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Leake, who is AGT's first-ever spoken word poet to compete, was among the standout performances of the night with his moving poem.
Tuesday night’s audience-free version of “America’s Got Talent” broke new ground thanks to the audition of Brandon Leake. Get the tissues - Brandon Leake - CTM will leave you without words! Howie and Heidi are amazing, but he's the boss! While judge Howie Mandel seemed particularly dubious about the notion of spoken-word poetry on “America’s Got Talent”, Leake won him over with his heartfelt poem, written about his sister, who had recently passed away. "I believe that the biggest issue in this world, and I'm not being political, I'm being truthful, we're all in this together. "America, sit quietly, listen and take it in.". (Kelly Clarkson and Kenan Thompson previously served as season 15 guest judges during the live shows. Or maybe it was simply due to they hue and in that moment I better understand my Black mother's greatest fear was every time I left her home, on the other side of her phone would no longer be her son, it would be America's most popular hashtag," the father of one said. The fourth and final slate of contestants performed in the live quarterfinal rounds of America's Got Talent. The last 11 acts to compete for a spot in the semi-finals were roaster Alex Hooper, hand-balancing siblings Bello Sisters, spoken word artist (and Mandel's Golden Buzzer winner) Brandon Leake, singers Broken Roots, cheerleaders C.A.
Leake, who is AGT 's first-ever spoken word poet to compete, was among the standout performances of the night with his moving poem.
And season 15 will conclude on Sept. 22 and Sept. 23, when a winner will be crowned during the scheduled finale.
"And as I stared at that screen, I couldn't help but think I was looking at a mirror image of myself being choked out for merely existing or for daring to be more than three-fifths of what them folk thought them to be. ET) on NBC.
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