'Celebrity Watch Party': Ozzy Osbourne moved to tears by wrongly incarcerated 'AGT' singer Archie Williams
Fox has returned with an all-new episode of 'Celebrity Watch Party' and this week it began with celebrities watching an episode of 'America's Got Talent', featuring the audition clip of Archie Williams, the man who silently spent 37 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit.
Archie, who was freed last year, said he would often imagine walking up to the stage and singing in front of a fully packed house and a panel of judges. Archie was charged with rape and murder of a 30-year-old Louisiana woman. Oddly enough, the officials never found Archie's fingerprints at the crime scene. He had an airtight alibi and at least three people confirmed he was at home during the time of the crime.
In his interview on the show, Archie said that he always knew he hadn't committed a crime. "I knew I was innocent, I didn't commit a crime. But being a poor black kid, I didn't have the ability to fight the state of Louisiana," he added. Simon Cowell, one of the judges on the show, took to social media to express how touched he was by Archie's story. And he isn't the only the celebrity who was left moist-eyed. "What happened to Archie is tragic. While his voice is extraordinary, unfortunately, his experience of being sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit is more common than people realize," Simon shared on Instagram along with a photo of him hugging Archie.
Romeo Miller, JoJo Siwa, Tyra Banks, Joe Buck, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Wozniak, Curtis Stone, Lindsay Price, Bryan Price, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber were among the stars lined-up for this week's 'Celebrity Watch Party' and they were all teary-eyed by the time Archie finished narrating his story.
Fans too couldn't hold it back and some of them were surprised that Ozzy Osbourne could cry. "Archie on @AGT making the Prince of Darkness @OzzyOsbourne cry! Such an inspiring story of how 37 years never broke him. @stevewoz and his wife are so sweet and real with their emotions. #CelebrityWatchParty #AGT," a viewer commented, while another shared: "Archie's audition on #CelebrityWatchParty made me tear up again. And great to see similar reactions to mine!" Another said, "Mad props for Archie on AGT after serving 37 years for a crime he did not commit. He'd get a yes vote for me. #CelebrityWatchParty."One fan tweeted, "Archie is an amazing singer #celebritywatchparty."
Catch all the new episodes of 'Celebrity Watch Party' on Fox every Thursday.