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'AGT' finalist's emotional performance after death of her father

'AGT' finalist's emotional performance after death of her father

Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Mel B and Heidi Klum were treated to some truly unbelievable performances, all introduced by host Tyra Banks. Because if it was just the results, it'd be a five-minute show, and that would be awkward for everyone. Her performance earned a standing ovation from all four judges. The 13-year-old aspiring singer, songwriter and pianist has been in mourning for less than two weeks following her dad's September 7 death from cancer, but according to her mother Hillary Mann Abplanalp, the AGT finalist intends to continue with the NBC reality talent competition.

Acrobatic dance crew Diavolo jumped, slid and flew through the air, aided by props, including a huge see-saw ship. Howie said, "Our hearts and souls go out to you", adding, "We all go through dark times".

"I really loved it", Simon Cowell said. "Your voice is that light". Mel B called the performance "powerful and moving".

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The dancers have stiff competition in 12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer (whose audition video went viral in May) and 10-year-old singer Angelica Hale, who told judges she wants to be the next Whitney Houston.

America's Got Talent finalist Mandy Harvey delivered so much #strength that even the viewers all felt it. Dance performances from Diavolo and Light Balance, as well as acts from comedian Preacher Lawson, and Sara and Hero tandem will give the judges a hard time deciding on the victor.


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