Singer Johnny Manuel Earns Seal's Golden Buzzer With Stunning Cover On America's Got Talent
He had to go back to basics in order to win the Golden Buzzer! Johnny Manuel is a former child star whose career was cut short, but he never stopped singing.
For his second performance on America's Got Talent, Johnny said that some of his favorite singers are the classic vocalists, which is why he chose to perform Stevie Wonder's 1980 hit song "Lately."
His rendition won over judges Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Mel B, but Simon Cowell and guest judge Seal were not so impressed. Simon explained that he wasn't a fan of Johnny's song choice this time around, and he asked him to sing a 30-second clip of the first song he performed for them during his first audition.