This former subway singer has stormed stages worldwide since her 2010 appearance on America’s Got Talent. After raising her family and working in the New York City school system, Alice Tan Ridley began singing in New York subway stations in 1992, to the delight of the huge crowds who cheered her on. Her rousing rendition of Etta James’ “At Last” during her first appearance on America’s Got Talent is a classic example of her strong voice, with its R&B stylings.
For Fans of: Diana Ross, Tina Turner, Etta James
What Critics Say: “She’s got an amazing personality as well as a great talent.”
— Piers Morgan of America’s Got Talent