Man Wrongly Imprisoned for 37 Years Wows On ‘Americas Got Talent’ With Audition Simon Will Never Forget
Archie Williams was wrongly imprisoned for 37 years. Now he’s inspiring the world with his singing.
Archie Williams was wrongly imprisoned for 37 years for a crime he did not commit.
The Innocence Project helped him win his freedom.
Now, Williams is making the most of his new life, going after a dream he long held while behind bars.
He told the judges on “America’s Got Talent,” that he used to watch the show while he was in prison and visualized himself performing before the judges.
He’s now had that chance.
Williams performed Elton John’s “Don’t Let The Son Go Down On Me.”
He sung it with such feeling and pain and hope. He absolutely wowed judges Simon Cowell, Sofia Vegara, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
Cowell tweeted he will never forget this audition as long as he lives.
This is Archie Williams. I will never forget this audition for the rest of my life. And I’ll never listen to this song in the same way ever again. pic.twitter.com/UCco7OwdGx— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) May 22, 2020
Williams received a standing ovation from the judges and the entire audience. And not too surprisingly, he received four “Yes” votes to move on in the competition.
What an inspiring act for America to root for during the season as it progresses through the summer.
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