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Singer, keeper Richard Goodall Nabs Golden Buzzer

Richard Goodall - America's Got Talent 2024
Pictured: Richard Goodall — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

America’s Got Talent 2024: Custodian Richard Goodall Never Stopped “Believin” When Heidi Klum Picked Him as Golden Buzzer

America has talent Season 19 kicked off Tuesday night with TWO contestants receiving Golden Buzzers, including singer and elementary school administrator. Richard Goodall.

This season, each of the judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Hey MandelAnd Sofia Vergara receive two Golden Buzzers as hosts Terry Crews issues one. That night saw both Terry and Heidi throw a buzzer call. (Read our summary)

Notably, Heidi’s Buzzer, an amateur singer, closed the show with a stirring rendition of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” The singer works as a janitor at a primary school near where he lives.

Richard is in awe of being there as he sees the cameras and the stage. He is a 55 year old man from Terre Haute, Indiana, and has lived there all his life. He remembers his Radio Shack radio where he listened to music growing up. Richard, a janitor at a high school near his home, says, “I’m not a fancy person,” adding, “The kids heard me sing and they told me I have talent.”

As he meets the judges, he tells them that he has been a janitor for 23 years and that his dream is that he loves to sing. Only his close friends and fiancée know he auditioned. He introduces his song and says it “speaks for itself.” As he nervously opens his mouth, a big, booming voice comes out. Its sound is reminiscent of Steve Perry. It’s not necessarily a unique cover of the song, but it’s a great voice with great technique. He hits all the notes with ease. Halfway through the performance, Heidi exclaims: “So great!” I’m curious if his voice always has this kind of tone or if it’s imitative.

Richard Goodall - America's Got Talent 2024
Pictured: Richard Goodall — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Heidi says: “This is what I’m going to do for you because I love you”

The judges stand up and the audience applauds Richard. Simon calls the performance ‘really special’. Sofia says, “I think you were perfect to come to AGT because you made our night.” Howie says, “You just cleaned up,” then continues, “I imagine every kid who went to school with you is just screaming.”

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Pictured: (l-r) Terry Crews, Richard Goodall, Heidi Klum — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Then Heidi declares, “You’ve knocked me over,” and adds, “I really feel something when I see and hear you there, and this is what I’m going to do for you now because I love you.” .” She hits her Golden Buzzer, which guarantees we’ll see Richard in the live shows. The confetti falls and Heidi and Richard share the moment together on stage. She says, “I can’t wait to see what you sing next.” Richard is shocked when he says, “I’ve never been on an airplane before.” He calls his fiancée and shares the good news.

Richard was not the only Golden Buzzer of the evening Terry Crews rewarded Zimbabwean comedian More information Jonasi with one with his professional and entertaining comedic performance. Other acts that stood out were the snake dancer Arshiyas gruesome routine and magician Sam Huang’s baffling routine for missing fingers. I also found Baby developers act cute and impressive to do at the age of two.

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