Saturday, June 15, 2024

Elton John Responds to Archie Williams’ Stunning “AGT” Performance: “The same spirit that the world found so inspiring with Nelson Mandela”


Archie William’s performance on “America’s Got Talent” was so devastating that even Elton John has responded. Archie sang “Don’t the Let Sun Go Down on Me” after it was revealed he’d spent 37 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The Innocence Project rescued him.

Archie was convicted of raping and killing a woman in 1982. Of course, he was innocent. But it took all those years to exonerate him. His performance and story are memorable and moving.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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