AWWW! Mary Jo Sings In Front Of Her Mom For The FIRST Time Ever! - American Idol 2021
Mary Jo has come a long way since her 4th grade talent show yodeling days. Not only was this American Idol audition the first time Mary Jo has “genuinely performed for anyone” since 4th grade, but it was the first time she performed in front of her own mother! Thanks to Katy Perry, Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan, Mary Jo and her mother are able to share a very special, magical moment in the audition room. Watch here to see why Luke predicts Mary Jo is “top 10” material for American Idol!

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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.

  • AshitaNoKanousei42

    Can't believe she didn't make it to the top ten

  • Sierra Moore
    Sierra Moore

    I’m crying

  • Coke King V2
    Coke King V2

    Beautiful voice yes yes xxx

  • F E R N A N D O .D. A L E X A N D E R
    F E R N A N D O .D. A L E X A N D E R

    Love love love love , so talented and so amazing !!!

  • Lalthakima Hmar
    Lalthakima Hmar

    Love you Mary Jo

  • Christine Renae
    Christine Renae

    She’s my favorite

  • Roland Mata
    Roland Mata

    vBayern vs PSG

  • Lazib008 El
    Lazib008 El

    She should have made top 10!! 🤬

  • Jay Jeazi
    Jay Jeazi

    Good luck on your journey after idol Mary Jo. You were great on the show.



  • Funky' Furballs
    Funky' Furballs

    How did she not make through? She'll win it all, if she comes back!

  • Patricia Mercedes
    Patricia Mercedes

    Ahh i found her through tik tok and i said she needed to audition!! So happy she did. Love her!

  • Ursa Major
    Ursa Major

    Holy Jeepers, what a unique and powerful voice ! Hope she will be performing more .

  • Kesha De bry
    Kesha De bry

    Her singing in TikTok and Instagram

  • T V
    T V

    As a mother with a daughter, I cried my eyes out! Such a priceless moment.

  • Great world 1
    Great world 1

    And you broke me first too😪

  • Lori Brewster
    Lori Brewster

    Grit and grace...raw and real...solid and have a gift and I am so happy you are sharing it with the world (and your momma)!

  • Chloe Phillips
    Chloe Phillips

    one of my biggest flex is tat she has noticed me

  • Melissa Della Joy
    Melissa Della Joy

    Wow. Just wow

  • Steve Basten
    Steve Basten

    Blows my mind when people like this don’t even know how talented they are............

  • Floyd Saunders
    Floyd Saunders

    By now I think Luke has put about 20 contestants into the Top Ten. But I believe this young lady could get there.

  • Jake Smith
    Jake Smith

    British accent??

  • Christopher Waldrop
    Christopher Waldrop

    She's got a unique face and sound.

  • Asha Aithal
    Asha Aithal

    She is so talented and so good!

  • Sarah Campbell
    Sarah Campbell

    I’m scared to love her, I just so badly don’t want anything to happen to her. Loved Christina Grimmie also..

  • CJ1808

    Wow girl, win or lose please don't stop singing. Such a unique voice, truly powerful. Keep doing your thing young lady.

  • Christine Reed
    Christine Reed

    Nice vocal but.... Someone do her a favor and please give her a comb and brush

  • Cindy Kauffman
    Cindy Kauffman

    BEAUTIFUL VOICE! Thanks Melanie Young for letting us know at work about watching her.

  • Batoul l
    Batoul l

    Love her voice ❤

  • Chioma Ubani
    Chioma Ubani

    I am in love with this girl.

  • bmw 28
    bmw 28

    i’m from mary jo’s home town :))

  • Lisa Locke
    Lisa Locke

    Wow I love your voice Very talented Your awesome girl!! I’m rooting for you all the way!!

  • MICA Magali
    MICA Magali

    All the girls tiktok are singing the same.. why? Who are they copying?

    • DJ Slip
      DJ Slip

      The other singers who made it big from tik Tok.. (Tate McRae etc..)

  • Travis Dodgen
    Travis Dodgen

    She’s going to win, mark my words

  • chrissss2005


    • DJ Slip
      DJ Slip

      Yepp, and no dis to Tate.. but the original is like a talking song. Mary Jo just brings the power of the 80s vocalist to it.

  • Weekend Warrior
    Weekend Warrior

    What’s the deal with Americans trying to sing with a British accent?

  • Schoenly Girls
    Schoenly Girls

    you are so good you were my favorite idol so far

  • A tonio Cardia
    A tonio Cardia

    Assolutamente adorabile 😊

  • Rudi Muliyono
    Rudi Muliyono

    A bit pitchy. But her power and tone was so great. And there's tik tok click bait, "Mother first time hearing her daughter sing."

  • A tonio Cardia
    A tonio Cardia

    Sei meravigliosa bellissima voce bellissimo fisico bellissimo viso bellissima persona bellissima in tutto!🤩

  • Erica Frankie
    Erica Frankie

    Oh this made me cry. Esp when she sang infront of her mom. She has a beautiful voice. Beautiful.

  • that's me
    that's me

    she's 19 and a real estate sales associate? wow, that's crazy

    • D Lamar
      D Lamar

      She works for her parent i think

  • Rachel Gillooly
    Rachel Gillooly

    I really thought she was Katie McAllister. If you dont know who Katie McAllister is check her out she has lots of videos with Tyler Ward

  • Rachel Gillooly
    Rachel Gillooly

    She reminds me of Katie McAllister videos with Tyler Ward

  • Jamirah Shaban
    Jamirah Shaban

    Omg can't stop listening to her voice like every single day

  • Madinah Ibrahim
    Madinah Ibrahim

    Idk if anyone else feel that she sounds somehow like Julia Michaels😩

  • happy girl
    happy girl

    i like her voice so unique !!

  • Emalee Alguram
    Emalee Alguram

    Jesus loves yall, He is coming! Please please please repent and turn to Him. Accept Him as the Lord and Saviour of your life and be baptized in Jesus Name with water and the Holy Spirit. Much love through Christ

  • nick hayburn
    nick hayburn

    we are rooting for Mary Jo all the way! She is so natural, cute, great personality! Wow what a voice!

    • DJ Slip
      DJ Slip

      If she can have that same cute comfortable confidence on stage she WIns!

  • ShawBrothersGirl

    Do you guys know if she made it to the showstopper round

  • Nancy S
    Nancy S

    Awesome energy and voice.. Love it.. Great job Mary Jo, so looking forward to more of you and your voice..

  • Paul Hayes
    Paul Hayes

    So her family is musical and she has been singing since she was little and her mother has never heard her sing before? Not a chance. Great audition but the rest is just more American Idol BS

  • Katie Stevens
    Katie Stevens

    Am I the only one that keeps watching hers and Benson's auditions?!? They are both SO GOOD

    • DJ Slip
      DJ Slip

      .. they were duet team we didn't see.. he went pro already.

  • Cookiecrumblegirl

    The winner 🎉

  • Arifin703

    im waiting dzaki for the show

  • Amna alFalahi
    Amna alFalahi

    1:55 i do my lil dancy dance😂😂😂

  • denise wise
    denise wise

    It's like everyone is great. I don't know which one I love the most.

  • Taylor Prattson
    Taylor Prattson

    She's fire

  • Dustin Davis
    Dustin Davis

    Idk. When she was singing in front of judges, I was like ehhh. But she sounded a lot better in front of her mom

  • Quadflopper101

    not top 10, top 3!!!

    • DJ Slip
      DJ Slip

      Casey, Cassandra, Mary Jo

    • DJ Slip
      DJ Slip

      Agreed 👍

  • Autumn Mason
    Autumn Mason

    literally in tears

  • American Made
    American Made


  • spirit travel
    spirit travel

    Haha I went to school with her, puts a smile on my face 😊

  • Keeton Alden
    Keeton Alden

    She really auditioned with TWO songs. And both were yes worthy. 🙌🏼

  • Windy Beck
    Windy Beck


  • dachshunds channel
    dachshunds channel

    she has an interesting voice....we`ll happy tho that her mother didn't cry, I am so over over-emotional drama

  • Georgia


    • DJ Slip
      DJ Slip

      That's the kind of stuff that seperates her from the pack. She's awesome!

  • gothic_queen8300

    I wanna cry! I'm ready to hear music from her now! This girl is amazing

  • Kerdisha Sutherland
    Kerdisha Sutherland

    I love her ❤️

  • Deborah Thomas
    Deborah Thomas

    OMG girl....never vocal lessons, never singing in front of people even your Mom???? You have a great voice and with a voice coach you are gonna be....AWESOME! Not that you were not awesome here for the first time! Good luck!

  • abuukar hussein
    abuukar hussein

    I never proking you 4 ever

  • abuukar hussein
    abuukar hussein

    Beautiful vioce

  • Singer Omay
    Singer Omay

    omg i cried

  • Mr MT Dawood
    Mr MT Dawood

    Her persona her energy her voice before and after she sings, she's just amazing I approve all the way from south-africa

  • Not An Artist
    Not An Artist

    Nice,a stronger version of Tate's voice! Lovely voice 😮

    • DJ Slip
      DJ Slip

      The 80s hair band power she brings!

  • Charlie Canson
    Charlie Canson

    She looks like Christina Aguilera and Ellie Goulding had a daughter

  • Victoria Haines
    Victoria Haines

    the reaction her mom gave was so sweet its made me tear up:(

  • Brett

    She's dangerous...

  • Crew12 abadie
    Crew12 abadie

    She has to. Win tho

  • Crew12 abadie
    Crew12 abadie

    She is a contender to win but the show is scripted

    • DJ Slip
      DJ Slip

      Yah , I don't think the scripts plan for this much real talent. They in trouble!

  • Mike Bounous
    Mike Bounous

    Wow! Your Awesome

  • RedNed

    My Top 5

  • Harwit Hay
    Harwit Hay

    I noted her till the end of her show in Idol.

  • fiesta passion
    fiesta passion

    Wow I love her voice!!!! She sang for mom!!!!! Did great!!!

  • fiesta passion
    fiesta passion

    She is so pretty too she sings good there are Soo awesome auditions wonder who's inner be I just see on my phone

    • fiesta passion
      fiesta passion

      The winner I me

  • Virginia Gutierrez
    Virginia Gutierrez


  • T V
    T V

    I have SO many favorites this season! She’s definitely in my top 10.

  • Ryan Smith
    Ryan Smith

    She's not just Julia Michaels - she's Julia Michaels on another stratosphere.

  • Miranda Case
    Miranda Case

    Omg I teared up. I absolutely love her voice

  • Vicky Thompson
    Vicky Thompson

    Yes amazing talent !!!!!

  • Melissa Casas
    Melissa Casas

    woah her voice sounds really strong and powerful

  • Everton Samuel
    Everton Samuel

    She’s the next american idol 100%

  • Micah Barlok
    Micah Barlok

    She’s gonna win

  • Scott Murphy
    Scott Murphy

    Adele like. I can't wait to see what happens next💯


    shes the winner no doubt


    How does she hide that talent for so long?

  • Rhonda Foster
    Rhonda Foster

    I keep thinking I've found my fav and then I hear another great singer ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • Andrew Harris
    Andrew Harris

    Agree she Top 10

  • DVF

    She and her mother sound just alike when speaking. I'll bet they sound alike when singing, too. She got her beautiful singing voice from Mom. And what a lovely young lady she is. Although we're a musical family also (instrumental) my daughter didn't sing around me, either. It was the surprise of my life when she sang a solo at her high school graduation with such a beautiful voice. I sat there stunned with tears of joy and pride streaming down my face at how good she was, and I had had no idea.

  • 1KRAZM F
    1KRAZM F

    Her moms a Karen, I can tell

    • Emperor26