Louisiana singer Robert Finley earns standing ovation after performance on 'AGT: All-Stars'
A Northeast Louisiana blues is bringing his talent back to primetime television.
Robert Finley, 68, of Bernice garnered a standing ovation following a spirited performance during preliminaries on the NBC singing competition "America's Got Talent All-Stars."
The show features past winners, finalists and fan favorites from across previous seasons of the franchise, competing for the All-Star title. Finley appeared on season 14 of "America's Got Talent" in 2019, but he was eliminated during the semifinals.
On Monday night's episode, Finley performed an original song, "Souled Out on You," which earned a standing ovation from the audience and positive reactions from Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell, the show's three judges.
"Robert, I wish I had a Platinum Buzzer right now," Cowell said. "Gold's not even good enough for that. I mean, seriously. That was extraordinary. I mean− you're just so cool, and it's effortless, and your voice is just brilliant. I mean, brilliant. That's what a singing voice should sound like. I love that. I love that. I love you."
The contest's preliminaries feature around 10 participants. While those receiving a golden buzzer in each preliminary secure an automatic place in the grand finale, contestants compete for the remaining places.
"America's Got Talent All-Stars" airs on Mondays at 7 p.m.
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