During the final, which aired on Wednesday, host Terry Crews told Williams that there was a message from a special fan before releasing the video in which Megan said she was touched by his story.
Williams spent decades in prison for a crime he did not commit.
“I just wanted to let you know that we’re so excited about your story and welcome you every week, and not just because we’re supporters of the name,” Megan said, referring to her and Harry’s son, also named Archie.
“So a very special message to you that I will probably say for the rest of my life, but tonight is special for you. Archie, we are proud of you and take root for you and we can̵
The singer moved judges during his audition when he told them he had spent 36 years in prison for rape he did not commit.
He said he watched “America’s Got Talent” while in prison and hopes to one day audition for the show.
After Williams spent more than a decade at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, a maximum security prison with a violent reputation, the Innocence Project tackled him.
The legal nonprofit has worked with Williams for the next 24 years and has repeatedly asked for DNA tests and fingerprint comparisons that can prove his innocence.
Finally, in March 2019, he was acquitted of the crime after his fingerprints were filed in a powerful fingerprint identification system.
Word of mouth artist Brandon Lake was finally announced the winner of the show on Wednesday.
Megan’s message to Williams was her second recent broadcast, as she briefly starred in the special show Time 100 with her husband Harry on Tuesday.
The couple, who now live in California, congratulated those listed on this year’s list of the most influential people in Time 100.
Harry and Megan also took the opportunity to send a message to voters before the upcoming US election.
“As this November approaches, it is vital to reject hate speech, misinformation and negativity online. What we consume, what we are exposed to and what we engage in online has a real effect on all of us,” Harry said in the video. .
“Every four years we are told, ‘This is the most important election of our lives.’ But this is it, “Megan said.” When we vote, our values are put into action and our voices are heard. “
CNN’s Scotty Andrew contributed to this story.