Grace Kinstler's Powerful Voice Brought Luke Bryan To Tears – American Idol 2021

Grace Kinstler's Powerful Voice Brought Luke Bryan To Tears – American Idol 2021

Grace Kinstler reflects on losing her dad unexpectedly and shares how he motivates her to keep going when things get tough. In the American Idol audition room, Grace blows the judges away with her rendition of “Natural Woman” by Arthea Franklin. Luke Bryan even tells Grace her audition is right up there with the Kelly Clarkson and Jennifer Hudson auditions! Watch here to see Grace’s performance that gave Katy Perry chills!

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AMERICAN IDOL, the iconic series that revolutionized the television landscape by pioneering the music competition genre, returns on ABC.

American Idol 2021

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 continues as host of the beloved series, while multimedia personality Bobby Bones serves as the in-house mentor.

Readers Comments (50)

  1. Melissa Hanna Fair February 23, 2021 @ 9:24 pm

    Grace, don’t ever apologize for your emotions, your a beautiful person, another Boston person to another

  2. She sang so beautiful and in control and why did people give it a thumbs down. Like she is all the way to the top I’m singing. Well I guess I gotta know music to know 🤷🏻‍♀️ god bless u girl I hope you go all the way threw. 🥰

  3. Wow. Truly amazing voice. Nice lady too

  4. When I heard Midnight Train to Georgia, I could hear the talent and power. But I didn’t hear a winner and that bugged me because I thought she was really good. But then when she did Natural Woman, that was another league. Aretha Franklin is still the best version by far in my book, but Grace just did it justice.

  5. She’s so good that she could win the whole season!!

  6. Your amazing

  7. The Ostomy Paige February 23, 2021 @ 9:30 pm


  8. She’s giving me serious Kelly Clarkson vibes

  9. She could win. Prove me wrong

  10. Goosebumps girl!

  11. Natural woman sold.. would by or download her music in a heartbeat, don’t think she realises how good she is, so humble 👏👏👏 Good luck girlie 💙💜💙

  12. Luke just said Jennifer Hudson audition y’all !!!!…

    I felt that…

    U better sing girl…

  13. American Idol has lowered their standards tremendously. Luckily we still have The Voice.


  15. Such an amazing voice! And omg where did she get that outfit?! NEED

  16. I feel you. My I didn’t get to see my dad before he died. We’d spoke on Skype but we hadn’t been together in over 12 years. My heart is broken.

  17. Geraldine Victor February 23, 2021 @ 9:38 pm

    First song … lots of false notes 😕

  18. You betta sing ❤

  19. I stopped watching these shows because they are so over produced! I hate what happens with the contestants!! I Really Hope Grace has an incredible career regardless of what happens on this show!! She is incredible!! She needs to be a big Star!!! ⭐🌠☀⭐🌠

  20. R.I.P. Mitch! I know how proud you are of your kids! I miss you all! My condolences and Grace keep going you got this!

  21. Grace, you are amazing inside and out!!! your voice gave me chills, and your dad is so proud of you. I lost my Dad when I was in my 30’s and it was horrifying. I lost my best friend and number 1 supporter. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING IF YOU GOT THROUGH THAT HON!! MUCH LOVE AND HUGS YOUR WAY!!!!!

  22. Grace, you have grace!!!!!

  23. Absolutely 👌 Brought me to tears, such an amazing voice and talent 🤗😘

  24. I didn’t feel it at all her voice sounds amazing I just didn’t feel any soul in it.

  25. Holly would if she could, and she will February 23, 2021 @ 9:55 pm

    I knew her she’s from the town I live in. Shout out to Grace at least some of us are making it out there 🔥👏🔥

  26. MakeUpWeirdo M13 February 23, 2021 @ 9:56 pm


  27. You had me with the 1st note. Can’t wait to hear you this season. Be Bless, have fun and good luck 🙏🏽 🤗❤️

  28. Humble and Beautiful with a passionate voice

  29. WOW 🤩

  30. Now I have to watch Idol and see how far she goes!

  31. My father died the day this was recorded. It was also the anniversary of having met my wife while dancing on Valentine’s Day. Thank you, Grace.

  32. Jacqi Lane-Leonard February 23, 2021 @ 10:03 pm

    Did Katy just say "I think my milk came in" her breast milk!? I’m dead 😂
    Also that voice was absolutely amazing.

  33. She has a great voice but likely won’t make the live shows because she doesn’t have "the look." Her backstory is what got her featured on the episode but it’s likely not enough to warrant her staying around. Wish the show was more about the talent and less about aesthetics and backstory. At the end of the day it’s about making good television and not necessarily about finding the next big thing in music.

  34. Good singer but everyone has a sob story on this show

  35. So good!! The best!!

  36. Lose the piano

  37. Can’t comment. Feeling too much . WOW WOW WOW 👏 WOW

  38. Wow & wow Grace’s voice is just amazing & she’s only 20 !!!!! Definitely as Luke said up there with Jennifer Hudson if not better hope she goes all the way & we hear her record her 1st Album 💗

  39. Even I felt like a natural woman after that performance

  40. YES GRACE!!!!!! Awesome!!!

  41. She made me cry😟wat a excellent performance 😍😍

  42. She’s amazing!!!

  43. She made me cry😟wat a excellent performance 😍😍

  44. You made me cry girl..😭 anyway wish you good luck and God bless always!😍😘

  45. Wow, what a gift!! You have an amazing voice, Grace!! You will be the next American Idol! God Bless You and your Family! Stay humble!❤️🙏👏🏼


  47. She sounded good but tried too hard on some of those notes. She’ll fix that with practice

  48. Katy is a trip😂😂

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