago

    She's has a similar sound to jhud

  • Jackie Cole
    Jackie Cole 4 months ago

    She wears her heart on her sleeve, young, fresh and raw, we will see more of her in the future, she's a star. I love her voice.

  • lolwa alobaidli
    lolwa alobaidli 4 months ago

    She has an angelic voice.. bless her

  • Lyn O
    Lyn O 4 months ago

    All I can say is WOW!!

  • L P
    L P 4 months ago

    I prefer this version...LOL

  • Alyssa Silva
    Alyssa Silva 4 months ago

    she sings so beautifully

  • Alyssa Silva
    Alyssa Silva 4 months ago

    the judges reactions where everything

  • erwin sonne
    erwin sonne 4 months ago

    this voice is a dream

  • shi482
    shi482 4 months ago

    You are AMAZING 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 keep it up girl!!! Consider me your fan ❤️

  • marty vaughan
    marty vaughan 5 months ago

    Not the top 24, She should have won and will in the long run

  • seansound
    seansound 5 months ago

    catty perry is such a bag of piss. so not important!

  • Shannon stewart
    Shannon stewart 5 months ago

    How did this girl not win?! Smh

  • Oculus Rift
    Oculus Rift 5 months ago


  • Beverly Beale
    Beverly Beale 5 months ago

    Just pure and beautiful!

  • C W
    C W 5 months ago

    Just heard a woman on The Voice singing this song and she was good but I think Mara was better singing this song and wished she had gone on The Voice. They would have loved her. They love these kinds of songs and building to those notes.

  • Michelle smile
    Michelle smile 5 months ago

    Why didnt she win wow!!!

  • DinoPlayzGacha
    DinoPlayzGacha 5 months ago +1

    *i am jelous..*

  • Reagan Lanier
    Reagan Lanier 5 months ago

    Anyone notice that she’s wearing the same dress as Gabby😂

  • sorellman
    sorellman 5 months ago

    Not that it matters but she is 16. She is fantastic, and she was fantastic when she showed up on AGT and she was only 11. I've been a fan ever since. Look up the video and her channel.

  • Xxbax Kennedy
    Xxbax Kennedy 5 months ago


  • Hunter Roy
    Hunter Roy 5 months ago

    I think every time you sing a song you should do it justice and if you can’t do it the right way or make a cool version of your own then don’t do it. Especially if it’s out of range. I bet in 3 years she’ll be amazing and will be able to sing it if she gets her technique right.

  • Deanna Ramos
    Deanna Ramos 5 months ago

    the song calls for alook that is appealing to all ages. the song is a ballad i don't see her carrying the song is leather pants and a fancy bralette! Its about an emotional response to feelings.

  • Henry Chuailou
    Henry Chuailou 6 months ago

    America idol performance are so poor in view than other shows not only her every performance

  • Andrew Gemus
    Andrew Gemus 6 months ago

    This girl has a future!

  • Ayyoush sb
    Ayyoush sb 6 months ago


  • Xxbax Kennedy
    Xxbax Kennedy 6 months ago

    So talented i have no words

  • Jon Bishop
    Jon Bishop 6 months 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 6 months ago

    Voice Not good

  • James Strothers
    James Strothers 6 months ago

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

  • dave dunton
    dave dunton 6 months ago

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

  • Pat Broadway
    Pat Broadway 6 months ago

    A star in the making

  • Raquel Lanigra
    Raquel Lanigra 6 months ago

    I LOVE this audition! Mara is just amazing.

  • Chynae Thomas
    Chynae Thomas 6 months ago

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

  • guy sumpthin
    guy sumpthin 6 months ago +1

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

  • guy sumpthin
    guy sumpthin 6 months ago +1

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

  • Frank James
    Frank James 6 months ago


  • Rude E.
    Rude E. 6 months 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.

  • C W
    C W 6 months 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 6 months ago

    shes damn amazing😍😍

  • 78desertgirl
    78desertgirl 6 months ago

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

  • Brett Jones
    Brett Jones 7 months 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