Middle School Janitor’s Voice Blows Away ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges

“America’s Got Talent” kicked off its 19th season with a golden bang, showcasing a performance that left the audience and judges in awe. The star of the premiere episode was none other than 55-year-old Richard Goodall, a janitor from Indiana who took the stage to sing Journey’s iconic hit “Don’t Stop Believin’.” His stunning performance earned him the coveted Golden Buzzer, catapulting him directly to the live shows.

Before his audition, Goodall shared his story with host Terry Crews. For 23 years, he’s been a janitor at Chauncey Rose Middle School, just a few blocks from his home.

But singing has always been his true passion. “I just belt it out,” he said. Encouraged by the students who’ve always admired his talent, Goodall decided to take a leap of faith and audition for “AGT.”

As he stepped onto the stage, visibly nervous, Goodall introduced himself to the judges. Simon Cowell, always one to offer encouragement, told him, “Shake off those nerves. We’re here, we’re rooting for you.” With those words, Goodall launched into his rendition of “Don’t Stop Believin’,” capturing the hearts of everyone in the room.

The judges were blown away by his performance. Simon Cowell praised him, saying, “Richard, you are my hero.” Howie Mandel added, “You, and maybe because you’ve been doing it for 23 years, but you just cleaned up. I would imagine that every kid that has ever been in a school with you is just screaming. I just think you’re amazing.”

Heidi Klum was equally moved, expressing, “Richard, Richard, Richard, you knocked me off my feet. We all had the best time with you up there on that stage. I really, really feel something when I see you up there and hear you up there, and now this is what I’m going to do for you because I love you.”

With that, Klum pressed the Golden Buzzer, and the room erupted in cheers as gold confetti rained down. Goodall, overwhelmed with emotion, shed tears of joy as Klum ran up to the stage to give him a giant hug.

The “AGT” YouTube page quickly filled with comments praising Goodall’s performance. One user wrote, “I can’t express with words how lucky I feel to be able to say that I am one of the kids who always told him how amazing his voice is. My favorite part of walking through the hallway of Elementary school is hearing this phenomenon.”

Another comment read, “This is one of the most deserved Golden Buzzer I have ever seen. A 50-year-old janitor who seems shy and nervous with a beautiful voice. This is the hope America needs.”

It’s moments like these that remind us of the incredible talent and dreams that people carry with them every day. Richard Goodall’s journey is a testament to the power of perseverance and the magic of believing in oneself. We can’t wait to see what he sings next on “America’s Got Talent”! Stay tuned for more inspiring performances as the season unfolds.

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