Local singer hopes to continue on 'America's Got Talent' - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Local singer hopes to continue on 'America's Got Talent'

Quintavious Johnson Quintavious Johnson
FRANKLIN, TN (WSMV) -

A local middle school student has a chance to move one step closer to the $1 million prize Tuesday on America's Got Talent.

Quintavious Johnson, 12, has held nothing back during the competition, wowing the judges and audience of America's Got Talent.

On Tuesday night's episode, judges will choose only five contestants to move on to the semifinals.

"I am so excited," said Shakela Calhoun, Johnson's cousin. "I am just so proud."

Family members plan on cheering him on at home in Franklin, where Johnson nurtured his talent.

"He wasn't even 1 yet and he hummed a tune back at his mom," Calhoun said. "He shares the gift. He sings in a choir. He goes around different churches singing."

The sixth grader was understandably not in class at Freedom Middle School on Tuesday, but Channel 4 News caught up with him by phone from New York.

"I am getting ready today for the big performance, but I have seen the Statue of Liberty," Johnson said. "I can't tell you what I'll be singing, but it will be a powerful performance, I promise you that."

Cool and confident, Johnson was already working for viewer votes Tuesday. A win would mean a $1 million prize for his mother and the dream of singing at the Super Bowl.

Copyright 2014 WSMV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Local singer hopes to continue on 'America's Got Talent'More>>

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-18 02:22:20 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:55 PM EST2017-11-18 02:55:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

  • FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-11-18 02:40:38 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:51 PM EST2017-11-18 02:51:13 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

  • Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:07 PM EST2017-11-18 02:07:11 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:47 PM EST2017-11-18 02:47:34 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

Powered by Frankly