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Ronee

Ronee

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Information
Age (at audition) 62
Sex Female
Act Singer
Seasons 11
Position Reached Quarterfinalist

Ronee was a singer act from Season 11 of America's Got Talent. She was eliminated in the Quarterfinals in the Judges' Choice.

Background

Ronee Martin is a vocalist and songwriter. She has been featured on Tom Scott’s “One Day/One Night” album and the project “Sensation” which is a compilation album with performances from Joe Sample, Hubert Laws, Tom Scott and others.

Martin can be found on many recordings as a backing vocalist for artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Patti Labelle, and others. Ronee is no stranger to creating music either. “This is Love” co-written by Ronee was recorded by her childhood idol, Gladys Knight. She has worked with some of the biggest names in the business, including Bur Bacharach, Barry Mann, and Patrick Williams, and David Foster. Ronee’s performances even includes voiceovers for audio books and television. [1]

Audition

Ronee Martin's audition in Episode 1104 originally consisted of singing Bonnie Raitt's "I Can't Make You Love Me". However, Simon Cowell stopped her during this performance when he felt her song choice was not a good fit. Ronee then sang Aretha Franklin's "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon then all voted "Yes", sending Ronee to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts

Ronee Martin's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1107 consisted of singing Dusty Springfield's "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me". Ronee's performance was strong enough for the judges to send her to the Quarterfinals instead of Brennley Brown and Julian Davis and The Hayburners.

Quarterfinals

Ronee's Week 3 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1115 consisted of singing Bill Withers' "Lean on Me". Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Heidi Klum gave her standing ovations. Ronee finished in sixth, seventh, or eighth place in America's Vote. In the Dunkin' Save, Ronee received fewer online votes than Malevo. In the Judges' Choice, although Heidi voted for her, Howie, Mel B, and Simon did not, eliminating her from the competition in Episode 1116 instead of Linkin' Bridge.

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