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

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  • 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 • 546

  • Lacey oh so petty Tea
    Lacey oh so petty Tea 18 days ago

    This was to much but it was good

  • Burnell Roques
    Burnell Roques Month 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 2 months ago

    Noooooo please stop 🛑 u ruined this great song

  • xXToxicGamerXx
    xXToxicGamerXx 2 months ago

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

  • kose mataia
    kose mataia 3 months ago

    how did they let him through? what the heck

  • Angel Harman
    Angel Harman 3 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 4 months ago

    HOLY THIS VOICE

  • Taivini Teai
    Taivini Teai 5 months ago

    magnifique interprétation

  • Zoja Duqi
    Zoja Duqi 5 months ago

    Wow wow wow 😍😍😍🤤🤤

  • CBChrisbrown333
    CBChrisbrown333 5 months ago

    Katy Perry has no right to judge real singers

  • SHELLEY BRADSHAW Bradshsw

    He is good but screams too much!

  • The Jae Lee
    The Jae Lee 6 months ago +1

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

  • Sumayyah Aidrus
    Sumayyah Aidrus 6 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 6 months ago

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

  • Hailee Wilkinson
    Hailee Wilkinson 6 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.

  • Games with Rambo
    Games with Rambo 6 months ago

    Such a soulful voice! Loved it

  • Aliyah A
    Aliyah A 6 months ago

    he's so good...

  • Leon Graey
    Leon Graey 7 months ago

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

  • Crystal Diaz
    Crystal Diaz 7 months ago

    Too much for the song but doesn't sound bad

  • Mr Miguel
    Mr Miguel 7 months ago

    Terrible

  • Sevin Miles North
    Sevin Miles North 7 months ago

    Cringey but soulful if that makes sense

  • Linda Lleras
    Linda Lleras 7 months ago

    Holly shiit!! Love it!!

  • Gideon Twum
    Gideon Twum 7 months ago

    WTF was the guitarist playing

  • Keisha Thomas
    Keisha Thomas 7 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 7 months ago

    Represent for Guyana Baby!

  • sharai weston
    sharai weston 7 months ago

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

  • queeie718
    queeie718 7 months ago

    Omg😩 these sad introductions

  • E Braam
    E Braam 7 months ago

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

  • Baylee Scott
    Baylee Scott 7 months ago

    I need him to chill and sing a daniel caesar song

  • Spencer Taylor
    Spencer Taylor 7 months ago

    Wow, he's got some soul!

  • jaylecia davila
    jaylecia davila 7 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 7 months ago

    I love him!

  • always loved
    always loved 7 months ago

    Wow , amazing singer knowing he went through hard times.

  • Sabby loves you
    Sabby loves you 7 months ago +1

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

  • Artur Guerreiro
    Artur Guerreiro 7 months ago

    best audition 2018

  • Vy
    Vy 7 months ago

    is that zayn playing the guitar? shook adjsaf

  • Luhmmm Diihhh
    Luhmmm Diihhh 7 months ago

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

  • google user
    google user 7 months ago

    Blaaaah...

  • Bledio Frankfurt
    Bledio Frankfurt 7 months ago

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

  • Kionna Stephens
    Kionna Stephens 7 months ago

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

  • Rita Coleman
    Rita Coleman 7 months ago

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

  • Beni Kalenda
    Beni Kalenda 7 months ago

    Damnnnnnn

  • Beni Kalenda
    Beni Kalenda 7 months ago

    Woaw

  • Terranty Stancil
    Terranty Stancil 7 months ago

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

  • Gabriel Alexander
    Gabriel Alexander 7 months ago

    BRAH BUTTON x10 🙌🏽🔥🔥

  • Rahmankjeldson
    Rahmankjeldson 7 months ago

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

  • Sam Lesur
    Sam Lesur 7 months ago

    He ruined the song..

  • TheWanggolf
    TheWanggolf 7 months ago

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

  • mushroomsauce00
    mushroomsauce00 7 months ago +2

    SAM BLAKELOCK!!

    • Ezequiel Oliva
      Ezequiel Oliva 6 months ago

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

  • Sapito Verde
    Sapito Verde 7 months ago

    gosh so effortless

  • Rida Mushtaq
    Rida Mushtaq 7 months ago

    Y'all!?
    The guitar guy reminds me of Zayn...
    👀❤

  • Aspen Smith
    Aspen Smith 7 months ago

    He is singing his story, not the song ❤️

  • nolacruz
    nolacruz 7 months ago

    The guitar was a waste of time.

  • Kylie K.
    Kylie K. 7 months ago +1

    Zayn? 😂

  • Tej Kumar Rai
    Tej Kumar Rai 7 months ago

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

  • Keymari Anderson
    Keymari Anderson 7 months ago

    Katy😂😂3:35

  • Keymari Anderson
    Keymari Anderson 7 months ago

    1:57 was a good ass note to me👏

  • Leia Simurina
    Leia Simurina 7 months ago

    "In my opinoin your a Firari"😂

  • Mi Picasso
    Mi Picasso 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

    Big up to Guyana!!!!

  • J Carter
    J Carter 7 months ago

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

  • Andrew Havili
    Andrew Havili 7 months ago

    So funny one please ty

  • Void
    Void 7 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 7 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.

  • chunniecorn
    chunniecorn 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

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

  • Seanmo2114
    Seanmo2114 7 months ago

    Issa no for me

  • Alexia McFadden
    Alexia McFadden 7 months ago

    Sounds like Wyclef to me. I liked it

  • carlos mera
    carlos mera 7 months ago

    Sam Blakelock!!!!

  • Tamera C
    Tamera C 7 months ago

    Don’t need no microphone

  • Edufit
    Edufit 7 months ago

    Too much ...

  • Bobo Renthlei
    Bobo Renthlei 7 months ago

    I see Sam Blakelock and i just clicked it!

  • rasta k8
    rasta k8 7 months ago

    A bit exag but the quality is good

  • Brandon Marshal
    Brandon Marshal 7 months ago

    U can't teach that

  • monlifes
    monlifes 7 months ago

    emotional, almost crying

  • John Myron
    John Myron 7 months ago

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

  • Lauren Reil
    Lauren Reil 7 months ago

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

  • AsToldByKala
    AsToldByKala 7 months ago

    Oooooooooooooooooooooooooo its soooooooooo GOOD!! *Chills*

  • Grant Miller
    Grant Miller 7 months ago

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

  • Fancy Love
    Fancy Love 7 months ago

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

  • Leah bo beah
    Leah bo beah 7 months ago +1

    Too much screaming

  • purplefashion03
    purplefashion03 7 months ago

    He has heart. That's all that matters.

  • Z
    Z 7 months ago

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

  • Calvin Johnson
    Calvin Johnson 7 months ago

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

  • bruno muhaj
    bruno muhaj 7 months ago +2

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

  • Natosha Pegueros
    Natosha Pegueros 7 months ago

    💀💀💀💀😂😂

  • Michel Kouassi
    Michel Kouassi 7 months ago

    fantastic

  • Anika Panko
    Anika Panko 7 months ago

    🇬🇾

  • Jadah Gordon
    Jadah Gordon 7 months ago

    WHY IS EVERYONE SHOUTING AT THE JUDGESSS

  • pixie ghoul
    pixie ghoul 7 months ago

    WOW!!! AMAZING!!!

  • LMFAO
    LMFAO 7 months ago

    BBC

  • LovelyLadyBumps1974
    LovelyLadyBumps1974 7 months ago

    Representing MD with the blue crab bolo! Most excellent my man!!!

  • Katie Bug
    Katie Bug 7 months ago +1

    He was just screaming...

    • Buzzard King51
      Buzzard King51 7 months ago

      It's odd that he got a golden ticket and Brittany Holmes, who sang perfectly and sounded fantastic, got a three way no vote from the judges. And they wonder why the ratings are dropping like a rock.

  • Jeremiah Jackson
    Jeremiah Jackson 7 months ago

    Piano accompaniment or even a Tenor sax would have fit better with him instead of the guitar. Killer voice though

  • John de Belen
    John de Belen 7 months ago

    I CANT EVEN HEAR THE GUITAR

    • Ezequiel Oliva
      Ezequiel Oliva 6 months ago

      John de Belen Sam Blakelock! Definitely worth listening searching up!

  • LEON VO
    LEON VO 7 months ago

    The guitarist is daddy

  • Madison Kaylor
    Madison Kaylor 7 months ago

    soul

  • Bachir 6 for 6
    Bachir 6 for 6 7 months ago

    He’s singing from experience.