Sal Valentinetti “America’s Got Talent” Audition Video: Heidi Klum Uses Golden Buzzer For “American Idol” Singer
Heidi Klum used her “America’s Got Talent” Golden Buzzer for singer Sal Valentinetti on Tuesday. Watch below!
As Gossip Cop has reported, each judge can only push the Golden Buzzer once during the auditions to send an act of his or her choosing directly to the live shows. On last month’s premiere, Mel B picked a young opera singer. And last week, Howie Mandel went with Grace Vanderwaal, who Simon Cowell predicted would be the “next Taylor Swift.”
So, who did Klum deem worthy of her lone advantage? Well, an “Idol” season 14 cast-off, who told the judges, “I wanna make something of myself. I want to bring back those Dean Martin-style roasts.” Valentinetti went on, “I’m gonna entertain you like you’ve never been entertained before. As a matter of fact, I didn’t come here to try out. I came here to win.”
The 20-year-old aspiring star then launched into Frank Sintra’s “My Way,” and had the judges rapt. In fact, the panel gave a rare four-person standing ovation. Simon Cowell told him, “Sal, when you want to sing this kind of music you can’t fake it. It’s either in you or it’s not. You’re an old soul.”
Klum then told Valentinetti, “I’ve gotta go up there and hug you.” After they embraced, the contestant amusingly approached Mel B with some flirtatious banter, and she praised his “flawless” performance. Klum then added he’s the “whole package,” and more flirting ensued.
And when it was time for the supermodel to give her “yes,” she instead said, “Do you wanna know how I feel about you? I’ll tell you right now!” And with that, she pushed the button and confetti shot out. Not surprisingly, Valentinetti’s “Idol” history was not mentioned. Check out the full video below!