Ben Waites is one of the most inspiring acts of America’s Got Talent (AGT) season 17.
Ben’s audition was released days ahead of the airing and it was an awe-inspiring performance, which gave everyone a glimpse at his impact on the judges.
Ben, who’s bound to a wheelchair revealed to the judges that he is a Southern gospel singer and vocal coach and opted to sing “True Colors” during the audition.
When he was asked by the controversial Simon Cowell why he chose “True Colors,” Ben replied;
“The message of the song I feel is able to speak to people no matter their age, their race, their background. It’s able to communicate a message of hope.”
Ben, aged 32, made Sofia Vergara cry with his wonderful performance.
Where is Ben Waites from?
Ben pointed out that he currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee but is originally from Louisiana.
Ben went on to get his degree from Louisiana College with an interdisciplinary concentration of music, communications, and theater arts.
Watch his performance below: