Singer Yoli Mayor performed Tuesday night during the Semifinals 1 episode of “America’s Got Talent” 2017. Back in the Quarterfinals, this 21-year-old earned mixed reviews from the judges by singing Rag’n’Bone Man‘s “Human.” Did Mayor turn things around this time with her version of “Say You Won’t Let Go” by James Arthur (UK’s “X-Factor” winner)? Watch Yoli Mayor’s “Americas Got Talent” recap video above from NBC’s reality TV show.
More than any other singer, Mayor has grown tremendously so far in this competition. Don’t forget, back in her first audition she was made to stop midway through a song and sing another one right there on the spot. For this week’s Semifinals performance, three of the “AGT” judges — Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Mel B — honored Mayor with a standing ovation. Howie Mandel remained seated, though he still praised her “pure” talent. Here is a closer look at the judges’ individual responses:
Cowell: “I’m glad you came to me, Tyra, ‘cause I’ve got something to say to you, Yoli. You are back. What a beautiful performance. What a beautiful song, I mean, ironically, the guy who wrote and performed that song came from one of these shows and became a huge star. You just laid your heart on your sleeve. It was a perfect song for you and you look beautiful by the way, Yoli.”
Mel B: “Well, first of all I just wanna say well done, well done, well bloody done, yes! You know what, you stripped it back, you got back to your roots. I still think you’ve got a lot more to give but you just nailed that performance, 100 percent.”
Klum: “I mean, making people feel emotions is exactly what a singer’s supposed to do, and you just did that. You really did. I mean, you brought a little tear to my eye. It was very, very emotional.”
Cowell: “Well, that’s a first.”
Klum: “It is. It is! It is!”
Mandel: “I don’t know what to say. Holy moly, Yoli. I don’t know that you could have done anything more. I think your talent is pure. I think it’s evident. I just hope that America agrees. There’s so much to choose from, but you’re wonderful, young lady.”
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