America’s Got Talent: Michael Ketterer’s ‘To Love Somebody’ Cover Earns Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer

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Knoxville musician Michael Ketterer delivered a fantastic cover of “To Love Somebody” by the Bee Gees for the judges of America’s Got Talent. Ketterer is a pediatric mental health nurse who has six children. He spoke about having one daughter with his wife but that complications made it difficult to have more.

He then talked about how they adopted three boys after their daughter dreamt about having them join the family. He said the most rewarding thing is providing his kids with a place to dream.

Simon Cowell asked if it is about being technical or relevant. Simon said that for him it is about being real. Simon said that sometimes action speak louder than words. Simon then gave Ketterer his golden buzzer.

Mel B said that Ketterer sang from his soul and said that it was impressive. Howie Mandel said that he just wants to be a fraction of the human being that he believes Ketterer is. Howie called him great performer and a star human being. Heidi Klum said that she was blown away.

He moved from Knoxville to California in 2014, according to Ketterer’s bio on Influence Music’s website. While in Knoxville, he was a part of Knoxville Christian music group United Pursuit.

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After a record-breaking Season 12, summer phenomenon “America’s Got Talent” is back on Tuesday, May 29 with Creator and Judge Simon Cowell returning alongside Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Supermodel, entrepreneur and business CEO Tyra Banks joined the team last summer as host and melded effortlessly with the judges, bringing her unmistakable personal flair and verve to the show.

With the search open to acts of all ages, “America’s Got Talent” has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from around the world. The series is a true celebration of creativity and talent, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying to win America’s hearts and $1 million.

Season 12 winner Darci Lynne Farmer received the most votes ever for a finale show in “America’s Got Talent” history and won viewers over with her incredible performances alongside puppets Oscar and Petunia. With her “AGT” win in hand, Farmer is currently touring around the country. Season 11 winner Grace VanderWaal followed up her win by releasing “Perfectly Imperfect,” which became the top-selling EP of 2016. She has since released her debut album, “Just the Beginning,” and sold out her own headlining tour. VanderWaal recently announced that she will be joining Imagine Dragons on their 2018 summer tour.

Past “AGT” highlights include first-ever magician winner Mat Franco, who has been headlining his Magic Reinvented Nightly stage show at the LINQ Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas since 2015. Other fan favorites include Season 8 winner Kenichi Ebina, who dazzled audiences with his surreal multimedia dance performances, and Season 7 winner Olate Dogs in 2012. Led by Richard Olate and his son Nicholas, this high-energy, fast-paced dog act was an audience favorite filled with unbelievable pet tricks.

The “Got Talent” format, created by Simon Cowell and co-owned by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia globally, holds the Guinness World Record as the most successful reality TV format of all time, airing in 184 countries and having been commissioned in 70 territories globally. More than 500 million people watch “Got Talent” around the world every year. “Britain’s Got Talent” holds the record as the U.K.’s most-watched show of this century and discovered global singing sensational Susan Boyle, who has sold 23 million records to date.

Author: Shawn Rice

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