America’s Got Talent marked Sara James’ first time in the United States, but she has already made a name for herself internationally. On the June 14 episode of AGT, the 13-year-old contestant shocked the judges and the audience with her incredible singing voice. She earned a Golden Buzzer moment with Simon Cowell. However, Cowell is not the first competition judge to have been blown away by James’ talent. Here’s what to know about his history with the talent shows.
Sara James channeled Billie Eilish with a ‘Lovely’ cover on ‘America’s Got Talent’
James came from Poland to audition for America’s Got Talent. She told the judges that she had watched videos of the competition for years and felt it was time to see if dreams really did come true in America. James chose to sing Billie Eilish’s “Lovely” because of her emotion, which she channeled into her performance.
Right off the bat, Cowell told James he had a “good feeling” about him. The longtime reality TV judge turned out to be right, as James mesmerized the crowd with his powerful voice. After James finished the song, Cowell told her she had “starlight”. He said he wanted to give her a moment “to remember forever” on her first trip to America, and he pushed the Golden Buzzer.
“I pushed my Golden Buzzer for Sara because she is, in my opinion, a total star,” Cowell told People after the show. “She flew around the world to audition on AGT ‘to see if dreams come true’ – that really resonated with me, because 20 years ago I also thought about those thoughts. I didn’t have any simply not his talent!
Sara James was a finalist in ‘The Voice Kids Poland’ and ‘Junior Eurovision Song Contest’
James has been busy with other singing competitions in 2021. She first appeared on children of the voice Poland Season 4, wowing the judges with her Blind Audition performance of Demi Lovato’s “Anyone.” James won the season with Polish duo Tomson & Baron as coaches.
Next, James represented Poland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021, where an artist or group from each participating country competed with an original song. She reached the final with her song “Somebody”, but eventually finished second to Malena from Armenia.
Along with “Somebody”, James recently released a single titled “My Wave”. She shared the music video the same day she America’s Got Talent episode.
The young singer said her dreams had come true in America
James’ Golden Buzzer moment was completely exciting, she told People after the show.
“To be honest, I’m speechless. When I think about it, I literally shiver…I’m so happy. It’s something I dreamed about, and it happened. It’s so crazy!” she said. “[Simon] made this whole trip to America so enjoyable – and America is really beautiful, to be honest. I’m in love and I want to live there, but it was such an amazing time and when I think about it, I just want to cry.
Will Sara James have the same success competing on America’s Got Talent? Fans will have to stay tuned to find out. America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
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