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Roland Abante was a singer from Season 18 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Semifinals.


A fisherman from the Philippines, 45-year-old Roland Abante found his love for singing when he became a staple at his local karaoke bar. He soon caught the eyes and ears of music lovers throughout his town and on social media with his unexpected crooner-like vocals and humble personality. His rendition of Michael Bolton’s “When a Man Loves a Woman” stunned the “America’s Got Talent” judges during his audition and surprised the audience with his powerful voice. Roland is looking forward to continuing his journey while making a name for himself beyond the Philippines.


Roland Abante's audition in Episode 1803 consisted of singing Michael Bolton's cover of Percy Sledge's "When a Man Loves a Woman". All 4 judges voted "Yes", sending him to the next round.


Roland was chosen to advance to the Semifinals.


Roland Abante's Semifinals performance in Episode 1816 consisted of singing Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You". Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. did not receive enough votes to enter the top 5 of the night in Episode 1817, eliminating him from the competition instead of Chibi Unity.

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