What Happened to Reid Wilson in AGT 2024?

Reid Wilson earned the Howie Mandel’s 2nd Golden Buzzer for his powerful performance of “You Don’t Own Me” on AGT 2024.

Reid Wilson at AGT 2024 with Howie Mandel and Terry Crews (Instagram/@agtauditions)
Age (at audition)14 Years
Home TownAlabama
Position ReachedSelected to Live Shows

Reid Wilson did an amazing performance with his voice on America’s Got Talent Season 19, which opened the door for him to the live shows directly. His voice and expressions caught everyone’s attention on and off of the stage.

This talented 14-year-old singer from Alabama impressed everyone singing Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me.”

“I’m definitely nervous, but I’m going to put my all into those two minutes to sing my heart out and just try not to miss a note.” said Wilson backstage. Let’s dive more in to the life of this amazing kind.


Reid Wilson is from Alabama and always loved singing. He taught himself how to sing better over the years.

Before AGT, Reid had never performed on such a big stage. He mostly sang at family events.

In November 2023, Reid got to sing with his idol, Jennifer Hudson, on The Jennifer Hudson Show. He sang “Ain’t No Way” by Aretha Franklin while his brother, Ryley Tate, played the piano.

Reid Wilson Biography 

Real Name Reid Wilson
Reid Wilson Bio

Family & Relationships

Reid has a supportive family. He is the middle child in his family.

He has a brother named Ryley Tate Wilson, who competed on The Voice. Ryley made it to the top eight on the show.

Reid Wilson with his father (Instagram/@its_reidthomas)

What happened in America’s Got Talent?


Reid’s audition on AGT was unforgettable. He sang “You Don’t Own Me” by Lesley Gore. His voice, filled with emotion and power, shocked the judges.

Simon Cowell closed his eyes to fully enjoy Reid’s voice, and when he opened them, he was surprised to see such a young, sweet boy singing so well. That’s how simon explained the greatness of the perfromance.

Howie Mandel was also amazed and said, “and you know what , that stage is where dreams come true.” Do you believe in dreams ? Well, one of them is about to come true.”

With that, Howie Mandel hit the Golden Buzzer, sending Reid straight to the live shows. Reid was overwhelmed and started crying as gold chits fell around him.

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Feature Image Credits : Instagram@agtauditions

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