American Idol’s Willie Spence Performs on Live with Kelly & Ryan (Video)

Willie Spence on Live with Kelly & Ryan

American Idol runner-up Willie Spence zoomed into Live with Kelly & Ryan the West coast to perform his winners single, “Never Be Alone.”

Similar to winner Chayce Beckham’s appearance on Monday, the audio quality left much to be desired. But kudos to Willie for belting it out while all by himself in American Idol’s Los Angeles production offices. That had to be very weird!

After the performance, Ryan and Kelly chatted with Willie about his American Idol journey.

Kelly remarked that she loved watching him perform, because he “expresses so much of what he’s singing” in his face. “Every ounce of you is in the song,” she gushed.

Ryan wondered what would “stand out” to Willie about his time on American Idol, “Making my family proud,” he said, “That’s the best feeling in the world.”

The singer’s grandfather recently passed, and Kelly wondered what he’s say to Willie regarding his Idol success. “He would tell me to keep going,” Willie said, “I know he’s proud of me, and watching me. I know he’s been here with me in spirit throughout this whole journey.”

2nd runner-up Grace Kinstler won the fan-voted “American Idol Encore” contest. That means the big-voiced singer will perform on Live with Kelly & Ryan on Friday (May 28).

Watch American Idol’s Willie Spence perform “Never Be Alone” on Live with Kelly & Ryan below.


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