Archie Williams was in a Louisiana prison for 36 years for a crime he didn't commit and he's now a star on 'America's Got Talent':
Archie Williams spent 36 years in a Louisiana prison for a rape he didn't commit. One year after he was freed, he wooed the reality show's judges with a moving rendition of "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me."
While in prison, he said he'd perform and catch episodes of the show he'd someday audition for. Singing saved him from succumbing to the darkness of his situation.
"I watched 'America's Got Talent' in prison and I would visualize myself there," he said before his audition. "I always desired to be on a stage like this, and now I'm here."
His performance even caught the attention of Elton John who was moved to tears. Such a great story!