gabourey sidibe alice tan ridley Gabourey Sidibe's mom tries out for 'America's Got Talent,' is 'pleased' with performanceAlice Tan Ridley, mother to Oscar-nominated “Precious” star Gabourey Sidibe, is trying her hand at the screen — she auditioned for NBC summer talent show “America’s Got Talent.”

Ridley tells RadarOnline, “I was pleased with my performance and I think that I did well
actually. 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.”

Ridley is a known subway performer in New York City (video below) and since “America’s Got Talent” loves both an interesting backstory plus vocal acts, we think she stands a good stance. She is mum on how the judges liked her, though, because she isn’t allowed to give too much away. Ridley does tease, “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.”

How do you think she sounds on Tina Turner’s “WHat’s Love Got to Do With It” in the video below? Do you think she’ll go far on “AGT?” “America’s Got Talent” premieres its fifth season on NBC Tuesday, June 1 at 8 p.m. ET.

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