Sir Elton John was reduced to tears after witnessing an emotional performance by a contestant on America’s Got Talent which left him feeling “inspired”. The iconic singer, 73, was overcome with emotion after hearing a moving performance of his song Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me by Archie Williams. Before captivating the panel with a rendition of “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me,” Archie, 58, explained on the show that he’d been imprisoned for 36 years for a rape he didn’t commit. Dressed in a smart grey suit, the singer said that DNA evidence had finally cleared his name and he was released from one of America’s ‘bloodiest’ prisons. However during his time in incarceration, Archie would watch America’s Got Talent and visualise himself there. Quoting AGT’s tweet of Archie’s full performance, Elton took to Twitter to share his emotions, writing: “I was moved to tears when I heard Archie’s story and saw him perform ‘Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me’.” He added: “The courage and forgiveness shown by him is truly inspiring. The same spirit that the world found so inspiring with Nelson Mandela.” Elton released the song back in 1974 on his… Read full this story
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