Tragic Accident Inspires Lauren Engle's Emotional Audition - American Idol 2019 on ABC

  • Published on Mar 18, 2019
  • A tragic accident inspires Lauren Engle's emotional audition. Hear her original song "Compass" when she sings in front of American Idol judges Luke Bryan, Katy Perry and Lionel Richie.
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    AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, returns on ABC.
    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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  • Jennifer Harris
    Jennifer Harris 18 hours ago +1

    I can't stop crying😭
    Beautiful beautiful inspiration❤❤❤

  • Abbey Dickerson
    Abbey Dickerson 2 days ago +1

    This is beautiful!!! I say as I'm sitting here crying my eyes out 😥😥

  • Justin Gandara
    Justin Gandara 2 days ago


  • Love Life
    Love Life 2 days ago +1

    God bless her and her family. Don’t let anything stop u from doing what u love. Beautiful voice! 💕

  • Tricky Blue
    Tricky Blue 3 days ago

    Good for her. Good for her.
    Some people are complete idiots. In your POV when you’re running a red light is “it’ll be fine.” Surprise, surprise, that’s not how it works. You’re stupid decisions could get someone killed, so think before you do something so stupid.

  • Robert Gibson
    Robert Gibson 3 days ago

    Amazing lady 💚

  • Sara S
    Sara S 3 days ago


  • K B
    K B 3 days ago

    Balled through the whole thing

  • K B
    K B 3 days ago

    What an amazing soul

  • Michelle Mejia
    Michelle Mejia 4 days ago

    It's such a beautiful song dedicated2her husband!I felt her pain,suffering,&I started2cry2.i also like2say sorry4your loss Lauren,your husband will always be looking down on u,&cheering u on no matter wut u do.&I do hope u find your light@the end of your tunnel!God bless u!😘💝🌺🙏🙏

  • bre moore
    bre moore 5 days ago

    Im not even her and im crying like a baby

  • רונית גלז

    Loosing someone that you loved that you thought you would spend the rest of your life with without being apart is the most painful moment of your life because his soul.will be always here without being able to touch each other talk to each other reach each other it is so sad.

  • SpaghettiDraws Crazy

    6:42 that made me cry! FINALLY I CRYYY! I was holding on for so long 😂

  • Audrey Vanya
    Audrey Vanya 6 days ago

    this wracked it up..cried like a baby!!!!😭😭😭😭

  • Celina Thresher
    Celina Thresher 6 days ago

    I'm ugly crying rn

  • The_real_kitten
    The_real_kitten 6 days ago

    I’m crying so hard rn

  • Brenda Jenkins
    Brenda Jenkins 7 days ago

    This broke my heart. 😭💔

  • Scrubs Lull
    Scrubs Lull 8 days ago

    Lil zan

  • Poetic Justice
    Poetic Justice 9 days ago

    I’m crying ugh

  • Gracie PlaysAJ
    Gracie PlaysAJ 9 days ago +1

    My throat and eyes and I have a headache and a tummy ache and a face ache and a foot ache and a leg ache and a body ache from crying 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Chairles TheShark
    Chairles TheShark 9 days ago +1

    I cried the whole 7 minutes

  • Lil Xh
    Lil Xh 9 days ago

    Yall need to stop cutting onions 😭😭😭😭😭

  • Just Me
    Just Me 10 days ago

    i cant stop crying!

  • Vanilla Face 420
    Vanilla Face 420 10 days ago

    Why do I always do this to myself 😭

  • Billie Krasniqi
    Billie Krasniqi 13 days ago +2

    Tati brought me here, lol!! 💁🏼‍♀️
    On a serious note: There is so much heartbreak and heartache happening in millions of people’s lives. We need to stay strong, and continue to have faith, hope, and love...everyday.❤️

  • Kristin Poorman
    Kristin Poorman 15 days ago

    god tearing so bad and it hurt me that someone was stupid enough to do that and i'm still trying to find the light at the end of the tunnel i am in total darkness and depression found out my ex was in the hospital and their was a point were i went through boyfriend after boyfriend after boyfriend and still questioning my point in life and trying to figure it out and again still in the darkness trying figure it out so i feel for you and love you and your voice keep pushing you'll find another that is right for you XOXO

  • Caroline Blanton
    Caroline Blanton 15 days ago

    What was the song in the background when she was telling get story? Someone tell me please!!

  • Ally Rouse
    Ally Rouse 15 days ago

    well i didnt make it very long before i started crying

  • Timothy B.
    Timothy B. 16 days ago

    She reminds me of Jennifer Nettles.

  • Karen Cochrane
    Karen Cochrane 16 days ago

    Lionel Ritchie is just AMAZING!!

  • Peggy Lauer
    Peggy Lauer 17 days ago

    I LOVE the show but get tired of all the sad stories ..It shouldn't matter , It's talent that counts...

  • Julia Boldt
    Julia Boldt 17 days ago

    are you crying? i’m crying.

  • Destiel Lover
    Destiel Lover 19 days ago

    This is so touching the song was incredible and i want a hug from luke bryan but she totally deserves to become famous

  • Seventh Dacuycuy
    Seventh Dacuycuy 19 days ago

    I will not cry i will not cry.... 😭😭😭

  • Joshua Locklear
    Joshua Locklear 20 days ago


  • Jorge Luis Velazquez

    Stop looking for a light at the end. The light is you. You just have to look deep within yourself and see/feel it. You are the light 💎

  • Jada Hannah serfontein

    IM NOT CRYING YOU ARE!!! 😭 this is beautiful

  • 2025Natalia C068
    2025Natalia C068 23 days ago

    This hit me so hard I cried

  • Ann_Madi
    Ann_Madi 23 days ago

    I would of not know what to do if that ever happened to em

  • peacequilibrium
    peacequilibrium 23 days ago


  • Mick Mo
    Mick Mo 24 days ago

    This is why cars shouldn't exist, dumbass humans

    ARKITEKTO 24 days ago

    the one that got away by katy is the perfect song for her.

  • Elana Wheeler
    Elana Wheeler 24 days ago

    Lionel is the sweetest man

  • Elana Wheeler
    Elana Wheeler 24 days ago +2

    This video breaks my heart every time. She’s so strong ❤️

  • shareena shareena
    shareena shareena 24 days ago

    How did she overcome such pain
    Very strong.

  • Cutierin
    Cutierin 24 days ago +3

    This is heartwarming

  • Death Lizard
    Death Lizard 24 days ago

    She had me crying before she started.

  • Getrude Juanita Beukes

    Im literally shaking😭😭😭 She is trying to make us feel ok while she's torn inside💔

  • persona
    persona 24 days ago

  • Emily 20904
    Emily 20904 25 days ago

    I’m motionless everybody is crying and I just have a straight face, once my sister said I don’t have a heart because everybody cried except me. Am I ok?

  • Carissa Rubini
    Carissa Rubini 25 days ago +7

    Lionel Richie is the best thing that happens on AGT.😂♥️

  • Cristina Lamonte
    Cristina Lamonte 25 days ago

    Ugh I'm balling 😭💔

  • Krisztina
    Krisztina 25 days ago

    Suddenly too much onion here around me

  • Marilyn Miller
    Marilyn Miller 25 days ago

    you know that feeling in your throat when you want to cry

  • Mariah Young
    Mariah Young 26 days ago

    The most saddest shit iv ever seen

  • Shawn Holloway
    Shawn Holloway 26 days ago

    Lauren Engle hang in there. I lost my mom she was my best friend. I also lost my fiancee as well. #Staystrong

  • Siena Molinaro
    Siena Molinaro 27 days ago

    Wow. The person who ran the red light completely sucks. 😾

  • Breanna Buselaki
    Breanna Buselaki 28 days ago

    This is insane 😍😍 SO GOOD

  • Kallan 270
    Kallan 270 28 days ago

    I started crying when she said that she lost her husband )':

  • Armaan Hargun
    Armaan Hargun 28 days ago

    she came to my school yesterday

  • Jhon Ramos Montesinos
    Jhon Ramos Montesinos 29 days ago +1

    The queen is coming KP5😍💞❤👑🎶🔝🔥🔥🔥

  • Essa Barekzai
    Essa Barekzai 29 days ago +1

    She just came to my school crazy

  • Mistee
    Mistee 29 days ago

    Bruh she came here at our school and her singing is spectacular👍

  • Leah Ballotti
    Leah Ballotti 29 days ago

    Just celebrated our 1 year anniversary yesterday... so grateful 💞

  • Mike 242
    Mike 242 Month ago

    omf i cried so hard

  • Ariel Jordan
    Ariel Jordan Month ago

    They would have had beautiful babies together.😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 She has a beautiful voice. It would be beautiful for Country or Christian.

  • NeekaRae29
    NeekaRae29 Month ago

    That first song in the background I listen to on the daily since I heard it on Shadowhunters . . . Really hit me! And then the song at the end was perfect!! 😭❤️ this was so beautiful!! ❤️

    • NeekaRae29
      NeekaRae29 Month ago

      Raselabe, Funi Lost Without You by Freya Ridings! 😭❤️

    • Raselabe, Funi
      Raselabe, Funi Month ago

      Ta'Neeka DeMyers whose song ?

  • Joji Jo
    Joji Jo Month ago

    I’m crying like a lot

  • Courtney Rodriguez
    Courtney Rodriguez Month ago +1

    Well that hit me like a train flying through a building

  • Elena Quintana
    Elena Quintana Month ago

    god i started crying

  • CSP
    CSP Month ago

    Lil xan is from Redlands also

  • Akshar Pujara
    Akshar Pujara Month ago +1

    When are Ketty and Orlando are marrying

  • May Park
    May Park Month ago +3

    As soon as they said what’s ur story etc., and the pause before she answered... oh god it killed me. It’s that one memory that’s so hard to talk about, the moment ur whole life changed. Damn ❤️
    I’m so sorry. You’re an angel for keeping him alive through music and keep pushing sweetheart. U got this!

  • Jacelynn Caroline
    Jacelynn Caroline Month ago

    I just lost my sister and this has me balling my eyes out

  • Windy Eevee
    Windy Eevee Month ago +1

    Sounds just like Carrie Underwood. Absolutely beautiful ❤️

  • Mirmel Lazaro
    Mirmel Lazaro Month ago

    😢😢😢so sad

  • Zarah Bene TV
    Zarah Bene TV Month ago

    She's so strong. Im cryiinggggg 😭

  • Kevin Gates
    Kevin Gates Month ago

    I couldn't be a judge on this show. I would constantly be crying so I wouldn't be able to speak. You don't know it feels until you have lost someone yourself. I myself always asked, "Why am I still alive." Although she was a friend and not a lover, It is still a very strong pain. 13 years later and I still think about her and the accident every day. You never get over it, you just deal with it. I hope this young lady finds a way to cope and finds out how to live happily ever after.

  • Maridonn Pascua
    Maridonn Pascua Month ago

    Is there anyone knows the title of background music?

  • LolPlove
    LolPlove Month ago +1

    "Is math a section of science?"

  • AwesomeDaddy
    AwesomeDaddy Month ago

    The one reminder I would take with her story is to never take life for granted.... every second counts. I was so close to being killed in a bus truck accident 12 years ago, that I still remember the incident like it was yesterday. I was driving a city bus, through a green light when out of the corner of my eye, saw a truck running the red light. I slammed the brakes on, I mean, slammed. It was such a hard stop, the small child in the back of the bus lost her buttons on her coat!. If I didnt react that fast, I would have killed. To this day, I didnt know how the truck didnt hit the bus, it was so close.

  • Kelley Spartiatis
    Kelley Spartiatis Month ago

    Well, what do we expect from the man who wrote songs like Hello and 3 times a lady? He's a beautiful human being.

  • Jill Sampson
    Jill Sampson Month ago

    Lionel Ritchie........Dad to all. What a wonderful man.

  • cryptics00
    cryptics00 Month ago

    Carrie underwood style.

  • Joefet T
    Joefet T Month ago

    Im crying like a baby watching this at work on a sunday

  • Samantha R.
    Samantha R. Month ago

    i've been crying throughout the video

  • Rosanna De Leon
    Rosanna De Leon Month ago

    So moved by the story, btw what is the title of the song played in the background?

    • Andie Bokor
      Andie Bokor Month ago

      Rosanna De Leon it’s called “you say” by Lauren Daigle. ☺️

  • Nicole Defeyter
    Nicole Defeyter Month ago

    this touched me so deeply.... She is amazing and he truly was a lucky man to have her♥️

  • Kayla Parks
    Kayla Parks Month ago

    Just here to listen and ball my eyes out to this beautiful song for the 10000000 time. My love passed away tragically also, but in a motorcycle accident. So I feel this on the deepest level. ♡

  • fordora Middleton
    fordora Middleton Month ago

    Omg I want this song

  • SandyGraceAnn
    SandyGraceAnn Month ago

    I’m crying!!!!! She is so strong and amazing.

  • sara **
    sara ** Month ago

    The one that got away💔

  • Clannad Lover911
    Clannad Lover911 Month ago +1

    I'm watching this at work im trying so hard not to cry

  • Syamimi Young
    Syamimi Young Month ago

    Her husband got the resemblance of Taylor posey.
    Overall, she's amazingly talented!

  • Tia Lammers
    Tia Lammers Month ago

    god i just started tearing up when she said car accident

  • Cecelia Kirkpatrick
    Cecelia Kirkpatrick Month ago +1

    🙌🏽❤️ beautiful job sweetie I know that he’s proud 💪🏽

  • Dayla Keith
    Dayla Keith Month ago +2

    Lauren you have a BEAUTIFUL VOICE and you are so pretty! God bless you! I'm so sorry you lost your husband. My heart breaks for you you! Love ya

  • Urjita Singh
    Urjita Singh Month ago

    *"Split second...Jus gone"*
    This time it really struck me 💔
    Guys go & solve all the issues with everyone. Give them some love that they deserve. Really a split second will remove them from your life forever.

  • Addysen Hampton
    Addysen Hampton Month ago +1

    omg I know this girl she goes to my church she sang this song on easter :C I feel so bad

    • Katelyn Reyes
      Katelyn Reyes Month ago

      Addysen Hampton omg me too. Active ❤️

  • ConfideNMusic
    ConfideNMusic Month ago +1

    Couldnt imagine losing my hubby. We do the same thing, hes guitar and im vocals. Hes my absolute heart and soul. Even the thought makes me have panic attacks. I just couldnt live without my heart.