Jimmie Herrod is a Pacific Northwest-based artist and performer who currently resides in Portland, Oregon. He holds a Bachelors of Music degree in music composition and performance from Cornish, and a Masters of Music in Jazz Studies from Portland State University, where he has subsequently taught jazz voice. Jimmie has also worked in Seattle’s lauded musical theater scene at ArtsWest and the 5th Avenue Theater. Recent performance highlights include being a featured soloist with the Oregon Symphony’s showcase in the 2018 TedX series, working with international acts such as ODESZA, and being a Golden Buzzer recipient for the 2021 season of America’s Got Talent.
Jimmie is also a regular guest vocalist with Pink Martini, touring throughout the US, Canada and Europe. In 2018 Jimmie recorded “Exodus”, his first single with Pink Martini, as well the solo album of original works, Falling in Love and Learning to Love Myself.
Jimmie Herrod's audition in Episode 1604 consisted of singing "Tomorrow" from the musical Annie. Simon Cowell suggested he sing another song, however this was the only song Jimmie had prepared. Moved by his performance, Sofia Vergara pressed the Golden Buzzer, sending Jimmie directly to the Quarterfinals.
Jimmie Herrod's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1609 consisted of singing "Pure Imagination" from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Jimmie received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1610 along with Peter Rosalita.
Jimmie Herrod's Semifinals performance in Episode 1615 consisted of singing P!nks's "Glitter in the Air". Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Jimmie finished in 4th, 5th or 6th place in America's Vote. In the Instant Save, he received more online votes than Michael Winslow and World Taekwondo Demonstration Team, advancing to the Finals in Episode 1616.
Jimmie Herrod's Finals performance in Episode 1619 consisted of singing Louis Armstrong's "What A Wonderful World". Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations.
For the finale in Episode 1620, Jimmie Herrod sang "Defying Gravity" with Idina Menzel and Northwell Health Nurse Choir. He did not receive enough votes to enter the Top 5, eliminating him from the competition instead of Léa Kyle.