Who doesn’t love a good original song?
When songwriters create a piece of music, it is often with a lot of heart and emotion poured into their words. Writing lyrics is one of the best ways for songwriters to express themselves.
People do their best to convey messages and feelings through song. There can be songs about happiness, sadness, heartbreak, loneliness, joy, and so much more.
For every emotion in the world, there is a song to convey the story behind it.
For Alejandro Aranda, he did his best to showcase his thoughts and feelings through song.
Like many before, and plenty will do so after him most likely, he performed an original song for his audition on American Idol. And it paid off well for him!
It can often be a large risk to perform an original song on such a huge platform. American Idol is viewed by millions of people each season, it has been around for over a decade. People turn to this show to see “the next big stars.”
When someone performs an original song, they can either stand out, because their song is that good, or they discredit themselves because their songs don’t “pop” enough for the judges.
Thankfully, Alejandro’s songs were the perfect words for the American Idol judges.
For his audition, Alejandro prepared a song titled “Out Loud.” The song is about being able to finally speak his truth, after years of not doing so.
The judges were impressed to learn that he taught himself how to sing and play instruments, as he was home-schooled and didn’t have access to typical music classes offered at school.
When he was done singing, Lionel Richie was on his feet and ready to tell Alejandro how that was one of the greatest auditions he’d ever watched. Lionel also got up and walked around the judge’s table so he could give him a hug.
That wasn’t all the judges wanted to hear from Alejandro, though. Once they were done congratulating him, Lionel also wanted to hear him play the piano, since Alejandro mentioned playing in the past.
Since the video was posted on American Idol’s YouTube channel, it has gotten over 7.8 million views – which is very high as far as auditions go! The video has over 134,000 likes and over 13,000 comments.
One YouTube user wrote:
It’s actually unfair how talented he is. To be able to play the guitar in that way and then sing in that way is just mind blowing…. then he brings out the piano! He’s ridiculous! ….. oh and he writes amazing original songs….. I give up
What do you think of Alejandro’s audition? I can’t believe he was able to play the piano so well after not playing for a while!
American Idol airs on ABC on Sundays and Mondays this season. You can watch the next new episode on Sunday, April 14, 2019.
You can watch Alejandro’s full audition for American Idol in the video below:
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Source: ABC/American Idol