America fell in love with her father and singer, Michael Ketterer, when he shocked the world by sharing his personal story and after he showcased his musical talents on the American Got Talent stage. Michael is a pediatric nurse in California, a beloved leader among his peers who also runs a record label and a faith-based artists’ collective. As a father, he and his wife Ivey have six children, five of whom were adopted into foster families. This father of half a dozen children shares his faith and his musical talents with his children and his wife who love to hear him sing. For his Got Talent audition, he chose a slow, moving version of “To Love Somebody.” by Bee Gees. His deep, rich voice captivated the judges and audience, who listened intently, mesmerized by Michael’s performance. The most critical judge, Simon Cowell, offered advice to Michael when he finished singing.
But neither Michael nor anyone else expected Simon to say what he said or do what he did. Simon told Michael that when judges meet certain singers in auditions, they’re either looking for a very technically accurate presentation or an intriguing and relevant audition. “Sometimes for me it’s about being real and surprising. I was worried about you, but I think sometimes actions speak louder than words. Simon then stood up, leaving everyone, including Michael, stunned at what he had done. Check out what Simon did to Michael in the video below and prepare to be blown away by his performance.