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Bensax International
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Age (at audition) 32
Sex Male
Act Saxophonist
Seasons 13
Position Reached Judge Cuts

Bensax International was a saxophonist act from Season 13 of America's Got Talent.  He was eliminated in the Judge Cuts.

Background

Richardson Estimable was born on the 19th of May, 1986 in St. Louis Du Nord (Haiti). At the age of six, he began listening and learning about music. Bensax is an accomplished saxophonist. performer, formidable composer, multi-talented musician who has already made an important contribution to the world of Latin American Christian music. He is one of the most well-known Christian saxophonists from Haiti. Often featured on the radio and television and performed formally for the Haitian president. He has played internationally in large and small venues, particularly in the Caribbean and Latin and North America. To date, he has composed and released two albums on the saxophone (June 2012 & October 2013). The first one, “Let the Sax Worship the King" was voted the best instrumental album of 2012 in Haiti in its genre. Recently, Bensax has earned prestigious musical recognition in the U.S. At the 2013 Annual International Convention of the Country Gospel Music Association in October 2013, he was celebrated as one of the best instrumentalists of the year. He also performed at the International Federation of Youth Conquerors in West Palm Beach, Florida in November 2013. From an early age music played a prominent role in his life. His parents recognized his musical talents and passion, enrolling him in formal musical studies at the age of seven. From 1999 to 2004, he studied at the Evangelical Orchestra (Mistpa of St Louis Du Nord Haiti) Brass Band. Although he specializes in the soprano saxophone, Bensax also plays the trumpet, piano, bass guitar, drum, clarinet, French horn, trombone, and tuba. At the age of 12, Bensax was named the most talented trumpet player in the history of the Evangelical Mistpa Orchestra. Subsequently, he continued his studies at the Musical Conservatory at the Christian University (Université Chrétienne du Nord d’Haiti) and then worked for five years as a full time orchestra leader where he had the opportunity to train, lead and mentor more than fifty young musicians in Haiti. Afterwards, Bensax took his talents abroad to the Bahamas where he worked as a church worship consultant, trainer and music director. ln 2008, Bensax left these posts and founded BIMM (Bensax lnternational Music Ministry) for the purpose of traveling to different nations to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ through his musical gifts. Bensax has truly utilized his talents to be an ambassador for Christ. His music is spiritually uplifting, soul-edifying and mind-soothing. Bensax remains focused on the source of his musical gifts, their true purpose, and his strong Christian beliefs. He credits God and his strong Christian upbringing. Psalm 150 is one of his favorite biblical passages because it captures the true purpose for his talents and music ministry - to praise and worship God! [1]

Audition

Bensax International's audition in Episode 1306 consisted of performing Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up" on the soprano saxophone. Although Mel B possibly voted "No", Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell voted "Yes", sending Bensax to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts

Bensax International's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1309 consisted of performing Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" playing on the soprano saxophone. His performance was not strong enough to advance to the Quarterfinals, eliminating him from the competition along with Ms. Trysh, Kazi and OC Music and Dance.

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