Robert Finley America's Got Talent Audition Video 2019
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America's Got Talent truly saved one of the best for last. During the NBC show's final season 14 audition episode Tuesday, contestant Robert Finley blew all four judges and the entire audience away with a soulful and inspiring-as-heck singing performance. A 65-year-old born and raised in Louisiana, Robert fought in the Vietnam War before starting a family and devoting his life to carpentry, but everything changed when he lost his eyesight due to glaucoma a few years ago, leading him to rediscover his passion for music. "I had to lose my physical sight so I could see my true destiny," the war veteran explained before taking the stage with a little help from host Terry Crews.
Wearing black leather pants and a matching cowboy hat, Robert sang a joyous rendition of his own original song titled "Get It While You Can," immediately winning over the crowd with his blues-style vocals and joyous stage presence. The judges were clearly moved by Robert's uplifting story and talent, as they each gave his performance high praise. "You might not be able to see us, but I hope you can feel us," Julianne Hough said, before Simon Cowell chimed in to compare his voice to a fine wine that's only gotten better with age. We couldn't agree more! He may not have earned the coveted final golden buzzer of the season, but he did advance to the next round of the competition with a unanimous "yes" from the judges. We're rooting for you, Robert!