Alejandro Aranda Brings a FRESH TAKE to "One Dance" by Drake - American Idol 2019

  • Published on Apr 15, 2019
  • Alejandro Aranda brings a FRESH TAKE to "One Dance" by Drake during the American Idol 2019 Top 14 round in front of a live audience and judges Luke Bryan, Lionel Richie and Katy Perry.
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    American Idol 2019
    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 returns as host of the beloved series.
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Comments • 3 531

  • Jennifer S
    Jennifer S 2 hours ago

    He is horrible don't see what all the fuss is about

  • Herculean TV
    Herculean TV 5 hours ago


  • FitryKudou
    FitryKudou 12 hours ago +1

    Ok 1st thing 1st i love the fact that he sing while playing drum machine on idol it's so refreshing to watch, cmiiw i never seen that on idol ever before, it's fun watching him play it on idol stage

  • Jane Doe
    Jane Doe 15 hours ago +1

    I love this kid! It is a rare exception and deserves to win. He is all heart, no sad story, no fancy dress - he is whom he is - a musical genius.

  • Moses Martinez
    Moses Martinez 20 hours ago

    In my opinion, this sing wasn’t meant to be sang as a ballad. It basically contradicts the lyrics. Doesn’t really sound good.

  • Ryan Taylor
    Ryan Taylor 23 hours ago

    B.s not good at all

  • MrNosugarcoating

    HEY most DISLIKED American idol video of all time. Alejandro is breaking all kinds of records. This is his real personality. The shy shit he keeps putting on is fake. Watch his Instagram. He’s cringe.

  • winkie51
    winkie51 Day ago

    please vote right now! text 11 to 21523

  • Midnight*suN
    Midnight*suN Day ago

    That DJ performance he did was him creating a whole new genre of music, DAM!

  • Cambo Savage
    Cambo Savage Day ago +1

    Seems like his voice stays the same tone constantly

  • Herculean TV
    Herculean TV Day ago +1

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  • khusboo basnet
    khusboo basnet Day ago +1

    Your smile 😊😊😊😊

  • Josh
    Josh Day ago

    This was horrible... Truly. Why would they not let him play his own beautiful music, this commercial bullshit just completely tainted his talent. Very disappointed.

  • Susie Lein
    Susie Lein Day ago +4

    The more I listen to this, the more I love it. A really genious take on this song!

  • Fabrícia Magalhães

    I loved !
    bECAUSE there’s no one in this planet earth like Alejandro !
    That’s why everyone loves him.
    I never have seen a humble person like him.
    He is a Special and a spectacular human being.
    I don’t know if I cry , I don’t know if I scream 😱 I don’t know what do to when I listen to him.
    Guys the woman he loves it’s the most lucky girl in the world .
    I can’t believe how people can be dumb like that!
    If she don’t want him back after those numerous times he is singing and SINGING FOR HER
    she don’t deserve him .
    He is a dream for every woman.
    God bless you Alejandro! You are loved ! very vey loved by us.
    you are our Prince Alejandro .

  • Mr.EugenKrebs
    Mr.EugenKrebs Day ago +1

    all those goddamn songs out there but he chose this...but i mean, he nailed it, alright, if not only for that goddamn loud drums and almost inaudible piano playing. american idol, let him do his thing!!!

  • Jesica L Murphy
    Jesica L Murphy Day ago

    Ugh...that fake smile i dont believe it...I like his work but this is not the voice show...its American idol...his looks is not as an more like the "elotes" vendor. 🤦‍♀️ he is on TV for goodness sakes!!!!

    • John Negrete
      John Negrete Day ago

      Congrats you seem like an evil jealous nut job

  • mattyaj9
    mattyaj9 Day ago

    Not feeling takes away from the genre his voice is good at.

  • Darrion1992
    Darrion1992 Day ago

    That was a hard listen.

  • Jacob G.
    Jacob G. 2 days ago +2

    In my opinion, this is better than the original.

  • mathesonjames
    mathesonjames 2 days ago

    A sweet but very weak voice - not finals worthy at all!

  • Para Bolton
    Para Bolton 2 days ago +6

    I love that Alejandro is showing us his beaming smile now.

  • Dave C.
    Dave C. 2 days ago +6

    My least favorite from Alejandro so far on idol. The first time I listened to it on tv I didn’t get it at all. But I just listened to it again and he is so talented that when I see him and hear him do his thing I begin to like music that I wouldn’t normally listen too. I enjoy this performance now and I thought his duet was amazing.

  • Rico Suave
    Rico Suave 2 days ago

    I liked him at first, but with that monotone voice if his his and no guitar, he sucks! Over rated,

  • Deepsoullive
    Deepsoullive 2 days ago +1

    I didn’t like the song choice and the production was not clean. I guarantee he didn’t arrange this. There creative director probably help and it didn’t sound like Alejandro’s style.

  • Kyle Poisson
    Kyle Poisson 2 days ago

    This is garbage

  • John Lewis
    John Lewis 2 days ago

    I like him and I like some Drake songs, but this was a bad song choice and a bad performance.

  • IceSun
    IceSun 2 days ago +3

    damn, this guy is way tooooo good

  • Christopher Laput
    Christopher Laput 2 days ago +23

    Better play it 1.25x speed thank me later
    You’re welcome in advance

    • Tara
      Tara 9 hours ago

      yes that version is good too!! I need to buy all of his songs stat

    • SeanBean
      SeanBean Day ago


    • Joseph Stitch
      Joseph Stitch Day ago

      Yup.. I'll thank you later

    • kaluha0323
      kaluha0323 Day ago

      Christopher Laput THANKS

  • Sean Whitaker
    Sean Whitaker 2 days ago +1

    This kinda sucks

  • Eric F
    Eric F 2 days ago +1

    He isn’t very good. The most mediocre singers are always over hyped.

  • John Baca
    John Baca 2 days ago

    Hes good. But this sounds like the last shit I took lol

    • Matt Eguchi
      Matt Eguchi Day ago

      LOL! So did it come out smooth or did you have to strain yourself a little??

  • Operony
    Operony 3 days ago

    Kelly means to be now, you.

  • Operony
    Operony 3 days ago

    And he's a song writer too.

  • Operony
    Operony 3 days ago


  • Matt _
    Matt _ 3 days ago


  • aimee smith
    aimee smith 3 days ago

    🔥 🔥 🔥

  • Fck México
    Fck México 3 days ago +2

    When I saw the performance the first time, I didnt like it, event touhg I loved all his performances, but after I repeat this 3 times in my computer now I just cant stop listening to it, It took me some time to understand this piece of art

    • Astroxy
      Astroxy 2 days ago

      IKR? me too! first time i cringed. 10th time OH HEELLL YAAA THIS IS LIT

  • ScorpionKing_PT
    ScorpionKing_PT 3 days ago

    This guy can remaster songs from scratch better than the original ones

  • Ej Dooffen
    Ej Dooffen 3 days ago +1

    Anyone know what's her name? Haha lol she's soooo cuteee 1:00

  • BabyLove
    BabyLove 3 days ago +1

    Tbh he's good but he's really gassed up. There are a lot of contestants better than him, let's be honest.

    • Astroxy
      Astroxy 2 days ago

      doesnt matter who is best, but who gets the most votes

  • Ashley K
    Ashley K 3 days ago +1

    back again... love listening to you! don't for get to vote #11 this sunday!!

  • J
    J 3 days ago

    Once in a generation type of musician. The last one we had was Prince. This guy might be bigger, it's up to him. He might not like the fame, Prince didn't either.

  • scarlett Delafield
    scarlett Delafield 3 days ago +1

    Pisses me off family comes around when they are in the lime lite and making it

  • Justin Merriweather
    Justin Merriweather 3 days ago

    Stop it with this pop bs, be yourself Alejandro!!!!!!

    • Astroxy
      Astroxy 2 days ago

      he didnt choose this song necessarily

  • Jettanyia Gumbs
    Jettanyia Gumbs 3 days ago

    He reminded me of Lincoln Park Lead singer as he played...I dunno he just took it there...👏

  • paul ruiz
    paul ruiz 3 days ago

    Wtf this sucked like his voice sucked on the song

  • Life Of Leslie
    Life Of Leslie 3 days ago

    honestly kinda disapointed with this onw .. :/

  • Pranav Pradhan
    Pranav Pradhan 3 days ago

    You have blesser, fading away ,poision,i wont fall in love tonight and so many gr8 originals and yet you play fooking drake song wtf. Worst performance till date, dont be too complacent be your self !

    • Astroxy
      Astroxy 2 days ago

      he has a list of songs to choose from. he cant play originals every time bc of his contract

  • Maumau Pezlo
    Maumau Pezlo 3 days ago

    Soooo talented! You should win!

  • Trevor Shea
    Trevor Shea 3 days ago

    This is just whining

    RADIN SYAH 3 days ago

    Errr, might as well get Mick Jagger to sing BoyzIIMen. Misfit written all over this performance.

  • David anderson
    David anderson 3 days ago

    I like this guy,very talented,but he’s whisper singing.i don’t hear his voice project.i little over hyped

  • Sheldon Bailey
    Sheldon Bailey 3 days ago

    He looks like a long lost Hispanic Franco brother... awesome performance Alejandro!

  • Manny Ramirez
    Manny Ramirez 3 days ago


  • Jim Persson Mölsä
    Jim Persson Mölsä 3 days ago

    I didn't like it and I like it more when your upfront and not behind the booth.

  • Altieris  Sosa
    Altieris Sosa 3 days ago +1

    Soy tu fan cabronamente ! 🤩

  • John G
    John G 3 days ago

    Srsly a bad rendition. Yea its fresh doesnt mean ks good. Overrated dude. Nice guy but overrated.

  • Stewie's
    Stewie's 3 days ago

    This was the only performance by Alejandro that I’ve heard that I didn’t like. Definitely not my cup of tea. He definitely should win Idol

  • Martin Endara
    Martin Endara 3 days ago +1

    Man just check it. Another cover in which Alejandro’s version is much better than the original. Pop stars oughta be, please don’t let this guy cover me up next.

  • Glock _The _God XXX
    Glock _The _God XXX 3 days ago +2

    Horrible song choice!

  • Junior Heng
    Junior Heng 3 days ago +2

    I’m sorry but i just don’t like this guy. He’s not about all the hype y’all giving him

    • Junior Heng
      Junior Heng 3 days ago

      John Negrete couldn’t care less about my credentials. Just stated my opinion here.

    • John Negrete
      John Negrete 3 days ago +1

      Yeah your comment has more cred than than the peofessional judge's opinions hong dong

  • mmmkk mmmaa
    mmmkk mmmaa 3 days ago +2

    tf is this shit

  • Warren Buenavista
    Warren Buenavista 3 days ago

    Katy perry ain’t following him on Instagram tf

  • DiscDrone
    DiscDrone 3 days ago +2


  • Eli Gennis
    Eli Gennis 3 days ago +2

    I don’t think he is very good tbh

  • lonita nugrahayu
    lonita nugrahayu 3 days ago +1

    Most of are failed to see beyond every Alejandro performance on AI and just attack his voice (which I never feel his voice is lacking).
    I keep reading from some comments that Idol is a singing competition, the singing ability that makes you an idol and a winner.
    No it is not necessary and it shouldn't be that way. That is why I stopped watching idol many years ago because everybody was more alike the same. Sometimes sound like karaoke. Just singing and play intrument (either guitar or piano).
    What Alejandro brings beside voice and mad dope skill of playing instruments is his sense of music, his sense of arrangements, basically his genius mind.
    No contestant has ever brought in electronic equipment to the table on AI, and because it's never been brought into the show, the production from AI maybe had little clue of how to do it on live show. But not Alejandro, he definitely had clue what he wanted to bring in and he always know what he wants to bring on stage, but he still has little experience on big stage live performance.
    So combined them, the performance sounded lacking.
    But for me it was good. I really appreciate it. His attempt to modify/re-arrange his way towards One Dance is something that many can't see and can't appreciate.
    I don't want to compare it with Drake original One Dance, because that was a work of months, recorded professionally, and done by more than one people. I never seen Drake live so no idea, but even on his live it must have been work of many people, not only Drake.
    What Alejandro did was himself. He picked the song, he rearranged, added his own spin in short limits of time, and brought it to live show.
    And to me, that is dope.

  • Richard Westston Sen
    Richard Westston Sen 3 days ago +6

    just listen this sound on audio which is great. The video make look bad.

  • Richard Westston Sen
    Richard Westston Sen 3 days ago +7

    i dint like it at the begin but with more time hearing it, now i am starting to like it....

  • JustLykeMusic
    JustLykeMusic 3 days ago +2

    That Laine character may have the teeny bopper vote..,but I'd like to believe that Alejandro has got everyone else's vote; man, woman, and child!

  • Shay Thiele
    Shay Thiele 3 days ago

    All I can say is I’ve never cared for this show and sure as heck would never take the time to vote but when I ran into this dude on TVclip I figured out how to vote and gave him 8. I gave 2 to Jeremiah cause he is sick too.

    • JAZZYM201
      JAZZYM201 3 days ago

      You can vote 30 x please maximize your votes

  • Grant Stephenson
    Grant Stephenson 3 days ago +1

    Better than the original!!

  • Bruno Martins
    Bruno Martins 4 days ago +1

    Alejandro This pop star musician completed 😍🤘🏼🎸🎤☠

  • nilo m
    nilo m 4 days ago

    Look at Katyyyyy😍😍😍

  • Daniel Donoso Plaza
    Daniel Donoso Plaza 4 days ago +4

    Super!! Excelente presentación hermanito!! Saludos desde Chile.

  • Ava Isaac
    Ava Isaac 4 days ago

    I have to live on another planet this shit sucked they need to let him play his own songs thats was bad.

  • Donkeydill
    Donkeydill 4 days ago

    I’m a fan but this sucked

  • T and H vlogs
    T and H vlogs 4 days ago

    I don't get why he doesn't go with the guitar he plays so much better.

  • Te Jay
    Te Jay 4 days ago

    Drake 🤦🏼‍♂️ you’re way better this this shit man. Hopefully they dont ruin your chance when the voting starts by making you play crap

  • Shane Parker
    Shane Parker 4 days ago +1

    Am I the only one who thought this was trash ? If you think so too please like I need to know who’s with me

  • Gareth
    Gareth 4 days ago +1

    You think the judges would know the difference between a Producer/Artist and a DJ. He's on another level. Pure genius!

  • Lorena Perez
    Lorena Perez 4 days ago +1

    Bello! 😘

    JIHAD EZZ 4 days ago +1

    *Over one million viewers, this evidence of sweeping success* .👍👍👏👏

  • PwettyPwincess
    PwettyPwincess 4 days ago +2

    If only I could give him 100 votes not just 10!

    • Katie Kern
      Katie Kern 2 days ago

      PwettyPwincess You can give him 30! 10x app, 10x by website, and 10x by text. 💜

  • Liam Affleck
    Liam Affleck 4 days ago +1

    This man pisses excellence

  • Taiki
    Taiki 4 days ago +1


  • Thomas Carpenter
    Thomas Carpenter 4 days ago

    They are turning him into something he isn't. They loved him for him and now they just want more of the same.

  • Carol Brasileiro
    Carol Brasileiro 4 days ago +3

    horrible, why people like him so damn much?

    • Astroxy
      Astroxy 2 days ago

      nice, humble, hardworking, doesnt want to win but to learn who he is as a person and love himself

  • Prettyboy Jay
    Prettyboy Jay 4 days ago

    No funny shit somebody put me hip please cuz i’m missing what the big deal is with him cuz i don’t think he can sing at all compared to everybody else in the competition 💯💯 like for example laci she can sing her ass off or madison she can sing her ass off but he just whispers through his shit and stands in one place every time 💯 he can play the hell out of instruments but that’s it for real in my opinion 💯

  • Sebastian Bartolo
    Sebastian Bartolo 4 days ago +2

    Alejandro is the best

  • Merce Rene
    Merce Rene 4 days ago +12

    The song choice may not have been the best but the musical structure and production Alejandro did to this song is fucking phenomenal! And that's why he gets my 30 votes❤️

  • Ely Aly
    Ely Aly 4 days ago

    Alejandro is happy, I'm happy. 😎
    Will I vote in the history of American Idol?
    Houston, TX.

  • Teeyah2
    Teeyah2 4 days ago

    Alejandro is getting his life!!

  • Mr.Nice Guy
    Mr.Nice Guy 4 days ago +2

    His vocals sucks. He only has one range... the only thing that really shines is his guitar skills. Other than that his voice is slowly boring me.

    • Mr.Nice Guy
      Mr.Nice Guy 4 days ago


    • JUANP veBA
      JUANP veBA 4 days ago +1

      Mr.Nice Guy now you can go away happily

  • TheJimmyBeat
    TheJimmyBeat 4 days ago +2

    He is type

  • kaio-shin-mega micro-manager

    hoping to see himself.this is good but, he's too awesome to just stop at 'good' music

  • Amir Mahmoudi
    Amir Mahmoudi 4 days ago +1

    Damn he is flawless, he is perfect singer, i love to hear his full albums

  • Tucson Sugar Skulls Bones

    Alejandro I'm vote for you! You're the best music styles?

  • John Hambone
    John Hambone 4 days ago

    When are they gonna show his boyfriend Enrique?

  • Angel Garcia
    Angel Garcia 4 days ago

    𝚁𝚘𝚘𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚝𝚑𝚒𝚜 𝚐𝚞𝚢 👌🏻👌🏻 #𝙽𝚎𝚡𝚝𝙰𝚖𝚎𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗𝙸𝚍𝚘𝚕