Celine Tam “America’s Got Talent” Video – Watch “When You Believe” Performance!

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Celine Tam AGT Quarterfinals

By Shari Weiss |

Celine Tam AGT Quarterfinals


Little Celine Tam belted “When You Believe” for her “America’s Got Talent” quarterfinals performance on Tuesday’s live show. Watch the video below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, Tam is a 9-year-old Celine Dion superfan, and she sang “My Heart Will Go On” for her audition, which aired back in June. She stunned the judges with her strong vocals, and the entire panel gave a standing ovation. The young girl continued to show off her talent and cuteness during the Judge Cuts round. For that, she chose to sing “How Am I Supposed To Live Without You” for her “best friend,” her sister. It was another remarkable performance, and it led guest judge Laverne Cox to push the Golden Buzzer.

The advantage meant Tam immediately scored a place in the quarterfinals, regardless of how the rest of the panelists felt. Of course, there was little doubt that she would’ve been awarded a spot anyway, but this made it all the more special. Now on the second installment of the NBC talent competition’s 2017 quarterfinals, the aspiring star had to perform live for the first time. In a pre-taped piece shown before the performance, Tam said, “Now I’m in the live shows, I have to work even more harder… All of America is watching.” She added, “I’m just going to sing my heart out and hope America comes.”

In a nod to her hope for a “miracle,” Tam chose “When You Can Believe” for her performance, and Heidi Klum gave a standing ovation. But it was Mel B who spoke first, saying, “You’re very brave to be up there on that stage and to be singing in your element. But tonight, I think the song was just too big for you.” The crowd and other panelists booed, and Klum even retorted, “No, no, no. Forget everything she just said.”

Calling Tam’s voice “so sweet,” the supermodel gushed, “I can still hear the innocence of a 9-year-old and I love that. I see so many opportunites for you.” Howie Mandel agreed that youth is working in the contender’s favor. “It isn’t toally polished, but that’s the beauty of it. And I think that’s what America’s going to vote for… I think you have a really good chance.”

And Simon Cowell told Tam, “You always do big songs. What really impressed me was you controlled the song on the second half.” He also reminded everyone, particularly Mel, that the spectacle of “AGT” is “a lot for a 9-year-old to put up with on a live show.” Check out the video below.

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