The auditions keep coming as “America’s Got Talent” continues its 14th season, and Tuesday night’s episode saw the judges blown away by a 14-year-old singer with a powerful voice.
Singer Benicio Bryant took to the stage to perform a cover of Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke”, and earned himself a standing ovation from all four judges.
Simon Cowell, in fact, even compared the lad’s audition to the first time he watched Harry Styles perform when he auditioned for the U.K.’s “The X Factor”.
This isn’t the first time that Bryant has sung the song on television; last year, he joined Carlile for a duet on the track when she appeared on “Late Night with Seth Meyers”.
“Benicio understands this song on a level I can only imagine,” she said of his take on the song. “When he sings it, it comes to life in a new way for me. He won’t be 13 forever, and he knows how it ends.”