Celine Tam “America’s Got Talent” Video: Laverne Cox Uses Golden Buzzer For 9-Year-Old Singer – WATCH!

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Celine Tam AGT Golden Buzzer

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Celine Tam AGT Golden Buzzer


Laverne Cox was the guest judge on Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent,” and used the Golden Buzzer for 9-year-old singer Celine Tam. Watch the video below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, season 12 of the NBC reality show is currently in the second round of its talent competition. All the acts who made it through the auditions, roughly 100 in all, have to go through call-backs in groups of 20. Known as “Judge Cuts,” the panel of judges pick only seven from each group to move on to the live quarterfinals. And to make it more interesting, a celebrity is invited to participate in each of the four “Judge Cuts” installments.

The first was Chris Hardwick, who pushed the Golden Buzzer for 9-year-old singer Angelica Hale on the episode that aired two weeks ago. Then last week, DJ Khaled hit the Golden Buzzer for singer-songwriter Chase Goehring. That brings us to tonight’s edition with Cox, who said at the start of the broadcast, “I want to be blown away. I want to see passion, and I want to be moved.”

And it was little Tam who met the “Orange Is The New Black” star’s criteria. As Gossip Cop reported, 9-year-old Tam sang Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On” during the auditions. She and her parents (along with her little sister, Dion), are huge fans of the superstar. Now the young girl is on her way to becoming a star in her own right. She scored a standing ovation for that first performance, and now had every intention of wowing the panelists again for her call-back.

Before taking the stage, Tam told the camera she’s been “practicing a lot.” She amusingly added, “I have watched ‘America’s Got Talent’ for like forever. I want to go to the live shows so badly. Can I go now? Bye!” But there was a performance to do first, and she sang “How I Am Supposed To Live Without You” in honor of her “best friend,” her sister. Afterward, Heidi Klum noted, “Celine, the crowd is going crazy for you!” She then asked Cox to weigh in.

“I just wanna eat you up and take you home. You were so adorable and so cute and your voice was amazing,” the actress exclaimed. “Thank you so much, I’m really blown away.” She went on to gush more about Tam’s “talent,” and then hit the button, stunning the young vocalist. Check out the videos below!

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