Michael Ketterer returned to America’s Got Talent, and the wait was definitely worth it!
If you recall, Michael appeared on the show very early in the season and received the second Golden Buzzer of AGT Season 13.
Michael is a pediatric mental health specialist and the father of six children, several of whom were adopted from foster care. Why wouldn’t America embrace him just for that?
Michael is not only a stand-up man, but he also possesses a tremendous pair of pipes. During his audition, he wowed the judges enormously, so much so that Simon Cowell sent him straight to Hollywood!
After receiving the Golden Buzzer, Michael was able to bypass the Judges’ Cut round, in which artists were eliminated based on the judges’ opinions, and proceed directly to the live performances.
Simon had to shout his praises before he could even perform on AGT for the second time. Simon could not stop complimenting Michael!
«He is incredible; he is a wonderful human being as well as a fantastic singer.» I’m overjoyed. I’m overjoyed right now. I truly, truly am!»
Michael chose «Us» by James Bay for his second performance on the AGT stage. The song is incredibly dramatic, and Michael’s voice appears to have heightened its intensity.
The whole crowd and all four judges were on their feet and applauding Michael by the time he finished singing.
Tyra Banks went to Simon first for commentary, and the judge attempted to pass because he was overcome with emotion. Tyra, on the other hand, would not let them pass him by! She urged Simon to express his emotions.
«Oh my god, Michael, look, oh my gosh. As a father, I understand why. I can’t imagine what you’ve done, let alone being on this program. And you desperately need it, and you’re a very unique individual. I’m not sure what it is about you!»
Tyra then applauded Simon for being ready to expose his vulnerable side to people watching at home and in the audience, despite Simon’s reputation as a strong person. Simon’s gentler side has emerged as a result of being a father!
Mel B was trying not to weep by scribbling on her papers!
«You’re an incredible person, an incredible human being.» To accomplish what you’ve done, accept and adopt all of these children and give them life. And then your voice sings with such sincerity and honesty. «I cried the moment you said the first word.»
Heidi Klum’s remark was simple yet profound. She stated:
«We need more gentlemen like you.»
Michael Ketterer’s second performance on America’s Got Talent may be seen in the video below: