Tuesday, 20 Oct 2020

Meghan Markle makes surprise appearance on America’s Got talent to wish singer good luck

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The Duchess, 39, claimed her support was “not just because we’re partial to the name”, a reference to the royal couple’s 16-month-old son Archie.

She added: “So, a very special message to you that I’ll probably be saying all of my life, but on this night it’s specifically for you: Archie, we are proud of you and are rooting for you. We can’t wait to see what you do. We’re in your corner. Have a good night.”

Williams, 59, was convicted of aggravated rape and attempted murder in Louisiana when he was aged 22.

 

After 12 years in prison, he contacted the Innocence Project with a request for the organisation to help clear his name.

Years later, his case was overturned due to the fingerprints found at the scene of the crime matching a serial rapist.

Williams was released from prison in March last year after 36 years behind bars. 

During his audition for the show, he said: “I knew I was innocent, I didn’t commit a crime.

“But being a poor black kid, I didn’t have the economic ability to fight the state of Louisiana.

“Days turned into weeks, into months, into years and into decades.

 

“It’s like a nightmare,” he said.

Williams was placed in the bottom half of the top 10 on Wednesday night’s show after singing Beatles classic Blackbird, with spoken-word poet Brandon Leake the winner.

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