Johnny Manuel “America’s Got Talent” Audition Video: Singer Performs “I Have Nothing” – WATCH!

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Johnny Manuel AGT Audition Video

By Shari Weiss |

Johnny Manuel AGT Audition Video


Johnny Manuel belted “I Have Nothing” during the “America’s Got Talent” auditions on Tuesday. Check out the video below!

Manuel might be familiar to some people out there as “Lil Johnny.” At age 14, he scored a record deal and recorded with the likes of Diddy (then Puff Daddy) and Jermaine Dupri. He even toured with Lil Bow Wow and *NSYNC. And then it was over. Manuel was dropped from his label. At 17, “It went to take-off whirlwind experience to right back home to my parents’ house.”

He then battled depression and eventually moved on with his life. Now 32, he came to “America’s Got Talent” for another shot at his dream. Though admittedly nervous, he performed Whitney Houston’s classic song flawlessly. Most of the judges gave a standing ovation, and raved about his performance.

Mel B exclaimed, “Oh my gosh! You are so powerful. I know you’ve had a journey to get here, but thank you for showing up.” Howie Mandel said, “Wow, I was not expecting that. The fact that you’re finally doing what speaks to you is so wonderful and this is a jaw-dropping moment on ‘America’s Got Talent.'”

“Gosh, this is not what it sounds like when I sing that song in the shower,” quipped Heidi Klum, adding, “You are incredible.” And Simon Cowell said, “I love the fact that shy Johnny is really a diva. I want to see more of that. What’s great about you is you are somebody who can nail and sell a song.” Watch the video below!

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