Golden Buzzer: Brandon Leake Makes AGT History With Powerful Poetry - America's Got Talent 2020

Brandon Leake makes history by being the first spoken word artist to appear on AGT. Howie Mandel was so moved by Brandon's performance that he pressed his Golden Buzzer!
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Golden Buzzer: Brandon Leake Makes AGT History With Powerful Poetry - America's Got Talent 2020
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  • Just because you have a sob story does not make you talented.

    Justin JusticeJustin Justice2 saatler önce
  • How did this talentless loser get the golden buzzer but the dancing marionette kid (whose audition video has 10 times as many views) not get it?

    Justin JusticeJustin Justice2 saatler önce
  • Bless your heart , watched this multiple times still cant stop crying, I lost my dad at age 5 and my family still think of, what would of happened if he were still with us?

    Tj TatafuTj Tatafu7 saatler önce
  • This is what i want my church's preaching to be like

    MichaelMichael12 saatler önce
  • He was talented but this isn’t the show for him! It was just a bundle of sob stories!

    Hagop KojayanHagop KojayanGün önce
  • This guy moved me to tears as I remember everyone I've lost ....sops

    ayanfe adeyemiayanfe adeyemiGün önce
  • thank you for being just human, Mr. Brandon Leake!

    mestreinsolitomestreinsolitoGün önce
  • Howie said it perfectly ❤️

    Daniel VornbrockDaniel VornbrockGün önce
  • Who am I quoting? “There is something more raw in the way it’s like singing and talking and just being a human a cappella. No music no nothing. Just a raw heart beating in front of us. We feel your pain. We feel your love.”

    Sunni HarleySunni HarleyGün önce
  • made me think of my granddad who died from a fever in feb 2015

    Cookie_ PlayzCookie_ Playz2 gün önce
  • oh...can't help crying... my heart had been screaming how should I deal with this pain? since my best friend passed away 3y ago. I even wanted to forget him. His poem made me realize I'm able to keep living with him... What a beautiful poem...

    Satomi H.Satomi H.2 gün önce
  • Can we just take a moment and realize that this guy got the golden buzzer from a poem he made !!!!😱😱😱😱❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Cosmic AJCosmic AJ2 gün önce
  • I have 2 facts for you. 1, I can’t speak English well. 2, His poem made me cry even though I didn’t understand. It was beautiful

    Totty VlogsTotty Vlogs2 gün önce
  • a wordsmith of the best kind.

    cash macgregorcash macgregor2 gün önce
  • I don't cry often but this made me bawl like a baby. 😭😭😭😭 This was so beautiful, I have no words.

    Desirae VaccaroDesirae Vaccaro2 gün önce
  • I must say this is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever heard in my entire life so beautiful yet so sad my heart goes out to you brother

    bryon29ablebryon29able2 gün önce
  • i like that your the man

    John keith RobinsonJohn keith Robinson2 gün önce
  • I've always liked spoken word, so to see this happen is a great thing

    2TownOutlier2TownOutlier3 gün önce
  • y’all don’t understand i love seeing black people win it’s just another type of pride and proudness

    K.rystylK.rystyl3 gün önce
  • i’m balling my eyes out rn he didn’t even finish

    K.rystylK.rystyl3 gün önce
  • then after this awesome perfformance that song came on heart fell

    greywolf0167greywolf01673 gün önce
  • Wow 🌹

    dilshad khandilshad khan3 gün önce
  • See Brandon Leake live shows here:

    simba178simba1783 gün önce
  • Beautiful! I can feel his emotions!

    Gabee ChoeunGabee Choeun4 gün önce
  • Done with AGT

    Chuck SwansonChuck Swanson4 gün önce
  • As someone from Stockton, who’s going to delta next year, and who loves poetry with that same love he has, I think this gives me a bit more hope. His writing his voice his everything really, truly moved me in ways people rarely do. I aspire to have the same way with words that he does

    Mia CelesteMia Celeste4 gün önce
  • The lack of audience made this poem better also writing is a talent he deserved this golden buzzer it wasn’t a singer for once. The only singer I truly believe deserved the golden buzzer in this season is Cristina I loved her

    jayda huntleyjayda huntley4 gün önce
  • His poem made me cry it was so heartbreaking and so beautiful

    jayda huntleyjayda huntley4 gün önce
  • who got chills watching this!!! >

    scarred ramblerscarred rambler4 gün önce
  • Such a talented young man- brave and strong to get up and perform with so much emotion that you can feel. It was to say the least very intense...keep on keeping on! You can do this Brandon, I'm sure all Stocktonians are cheering for you! Your mother seems like she was an amazing woman and raised some amazing loving children!

    Mary ZappMary Zapp5 gün önce
  • I loved it, just amazing. I tried to translate it in french, so if there is french people who can tell me what they thought about it (i am french, i am just not sure). « J’ai 2 faits pour vous : Premièrement je mesure 1 mètre 8, Deuxièmement, l’amour est la chose la plus vulnérable que quelqu’un aura jamais, Et vous/tu dois apprendre à la garder librement/sans serrer, Pour que le départ sois moins douloureux. Le 14 juillet 1996 un ange est descendu sur terre, Son nom, Danielle Marie Gibson mais je la connais seulement comme Puff. Son sourire est aussi vaste que l’univers, Ses yeux étincelle comme les étoiles, Elle est mon monde et ma sœur. A 4 ans, j’ai appris à aimé sans compter/avec dévouement par jour, Et j’ai vue ma force s’élever jusqu’à mes genoux, Son visage souriant faisant voler mon âme. Mais, le 23 Mars 1997, j’ai été ramené à la réalité, Car elle a quitté la terre pour retourner à la maison Parmis les étoiles juste à côté de Dieux, Mais, j’ai été laissé ici/je suis resté ici, pour fabriquer des ailes à partir de larmes et de rêve, Pourtant je suis encore hanté par ses cauchemars, Car j’ai un esprit très créatif qui conçoit parfois ces réalités alternatives, Où elle est encore présente, en vie et tout ce que j’aurais voulu faire avec elle, Je les joues encore et encore et encore. Mais je suis fatigué de joué Dieux car je dois accepter le fait que ma sœur ne reviendra jamais. Et c’est le coût de l’amour, aimer au point, Ou l’on ne peut s’imaginer vivre sans eux. Fixer une tombe voulant échanger mon 1 mètre 8 pour le tiens mais ce n’est pas possible. Je sais, j’ai dit plus tôt de garder/tenir l’amour librement/sans serrer, pour que le départ sois moins douloureux, Mais si cette douleur et ces souvenirs sont les seules choses qui me reste de toi, Je ne regretterai jamais ces cicatrices pour avoir avoir essayer de te retenir. »

    VonHellsingVonHellsing6 gün önce
  • Usually I never comment on youtube, but this is something special. Wooow, you can feel that every single word is filled with emotions. This just shows that talent isn't just about the voice, the moves or the tricks. Talent is also about the ability to express that raw feeling straight from the heart and touch other souls.

    Charlotta BuiCharlotta Bui6 gün önce
  • "Trade my 6 feet for yours" 😭 Writers are a gift.

    Ese OkerekaEse Okereka6 gün önce
  • You can just hear the emotion as he says the poem

    Jessica StrubbeJessica Strubbe6 gün önce
  • This is like my 10th time watching this and every time, my nose gets runny and I start tearing up. This guy is special

    Markus BallstazarMarkus Ballstazar6 gün önce

    B VB V6 gün önce
  • Wow never had poetry talent on a show.

    Antbeast23Antbeast236 gün önce
  • Did they do auditions at home too cuz of covid 19

    Antbeast23Antbeast236 gün önce
  • Anyone knows the name of the song they played after he got the golden buzzer?

    marco borsatomarco borsato6 gün önce
  • I hate when they make me cry.♥️beautiful words, pieced together by a beautiful soul.

    sonya griffysonya griffy7 gün önce
  • From the 209

    StopOGSilenceStopOGSilence7 gün önce
  • That 6ft line 😢

    VintagetheartistVintagetheartist7 gün önce
  • Howie finally got his golden buzzer guys

    Brit BurriBrit Burri7 gün önce
  • I’m shook I’m going to the school he’s counseling

    Rosette ReyesRosette Reyes7 gün önce
  • poetry because... this. and wow! a great talent!

    Healthy ToonHealthy Toon8 gün önce
  • I lost my baby sister in 2018 to Influenza type B, she was only 6 years old. I'm still having a hard time to recover, everytime I watch this video, I cry, I cry till no more tears come out. I've been struggling with grief and aim towards alcohol to smooth my pain. It's hard to lose a sibling because you wont ever see them again...... I miss her everyday and I dont wanna feel like this. This poem explains every part of me. I try, i try.....

    Let Rock LoveLet Rock Love8 gün önce
  • I grew up around Stockton, so seeing such a talented poet represent really means the world to me. I have a good feeling about him

    Macy ForteMacy Forte8 gün önce
    • I totally agree, I love to read,write and narrate good poetry.

      Ron.7PoetryRon.7Poetry7 gün önce
  • whitney houston

    manhkhaivinh hungducuyen Gamingmanhkhaivinh hungducuyen Gaming8 gün önce
  • All this hate these days guys love is the only answer

    Jeremy FosterJeremy Foster8 gün önce
  • Am crying

    Sylvia WairimuSylvia Wairimu8 gün önce
  • It was amazing🙏blessed person🙏

    J NJ N8 gün önce
  • Grow up. This act sucked.

    Pyotr TchaikovskyPyotr Tchaikovsky8 gün önce
  • This is the worst act. Hey guys, it’s me, Cody Leeeee. I won AGT last year. The only reason I won is because I’m a stupid cripple. Lol. I know I’m stupid. I can’t even talk. Lol. Anyway, this act sucked because turns out, he never had a sister. Lol!

    Pyotr TchaikovskyPyotr Tchaikovsky8 gün önce
    • You just dont get the act because you've never went through a struggle like he did. Secondly, how disgusting of you to make fun of a "crippled" like honestly are you right in the head? Lastly, he does have a sister thats why there were pictures of her, and even if he didn't his poem was phenomenal. So gtfo with your negative energy and work on yourself honey cause aint nobody got to have that much hate Xoxoxo

      Rachel GarciaRachel Garcia7 gün önce
  • This sucked

    Pyotr TchaikovskyPyotr Tchaikovsky8 gün önce
  • My son Sam has been dead for 17yrs. Sam was 13yrs old in 2003. He was getting our mail and an out of control car going 70mph hit him. The car hit him as if it was a bomb. My only child, my only son was lying there. He was on the street, his head smashed 4inches into the ground. Time went into slow-motion.... You know? I dug Sam's head fom the earth. The bloody, mangled head of my boy, laying in my arms, dead. I held him like a baby as I tried to hold his right cheek against his face. This image still haunts me in my dreams, and days. I walk up to his open casket. There he was. He was clean, freshly washed hair, and his face was just fine. I ran 2 blocks away until 2 of my brother in laws caught me. " Sam's fine" was last week real? The mortician worked on Sam for over 24hrs. If I were in front of y'all and just told you my story face to face , much less put it into words for strangers, without losing it? I can't wrap my head around it after 17yrs, how should I expect you to feel? I have 7sisters&1brother and one of us is sick. She has cancer. She's fighting! This is the first sibling that could possibly leave us. I lost my child, yes, but from Brandons poem, losing my siblings( especially because I'm the youngest) I watched my dad lose his 6sisters&5 brothers because he was the youngest also.. I'm terrified at the thought of another tragedy. Thank you for being strong Brandon. I can't believe he got through that without crying. Wow❤💋 Beautiful Strong REAL. Bless you sweetheart 💋

    Sandy JuergensSandy Juergens9 gün önce
  • Rip to his sister🙏🌠❤

    Tasha JeffersTasha Jeffers9 gün önce
  • That was gorgeous, but WHY aren't they wearing masks when they're near each other? And WHY aren't they social distancing?? This is irresponsible for a show with such a large following. I'm really shocked.

    RoseInArdenRoseInArden9 gün önce
  • Lord, strength this young man! Why would anyone give his poem a thumbs down?

    Jennie WhighamJennie Whigham9 gün önce
  • My face went like 😟😕🙁☹️😣

    Benedikt WinklerBenedikt Winkler9 gün önce
  • ttps:// Hi All, we started you tube channel... our 1st video is on Child Abuse & Rape this is Lyrical video concept... lyrics & concept by me, voice over given by my mom & editing by My friends... kindly provide ur support by subscribe & share with ur friends....

    தமிழன் என்று சொல்லடாதமிழன் என்று சொல்லடா9 gün önce
  • When he got the golden buzzer I felt bad because they couldn’t hug him and there was no applause 👏 and his sister must be very proud ❤️

    Annielebtectstories5023 AnnieloverAnnielebtectstories5023 Annielover9 gün önce
  • Cool but god isn't real

    eating sugar no papaeating sugar no papa10 gün önce
  • Maya Angelou would have loved this I think! Amazing!

    Sean ReganSean Regan10 gün önce
    • Yes I agree.

      Ron.7PoetryRon.7Poetry7 gün önce
  • I’m from Stockton Cali! Proud of this man! It’s really tough out here. #stocktonstrong

    DavidDavid10 gün önce
  • All of the people disliking this must have never felt this pain. Losing someone so close to you. Then maybe it would have touched you all also.

    Mr and Mrs ka till us KMr and Mrs ka till us K11 gün önce
  • Y no body is wearing the mask??? It should be necessity.

    Moniya GargMoniya Garg11 gün önce
  • Now thats a poem......this guy is extraordinary 🤧🤧

    Puia chhangtePuia chhangte11 gün önce
    • Yes I love to hear and write good poetry.

      Ron.7PoetryRon.7Poetry7 gün önce
  • this is made me go in tears.

    Anna SchauwekerAnna Schauweker12 gün önce
  • I mean it was ok, like nothing amazing. nice poem

    Psych TruthPsych Truth12 gün önce
  • 2:47 This, after watching, hit hard.

    FrenzyBoiFrenzyBoi12 gün önce
Golden Buzzer: Brandon Leake Makes AGT History With Powerful Poetry - America's Got Talent 2020