Louis Knight Brings Mom To Tears With Solo Performance On American Idol

Louis Knight Brings Mom To Tears With Solo Performance On American Idol

Louis Knight brought his mother to tears while he was performing in Hollywood on American Idol.


He sang the song ‘Hold Me While You Wait’ by Lewis Capaldi, and as soon as he started, his mother broke down. She was just so overwhelmed to hear her sweet boy singing up on that stage!

“I'm waiting up, saving all my precious time
Losing light, I'm missing my same old us
Before we learned our truth too late
Resigned to fate, fading away

Hold me while you wait
I wish that I was good enough
If only I could wake you up
My love, my love, my love, my love
Won't you stay a while?”

After he finished the song, Louis walked right offstage to give his mom a big hug. What a sweet moment between the two of them.

But even with having his family there with him and doing a great job at his performance, this week has been pretty hard on Louis. “I don’t want to make an excuse, but I’m just really struggling,” Louis says. “It’s been really hard focusing.”

The day of his performance happened to be the birthday of one of his best friends who lost their life to suicide about a year and a half ago. “It’s a whirlwind of emotions here at Hollywood week, and having all of this stuff coming back up that you think you’ve made peace with is really hard,” he shares.

The song that Louis sang to the judges back at his audition in Washington, D.C. was actually a song that he wrote about the loss of that same friend.

It has to be so hard dealing with that grief, especially in the midst of a competition, but we pray that Louis can find strength to make it through and continue to share his musical talents with the world.