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Evie Clair is on a journey to stardom, but she has very different motivations than the other America’s Got Talent contestants.
Her dad was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer, and he recently had become so sick that he couldn’t be there for her semifinals performance. Instead of seeing it as a bad thing, Evie chose to look at the situation as a positive one, calling her spot in the competition a bright light for her and her family.
She knew her dad would be watching from afar and dedicated her performance to him.
In the video below, posted on September 5, 2017, Evie performs an emotional rendition of Ella Henderson’s “Yours” in front of millions on live TV.
In the end, her voice touches the hearts of everyone in the audience — including “tough” judge Simon Cowell.
While Simon gives the teen her critique, he begins to choke up, knowing just how much the opportunity to perform on this stage means to the young singer and her dad watching at home. Simon’s emotional praise instantly has Evie in tears and host Tyra Banks is a comforting shoulder for her to lean on.
Every time Evie sings for her father, she captivates the entire crowd, and this is just another example of how powerful one song can truly be.
Check out Evie Clair and her emotional performance for her father in the video below, and please SHARE if you think Evie’s performances mean the world to her dad!
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