Elton John Cried After Watching Wrongfully Jailed Man’s America’s Got Talent Audition

Peter Stavros
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I’m crying too.

America’s Got Talent is back for its 15th season, and the first inspiring performance has already happened. Archie Williams was wrongfully convicted for rape and murder in Louisiana, and spent 37 years in prison. He auditioned on AGT for its premiere episode with a beautiful cover of Elton John’s classic ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me.’

After watching the clip, John immediately took to social media to acknowledge Williams’ moving performance.

He tweeted:

‘I was moved to tears when I heard Archie’s story and saw him perform “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me”. The courage and forgiveness shown by him is truly inspiring. The same spirit that the world found so inspiring with Nelson Mandela. Love, E xx’

That wasn’t all. The ‘Your Song’ singer also personally called Williams to invite him to perform the song with him live whenever his tour resumes after the coronavirus pandemic.

Williams revealed this in a recent interview with Access Hollywood: ‘He gave me an invitation to perform at his show when he comes back to the United States. Out of all the people that ever sung his song, that song there, he said I brought true meaning to it even with him. He started crying at the time he was talking.’

That’s going to be a moment for sure.

Watch Archie Williams cover Elton John’s ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me’ below.

(Photos: Getty/NBC)

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