Herbie performed “With A Little Help From My Friends” with his signature saxophone to impress the America’s Got Talent judges. Russ is the long-haired saxophonist competing on America’s Got Talent. A graduate of “Luv U”, Herbie describes his profession as “paying the rent with my rock.”
During his explosive performance, guest judge Laverne Cox snapped along and cheered him on. “You’re in the running,” Simon Cowell assured Herbie after his performance.
As a man who has lived in homeless shelters in the past, Herbie also volunteers his time singing “Amazing Grace” on the streets of Detroit as “Homeless Herbie.” While wearing soiled pants and pushing a shopping cart, he is what videographer Tom Mabe calls a “bait bum.”
Herbie is also the voice behind the Detroit Tigers theme song “Home Again” for Comerica Park. His singing and playing ability allowed him to live that way for a while. After a gig was up, he’d be back to living in a car because all of his money went to drugs.
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America’s Got Talent Social Media Reactions
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— Kssroy (@misskroy) August 2, 2017
That gave me life @HerbieRussMusic !!! I am nearly in tears! So wonderful!
— Aileen George (@ItsMsGeorge) August 2, 2017
greatLove the saxophone…I wanted more of that
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On the heels of the most viewed season in five years, the 12th season of “America’s Got Talent” is back with creator and judge Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.
Supermodel, entrepreneur and CEO, Tyra Banks, joins the team as host and the series returns to Los Angeles this summer with live shows from the famed Dolby Theatre.
With the search open to acts of all ages and talents, “America’s Got Talent” has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of creativity and talent, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying to win America’s hearts and the $1 million prize.
The “Got Talent” format, created by Simon Cowell and co-owned by Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia globally, holds the Guinness World Record as the most successful reality TV format of all time, airing in 186 countries and having been commissioned in 68 territories worldwide. Around the world more than 500 million people watch “Got Talent” every year. “Britain’s Got Talent” has remained the U.K.’s #1 entertainment show since it first launched in 2007 and discovered global singing sensational Susan Boyle, who has sold 23 million records to date.
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