Poet makes America's Got Talent history with his incredibly moving performance

goss 02/07/2020

After 15 seasons on TV, Brandon Leake has made history by being the first act to perform his spoken word poetry for the judges.

Brandon performed a piece that he had written in tribute to his late sister, which earned him a prestigious 'golden buzzer' from judge Howie Mandel.

The heartbreaking poem has been viewed millions of times online in a just a few days and has left viewers with more than a few tears in their eyes...

"Can we talk about the fact that he didn't even cry while performing, like what a strong soul, I balled my eyes out." one viewer commented.

"And this is your winner. Period." simply stated another.

Check out the full performance in the video above. Since this audition was filmed during the pandemic, you'll notice there is no audience present!