Backup vocalists Raii and Whitney Smith spend a lot of time on stage in the background for recording artists Alicia Keys, Emeli Sande and Estelle. On Tuesday night's (June 28) episode of America's Got Talent, the husband and wife team stepped into the spotlight and blew away the judges with an impressive performance of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell's classic duet, "You're All I Need to Get By."
The duo first met years ago as undergraduate students--Raii was attending the University of Illinois and Whitney attended Parkland College. The two hit it off while both performing in a gospel group, and married in 2010. The couple now live in New York, traveling the world singing backup while attempting to establish themselves as artists. The pair were both overcome by emotion as the audience-and judges-heaped praise about their audition.
"I have to say, you are both amazing singers, completely pitch perfect," said Mel. B.