Keith Klein is a sophomore at the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music. He’s a member of the school’s all-male a capella group The YellowJackets but on America’s Got Talent Klein is performing solo.
How did the bass baritone get the chance to audition on national TV? He told the Democrat & Chronicle, “This all started at the end of my freshmen year,” Klein said. “I signed up for a local [Kansas City] talent competition called KC Superstar and it included an audition with American Idol. One of the producers who also works for America’s Got Talent thought I had a nice voice.” That producer isn’t alone. One of Klein’s friends and fellow YellowJackets Scott Abrams said: “My grandmother listened to him [Klein] sing and called him the second coming of Frank Sinatra.” America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.