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Flo Jo’s Daughter Goes for the Gold on America’s Got Talent [Video]

There have been some terrific performances already this season on America’s Got Talent.  We’ve had sensational, unexpected show-stopping moments from the likes of Andrew De Leon and the usual, quirky, but hilarious moments like the one offered up by Twiggy the Water-Skiing Squirrel.  But last week, during the final audition round, we were treated to a truly Olympic moment, when Mary Joyner, the daughter of Olympic champions Florence Griffith and Al Joyner, took the stage and showed the world her gold-medal worthy talent.  No, she doesn’t run.  She SINGS!!  And she is brilliant.  WATCH!

Mary not only sports an amazing voice, but she sports a champion’s bloodline.  Her father, Al, won Olympic gold in the triple jump at the 1984 Summer Olympics.  Her mother, Flo Jo, shattered records and made history in 1988 when she won gold in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 4 x 100 meter relay.

Flo Jo praying she would blow away the pack. She did. (Photo by Bob Martin/Getty Images)

Of course, Florence Griffith-Joyner died tragically ten years later when she suffered a seizure in her sleep from an undiagnosed, congenital brain disorder.  But her spirit lives on in her daughter.  And while Mary Joyner may not have the legs to be an Olympic champion, she’s got the pipes to go for the gold on America’s Got Talent.

Catch AGT Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 8pm this week.  The audition rounds have closed and the qualifying acts are off to Las Vegas for more rigorous cuts.  Wednesday night, our Top 48 will be revealed.  I have a hunch Mary, just like her momma, will be somewhere near the front of the pack!

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