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Singing Soldier Gets Through on 'America's Got Talent'

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Army Pfc. Paul Ieti first went viral when he sang Rihanna's "Stay" in a video shot while he was serving in Afghanistan. America's Got Talent producers then invited him to perform the song on their program, he moved the judges to tears and they invited him to perform for the show's Judgment Week.

Ieti sang the Rascal Flatts song "Bless This Broken Road" on Wednesday night's program and the panel unanimously voted him through to the next stage of the competition, which will include live performance onstage at Radio City Music Hall. 

Now assigned to Company A, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade and currently stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia, the 21-year-old soldier has a shot at winning the talent show's $1 million first prize. America's Got Talent airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9pm ET on NBC.

Check out his videos below and read a profile here.

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"Bless This Broken Road"

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"Stay" on America's Got Talent

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The original "Stay" video

 

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