Life hasn’t always been easy for 32 year old Ben Waites.
Ben, who currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee, was born with arthrogryposis multiplex congenita, a condition that has him using a wheelchair. He’s faced many challenges because of this, but he’s always found hope through them all, especially with the help and comfort of music.
In fact, he’s a Southern Gospel singer and a vocal coach. Recently, however, Ben decided to take his powerful voice and his message to a much larger stage… the one on “America’s Got Talent!” For his audition, Ben chose to sing “True Colors” by Cindy Lauper, a song that brings a lot of meaning to his life.
“The message of the song, I feel, is able to speak to people no matter their age, their race, their background,” said Ben. “It’s able to communicate a message of hope.”
As soon as Ben started to sing, the judges were simply mesmerized by his beautiful voice. But there was one judge that felt especially moved: Sofia Vergara. From the start of Ben’s performance all the way to the end, the famous actor couldn’t hold back her tears.
Ben also got a standing ovation from both the crowd and the judges alike. After watching his performance for ourselves, we can totally see why!
Watch Ben’s touching performance in the video below, and don’t forget to share.
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