- Archie Williams was arrested in 1983 for a rape he did not commit and sentenced to life imprisonment
- In 2019 he was exonerated after technology proved fingerprints lifted from the crime scene belonged to a serial rapist that was not him
- The man who had dreamt of being a singer sang an emotional song on America's Got Talent and his story moved millions across the world
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A man who spent more than three decades behind bars for a crime he did not commit moved an audience to tears after passionately singing on America’s Got Talent.
Archie Williams was locked up in Louisiana State Penitentiary before being released in March 2019.
Briefly.co.za learned that a sneak peek of his performance and background story anticipated to air in the show’s latest season had people at the edge of their seats.
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His moving testimony was one in a million and his voice was like that of an angel. Archie always wanted to be a musician and bless the world with his beautiful voice.
While in jail, the talented musician was a big fan of America’s Got Talent and always dreamt of the day he too would be featured on the show.
His dreams came true when his turn came to stand in front of celebrity judges and an arena full of excited people cheering him on.
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In a clip that made rounds on social media, Archie was heard singing his heart out and hitting chords not many people would dare to try reach.
“I watched America's Got Talent in prison and I would visualise myself being there. I always desired to be on a stage like this, and now I am here. Thank God. I know it is the chance of a lifetime,” he said.
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