America's Got Talent Season 13 Quarterfinalist, Michael Ketterer brought Simon Cowell to tears after his performance.
Michael Ketter is a 41-year old singer from Knoxville, Tennessee who works as a pediatric nurse. He previously had revealed on the show that his wife almost died giving birth to daughter Sofia – whose life is also in danger. Michael and his wife wanted more children but unfortunately were unable to due to the doctors warning them of the same danger so, instead, they adopted 5 boys – one of which has cerebral palsy, three were adopted from a meth lab and the other was homeless.
Simon, who was so impressed by Michael's first performance so much, hit the Golden Buzzer for him, sending him straight through to the live shows.
The other judges were equally moved. Mel B was just as taken aback by Michael’s performance, and sobbed: "I’m trying to doodle so I don’t cry too much. You’re just an incredible person, and incredible human being," she smiled as her voice began to choke. "To do what you’ve done, adopting all these kids and giving them life and then your voice sings such truth and honesty… you don’t have the best voice but you’re captivating."
Heidi Klum told Michael: "We need more men like you," while Howie Mandel agreed: "More humans like you. You deserve to be here, this is not a sob story, this is a happy story. People should be led and inspired by who you are and how you are."