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Chase Goehring “America’s Got Talent” Video – Watch “Illusion” Quarterfinals Performance

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Chase Goehring AGT Quarterfinals

By Shari Weiss |

Chase Goehring AGT Quarterfinals

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Chase Goehring performed an original song called “Illusion” for Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” quarterfinals. Watch the video below!

The singer-songwriter seemed to fly a bit under the radar during the initial phase of this year’s “America’s Got Talent,” but that all changed during the Judge Cut rounds. As Gossip Cop reported in late July, guest judge DJ Khaled hit the Golden Buzzer for Goehring after he rap-sang a self-penned song called “A Capella” while playing the guitar. Simon Cowell told him afterward, “The best compliment I can give you is that there’s nothing that I can tell you, because you’ve got it all happening.” And DJ Khaled, who gave a sanding ovation, said, “You’re on your way to be a star. This show and this stage is gonna make you into a superstar.”

With that, DJ Khaled, who is a music superstar in his own right, pushed the Golden Buzzer. By doing so, Goehring was guaranteed a place in the quarterfinals, regardless of how the regular panelists felt. Of course, given that the judges all loved his performance as well, he was likely a shoo-in for the live shows regardless. Now the 21-year-old, who is reminiscent of Ed Sheeran in some ways, needed to keep building on that success to stay in the NBC competition.

Prior to taking the stage this time around, he acknowledged that performing original songs are a “really big risk because you don’t know how people are going to react.” But he debuted a new song called “Illusion,” which was inspired by a high school relationship that ended badly. Like his previous songs, it mixed both singing and talking as he played an acoustic guitar. Following a standing ovation from Cowell, Howie Mandel and Mel B, Mel told Goehring, “It takes something deep inside you to express yourself the way you have through music. Your words, your lyrics are on point… You’re just brilliant.”

Heidi Klum praised the aspiring star’s “talent for songwriting,” but admitted, “Today wasn’t my most favorite song. I loved your other songs a little bit more.” After she was booed, Cowell told the contestant, “You’re a little star… You haven’t compromised yourself since you’ve been on the show.” He also predicted Goehring’s ex is watching and “going ‘Oh, bleep.'” And Mandel declared, “Everybody’s gotta vote. I love you. You’re a star.” Check out the video below!

 


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