“America’s Got Talent” specializes in feel-good stories that depict the triumph of the human spirit. The stories of the candidates are sometimes even more impressive than their talent.
Ben Waites’ audition surely did not leave a dry eye in the room. Ben rolls on stage in his wheelchair because he is paralyzed. He hails from Nashville, Tennessee, but was born in Louisiana.
Ben tells the judges that he is a gospel singer and vocal coach. He chose to sing Cyndi Lauper’s hit “True Colours”. Simon Cowell asks: “Why this song? “. Ben tells Simon his reasoning, saying, “I believe this song speaks to everyone, no matter where you are, your race, your religion, your age.” I think it just sends a message of hope.