Blake Freshman Sings His Way Through First Round of America’s Got Talent

The second day of auditions for the 15th season of America’s Got Talent aired Wednesday night, during which Blake High School freshman Kelvin Dukes wowed with his singing voice.

The 14-year-old Burtonsville native was met with a standing ovation for his rendition of Aretha Franklin’s “Ain’t No Way.” He received four “yes”es which moved him on to the next round.

Many sent support for Dukes on social media, including Montgomery County Councilmembers Andrew Friedson and Evan Glass.

This is not Dukes’ first time performing; in January, he sang at Montgomery County’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day tribute. He was also the 2018 vocal winner of local competition, MoCo’s Got Talent. Both stories can be found below:

2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tribute: Children of the Dream

MoCo’s Got Talent Student Winners Announced



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About Tori Bergel

Tori Bergel was a summer 2020 intern at Montgomery Community Media. At the time, she was a rising senior within the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.


One Response to “Blake Freshman Sings His Way Through First Round of America’s Got Talent”

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    On June 8, 2020 at 7:39 pm responded with... #

    During this volatile time and COVI-19, I want to celebrate this young man, Kelvin Dukes, who is a superb singer, a student from Blake HS in MCPS and young man of honor and pride with his parents watching him perform. He is a true role model, leadership qualities, talented and goal oriented wanting to sing but also be a dentist. I would love to bring him to my school to and speak at our Town Hall Meetings. I wish you all the best, Kelvin Dukes! May God Bless

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