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William J. McGowan was a singer from Season 1 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the audition round.


William J. McGowan is a self-taught singer from New Jersey and has not taken a single singing lesson before his audition.


William J. McGowan's audition in Episode 102 consisted of singing "Cara Mia." Piers Morgan, Brandy Norwood (multiple times) and David Hasselhoff all buzzed the act. Piers called William the worst singer he's ever heard. All three judges voted "No," eliminating William from the competition.


According to his nephew on YouTube, as well as an obituary posted on Asbury Park Press, William J. McGowan passed away on February 8, 2023 from cancer. He was 65 years old. [1][2]