Celine Dion Invites “America’s Got Talent” Semifinalist Celine Tam To Las Vegas Show

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Celine Dion Celine Tam Las Vegas

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Celine Tam may have been eliminated from “America’s Got Talent” before Wednesday’s finale, but she just won a big prize. Celine Dion tweeted an invitation for the 9-year-old to be a “guest” at her Las Vegas show.

As Gossip Cop reported, Tam stunned in her “America’s Got Talent” audition. She first adorably revealed her obsession with Dion, and shared that her little sister’s name is “Dion,” so together they are named “Celine” and “Dion,” She then belted “My Heart Will Go On.” All of the judges gave a standing ovation, and Simon Cowell even teased the little girl, saying she couldn’t possibly be the one singing. Howie Mandel also told Tam, “I can’t get the smile off my face. You are amazing. That’s why I love this show.”

Tam went on to win Laverne Cox’s Golden Buzzer during the Judge Cuts round, securing her place in the live quarterfinals. Most recently, in the semifinals last week, Tam performed “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana. Cowell told the aspiring star afterward, “This was a massive, massive step up from what you’ve done before. The song was perfect you.” By the time the results show aired the following night, Tam’s performance was one of the most-watched YouTube videos from the episode.

Shockingly, though, she failed to earn enough votes to make it into the finals and was, sadly, eliminated. Then last Thursday, following her exit, Tam tweeted, “No matter #howfarillgo #myheartwillgoon! BIG THX n HUG to my family! I hope someday I can sing with Celine Dion but not just as heresay:)” She also included clips of herself singing “My Heart Will Go On.” Now days later, just hours before the finale of “AGT” airs, Dion retweeted Tam’s post and included a special message.

The music icon wrote, “Congrats! You did an amazing job on @AGT! If ever you and your family are in Las Vegas I would love for you to be guests at my show! -Celine.” Tam, whose account is run by her parents, has not yet responded to the offer. Amazingly, her final performance on the NBC talent competition has now racked up nearly two million views, which is more than some of the actual finalists have earned. Still in the running, though, is 10-year-old Angelina Hale, who has also scored millions of views and could walk away with $1 million tonight. Watch the videos of Tam below, and check back with Gossip Cop to find out who wins “America’s Got Talent!”

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