You knew you belong right here on America’s Got Talent I think the moment I started talking. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah, I guess no pressure My name is Joseph Allen, I’m 21 years old from Texas and I’m a singer/songwriter Okay, yeah, yeah, I’m about to look like a punk in front of 15 million people When I was two my parents they divorced My mom remarried and my dad remarried I grew up in a blended family I was the youngest out of 12 of us, my mom, my dad, my stepmom, my stepdad, every single one of them played a serious role and in my upbringing When I told my dad I was gonna be on America’s Got Talent my dad cried. He’s always known that I’ve had this thing of just like Saying something and then accomplishing it when I was younger when I said I’m gonna be a motocross racer I just started training watching YouTube videos and like breaking bones. And before I knew it I was winning races and beating guys who have been racing forever And then it’s the same with the music I wrote a song for my mom and I recorded a video of me singing the song and then I posted it on Facebook and then people started sharing it like crazy Still gonna be your baby boy. I Taught myself how to produce how to mix music how to engineer now I’m here I Love you guys, man And we love you back. And when I’m done on the stage, I want to be able to look at them and say yeah I made them proud Go out there Joseph and make and make a deal with you really quick this I get the golden buzzer You gotta come out there and pick me up. Oh, I got it. I promise yo u they’re all right I will. I will throw you across the stage. Welcome what’s your name? My name is Joseph Allen. Tell us about yourself I go to school out in Phoenix, Arizona And how old are you I’m 21, what are you gonna do here for us tonight? I’m gonna I’m gonna perform a song I wrote for you guys. Oh an original song? Yeah. Yeah an original song. Yes And why did you decide to enter the show this year? I see myself as being someone who can make a major impact in the world And I just want to see how much of a footprint I could leave on earth before I leave Yeah, you gotta let us see it now good luck. Thank you. In life, moments come and go. Take your shot or you’ll never know. I’ll tell you when it’s time to move ask yourself what you got to lose When it storms, when it rains, It falls on all of us the same but after today The world’s gonna know my name. Everybody backstage, please don’t be scared. Cuz up close Simon looks just like the teddy bear a couple steps up off this With Jack the stage here at AGT dreams do come true And drive determination in my eyes if they don’t say that our target is trust me they’ll I make the cross say Oh Pushing the limits not about pushing papers. Do you fill me American can’t you hear me this young man’s out here chasing dreams I hope you see that clear No, we’ll tell you when it’s time to It falls on Today the world’s gonna know my I just feel blessed man. I feel blessed. This is crazy than I thought Is your family here tonight? Yeah. Yeah, they’re right That’s a big family. I grew up in a blended family. But they all played a major part in me growing up and I just want to thank all you guys you guys raised a dreamer man, and we’re doing it. Dreams come true on this stage, and I think we’re seeing your dream come true There’s a new generation with Millennials and like putting out there, what is good in this world. And I believe you are so good You’ve got the best reaction for doing nothing We’ve ever had on the show like you’ve got a standing ovation before you even performed and I’m thinking am I like one step behind here and I said to Julie this is serious or not and I tell you what the whole world should go to your school right now Okay You’ve got amazing energy. I’ve gotta tell you. Thank you Simon. And I like your voice as well I think you’ve got a great tone. I might not be the best singer in the world But man, I love to perform. But I love you. I love you. Look Joseph, first impressions to me are everything from watching the reaction you got before you even started, like I said was astonishing that was an amazing audition. I love you. Thank you. Thank you From the moment you walked out your smile is electric, you know And you walked out with such exuberance and such and and that’s what life is You know life is a series of moments people at home are talking about this moment The moment I’ve dreamed of for a long time. You’re wonderful, this is a great moment. I’m so happy to be a small part of it. Yes, sir.