It pays off to be a talented singer who happens to be the daughter of an Olympic legend. After all, new “America’s Got Talent” sensation Mary Joyner has just scored a rather prestigious gig from the organization that once helped her mother Florence Griffith-Joyner (otherwise known as Flo Jo) become a major star decades ago.
According to a report from TMZ, the U.S. Track and Field trials in Eugene, Oregon have invited Mary to come and sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for them at their event — which she is thankfully going to have a chance to do regardless of whether or not she makes it to the live rounds on the NBC talent competition.
The Las Vegas performances are set to kick off this coming week, and then the live shows will officially be under way in early July. Ironically, the Olympics are going to force the show to jostle around its schedule a little bit this summer compared to past years — but considering the fact that Joyner has such an Olympic connection (coupled with her talent), it would be an absolute shock to us if she does not end up performing for America’s votes. What better tie-in is there than being the child of an Olympic legend?
Just in case you have yet to see what the hype is about, you can check out Mary’s audition in the video below. Do you think that the timing of this season could help her make it far this season, and are you going to be pulling for her? Feel free to share your thoughts below, and we’ll have more on the next “America’s Got Talent” episode following its airing.