Jaycob Curlee wowed the judges on season 9 of “America’s Got Talent” with his musical skills, but the young man had to come a long way in his life to get to that point. Originally from Daphne, Alabama, Jaycob has used music to help him get through some of the rougher times of his childhood. As he describes it, his parents were less than the ideal parents.
By the time Jaycob was five, his parents were both drug addicts who had both been in and out of jail. He and his sister were taken away by child services and placed into foster care. Their parents visited, then the visits became less and less, until the visits stopped all together.
Jaycob turned to music to soothe his troubles. He and his sister spent years trying to figure out why they were not being adopted and why no one loved them. That is, until Jaycob was 8-years-old. A loving couple adopted both him and his sister and became their forever parents.
With his home life finally in order, Jaycob could really focus on his dream- to play music for a living. The 18-year-old got a chance to audition for “America’s Got Talent” where he got up on stage and played his guitar and sang John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change” for the judges.
His adopted mother watched from the sidelines with a proud smile on her face. Jaycob made it through the audition rounds and all the way to the semi-finals before he was eliminated. He is still pursuing his dream of playing music professionally.