“America’s Got Talent” where two moms met through an organ transplant involving their sons. The moms sang the song “For Good” from the musical Wicked, and the judges and audience were deeply moved by their performance. The judges praised the emotional connection and the importance of organ transplants. The audition received unanimous approval from the judges.
During a touching moment on the latest episode of America’s Got Talent, there wasn’t a dry eye in the room as two moms shared their heartfelt connection.
Before their audition, Holly, a school teacher from Odessa, New York, bravely opened up to the judges, which included Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofía Vergara, and Simon Cowell. She revealed that back in 2007, her son tragically passed away, but his legacy lived on as he became an organ donor, and his heart was given to Kim’s son.
Holly and Kim, a devoted full-time mom from Eugene, Oregon, recounted how they hadn’t crossed paths during the transplant, but fate had intertwined their lives in a beautiful way. The song they chose to perform, “For Good” from the musical Wicked, held a profound significance for both of them, symbolizing the lasting bond between their families.
“The last song I sang to Jake to say goodbye to him was ‘For Good’ from the musical Wicked,” Holly said as Kim added, “And when Beckham was finished with his heart transplant surgery, I wasn’t allowed to hold him. I could just kind of stroke his head and the first thing I did when I stroked his head, I sang that song ‘For Good’ from Wicked.”
Cowell, 63, then asked when the pair met in person for the first time and Holly responded, “Several years later, Kim wrote a letter to us and we kept in touch and then we had the opportunity to meet each other for the first time and [Kim] gave me a big hug and it was one of the best moments of my life.”
Cowell called their story “unbelievable” and the mothers shared that they hoped that singing together would bring attention to the importance of organ transplants.
Kim explained, “We would love to spread the word about organ donation if we can change the heart of one person, it’s worth it.”