13-year-old girl’s audition on America’s Got Talent will reduce you to tears

June 22nd, 2017

With so many aspiring singers auditioning on TV competition shows like America’s Got Talent, it’s easy to just take a pass on them unless they show something exceptional. This teenage girl won the hearts of the audience and the votes of the judges with her inspiring story and her emotional singing performance.

On a recent episode of America’s Got Talent, 13-year-old Evie Clair from the little town of Florence, Arizona, had the audience in tears during her audition. She sang a moving rendition of Christina Perri’s 2011 song “Arms” and dedicated it to her dad who was diagnosed with Stage 4 Colon Cancer about a year ago.

“They gave him a five percent chance to live, and he continued working and supporting our family. So tonight I’m here to sing for him,” Evie tearfully told judge Simon Cowell.

When asked why she chose the song “Arms,” she shared that it was the song she used to sing to her father to make him feel better and give him the strength to keep fighting. The audience was reduced to tears as Evie shared her family’s story and proved that she’s more than just a sob story.

After her performance, Evie got a standing ovation from the crowd and the judges. Christina Perri also praised her in a tweet.

THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL 😭🙏🏼❤️ https://t.co/OgXi36iOJ0

— christina perri (@christinaperri) June 21, 2017

@christinaperri Thank you so much for the support! I'm honored that I was able to sing your song last night.

— Evie Clair (@evieclair) June 21, 2017

 

Evie also received overflowing support from people sending her thoughtful messages on Twitter.

You are home, @EvieClair. Welcome to the #AGT family.

— Howie Mandel (@howiemandel) June 21, 2017

Such a moving story and performance on #AGT tonight by @evieclair https://t.co/j9d66KuOsB

— Jason Vicars (@jvic231) June 21, 2017

@evieclair Awesome job tonight on #AGT. Love your voice. And love your amazing family. 👍👍👍 Hope you win AGT!!
💗💗💗💗💗

— AnOldFriend (@AnOldFriend50) June 21, 2017

A heartfelt performance from this lovely soul on @AGT Your voice is angelic & you were so brave @evieclair
Best of luck in the next round! https://t.co/etUWGtZ6Dg

— mel b (@mel__b__) June 21, 2017

 

Best of luck, Evie!

INQPOP! Stories we think you might also like: