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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  • Jina Q
    Jina Q 4 hours ago

    She is a great songwriter ❤❤

  • Katelyn Brown
    Katelyn Brown 5 hours ago

    She sounds like Jennifer Nettles. ❤❤❤

  • Gacha Wolfie
    Gacha Wolfie 8 hours ago

    Im crying

  • Mary Chela
    Mary Chela 12 hours ago

    It is a very touching history... it made me cry ... I wish her the best

  • Macy Mena
    Macy Mena Day ago

    giving me CAM vibes. she is so strong :(

  • Sandra Sms
    Sandra Sms Day ago

    She has a beautiful voice but the music is not good at all

  • Andrew Jeffries
    Andrew Jeffries Day ago

    Yeah, Lauren daigle!!!

  • Andrew Jeffries
    Andrew Jeffries Day ago +1

    She needs to find Jesus. It seems like such a child’s story but he really does work in mysterious ways.

  • My My
    My My 2 days ago

    She doesn’t even look 27, she looks 19, omg.

  • That Baratheon Girl
    That Baratheon Girl 2 days ago

    Heartbreaking life for that lady. Wonderful song and amazing she brought her brother in law. Don't quite understand how it makes everyone else other than her cry mind, but hey ho we are all different 😊

  • allie pompilio
    allie pompilio 2 days ago

    I’m sobbing

  • Eden Thompson
    Eden Thompson 2 days ago

    holding back my tears😭💔.

  • AndresMusicProducer
    AndresMusicProducer 3 days ago

    Damn That's Very Sad She Lost Her Husband i did cry cause its like u lose the love of ur life from something so bad her voice is so good tbh Jeez I Would Listen to this Hope Her Husband Is Watching her go big 👌 my ex died from cystic fibrosis this song remind me of her

  • Lexi :D
    Lexi :D 3 days ago

    I am literally wanting to cry after her story. Like she is so strong, Im am sorry for her. :(

  • Jessica Williams
    Jessica Williams 3 days ago +1

    I was sad cause they didn't really pay attention to how the brother must've felt, like, that's his own blood, the brother he grew up with :/

  • Jxgvibess
    Jxgvibess 4 days ago

    And here I am crying in the dark . She’s such a strong pure human

  • Maddog2005
    Maddog2005 4 days ago +1

    I thought I wasn’t gonna cry but....😭😭😭 I feel so bad for her!😭 poor thing

  • Caitlin Perry
    Caitlin Perry 4 days ago

    I'm crying so much right now

  • Katie Lynch
    Katie Lynch 4 days ago +1

    Only a minute in and crying ugh this is beautiful💛 she’s such an inspiration this song,and her voice are absolutely beautiful her present is surreal.

  • Kristin Jones
    Kristin Jones 5 days ago

    I am balling my eyes out right know

  • Jheanel Brown
    Jheanel Brown 5 days ago

    Thank you for honoring his life and her story.

  • LadyCathryn2005
    LadyCathryn2005 6 days ago

    I didn't realize the flower in her hair was the same one she wore in her wedding, until I saw the comment from Mallory M. I already cried, during her audition video, but now the tears just keep flowing. For some reason, as soon as I read the flower comment, I kept thinking about the song, "Delta Dawn." Don't know if any of you have ever heard that, but it's always been hauntingly sad to me, now even more so, but in a different way, because of all she's been through.

  • Char Joudrey
    Char Joudrey 7 days ago

    I like that this is emotional but doesn’t ‘t become another sob story

  • Misty Workman
    Misty Workman 7 days ago

    The song that playing while she talking is that one her songs to

  • Randomness of Danica

    Sobbing 😭

  • shellbell539
    shellbell539 8 days ago

    I just can’t handle this...

  • Lulbaby Yessi
    Lulbaby Yessi 8 days ago +4

    2:57 “I just want to make him proud” that rlly hit🖤

  • Krash Cooper
    Krash Cooper 8 days ago

    That's the same story about my mom's first husband

  • Jade Bowler
    Jade Bowler 8 days ago

    This made me cry so hard ❤️ I feel for her

  • Happy Rosetta
    Happy Rosetta 9 days ago

    i cryed my self

  • Randomstuff2019
    Randomstuff2019 9 days ago

    Meanwhile I’m sitting here eating tuna and crackers crying my eyes out

  • HeidiDawn1990
    HeidiDawn1990 9 days ago


  • Lilly CR
    Lilly CR 9 days ago +1

    I like pirates too. Great performance.

  • Sara Borges
    Sara Borges 9 days ago

    Im crying right now god bless her with all his heart.. i totaly felt her even though im 10 im crying i loved her singing

  • marbella love
    marbella love 10 days ago


  • Sophie Klupacs
    Sophie Klupacs 10 days ago +1

    Are you catholic cause I am and I wonder if he went to heaven it’s very scary

  • Queen’s Cuisine
    Queen’s Cuisine 10 days ago

    Lady u are so brave 😢❤️🥰🙏

  • louisa ambarita
    louisa ambarita 10 days ago

    omg this is the cutest thing ever, i’m crying so much.

  • cheyenne xox
    cheyenne xox 11 days ago +2

    cried like a baby when lost without you played lol....

  • JokeGiraffe Brooklyn Jacob Ice

    Who ever T boned them they deserve a life sentence.

  • Alyssa's Edits
    Alyssa's Edits 11 days ago

    Watching these make me cry but I’m trying not to cuz I’m wearing falsies

  • Billie_Elish_100 :3
    Billie_Elish_100 :3 11 days ago

    These people are ment to be ware they are now they wouldn't back down even on the toughest levels they kept beliving

  • Chloe King
    Chloe King 11 days ago

    It annoys me that Garret’s brother is just standing there while everyone feels bad for her...sorry about your husband and your brother

  • Emilestar
    Emilestar 12 days ago +1

    What's the song playing behind her talking in the intro?

  • Momosita4994
    Momosita4994 12 days ago

    Found her full song:
    Your welcome 💕

  • Abimbola Olaitan
    Abimbola Olaitan 12 days ago

    She literally make me cry and even more because my uncle died three years ago and she make me believe that even if someone is not with u they're still with it soul where ever u are this would change my life forever. U made me cry 😭💔😢

  • Freidonna Garvin
    Freidonna Garvin 12 days ago

    Could you please sell this song as a download

  • Aminaxo
    Aminaxo 12 days ago

    Her story is sooo sad 😢

  • JahEstrada Castillo
    JahEstrada Castillo 12 days ago


  • stolzgta
    stolzgta 13 days ago +1

    I’m not the type of person that cries while watching videos or shows, but man, I started crying before she even started singing! She did so good! 😭😊

  • Claire Ellis
    Claire Ellis 13 days ago

    Omg that is so sad

  • Kayleigh Maria
    Kayleigh Maria 13 days ago

    I’m not even sobbing....I am hysterical

  • Row Danilov
    Row Danilov 13 days ago

    She's stunning

  • koetke511
    koetke511 13 days ago

    just stop the emotional stuff in the beginning ok !

  • Ara Perez
    Ara Perez 13 days ago +1

    I'm crying like a baby now. Omg

  • Geraldo Belarmino
    Geraldo Belarmino 13 days ago

    Tem um olho na minha lágrima!!!

  • Grace DeRolph
    Grace DeRolph 14 days ago

    anyone else bawl when her brother in law smiled at her and started crying?!?!

  • Summer Hull
    Summer Hull 14 days ago +1

    My sister lost her husband in 2017 from Meningitis and Mersa, unexpectedly; he was in the Air Force and they got married on Christmas Eve in 2016 💜
    She kind of sounds like Jennifer Nettles (Surgarland)
    Another Lauren Daigle song towards the end; "You Say"

  • Aly Webster
    Aly Webster 14 days ago

    I’m crying

  • Kayla Labuschagne
    Kayla Labuschagne 14 days ago +4

    I cried even harder when Lionel started speaking to her 😭

  • Donnalyn David
    Donnalyn David 14 days ago

    What is this water works

  • caitecakes
    caitecakes 15 days ago

    Wow my heart is breaking for her my gosh! And Lionel is such a gem! ❤️

  • Abby Jent
    Abby Jent 15 days ago

    this got me ugly crying

    TOP10 DAILY 15 days ago

    Never a goodbye but a see you later prayers 😇🙏❤️

  • Mia Cross
    Mia Cross 15 days ago

    Lionel Richie is just amazing. He says the kindest things. Love him.

  • Amie Macklin
    Amie Macklin 15 days ago

    Ashe made me cry the hole time

  • Rebekah Grimes
    Rebekah Grimes 15 days ago

    im not crying you're crying

  • R. Margarita
    R. Margarita 15 days ago

    Beautiful song..tears falling ...I hope you get to record this song . I hope God gives you strength to continue doing what you love ...sing.

  • Prashasti Srivastav
    Prashasti Srivastav 15 days ago

    Can someone please tell me which song is playing in the intro

    • Sharn Marie
      Sharn Marie 14 days ago

      Prashasti Srivastav Freya Riding Lost without you

  • Gemma Bellamy
    Gemma Bellamy 15 days ago

    Her voice is amazing! She’s such a strong woman to have been through all what she has and still be happy and fulfil her dreams even though her husband can’t be there with her x

  • Eva Davis
    Eva Davis 15 days ago

    I lost my only child, my daughter, 2 years ago and I am on the search for the light at the end of the tunnel. Abba is guiding me. I respect what you are going through, hang on to the Lord as there is nothing else more important.

  • sophie plato
    sophie plato 16 days ago

    She was really good

  • wussup_ap
    wussup_ap 16 days ago +1

    Watching all these AI videos a lot of them have been making me super emotional, but this one, I broke doooown. You can tell he loved her so very much in their pictures. She’s broken but through his love she’ll be able to push forward. She’ll be ok. 💜

  • Hannah Dunn
    Hannah Dunn 16 days ago

    Dang, that got me crying.

  • Madeleine Renee
    Madeleine Renee 16 days ago

    How she didn’t start balling in the middle of that song.... I have absolutely no clue. Wow. That’s strength.

  • Bennie Neal
    Bennie Neal 16 days ago

    Made Me Cry

  • Kandice Trivett
    Kandice Trivett 16 days ago

    I’m not crying,you are 😭

  • Alexa Jones
    Alexa Jones 16 days ago

    This made my eyes sweat

  • Molly Postings
    Molly Postings 16 days ago

    “i know he’s cheering me on, i just want to make him proud” that hurt me

  • Annica Rose
    Annica Rose 17 days ago

    Right when she said that her husband died I dropped my phone and started crying and im not even sure why

  • Zoey Greer
    Zoey Greer 17 days ago

    I’m in tears

  • Lucky Lily
    Lucky Lily 17 days ago +1

    I’m not even halfway through with the video and I’m already in ttears😭😭

  • allison
    allison 17 days ago +112

    i didn’t think i would cry but here i am, on my bed, sobbing.

  • Le .nation
    Le .nation 17 days ago +2

    I love how at 4:34 she says “o how I love u so” then at the end she says “ o how I LOVED you so” and that made me ballllllll my eyes out and i know god will Guide her through this.

  • Ryanne VanGelder
    Ryanne VanGelder 17 days ago +1

    This made me cry, oh my gosh when I clicked this i didn’t think I would cry.

  • Karlee Lowell
    Karlee Lowell 17 days ago

    am i the only one crying right now?

  • Simplayer Migz
    Simplayer Migz 17 days ago

    This video really touched me emotionally.

  • Phoenix Hughes
    Phoenix Hughes 17 days ago

    why she gotta make me cry like that :(((((

  • Lee Black
    Lee Black 17 days ago

    im not crying ur crying

  • Emma Kelly
    Emma Kelly 17 days ago

    I feel she is the next Carrie Underwood. They have the same vibes. This was so beautiful

  • Taylor Cotton
    Taylor Cotton 18 days ago

    Really love her song
    Wish her the very best in life 💞

  • Melody Curtis
    Melody Curtis 18 days ago

    God bless your sole you are amazing.. Sorry for your loss. 💖🙏💖

  • Madi Purdy
    Madi Purdy 18 days ago

    I was in a really bad car crash with my sister and my dad and all of us almost died...we didnt thank to God but im very sorry for u and him...u guys seemed like a very very good couple and just be strong

  • April Osborne osborne
    April Osborne osborne 18 days ago

    God bless you, you have an amazing voice and know this your husband is looking down on you and he would be so proud of you.I can't even imagine the loss you have gone through but stay strong and your in my prayers

  • Jillian Carroll
    Jillian Carroll 18 days ago

    She is beautiful

  • Iskandar Shah
    Iskandar Shah 19 days ago

    what song is that they used when she talk about her husband ?

  • Johana Ocampo
    Johana Ocampo 19 days ago

    I think it is funny how a lot of people think that those who go through something tragic, like losing a loved one, being in an accident, getting bad news, and etc. are broken and/or weak when in reality they are the strongest people who have a lot more to offer when things are taken then those who have never been through loss.

  • Ava Cammarata
    Ava Cammarata 19 days ago

    All the people who disliked this were crying too hard that when they meant to hit the thumbs up they accidentally hit the dislike.

  • Makayla Groves
    Makayla Groves 19 days ago +1

    Sitting on couch and eating Reese’s pieces and crying

  • Floral Gatcha
    Floral Gatcha 19 days ago

    The 240 people that disliked this video have no heart 🤬