Singer Tim Hockenberry auditions in San Francisco for judges Sharon Osbourne, Howard Stern and Howie Mandel during season 7 of AMERICA’S GOT TALENT.
Tim, 49, is the father of a three week-old baby girl. He told the judges about how singing in public made him nervous and how he had managed to overcome a life of alcoholism.
“The only time I could pull it off is if I had enough beer or wine in me. I knew I was an alcoholic pretty early — around 17 or 18 years old,” he said. Now clean and sober, the Binghamton, New York native delivered a raspy version of “You Are So Beautiful” that Joe Cocker might have a tough time beating.