Pasadena, CA – Philip Bowen graced the stage of America’s Got Talent on the premier episode this Tuesday. Bowen spoke of his childhood inspiration, world renowned Israeli-American violist, Itzhak Pearlman, who also happens to be, AGT judge, Howie Mandel’s cousin. Philip saw him on an episode of Sesame Street and wanted to do what he does.

He has spent years crafting his talent and has worked with several West Virginia artists along the way including Charles Wesley Godwin. He has also recorded with Bridgeport based producer, Zach McCord and has several projects available. His most recent song Sweet, Honey was released in March of this year. While at AGT he got to work with West Virginia’s The Argument front man, Scott Simons, who also serves as one of the music producers on the program.

Bowen shredded his fiddle with a musical cover of System Of A Down’s song Chop Suey while his proud parents watched from the crowd. His infectious energy accompanied by his massive skill won over the judges and crowd as he was given four yes votes on his way to the next round of judging. Check out his performance below and stay tuned to see what happens next with Philip Bowen on Americas Got Talent. We are all cheering him on!