On Tuesday night’s America’s Got Talent, there were some surprising auditions, both bad and good. One standout was 14-year-old singer Reid Wilson from Alabama, who won Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer, sending him straight to the live shows.

Reid was very nervous but shared that he’s been singing all his life and has been practicing more in the past year to pursue his dream. He chose to sing Lesley Gore’s 1963 hit “You Don’t Own Me,” which surprised the judges. Simon Cowell gave him two minutes to perform, and Reid’s impressive vocals left the judges amazed.

Heidi Klum praised his stage presence, Sofia Vergara was impressed by how he overcame his nerves, and Simon complimented his sweet voice. Howie Mandel was especially moved, saying he was surprised by Reid’s talent and nervousness. He then hit the Golden Buzzer, sending Reid to the live shows.

Reid’s mom joined him on stage as confetti fell, and Howie congratulated him. Reid said he felt star-struck and thanked everyone, especially Howie. Backstage, Howie praised Reid’s unexpected talent.

Reid dreams of becoming a big name in music like his favorite artist, Aretha Franklin. He said he used to sing loudly around the house and taught himself to sing better over time. As a middle child, he felt overlooked but now feels recognized on TV.

America’s Got Talent airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC and streams the next day on Peacock.

(Source: Parade)


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