'America's Got Talent' season 14's Luke Islam was a crowd favorite even before he won Julianne Hough's Golden Buzzer
'America's Got Talent' over the years has turned into a platform that makes dreams come true, and just like other seasons, the series brought aspiring broadway singer Luke Islam one step closer to his dream. The series aired with its final audition round on Tuesday, July 9, and we witnessed Julianne Hough push her Golden Buzzer for one deserving singer who stunned the judges and audience with his voice.
Hailing from Garden City, New York, the Mecca of Broadway, Luke has been singing ever since he started to talk his father disclosed the show. The young singer revealed that he first found his undying love for Broadway when his mother took him to his first show when he was just six-years-old and he saw a "spark".
"I love the audience, I love the crowd. I love the stage, the props, the costumes–I would want to be up there," Luke unveiled during a preview before his audition. Adding to that he said, "I want to do what they do."
Even after he walked on to the AGT stage bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, Luke told the judges, "My dream is to become a star and make it to Broadway. All my life, I have been thinking of being on Broadway, and I love it so much, and I think 'America's Got Talent' is the next way to achieve that goal."
Before he could begin singing, Luke disclosed that he was a major fan of Hough and that he and his sister have been following Hough and her brother Derek Hough's dancing career for quite some time.
Luke is a member of Wingspan Arts, a nonprofit arts education organization based in Manhattan. Prior to his audition on AGT, recently the 12-year-old took part in The Cast Recording Experience 2019 program by The Broadway Star Project. He sang alongside fellow artiste Gianna Harris. The duo sang their rendition of 'The Last Night of the World' from Miss Saigon, a Broadway musical.
Most of the contestants that audition on 'America's Got Talent' have quite the following on social media, but it was not the same case with Luke, currently, the budding singer has around 800 followers on YouTube and no videos. He recently started his own Instagram and Twitter account and it is run by his parents. He has 20k followers on his Instagram account.
His Facebook page, on the other hand, has no updates either other than some headshots of him that were uploaded in April. Luke didn't just perform 'She Used To Be Mine' from the musical 'Waitress' for the first time on 'AGT'. Prior to his audition, last year the young singer competed in the Broadway musical Waitress's Karaoke competition and his vocals were impeccable. The show was hosted by Jason Mraz and Tiffany Mann.
After his performance on 'AGT', Luke won the Golden Buzzer from Hough and broke down in tears. We can't wait to see what he brings to the stage for his live shows. 'America's Got Talent' airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.