PFC Paul Ieti returned from a 9-month combat deployment in Afghanistan recently and appeared on America’s Got Talent. The show had found him via his YouTube channel, which has attracted hundreds of thousands of viewers.
The show’s broadcast caused Twitter audiences to start using the hashtag #SingingSoldier.
“You couldn’t ask for anything better than this moment right now,” said Ieti on the show. “To continue to enjoy life, as a free American.”
Watch his moving rendition of Rihanna’s hit “Stay,” and wait until you see what the judges do to him!