Rejected Mom Gets Second Chance On America's Got Talent
Cailyn Finkel 9/14/2017
Life hasn't always been easy for Nikki Leonti. Even with her incredible vocal talent and ability to express herself musically, the path to stardom has been a long and bumpy one.
Nikki's passion for music all began when Nikki was a child. She quickly gained attention from Christian music label scouts and was signed the moment she was a teenager. Everyone in the industry wanted a piece of Nikki!
But several years later, things would come crashing down around her.
Shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nikki announced that she was pregnant. The label executives weren't willing to have someone who was giving birth to a baby out of wedlock represent their brand - and before Nikki knew it, her songs were pulled from the radio, her albums taken off the shelves and her tour dates were canceled.
It was the most lonely and discarded that Nikki ever felt, but still she continued on with her passion despite the industry's disinterest!
Years after her retirement within the Christian music industry, she was presented with a second chance! Carrie Underwood approached her and offered her a role as a backup singer.
Nikki got to travel the country and perform in front of thousands of screaming fans alongside one of her biggest musical idols! It was a dream come true to continue with her music career - but she still wanted to forge her own way in life.
The moment Nikki and her family wrapped up their performance, the audience and judges erupted into cheers! They loved every second of their audition and couldn't wait to hear more from them!
Thankfully, the judges passed "The Edgar Family Band" on through to the next round! It's clear that everyone recognized how talented and battle-tested the family was and knew that the music industry wasn't done with Nikki just yet!
We can't wait to see what the future has in store for them!