Brian Justin Crum brought the audience and judges to their feet during his “America’s Got Talent” audition, which aired on Tuesday.
Crum revealed he was bullied as a kid for multiple reasons, including being gay. He credited his mom for being supportive of him during that time. Crum went on to sing a cover of “Somebody to Love” by Queen. He received a standing ovation from the crowd and judges Mel B, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandell.
“I just love that you just showed all those people who bullied you,” Klum told Crum.
“I’m guessing that’s one of the biggest performances you’ve ever given and the truth is you are a fantastic singer,” Cowell said.
Crum received four yeses and will advance to the next round of auditions.