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Alice Tan Ridley / Press

“While auditioning for "America's Got Talent," Alice Tan Ridley -- Oscar nominee and hometown girl Gabourey Sidibe's mom -- wowed judges and audience alike with her stellar performance of the Etta James classic, "At Last."”

“You may have known her as Academy Award nominee Gabby Sidibe's mom. But chances are, you probably know her now as Alice! Alice Tan Ridley just arrived home in New York from her run on "America's Got Talent" where she showed the country her vocal skills, her warm personality, and boundless talent. She was competing against contestants half her age, and yet she almost became one of the hit TV show's final 10.”

Gayle King - Oprah Radio

“Following her impressive audition, New York City subway performer Alice Tan Ridley performed live on America's Got Talent Tuesday and did not disappoint. All three judges gave her a standing ovation after she sang "Midnight Train to Georgia" by Gladys Knight & the Pips. "People are going to say to your daughter, 'Hey, you're Alice Tan Ridley's daughter,' "Piers Morgan told her.”

“Talent is flowing through the veins of this family like WHOA! Last night, America's Got Talent was graced by the voice of Alice Tan Ridley, whose daughter is none other than Precious star Gabourey Sidibe. Alice sang the Etta James classic, At Last and we won't lie, we started tearing up when she belted out the first note! Powerful! Heartwarming! Beautiful! Gabby should be so proud of her mama! Check out Alice's stunning performance above!”

“Alice Tan Ridley is a subway singer with a famous daughter. But the 58-year-old showed some star quality of her own on Tuesday's edition of America's Got Talent. Ridley's daughter is Gabourey Sidibe, Oscar-nominated star of Precious. Auditioning with a stunning rendition of "At Last," Ridley wowed all the judges and earned herself a trip to the next round in Las Vegas.”

“Before her popularity explodes, Susan Boyle-style, in the next phases of 'Got Talent,' here's a look at Ridley's terrific subway performances, culled from nearly 100 YouTube selections. Whether she's bopping around and including spectators or simply sitting and letting her voice do the work, Alice Tan Ridley is one seriously passionate, talented performer. Our favorite videos, after the jump!”