Les Greene Auditions for American Idol With Sam Cooke Song - American Idol 2018 on ABC

  • Published on Mar 19, 2018
  • Les Greene auditions for American Idol in front of Judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan with "A Change Is Gonna Come" by Sam Cooke.
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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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Comments • 569

  • Tilei Silva
    Tilei Silva 18 days ago


  • Huawei Test
    Huawei Test Month ago +1

    Everyone judging him, yet, they could never be that good.


    He yelled I didn’t like it at all, I’m sure he can sing if he tones down!

  • Joshua P.
    Joshua P. Month ago

    Dude with the guitar got lost he didnt know how to follow that lol. He was amazing but he did a little too much.

  • David Houp
    David Houp 3 months ago

    👎🏽 destroyed this song

  • Rob Cimini
    Rob Cimini 3 months ago

    Holy fuck😂😂

  • Daily Life Of Miyah
    Daily Life Of Miyah 3 months ago

    For all you racist white folk thats my uncle stop hating he's a singer and he was just trying out leave my uncle alone!!!!!!!!

  • LaCe’anna Talks
    LaCe’anna Talks 4 months ago

    This was to much but it was good

  • Burnell Roques
    Burnell Roques 5 months ago

    Yeah he over sang it, but we can hear he has potential though. It was quite good at certain points. He could use some good coaching I think.

  • Wendy Combe
    Wendy Combe 6 months ago

    Noooooo please stop 🛑 u ruined this great song

  • xXToxicGamerXx
    xXToxicGamerXx 7 months ago

    Am i the only one that thinks hes jus too used to being loud af

  • NaiLGaming TV
    NaiLGaming TV 7 months ago

    how did they let him through? what the heck

  • Angel Harman
    Angel Harman 7 months ago

    Iv'e met him before. My mom is his sister's best friend. He's so good. I feel lucky that I met him.

  • Wild_Roseberry
    Wild_Roseberry 8 months ago


  • Taivini Teai
    Taivini Teai 9 months ago

    magnifique interprétation

  • Zoja Duqi
    Zoja Duqi 9 months ago

    Wow wow wow 😍😍😍🤤🤤

  • CBChrisbrown333
    CBChrisbrown333 9 months ago

    Katy Perry has no right to judge real singers


    He is good but screams too much!

  • The Jae Lee
    The Jae Lee 10 months ago +1

    Boy , ya did good but this ain’t church 💀

  • Sumayyah Aidrus
    Sumayyah Aidrus 10 months ago

    This guy singing for his life and is damn good, but I can't help feel sad that he's singing to the wrong kind of judges. Sigh.

  • Brandon Rishwain
    Brandon Rishwain 10 months ago

    He done changed keys a bunch of times but he hit his stride towards the middle.

  • Hailee Wilkinson
    Hailee Wilkinson 10 months ago

    Honestly.........Like for REAL........I think this was the most revolutionary thing I have heard music wise in a very, very long time...I got goosebumps and actually screamed...I have NEVER screamed hearing someones voice before...This guy...He has something no one else has right now. I actually loved the "war cry" in his voice and hope he never loses it.

  • GameswithRambo
    GameswithRambo 10 months ago

    Such a soulful voice! Loved it

  • Aliyah A
    Aliyah A 11 months ago

    he's so good...

  • Leonard Salvedia
    Leonard Salvedia 11 months ago

    I thought the guitarist is Zayn. 😂😂😅 I'm so inZayn. Sorry. 😅

  • Crystal Diaz
    Crystal Diaz 11 months ago

    Too much for the song but doesn't sound bad

  • Mr Miguel
    Mr Miguel 11 months ago


  • Sevin Miles North
    Sevin Miles North 11 months ago

    Cringey but soulful if that makes sense

  • Linda Lleras
    Linda Lleras 11 months ago

    Holly shiit!! Love it!!

  • Gideon Twum
    Gideon Twum 11 months ago

    WTF was the guitarist playing

  • Keisha Iz Awesome
    Keisha Iz Awesome 11 months ago

    Yaaaaas!!! I love his voice and his style! Hell yeah brother! I laughed when Lionel said "Put a perm on it" 😂😂😂😂

  • Tammy Walker
    Tammy Walker 11 months ago

    Represent for Guyana Baby!

  • sharai weston
    sharai weston 11 months ago

    "What we lacked in food, we had in love" awwww my goodness my heart 😭😭😭😭💔

  • queeie718
    queeie718 11 months ago

    Omg😩 these sad introductions

  • E Braam
    E Braam 11 months ago

    That song is like his life song pouring in all his emotion into those words.

  • Baylee Scott
    Baylee Scott 11 months ago

    I need him to chill and sing a daniel caesar song

  • Spencer Taylor
    Spencer Taylor 11 months ago

    Wow, he's got some soul!

  • jaylecia davila
    jaylecia davila 11 months ago

    Definitely over sang in some parts and under sang in other parts. The voice is there but he needs training.

  • שושי צוקי
    שושי צוקי 11 months ago

    I love him!

  • always loved
    always loved 11 months ago

    Wow , amazing singer knowing he went through hard times.

  • Sabby loves you
    Sabby loves you 11 months ago +1

    The dude playing the guitar looks like the same guy on the four. What was his name🤔?

  • Artur Guerreiro
    Artur Guerreiro 11 months ago

    best audition 2018

  • Vy
    Vy 11 months ago

    is that zayn playing the guitar? shook adjsaf

  • Luhmmm Diihhh
    Luhmmm Diihhh 11 months ago

    Damn glad he didn’t sing the entire song that woulda been super long 😂

    TRUDY RUDII 11 months ago


  • Bledio Frankfurt
    Bledio Frankfurt 11 months ago

    This gave me chills! Every word came out of your soul. Oh man, you killed this song...

  • Kionna Stephens
    Kionna Stephens 11 months ago

    I love his voice he made me bawl like a baby he has soul

  • Rita Coleman
    Rita Coleman 11 months ago

    Nice Voice, But He Put To Much In It Slow Down!!!!!

  • Beni Kalenda
    Beni Kalenda 11 months ago


  • Beni Kalenda
    Beni Kalenda 11 months ago


  • Terranty Stancil
    Terranty Stancil 11 months ago

    The first verse, meh, but when he sung the pain in the second verse hit me

    WHATUP CUDDY 11 months ago

    BRAH BUTTON x10 🙌🏽🔥🔥

  • Rahmankjeldson
    Rahmankjeldson 11 months ago

    This Brotha Sounded Beautiful!!!!!! No He Didn’t Oversing that song!!!!!!! He Put Passion In This Song!!!!!!!!

  • Sam Lesur
    Sam Lesur 11 months ago

    He ruined the song..

  • TheWanggolf
    TheWanggolf 11 months ago

    this guy sounds like olaf. from frozen :') (not his singing voice, just him speaking)

  • mushroomsauce00
    mushroomsauce00 11 months ago +2


    • Ezequiel Oliva
      Ezequiel Oliva 10 months ago

      mushroomsauce00 Yes Yes Yes. I would have loved had the guitar had been more Audible!

  • Sapito Verde
    Sapito Verde 11 months ago

    gosh so effortless

  • Rida Mushtaq
    Rida Mushtaq 11 months ago

    The guitar guy reminds me of Zayn...

  • Aspen Smith
    Aspen Smith 11 months ago

    He is singing his story, not the song ❤️

  • nolacruz
    nolacruz 11 months ago

    The guitar was a waste of time.

  • Kylie K.
    Kylie K. 11 months ago +1

    Zayn? 😂

  • Tej Kumar Rai
    Tej Kumar Rai 11 months ago

    Am i the only one who came to this video seeing the guitarist guy in the video picture.. 👿👿👿

  • Mari A
    Mari A 11 months ago


  • Mari A
    Mari A 11 months ago

    1:57 was a good ass note to me👏

  • Leia Simurina
    Leia Simurina 11 months ago

    "In my opinoin your a Firari"😂

  • Mi Picasso
    Mi Picasso 11 months ago

    The music at the beginning and at 0:48 is totally, totally awesome! Got to bring in my Shazam! Wow, what music!

  • Tasha Rob
    Tasha Rob 11 months ago

    Now can you just imagine it raining outside and this is what you hear outside in your neighborhood? Shook.

  • SweetSimple 'Redz
    SweetSimple 'Redz 11 months ago

    Big up to Guyana!!!!

  • J Carter
    J Carter 11 months ago

    Not a fan of this rendition at all. Entirely oversung.

  • Andrew Havili
    Andrew Havili 11 months ago

    So funny one please ty

  • Void
    Void 11 months ago

    I went to college with the dude on the guitar. He's actually insanely good and tours with various artist. I think they need to give him more volume cause you couldn't hear him at all smh. You can check him out for yourselves on instagram @samblakelock

  • Maximus
    Maximus 11 months ago

    This was so annoying. He was yelling and they said it was good. lmfao. I listen to screamo, at least that shit has melody. This guy was just yelling.

  • chunnie
    chunnie 11 months ago

    Sorry but this didn't move me. His voice isn't beautiful to me and it has nothing to do with the fact that he has rasp, he is just harsh.

  • Htotha Hizzie
    Htotha Hizzie 11 months ago

    That is one of my favorite songs. Love to see how much love you have with your mom. Its life's rough patches that mold us to who we are. Good Luck & regardless the outcome you have made your mark in this world. Much love.

  • jeanly llana
    jeanly llana 11 months ago

    Why do black people has a great voice in singing. Most of them got a husky voice. Lol

  • Seanmo2114
    Seanmo2114 11 months ago

    Issa no for me

  • Alexia McFadden
    Alexia McFadden 11 months ago

    Sounds like Wyclef to me. I liked it

  • carlos mera
    carlos mera 11 months ago

    Sam Blakelock!!!!

  • Tamera C
    Tamera C 11 months ago

    Don’t need no microphone

  • Edufit
    Edufit 11 months ago

    Too much ...

  • Bobo Renthlei
    Bobo Renthlei 11 months ago

    I see Sam Blakelock and i just clicked it!

  • rasta k8
    rasta k8 11 months ago

    A bit exag but the quality is good

  • Brandon Marshal
    Brandon Marshal 11 months ago

    U can't teach that

  • monlifes
    monlifes 11 months ago

    emotional, almost crying

  • John Myron
    John Myron 11 months ago

    For real this dude is really good. I think he could win it

  • Lauren Reil
    Lauren Reil 11 months ago

    It just needed to be toned down. Other than that it was SOOOO GOOD

  • AsToldByKala
    AsToldByKala 11 months ago

    Oooooooooooooooooooooooooo its soooooooooo GOOD!! *Chills*

  • Grant Miller
    Grant Miller 11 months ago

    We try and see Les every time we go to Key West .

  • Fancy Love
    Fancy Love 11 months ago

    You can hear his struggles in his voice... he has a unique voice I like him!

  • Leah bo beah
    Leah bo beah 11 months ago +1

    Too much screaming

  • purplefashion03
    purplefashion03 11 months ago

    He has heart. That's all that matters.

  • Z
    Z 11 months ago

    Simon "It's too much yelling for me, I'll have to say no". Lol

  • Calvin Johnson
    Calvin Johnson Year ago

    Guitar player should just quit like to light for me my opinion tho

  • armi armi
    armi armi Year ago +2

    This is .. amazing .. am speechless . Awww 😍😍😍 i strongly believe that this guy is going to win 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏❤❤❤❤😍😍

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    Natosha Pegueros Year ago


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  • pixie ghoul
    pixie ghoul Year ago

    WOW!!! AMAZING!!!

    LMFAO Year ago