Nikki Leonti has gone through many rough things in her life. Despite her vocal abilities and talent, her road to stardom wasn’t easy. She was just a teenager when she won a singing contest and got a record deal with a Christian label. However, things didn’t go as planned. A short while after her eighteenth birthday, Nikki announced that she was pregnant with her daughter. That’s when the label kicked her off.
The label executives didn’t want someone who was giving birth to a baby out of wedlock represent their brand, and before Nikki knew it, her songs were pulled from the radio, her albums were taken off the shelves, and her tour dates were cancelled. But this setback didn’t discourage her in any way. Years after her retirement, she was presented with a second chance. Carrie Underwood approached her and offered her a role as a backup singer, and she immediately grabbed the opportunity.
Nikki still wanted to make her own impact on the industry though. So she decided to try out for America’s Got Talent 2016 along with her 15 year old daughter, Jaslyn, and her husband, Ryan. The Edgar Family Band performed “I’ll Stand by You” by The Pretenders and managed to win everyone’s heart with their powerful cover. Wait till you hear this out for yourself!
Check out their audition below!
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