Kalamazoo Dancer Advances on ‘AGT’ Live Shows
Blind Benjamin Yonattan steals the judges' hearts!
Benjamin’s story first captured and inspired the nation in June. During his first audition, he told the judges he has retinal dystrophy, which has caused him to go nearly completely blind.
Last night on NBC's America's Got Talent was another round of Judges' Cuts. Twenty acts performed — but only 7 could be given an opportunity to move on. Woodtv.com also reported that Benjamin told the judges that his vision had worsened since his first audition :( so, Hedi Klum, Mel B, Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, and guest judge Michael Buble were anxious to see his performance. HE KILLS IT! :) You can't even tell that he has a rare degenerative eye condition!
The judges were blown away by his performance. They all had tears in their eyes and smiles on their faces. Howie said, “It’s so uplifting and it’s heartbreaking. You can’t see what we get to see, but we are so lucky that we are able to see it.”
Ben and 6 other acts, made it through to the final rounds at Radio City Music Hall in NYC.