Celine Tam Sings “How Far I’ll Go” For “America’s Got Talent” Semifinals (VIDEO)

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Celine Tam AGT Semifinals

By Shari Weiss |

Celine Tam AGT Semifinals


Celine Tam sang “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana for her “America’s Got Talent” semifinals performance on Tuesday. Check out the video below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, Tam is one of two young singers who have made a considerable impact on season 12 of “America’s Got Talent.” Like fellow 9-year-old Angelica Hale, the aspiring star is hoping her voice will win her the NBC competition’s $1 million prize. She and Hale have both made it the second-to-last stage of the reality show, and are among the 10 acts competing in the second part of the semifinals. After last week’s first installment led to the announcement of the first five finalists, both contestants are now hoping to be among the last five finalists.

Tam, as Celine Dion fans will no doubt recall, first wowed with a rendition of “My Heart Will Go On” for her audition. During the Judge Cuts round, guest judge Laverne Cox pushed the Golden Buzzer after the little girl belted “How I Am Supposed To Live Without You.” That advantage guaranteed Tam’s spot in the quarterfinals, not that there was any doubts that the regular panelists wouldn’t put her through to the live shows. And for that round, Tam sang “When You Believe,” earning a standing ovation from Heidi Klum.

Now before this crucial performance, in her opening package Tam amusingly envisioned life as a celebrity. She then sang “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, showing that she’d be perfectly at home in a Disney movie. Again, Klum was on her feet. But Simon Cowell spoke first, saying, “Wow, wow, wow… This was a massive, massive step up from what you’ve done before. The song was perfect you.”

Mel B said Tam “conquered the stage like an already prepared, well-auditioned performer,” but called the song choice way too “musical.” Cowell shot back, “No, no, no, no.” Klum then told the contestant, “I think that you are a shining bright star and you sang crystal clear and pitch-perfect, and on top of it, you are so cute.” Added Howie Mandel, “I think she’s adorable. I really do. I hope things go well and your dreams come true.” Check out the video below!

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