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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 12:44 PM

This.Is.So.Powerful. 'You Matter' Brandon Leake (AGT semifinals)

This may have already been posted. Yes, it's AGT semifinals, but no -- it's way more than that. Honestly. Give a listen. You'll be glad you did.

With “America’s Got Talent” just three weeks away from crowning a winner, Stockton spoken-word poet Brandon Leake has advanced to the semifinals after Tuesday’s incredible performance and promises his next piece will be “far better.”

Leake, judge Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer winner, gave a “powerful” spoken-word performance about his Black mother’s fear of him becoming “America’s next most popular hashtag” every time he leaves home amid protests over police brutality and racism.

“I’ve never been more moved in my life on this show by any other act,” Mandel said after Tuesday night’s performance. “We need you on this show. We need you in this world. … You matter.”

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https://www.recordnet.com/story/entertainment/2020/09/02/you-matter-stocktons-brandon-leake-advances-semifinals-after-wowing-americas-got-talent-judges/5700056002/

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hedda_foil Sep 2020 #3
nolabear Sep 2020 #4
Farmgirl1961 Sep 2020 #5

Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:20 PM

1. I'm not crying, you're crying...

Watched both his performances...now I need to wipe my eyes.

That was truly powerful, he is a shining star whose voice needs to be heard.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:23 PM

2. Brilliant kid ...

hopefully he'll enlighten some of the dimmed bulbs.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:47 PM

3. Not just powerful poetry, but he shows exceptional acting chops in this poetic monologue.

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Response to Farmgirl1961 (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 02:52 PM

4. I posted it but I'm delighted you did again!

He’s just wonderful. I love spoken word anyway and he does the art proud.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 03:41 PM

5. Yes, I had this vague recollection that it had been posted, but I couldn't find it when I searched

DU. He sure does the art proud.

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