Shy AGT Winner Michael Grimm Returns With 'I'd Rather Go Blind'

America’s Got Talent winner Michael Grimm returns to the stage that started it all with a stunning performance of ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ by Etta James.

We first met Michael back in 2010 when he competed on the fifth season of AGT. Michael was raised by his grandparents and we learned that prior to his appearance, he performed in dive bars.

He was just hoping for a little exposure but he gained so much more on AGT when he was crowned champion over runner up Jackie Evancho. “It all happened all at once. It was big. It was quick. It all came like a freight train. I was not prepared for that level of attention and I am a pretty shy person. It was scary, so I just kind of took a step back and let fame pass me by.”

Now, Michael is hoping to defend his title as a contestant on America’s Got Talent: The Champions. The popular competition features over 40 acts from all across the globe. The list of contenders includes past winners, finalists and fan-favorites.

Despite his nerves, Michael delivered an incredible performance of ‘I’d Rather Go Blind’ by Etta James.

“I would rather, I would rather go blind boy
Than to see you, walk away from me child, and all
So you see, I love you so much
That I don't want to watch you leave me baby
Most of all, I just don't, I just don't want to be free no”

This talented performer truly showed us all why he belongs on the America’s Got Talent stage. But only time will tell if Michael has what it takes to be named the ultimate champion.

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