All Stars 2023 contestant served 37 years in prison after being wrongly convicted for a crime
, 2022-12-28 21:54:24,
AGT: All Stars will feature the best of America’s Got Talent and will bring back dancers, singers, aerialists, and more to the AGT stage. Fan favorites, former contestants, and former champions from across the regional series of the franchise will go head-to-head in the upcoming talent hunt for another chance at victory.
One of the contestants set to appear in the show is Archie Williams, a singer who spent over 37 years in prison after being falsely accused of multiple crimes. It was only in 2019 that he was exonerated by fingerprint evidence.
AGT: All Stars will premiere on January 2, at 8 pm ET on NBC.
Meet Archie Williams ahead of his appearance on AGT: All Stars
Archie first appeared on America’s Got Talent in season 15’s premiere episode. His skill, personality, and backstory made his first impression unforgettable. During the auditions, he narrated his story about being wrongfully convicted.
In his introductory clip, he said:
“I knew I was innocent, I didn’t commit a crime. But being a poor Black kid, I didn’t have the economic ability to fight the state of Louisiana.”
For the audition, Archie Williams sang Elton John’s Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me and earned himself a standing ovation and a unanimous “Yes” for the next round. However, he didn’t need to perform in the Judge Cuts round and automatically advanced to the Quarterfinals.
His next performance in episode 9 was his rendition of Stevie Wonder’s Love’s In Need of Love…
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