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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  • Iciss Cooper
    Iciss Cooper 12 hours ago

    Omg why I click this this shit making me sad 😞

  • CookiePlayzGames

    So I thought I would cry but IM FREAKING SOBBING ON MY BED omg that hit my heart so bad and god bless her and garret

  • Akunzo Momin
    Akunzo Momin 2 days ago

    May God guide her through her tough times

  • Ray Agtay
    Ray Agtay 2 days ago

    OMG!!! That story and the song, made me cry!!! What a triumph this lady went through!

  • Eric Corvinelli
    Eric Corvinelli 2 days ago

    God bless your strength and soul sweetheart.

  • Chelsea Kamm
    Chelsea Kamm 2 days ago

    This hits close to home because my dad died and I’m gonna 😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😇😭😭😇😭😇😖😇😭😇😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😖😫😩🥺😩😫😖😫😩🥺😩😫😖😫😩🥺😰😢😣😔

  • Lauren T
    Lauren T 2 days ago

    I'm rarely get emotional to things on film, but this story really got me! Garrett was a lucky man, and he may not have been here long but she got to make some wonderful memories with him! ❤

  • Emilee Willoughby
    Emilee Willoughby 2 days ago

    Who els cried the entire time 😭💔

  • Starsinger_1234 #singerforlife

    If someone watched this without crying they are a very cold hearted person I didnt make it 2 seconds before crying

  • Ninahbell 2002
    Ninahbell 2002 3 days ago

    My dad proposed to my mom with a ring pop as well

  • McKenzi Miller
    McKenzi Miller 3 days ago

    She sounds a little like Miranda Lambert

  • Beth Kelly
    Beth Kelly 3 days ago

    This is so sad 😭

  • Sapere Aude
    Sapere Aude 3 days ago

    God be with her ♡☆

  • beatzloaded
    beatzloaded 3 days ago

    Wow she can sing...and she looks like Kate hudson.what a talent.god bless her

  • Demonetized
    Demonetized 4 days ago

    I feel so bad for her. She is so young and had to go through something so horrific. God bless her and her family.

  • Mary White
    Mary White 4 days ago

    Beautiful ❤️

  • Wrecked up Social
    Wrecked up Social 5 days ago

    Not being rude but she does not have a good voice but beautiful story

  • Kelly Rightmire
    Kelly Rightmire 6 days ago

    love you girl he was so lucky!

  • Stephanie Harrigle
    Stephanie Harrigle 6 days ago

    That is so touching I feel for this lady but it happens it part of life and it just wow and this looks pretty good and this is so touching I love it

  • harmony momentofbeing

    Awe ..shes great considering how hard that must be to sing after that testimony .i would have broke down talkong about him

  • Michael Marette
    Michael Marette 8 days ago

    In a strange way I could almost hear lionel Ritchie saying to the girl, say you say me say it for always that's the way it should be........

  • fiona Bradley
    fiona Bradley 8 days ago

    Super sad story but her vocals weren’t amazing

  • 7oor Fahad
    7oor Fahad 8 days ago

    Dude I swear I probably saw this video a million times and I still never get enough of it ! I feel soooo freaking badd for her she’s so strong I can’t imagine

  • Rochelle Marie
    Rochelle Marie 8 days ago


  • C Luyten
    C Luyten 8 days ago

    vérry powerfull statement and song , really nice and strong ... stay strong ...

  • ellie cayless
    ellie cayless 9 days ago

    he is actually so hot sorry

  • Raeanna Bradford
    Raeanna Bradford 9 days ago

    Insert tears hear 😭😭😭

  • Ron Lobato
    Ron Lobato 9 days ago

    Reminds me of Carrrie underwood

  • holiday 2406
    holiday 2406 10 days ago

    Lauren, if you come on here and read these comments....I've been where you are. I hope you make it and the dream to become a recording artist comes true. I had the same opportunity WAY before AGT and AI were on the scene....but I was SCARED SH*TLESS to be a 20 yr old and alone in a huge city where a lot of others were after the same thing. I used to sing all the time for my DH too...and when he died, I kept at it....but not having that constant makes those songs I have sung a million times.....worthless because he isn't here....I know he's in Heaven and he's watching over me though.
    I hope someday to be able to PURCHASE that song you's amazing, truthful and honest. Thanks so much.....You made me go back in time to happier days....THANKYOU.((((HUGSSS))))

  • Kathy soccermom
    Kathy soccermom 11 days ago


  • Lindsey Nicole
    Lindsey Nicole 11 days ago

    I am so sorry... 😖 He's definitely right there with you pride radiating from him. 🙏 That was an amazing song!

  • 78thilton
    78thilton 11 days ago

    I cried I'm man enough to say it.

  • Christa Gamino Larson
    Christa Gamino Larson 11 days ago +1

    Its like A Star Is Born

  • lee P
    lee P 11 days ago

    This makes me so emotional in a way I never thought I would be.

  • Shawn Holloway
    Shawn Holloway 11 days ago

    I am so sorry for your loss hang there. You'll get through it no matter what is put in front of you.

  • Sherry Lynne
    Sherry Lynne 12 days ago

    Wait what?! Lionel... I can't with you. "He was a very lucky man." He always has the PERFECT thing to say.

  • Bella Kok
    Bella Kok 13 days ago

    Beautiful song. I would buy it right now! 💙

  • Ella Vermey
    Ella Vermey 13 days ago

    Just love tbis song its stuk on my head♥️

  • Soulz Havoc
    Soulz Havoc 13 days ago

    Very touching and made me cry uncontrollably! We all go through hard times some more tragic then the eye can see. She is a very strong hearted woman to go on with life after losing her 1 and only love. I couldn't imagine life without my love!

  • shogun 012
    shogun 012 13 days ago

    give that song to ryan tedder and he'll make it a hit

  • Ahd Fatima
    Ahd Fatima 15 days ago


  • cheeky minx
    cheeky minx 15 days ago

    made me cry

  • Angela Hawkins
    Angela Hawkins 15 days ago

    I am sobbing like a baby. She has a beautiful voice and she is so inspiring.

  • Zoe The Queen
    Zoe The Queen 16 days ago

    Awe, this is such a cute and special story. The way he convinced her to keep doing what she loved is amazing and precious. This is such a beautiful story keep on going Lauren, I believe in you! 💕

  • Andrea Wilson
    Andrea Wilson 16 days ago

    I cried 😭😣😭😢😵😷😭

  • Liberal Snowflakes
    Liberal Snowflakes 19 days ago

    God, why so much pain in this world. Bless this women with new joy n happiness from now on please, thank you?

  • themicia motau
    themicia motau 19 days ago +2

    Very emotional when she said " never thought will be widowed at the age of 27" I was cutting onions😅😢

  • Finding.My.Way
    Finding.My.Way 20 days ago

    3:49 Katy realizes it's going to break her heart

  • Hattie May Ritchie
    Hattie May Ritchie 21 day ago

    Never give up Gods with you😢

  • katelyn McAvoy
    katelyn McAvoy 22 days ago +2

    Am I the only one that bawled my eyes out ?

  • Kayla Holyfield
    Kayla Holyfield 22 days ago +1

    She sounds beautiful and I felt the sarrow in her song

  • Alicia Larissa
    Alicia Larissa 22 days ago +1

    i mean she wasnt the best but her story changed everything

  • shudong zhou
    shudong zhou 22 days ago

    Sad for her. curious about the background music.

  • Liliana Sanchez
    Liliana Sanchez 24 days ago

    Why cant lionel richie be like my personal therapist?!

  • Joseph Shara
    Joseph Shara 24 days ago

    She makes me cry 😓😢oh my lord

  • Bella Grant
    Bella Grant 24 days ago

    Imagine loosing your soul mate... I can’t. She’s so strong😪❤️

  • Gamer Girl Vlogs
    Gamer Girl Vlogs 25 days ago

    Bless. Her. Heart. 😭♥️

  • Nella Lagrange
    Nella Lagrange 25 days ago

    i’m SOBBING

  • Kyrsten Keyes
    Kyrsten Keyes 27 days ago

    I cried so hard