Singing “Jolene” to an appreciative panel of judges, Benton Blount of Greenville made it through Judges Cuts Tuesday night to advance to the next round of “America’s Got Talent”.
Blount’s next live performance will be at Radio City Music Hall.
Blount was one of six acts passed through. His performance was greeted with a standing ovation.
It was the first time Blount performed before Jackson, his two-year-old son. Blount’s wife, Ashley, was also in the audience.
Blount is a stay-at-home dad.
He was a high school football star until he found his passion for music while singing at his local church.
Blount plays his “country as cornbread” music on the weekends, hoping to inspire listeners with his positive outlook on life.
Actor, comedian and producer Marlon Wayans joined “AGT” for the third week of Judge Cuts. In this round, the season’s top acts perform for their chance to compete for America’s vote in the live performance shows at Radio City Music Hall.
Wayans’ Golden Buzzer favorite automatically earned a place in the Top 36.