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.
I was moved to tears when I heard Archie’s story and saw him perform “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down on Me”. The courage and forgiveness shown by him is truly inspiring. The same spirit that the world found so inspiring with Nelson Mandela. Love, E xx https://t.co/oYxM3IyvWB
— Elton John (@eltonofficial) May 26, 2020
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.