Unfortunately, America as a whole isn't as enamored with Gabourey Sidibe's mom as we are. Alice Tan Ridley was recently voted off America's Got Talent in the semifinal round.
But no worries, because as we suspected, shortly after getting the boot from the show, Alice was approached by very prominent fan who offered a very "lucrative" deal. The gig is to sing at a private celebrity wedding at the end of the month. Alice has reportedly accepted the mysterious offer, only telling sources that the wedding will take place on an island off Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
Interesting! Whoever could this be???
Besides the well-paying wedding gig, Alice is also looking to get herself out there again. Her plan is to assemble of band of merry musicians and pay blues/gospel music around the country.
Sounds like a good deal to us, BB! You certainly got the talent to make a nice little go at it for yourself!
Just in case you've forgotten how amazing she is, check out the video above!
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Alice Tan Ridley, mother of Gabourey Sidibe, has advanced to the semi-final round of America's Got Talent for her singing voice!
Gabby says of her mother:
“I’m really, really proud and really happy for her.She’s always been a singer and so it’s a different way of seeing her. It’s weird that she’s kind of blooming and blossoming a bit, but like, that’s just my mom and that’s what she’s always been doing and so she just has a wider audience now.”
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Talent is flowing through the veins of this family like WHOA!
Last night, America's Got Talent was graced by the voice of Alice Tan Ridley, whose daughter is none other than Precious star Gabourey Sidibe.
Alice sang the Etta James classic, At Last and we won't lie, we started tearing up when she belted out the first note!
Powerful! Heartwarming! Beautiful!
Gabby should be so proud of her mama!
Check out Alice's stunning performance above!
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You go, gurl!
Gabourey Sidibe's mom Alice Tan Ridley, who is a subway singer, has taped her performance in front of the America's Got Talent judges and says she "was pleased" with the way it turned out.
“The judges knew who I was and the audience really supported me, so, I think that I can make it through to the next stage. I’ve been told not to say too much though. People will just have to watch the show to see how I did – I better not say anything else in case I get into trouble!”
Gabby's mom is the front-runner of the competition, with the producers hoping she becomes the next Susan Boyle.
The show premieres June 1st.
We can't wait to see her blow the roof off!
[Image via Nicole Lechmanil/WENN.]
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Good for her!
Gabourey Sidibe's mother and singer Alice Tan Ridley is all set to perform in front of the judges of America's Got Talent! Ridley says:
“I have received an e-mail from the producers of the show and I have to appear before the judges in April. It’s a big break for me and I would like to follow in Susan Boyle’s footsteps and become a star in my own right.
"I love the judges, Sharon [Osbourne] and Piers [Morgan], and I’m really looking forward to trying and impress them although I have not decided what I will sing or wear yet. Singing is what I do so I'm looking forward to appearing on America’s Got Talent and showing people what I can really do."
Best of luck!
[Image via Nicole Lechmanil / WENN.]
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