On tonight’s episode of America’s Got Talent, two-time Olympic Athlete Shevon Nieto earns a standing ovation from the judges after stunning them with her voice.
Nieto was able to perform in front of AGT judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara. She also performed in front of guest judge Eric Stonestreet and host Terry Crews. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there was no audience present at her audition.
There is one Golden Buzzer still in play, which means Nieto has a chance at winning that and getting straight through to the live shows, which air in August 2020.
Here’s what you should know about Shevon Nieto:
1. She Sang an Original Song for Her Audition
For her audition on the show, Nieto chose to sing an original song. While this is a risky choice for any audition, we’ve seen that it has worked out on AGT in the past.
Nieto sang “Through The Good and the Bad,” which she wrote about her husband and their story.
The song was written after an accident her husband was in, and she said it was written as a way to find comfort.
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In honor of Olympic Day, My husband, 2-Time Olympian @jamienieto is a true Champion. He is one of the world’s best High Jumpers and is an amazing amazing guy. He shows us everyday the fight, determination and preservation needed to be a champion on and off the track. This picture is from our first date, which lead us to where we are today. ❤️#OlympicLove #Olympians #OlympicDay #LoveAndTrackandField
A post shared by Shevon K. Nieto OLY (@shevonstoddart) on Jun 23, 2020 at 8:27pm PDT
According to the audition sneak peek, Nieto’s husband was paralyzed after an accident while coaching for the Olympics.
“In 2016 I got a phone call that changed my life…” she said. “At the time Jamie and I had been dating for about three years and we had discussions of kids and getting married. I was actually getting ready for my third Olympic games.”
Jamie had slipped on one of his jumps while coaching the Olympic athletes.
She continued, saying “When I got to the hospital, he was lying there and he could no longer move. They said he’s paralyzed. Walking was not in the equation. Jamie kept saying ‘I’m sorry.’ …read more