Ben Waites is one of America’s Got Talent (AGT) season 17’s most motivational performers.
Days before the show, Ben’s audition was made public, and it was an incredible performance that provided everyone a peek of how the judges would react to him.
Ben, who is confined to a wheelchair, chose to perform “True Colors” at the audition in order to inform the judges that he is a Southern gospel singer and vocal instructor.
When questioned by the contentious Simon Cowell about his decision to go with “True Colors,” Ben responded;
“I believe that the song’s message may speak to everybody, regardless of their age, race, or origin. It is capable of conveying a message of hope.
Ben, 32, moved Sofia Vergara to tears with his outstanding performance.
Where is Ben Waites from?
Ben pointed out that he currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee but is originally from Louisiana.
Ben went on to get his degree from Louisiana College with an interdisciplinary concentration of music, communications, and theater arts.
Watch his performance below: