Golden Buzzer Moment: Alabama Teen Wows America’s Got Talent Judges with 1960’s Classic

Mobile, Alabama – A 14-year-old boy from Alabama wowed judges on “America’s Got Talent” with his rendition of a classic 1960s tune. Reid Wilson, a young singer with a passion for music, captured hearts with his performance on the popular talent show.

Wilson, a self-taught singer who previously only performed at family gatherings, impressed the judges with his soulful voice and stage presence. Dressed in a turtleneck sweater and braces, the unassuming teen revealed his dreams of becoming a superstar on “AGT” and breaking free from the shadows of being a middle child at home.

The young singer’s nerves were evident backstage, but once he took the stage, Wilson delivered a powerful performance that earned him Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer. Mandel was “bowled over” by Wilson’s performance, praising his impressive vocal range and emotional delivery.

For his performance, Wilson chose to sing Lesley Gore’s iconic song “You Don’t Own Me,” a feminist anthem challenging traditional gender roles. The song, originally released in 1963, has since become a symbol of empowerment for women around the world.

Wilson’s talent runs in the family, as his brother, Ryley Wilson, also made a name for himself on an NBC competition show. Ryley competed on “The Voice” and impressed judges with his vocal abilities, ultimately making it to the top eight on the show.

The judges on “America’s Got Talent” were impressed by Wilson’s unexpected talent and raw emotion during his performance. Simon Cowell, known for his harsh critiques, admitted he wasn’t expecting such a powerful performance from a young boy from Alabama.

Wilson’s emotional journey on “AGT” culminated in a heartwarming moment as he received the Golden Buzzer from Mandel. The young singer was overcome with emotion as he was showered in gold confetti and embraced by his family and the judges.

As Wilson continues his journey on “America’s Got Talent,” viewers can tune in to watch the show on NBC and Peacock to see more of his incredible performances. With his talent and passion for music, Wilson is well on his way to achieving his dreams of becoming a music superstar.