Michael Ketterer is a singer/songwriter from Knoxville, Tennessee. He currently makes up 1/4 of a worship collective called "Influence Music" out of Anaheim, California. He and his wife Ivey moved to Southern California in 2014.
Michael Ketterer Father Of 6 Scores Golden Buzzer From Simon Cowell - America's Got Talent 2018
Michael Ketterer's Week 3 Quarterfinals in Episode 1315 consisted of singing "Us" by James Bay. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Michael received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1316 along with Christina Wells instead of Rob Lake.
Michael Ketterer Father Proves Dreams Come True With James Bay's "Us" - America's Got Talent 2018
Michael Ketterer's Week 1 Semifinals performance in Episode 1317 consisted of singing "When I Look At You" by Miley Cyrus. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Michael received enough votes to advance to the Finals in Episode 1318 instead of Amanda Mena and Makayla Phillips.
Michael Ketterer Inspiring Father Delivers "When I Look At You" - America's Got Talent 2018
Michael Ketterer's Finals performance in Episode 1321 consisted of singing a stripped-back version of "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terell. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations.
Michael Ketterer Father Sings Emotional "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - America's Got Talent 2018
Michael Ketterer Sings Song Written For Him By Garth Brooks - America's Got Talent 2018
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Top 5 Revealed
The Moment Michael Ketterer Got 5th Place On AGT - America's Got Talent 2018
After the Show
After his performance in the Finale, it was revealed that Garth Brooks invited Michael Ketterer to perform with him at Notre Dame Stadium on October 20. However, one day after the season finale aired, Michael was arrested for domestic violence.  As a result, Garth Brooks’ decision to perform with Michael at Notre Dame Stadium was reversed.
Michael Ketterer was the only singer in the Top 5.
He was also the highest placing singing act of the season.
Michael is the first act to eliminate two Golden Buzzer acts in the same results group.