Specializes in feel-good stories that portray the triumph of the human spirit in ‘America’s Got Talent’ . The contestants’ stories are even more impressive than their talent at times.
Ben Waites’ audition certainly didn’t leave the audience feeling dry. Ben rolls on stage in his wheelchair because he is paralyzed. He’s from Nashville, Tennessee, but he was born in Louisiana. He chose to sing Cyndi Lauper’s hit ‘True Colors’. Simon Cowell asked, “Why that song?”
Ben told Simon his reasoning, saying, “I believe this song speaks to everyone, regardless of your background, race, religion, age. I feel it just conveys a message. message of hope.” Heidi asked, “Did you bring anyone special here with you today?” He said he brought his wife, mother, and grandmother with him. Simon asked, “Do the people you coach know you auditioned?” Ben said, “No, because when I’m with them, it’s all about them.” Heidi said, “And now it’s all about you! Good luck.’
Finally, Judge Sofia began to cry. All the judges and the audience gave him a standing ovation. Ben’s audition was a memorable and emotional moment as ‘AGT.’Ben performed the song with excellence and pure emotion. He sings, ‘I see your true colors shine through. I see your true colors and that’s why I love you. So don’t be afraid to let them show. Your true colors are as beautiful as a rainbow. ‘
Ben Waites’ AGT audition is worth a million Golden Buzzers! Watch as Ben Waites inspires the crowd with “True Colors” by Cyndi Lauper.