The stakes are high for the final batch of performers on Tuesday night’s edition of “America’s Got Talent” — the last chance to impress the judges before the new champion is crowned on Wednesday finale.
The episode kicked off with a decidedly Canadian twist, courtesy of 11-year-old Toronto singer Roberta Battaglia.
In fact, Battaglia’s song choice also paid tribute to her home and native land: “Scars To Your Beautiful” by her fellow Canadian Alessia Cara.
Her powerful voice and emotional performance earned a standing ovation from all three judges, with Heidi Klum telling the youngster she was “born to be a singer.”
Howie Mandel went even further, telling Battaglia that she’s the performer that everyone else needs to beat, pointing out that she’s been a fan-favourite from the off.
Speaking of that first performance, check out Battaglia’s very first time on the “AGT” stage, when she blew the judges away with her audition — a cover of Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” — and earned Sofia Vergara’s Golden Buzzer.