What Happened to Richard Goodall in AGT 2024?

Best known for receiving Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent Season 19 for his powerful performance for “Don’t Stop Believing”.

Richard Goodall
Age (at audition)55 Years
Home TownTerre Haute
Position ReachedSelected for Live Shows

Richard Goodall is a 55-year-old janitor from Terre Haute, Indiana. He took the stage on America’s Got Talent Season 19 and delivered an unforgettable performance there. His powerful performance of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” earned him a Golden Buzzer from Heidi Klum, leading him straight to the live shows.


Richard Goodall who is also known affectionately as Mr. Richard by the students at Chauncey Rose Middle School, has lived in Terre Haute his entire life. He is a passionate music lover and he often spent his free time belting out tunes from his Radio Shack stereo as a child.

Despite his love for music, he chose a humble profession, working as a janitor for 23 years to earn money. His talent did not go unnoticed by the school kids. They are the ones who encouraged him to take a shot at America’s Got Talent.

Richard Goodall Biography 

Richard Goodall is a 55-year-old janitor who lives in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Real Name Richard Goodall
Age55 Years
BirthplaceTerre Haute, Indiana
ProfessionJanitor, Singer

Family & Relationships

Richard is a family man who lived all his life in Terre Haute. He has a supportive family, including his fiancée who have always encouraged his musical interests.

What happened in America’s Got Talent?


Richard Goodall’s audition on AGT season 19 was nothing short of magical. He was nervous at first but determined. He introduced himself to judges Simon Cowell, Sofía Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel. As he began his singing performance of “Don’t Stop Believin’,” the audience’s started to scream. His voice was so great and everyone stood up and cheered and enjoyed his song.

His performance left both the audience and the judges stunned. Every judge praised her performance. It was Heidi Klum who appreciated him the most saying “Richard, Richard, Richard, you knocked me off my feet,” she said. “I mean we all had the best time with you up on that stage. I really feel something with you up there and I hear you up there and now, this is what I’m going to do for you, because I love you.” before pressing the Golden Buzzer.

“Richard, you are my hero! That was genuinely special.”

Simon Cowell

After coming up on stage to hug him, Klum followed Goodall backstage where he called his fiancée to tell her the good news. While she was clearly proud of him, it was clear she wasn’t surprised his earned the Golden Buzzer as she was so sure about his talent.

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Richard Goodall’s journey on America’s Got Talent is a such an inspiration to prove one’s passion. From a janitor in Indiana to a Golden Buzzer winner, his story is an inspiration to many people out there. We can’t wait to see what he brings to the live shows.

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