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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    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 • 3 268

  • Virginia Teale Jankovsky

    OMG - you are so talented. Someone like you only comes along once in a loooooong time. Your music relaxes me and I get lost in it. Never change.

  • Mornez Rasdell
    Mornez Rasdell 20 days ago +1

    This is my jam! I like it!

  • Jimmy Judah
    Jimmy Judah 26 days ago


  • Alan Weng
    Alan Weng 27 days ago

    Professional keyboard artist/producer Cori Jacobs gives him high praise as he breaks down the chord arrangements by Alejandro. Search this on TVclip to check it out "cori jacobs on alejandro aranda"

  • dtl tp
    dtl tp 29 days ago

    alejandro.he didn’t win, Perry’s “karaoke” comment inadvertently brought up a possible reason he didn’t bring home the victory.

  • Donna Cain
    Donna Cain Month ago

    What I love about this song, is his smile.

  • eybi abelaida
    eybi abelaida Month ago

    The looks on alejandros face on the last line was soooo cuuuuute! Uggggh, I am soooo inlove with him. ❤

  • addycastro
    addycastro Month ago +1

    Anyone who is a fan of Alejandro, please use ALL your 30 votes!! And tell anyone else that will listen to vote as well. Alejandro deserves to win this!!!

  • SeenDeeLee
    SeenDeeLee Month ago

    He seemed so happy, comfortable and in his element during this performance! Alejandro deserves all the happiness in the world 💕

  • Kingsley Yusufu
    Kingsley Yusufu Month ago

    He is fire 🔥. Bazooka!!! He got it like booooooo!!!!!!!🌈

  • byak kym
    byak kym Month ago +9

    This became so beautiful after listening to it more than 2 times....❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Dawud Kujira
    Dawud Kujira Month ago +6

    Listening to this now, I believe he has made the song more singable. He added a great melody to it. 😲

  • Jean Smith
    Jean Smith Month ago +1

    I’m so in love with your music❤️ Congratulations

  • souldy09
    souldy09 Month ago +2

    I feel like Passionfruit would have been a better fit for him and he would have done that cover so much better than one dance!

  • Tina M Fam
    Tina M Fam Month ago

    he's amazeballs i can't wait to get his music

  • gino diquinzio
    gino diquinzio Month ago +1

    Very repetitious and pitchy. This is not his forte. Sad to see them trying to make him into something he’s not. What he needs is a budget and a good producer and just let him create his own thing.

  • Damoon Foroutanian
    Damoon Foroutanian Month ago

    Aranda at 2:39... disappointed for being called a dj while having performed a live-act with keys, drumpad, vocals and effects
    Surprisingly, Katy fixing it at 3:24 :)

  • Jshochwart15
    Jshochwart15 Month ago

    I think he was not happy with this performance at all

  • diego super
    diego super Month ago

    cool guy from Mexico who can make good enchiladas! Pls Mr.Trump a huge Wall

  • Gualberto Carvajal
    Gualberto Carvajal Month ago

  • Glory Atipen
    Glory Atipen Month ago +2

    Good luck Alejandro... from day 1 starting audition until to this day you are such a gifted and talented singer..... I just love your voice and so versatile... so happy for you and congrats in advance....

  • Jesse Jaure
    Jesse Jaure Month ago +1

    It’s like got John Mayer reborn lol

  • Jeff Wisener
    Jeff Wisener Month ago

    Every song he does sounds the same.

  • michael bolcas
    michael bolcas Month ago

    Good thing he has a supportive fan-base, otherwise this performance alone could've easily sent him home.

  • Ivan N.
    Ivan N. Month ago

    His voice is boring now

  • Dario Zelaya
    Dario Zelaya Month ago +4

    Better than original!!!

  • jvaldez5
    jvaldez5 Month ago +2

    Alejandro channels his inner marshmello with this one

  • PurelyAfrican
    PurelyAfrican Month ago

    Not to sure about his vocals on this a little wobbly, which I didn't think I'd say as his vocals are always stunning- maybe a grower?

  • Its Me
    Its Me Month ago +2

    So much talent! Alex Aiono does this song justice as well.

  • Kaleb Kozee
    Kaleb Kozee Month ago +3

    Love Alejandro, but damn this is my favorite performance of his yet. Nothing but soul. Don’t understand the hate for this performance, literally can’t listen to the original version of this song anymore because this is so much better.

  • Gabriel Viana
    Gabriel Viana Month ago

    Did't like this one. Too much work on his voice. The acoustic songs make him stand out of the rest.

  • A C
    A C Month ago

    This was sickkkk !

  • John Williams
    John Williams Month ago +1

    I don’t understand how people liked this cover.

    • Astroxy
      Astroxy Month ago

      Sounds good after you've listened to it 20 times. Also, no one EVER on AI has done dj

  • Willie Williams
    Willie Williams Month ago +1

    god awful

  • Gracie Jones
    Gracie Jones Month ago +6

    Ha..even though it wasn't your best...I keep coming back to see you..

  • edwin morse
    edwin morse Month ago +1

    Clearly my first and only vote

  • Michael Kinjie Chitongco

    His good but hmm

  • Kristin Outlan
    Kristin Outlan Month ago +1

    At 1:14...Just 🖤

    • *nothing* lol
      *nothing* lol Month ago

      Kristin Outlan yeah its the only part he is not singing awfully❤️

  • ZoZojun
    ZoZojun Month ago

    He's gotto change more range and ups and downs. It is getting a bit flat.

  • Rami Ilaian
    Rami Ilaian Month ago

    This seemed so unnatural. So forced

  • Evan M
    Evan M Month ago +1

    His original work is nothing compared to the shitty music of today. Goddamn

  • Sinewave Vortex
    Sinewave Vortex Month ago +1

    Better than the original. Drake cant sing for shit.

  • jho lhurtz
    jho lhurtz Month ago

    😍♥️😍 it

  • smart_ ass
    smart_ ass Month ago +10

    If this was the first time id seen or heard Alejandro sing i would most defntly b saying "he sucks big time.."....but man,he grows on u n this "Alejandro can do no wrong" setting has cemented itself firmly in me!

    • birdie
      birdie Month ago

      k ZonGiee far i'm not really understanding the hype surrounding him.....

  • Jan Singcol
    Jan Singcol Month ago


  • Christopher Cervantes

    Katy Perry gave him the best advice in my opinion

  • church boy
    church boy Month ago +1

    He need to just stock to his songs. He crazy talented. He can arrange the hell out of any thing love the vibe just not really good

  • Ole Barby
    Ole Barby Month ago

    1:00 girl doesnt know the words BITCH BACK UP

  • Israel Buzaym
    Israel Buzaym Month ago +1

    i mean.. he was looking at katy the whole song...

  • John Austin
    John Austin Month ago

    His tone is to one dimensional! I'd buy his album and think! " I could have saved some money and bought the single"...

  • Isaiah Broome
    Isaiah Broome Month ago +12

    This is sooooooo doooppppeee! My god man.

  • Andres Salazar
    Andres Salazar Month ago


  • John Hargis Sr
    John Hargis Sr Month ago +10

    This guy even makes Rap sound good...

    • **
      ** 28 days ago

      Duur rap is noooo good... Stfu. I bet you're one of those le wrong generation types.

  • Si soy Wen
    Si soy Wen Month ago

    Guess what? She doesn't follow him on IG. (And she doesn't follows Lionel as well 😂)

    • Skylar Fortune
      Skylar Fortune 23 days ago

      I think they were told that’s not allowed while they’re still in the competition. She was probably told to unfollow him Look at it now. She’s following him for real.

    • Matt Alan
      Matt Alan Month ago

      She doesn't? Lol 😂😂fucking lying bitch

  • oki cools
    oki cools Month ago

    play at 1.25 speed :D

  • Brandon Bauer
    Brandon Bauer Month ago

    I think katy wants alejandro

  • Jose Mendoza
    Jose Mendoza Month ago +36

    I thought he did fantastic with this cover. He brought something different to the table and it resonates well. Not really understanding why all the dislikes. Talented musician we got right here!

    • John Negrete
      John Negrete Month ago +5

      Nice call jose. These people saying pass blah blah have no talent. He pulled it off, no other contestant would or could take this risk. ..

  • Rafael Rodrigues Santos

    This bass line is insane

  • gottas33
    gottas33 Month ago +1

    Didn’t like this

  • Angela María Claro Londoño

    Tengo que decir que me gustan más sus propias canciones, que me transportan espiritualmente, pero definitivamente, me encanta Alejandro, una voz que transporta! Thank you so much!

  • Nicole Kenneally
    Nicole Kenneally Month ago +3

    waaah love love love!

  • CamT
    CamT Month ago +7

    I totally love it, his DJ skills is amazing. Way show versatility, Alejandro is the reason I am watching AI.

  • Emily Chen
    Emily Chen Month ago +51

    The first time when I heard this I didn't know what to feel about it. But now I'm absolutely HOOKED! The arrangement is genius!

    • Rudy 海角 Perez
      Rudy 海角 Perez Month ago +2

      Angel Blanton and I thought it was me that thought this version was tight! His voice just pulls you in!

    • Angel Blanton
      Angel Blanton Month ago +3

      Same here!

    • Kristin Outlan
      Kristin Outlan Month ago +1

      Emily Chen funny yes me too! Heard the original yesterday and realized I like AA’s bersion better 🖤

  • HardGrindProductions
    HardGrindProductions Month ago +1

    He a music genius the next Kanye

    • John Negrete
      John Negrete Month ago

      Did u really say kayne. Kayne sucks and is loco.....

  • Victor Dominguez
    Victor Dominguez Month ago +2

    😯 people love this guy don’t they....

  • GZRFND Fronda
    GZRFND Fronda Month ago +1

    Sam Smith Style.

  • Paulinha Goncalves
    Paulinha Goncalves Month ago +3

    ele é um artista completo nao precisa de nada... tem talento carisma e uma voz de anjo! perfeito!

  • Fernando Arriaga
    Fernando Arriaga Month ago

    Why do they make him play such trash ? , his own music is genial , dam

  • Fernando Garcia
    Fernando Garcia Month ago +1

    Yeah let Alejandro. Lose. He is an artist much needed in these trying times. He brings Peace.

  • Christine Petersen
    Christine Petersen Month ago

    There’s no question he’s far more talented than Idol but even though there’s Themed weeks, seriously nothing he couldn’t do. I actually really liked this dreamy, sultry take on that song. Seriously, he is a fucking self taught prodigy! I love him.

  • GhostUnitVII
    GhostUnitVII Month ago +6

    Alejandro Aranda, Keep it up man, you're doing great! You be you m8!

  • Rachel Cortez-Perez
    Rachel Cortez-Perez Month ago +1

    I like this one better than the original. Way better

  • iWarDy97
    iWarDy97 Month ago +3

    this sounded worse than karaoke

    • John Negrete
      John Negrete Month ago

      @Kaylee’s Life you passed the test

    • Kaylee’s Life
      Kaylee’s Life Month ago

      John Negrete you forgot the apostrophe on “you’re” ;))

    • John Negrete
      John Negrete Month ago

      @Kaylee’s Life no youre older. Thanks for telling me to use my brain

    • Kaylee’s Life
      Kaylee’s Life Month ago

      John Negrete use your brain, it’s 4:06 pm, you should go to sleep to rest your brain. I’m probably younger than you but have more common sense than you

    • John Negrete
      John Negrete Month ago

      @Kaylee’s Life the judges america and i agree he is the perfect artist. Who cares what u think, its almost your bedtime😀

  • Unini Esco
    Unini Esco Month ago +4

    Damn its a whole “Alejandro Aranda” concert!

  • Roven Ordiales
    Roven Ordiales Month ago +6

    When you're trying to sing along... But got the lyrics wrong. 😂

  • ELS FT
    ELS FT Month ago

    I love him but this song was not really his type for his overall a bad performance. For example his version of coldplay, yellow was just amazing and beautiful. But somehow this song and rendition didn't suit him at all.

  • Raph Sherman
    Raph Sherman Month ago +56


  • Jennifer S
    Jennifer S Month ago +2

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

  • Herculean TV
    Herculean TV Month ago


  • FitryKudou
    FitryKudou Month ago +19

    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 Month ago +44

    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 Month ago +1

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

  • MrNosugarcoating
    MrNosugarcoating Month ago

    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 Month ago +2

    please vote right now! text 11 to 21523

  • Midnight*sunlighT
    Midnight*sunlighT Month ago +11

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

  • Cambo Savage
    Cambo Savage Month ago +2

    Seems like his voice stays the same tone constantly

  • Herculean TV
    Herculean TV Month ago +2

    f you guys love Alejandro! COME CHECK out my Compilation of Best of his Instagram MIXED! @

  • khusboo basnet
    khusboo basnet Month ago +4

    Your smile 😊😊😊😊

  • Josh
    Josh Month 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 Month ago +35

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

  • Mr.EugenKrebs
    Mr.EugenKrebs Month 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 Month 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 Month ago +1

      Congrats you seem like an evil jealous nut job

  • mattyaj9
    mattyaj9 Month ago

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

  • Darrion1992
    Darrion1992 Month ago

    That was a hard listen.

  • Jacob G.
    Jacob G. Month ago +2

    In my opinion, this is better than the original.

  • mathesonjames
    mathesonjames Month ago

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

  • Para Bolton
    Para Bolton Month ago +22

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

  • Dave C.
    Dave C. Month ago +13

    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 Month ago

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

  • Deepsoullive
    Deepsoullive Month 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.