Gabourey Sidibe's mum's Talent audition

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 17 March 2010
Gabourey Sidibe

Gabourey Sidibe's mum's Talent audition

Gabourey Sidibe's mother Alice Tan Ridley is auditioning for TV show 'America's Got Talent'

Gabourey Sidibe's mother is to take part on 'America's Got Talent'.

Alice Tan Ridley is hoping to follow in the footsteps of her daughter - who gained a Best Actress Oscar nomination for 'Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire' - by taking part in the talent competition.

Alice, who regularly performs on the New York subway, said: "I would not be entering the competition if I did not know I could do well. Singing is what I do and I know I can do this.

"I haven't told Gabby yet but I'm sure she will support me like I support her as a performer."

The singer will have to impress judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel - who is replacing 'Baywatch' star David Hasselhoff - but is confident she will do well if she does.

She told : "I'm proud of my daughter and hopefully 'America's Got Talent' will give me the chance to shine and I'm really looking forward to the audition and doing well if I get through."

Alice can take much of the credit for her daughter's success - following her own audition for the troubling movie, she encouraged Gabourey to read the 'Precious' novel, which eventually led her to become one of Hollywood's most acclaimed actresses.

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