“America’s Got Talent” season 11 contestant Brian Justin Crum is in Los Angeles gearing up for the upcoming live shows.
Just recently, the openly gay singer shared a hilarious photo with fellow contestant Grace Vanderwaal. In the snap, Crum joked that he and the 12-year-old singer/composer will be scouting for boys. The photo showed the “I Don’t Know My Name” singer wearing a shirt with the statement “Boy Scouting” on it.
Meanwhile, Crum and Vanderwaal are just two of the performers who will be taking the Dolby Theater stage on Aug. 23. The former also posted a photo with magician Blake Vogt. All of the other acts are already in Los Angeles for rehearsals for the big day. Young magician Kadan Bart Rockett was also photographed with Crum.
In other news, Crum recently recorded his own version of Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper” as part of the anti-bullying campaign that encourages the members of the LGBTQ community who are being bullied to stay strong. According to OUT magazine, Crum partnered with the LGBT social network Moovz. The video also featured messages from users of Moovz with the hashtag StayStrong.
Crum gained instant fame after his audition for “America’s Got Talent.” The 28-year-old sang a captivating cover of Radiohead’s hit song “Creep.” After getting a standing ovation from the audiences and all four judges, Crum spoke with People to share how important it was for him to inspire the LGBT youth. “For them to know that we are a very bullied and a very misunderstood community, but not only does it get better, it gets amazing. If you work hard enough, you can have whatever you want and more. That’s where I am right now. I’m in a place finally where all my dreams come true,” he said.
“America’s Got Talent” season 11 will return to NBC on Aug. 23 at 8 p.m. ET.