Tween singer Ansley Burns has been burning up the “America’s Got Talent” stage all summer, and she once again delivered the goods on Tuesday night for the show’s live semifinals.
Although she only just turned 13, Burns has proven to be arguably the season’s most resilient contestant; after being eliminated in the Judge Cuts round, she was brought back as a Wild Card. Landing in the bottom three, she was once again rescued by the Dunkin Save, bringing her to tonight’s semifinals.
For this all-important performance, Burns brought out a big song for a big night: Carrie Underwood’s “Cry Pretty”, from the one-time “American Idol” contestant’s 2018 album of the same name, performing in the midst of a white-lit wheat field.
Guest judge Sean Hayes of “Will & Grace” fame was the first to weigh in, comparing her soaring vocal abilities to those of the late Karen Carpenter.
However, judges Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell weren’t so enthusiastic, questioning her song choice and the set design while, as always, praising her voice.
Burns has already avoided the “AGT” axe twice, and viewers will find out how she fares in Wednesday night’s semifinals results show.