June 16th, 2010
01:25 PM ET
You would think Alice Tan Ridley would have already been signed to a record deal by now.
The mother of Academy Award nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” where she vied with other amateur performers for a chance to head to Las Vegas with the show.
Tan Ridley, who has been singing in the New York City subway for years, had a mini-reunion with the show’s host Nick Cannon, whose wife Mariah Carey co-starred with Sidibe in “Precious.”
“Don’t I know you,” Cannon asked Tan Ridley.
The singer proceeded to blow away the judges with her version of “At Last.” She received a standing ovation from the crowd and was put through to the Las Vegas round.
She said that while her daughter is a star, Tan Ridley is now pursuing her own dream for a career in music.
Watch the full video of her performance here.
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