Leave it to a 9-year-old to bring down the house during the “America’s Got Talent” semifinals!
Viewers joined the audience and judges at being awed — and saying “aww” — after the performance of nine-year-old Celine Tam, who delivered an adorable rendition of “How Far I’ll Go,” the Oscar-nominated song from Disney’s “Moana”.
Another highlight from Tuesday night’s show came from singer Kechi Okwuchi, who dazzled the judges with a heartstring-pulling cover of “Don’t Worry About Me”.
Okwuchi’s performance — dedicated to her mother, who she said spent “the last 10 years worrying” about her after she survived a plane crash in 2005 — brought judge Mel B to tears, and she could be seen dabbing at her eyes during the performance.
Last but not least, deaf singer Mandy Harvey also delivered a moving performance, singing an original composition called “Release Me”.
“That was incredible,” said judge Simon Cowell after her performance. “The vocal, the song, the delivery, the performance was about as good as I’ve ever seen or heard on one of these shows. It was honestly breathtaking. I’m gonna say this because I think other people are going to be thinking this: This reminds me of the first time I ever heard Adele sing, and I remember thinking, ‘This girl is gonna be a star.’ And that’s exactly how I just felt.”
We’ll find out who makes to the finals on Wednesday’s “AGT” results show.