With help of strangers, disabled singer to audition for 'America's Got Talent'

By Tim Pulliam - email

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Angel Morey loves to sing. She says it's an escape from life's daily physical challenges. Last month she told us her dream is to audition for "America's Got Talent," and now that's coming true.

When you listen to Angel Morey sing, you hear her tenderness. Her light pitch echoes a heavy backstory. Born with no arms and one leg, battling a stomach disease and overcoming multiple surgeries. Angel still sings. "I love to sing," she said. "Singing brings me complete joy and happiness. I lose my self in my singing."

Apparently she's not the only one. After we aired Angel's story last month about her goal to audition for NBC's America's Got Talent, a couple contacted Angel. They offered to help send her to New York for auditions, and even set her up with a vocal coach. "It's unbelievable," said Morey. "I never ever imagined myself doing anything like this before."

Jane Duensing is her voice instructor, though this is only their second session. Duensing says she likes the natural quality of Angel's voice. She says her goal is to simply enhance it, not change it. "To me, if she was auditioning for me I would say yes," said Duensing. "If she moved me, if she caused me to have emotion, that's what I wanna do as a singer. Whatever I sing, I want someone to feel it with me. When she sang earlier today, she moved me. I saw in her what she was trying to say. That's what everybody is looking for and she can make it."

And so does the couple singing Angel's praises, making her dreams come true. "Just to know there's strangers out there who believe in me this much and have faith in me that I can do it means a lot," said Morey.

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