Judges Think 17-Yr-Old’s ‘Try a Little Tenderness’ is Too Slow – Then He Cuts Loose

Daniel Joyner is a talented singer from Alamo, Tennessee. His life was pretty normal as a small-town singer until he blew everyone’s mind in America’s Got Talent. And, we must admit, this 17-year-old singer has the most incredible voice.

Daniel comes inside the stage as a normal-looking teenager with an innocent face. The judges were clearly not expecting this sweet boy to be so talented. It’s pretty clear, at first, that they think his rendition is too soft, too slow and lacks any pizzazz.

He performs, Try a Little Tenderness, a classic soul song written by Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, and Harry M. Woods in 1932. It has been covered by many artists, including Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin, and is known for its soulful, passionate sound and powerful message about the need for understanding and compassion in relationships. But at first, it doesn’t seem like Daniel is giving it any passion or power. 

But his slow and soft start breaks with the beat of a trumpet and he amazes everyone by breaking out with a rather strong voice. Even Simon Cowell was shaken by his performance and we all know how good your voice has to be for that to happen. In an instant, the judges select him for another round. Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!

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