Any individual seize us a tissue field… That is so shifting!
Matt Mauser, a 51-year-old musician and pa of three, introduced judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Sofía Vergara, and Howie Mandel to tears on Tuesday night time when he auditioned for America’s Obtained Expertise. Earlier than singing Phil Collins’ In opposition to All Odds, the contestant emotionally paid tribute to his late spouse, telling viewers:
“I’m a singer. And I’m right here as a result of my spouse and I…we had been each schoolteachers, and we retired from educating in order that I may do the music full-time. And she or he acquired the chance to educate ladies’ basketball with Kobe Bryant. However on January 26th of 2020, I misplaced my spouse in the identical helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant.”
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His spouse, Christina Mauser, was amongst those that handed within the deadly helicopter crash that took the lives of the Lakers taking pictures guard, his 13-year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant, and 6 others. Whoa…
Watch the complete clip (beneath) to listen to extra concerning the “dreamy sort of life” the couple shared earlier than Christina’s tragic demise, and why this audition means a lot to her household.
So glad he made it by means of this spherical!! We’ll be cheering on Matt from afar!
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