After a rocky start to his audition, 27-year-old Lamont Landers was able to use his second chance to wow the judges on America's Got Talent.
This Huntsville, Alabama native grew up with a love of music. He was in second grade when he received his first guitar. But after his parent's divorce, the break up took a toll. He looked to music for a source of comfort. "Having the guitar as an outlet was the perfect thing for me."
For years, Lamont has been working full-time as a musician but he's ready to take his career to the next level. Now, he's stepping onto the America's Got Talent stage for his big shot.
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He came out confident and started to sing “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green. Shortly into the song, Simon stopped the young singer. Lamont prepared Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On' as a backup song but Simon also called that tune too safe. "Your problem is that you do not take risks."
Lamont Landers Gets A Second Shot To Prove Himself
That's when judge Simon Cowell offered Lamont the chance to learn a completely new song and come back to audition later. After a few tense moments between the two, Lamont decided to take Simon up on his advice.
In under thirty minutes, the young singer learned a brand new song in hopes of impressing the judges. Full of nerves, Lamont performed a cover of Robyn’s ‘Dancing On My Own.'
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He earned a standing ovation from the judges as his smooth vocals truly shined through. Simon commented on the encore performance, "Sometimes, someone gives you a little bit of advice and it opens the door. I think the doors just opened here for you."
I'm excited to see what this new path looks like for Lamont on America's Got Talent.
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