Dutch soul diva Glennis Grace didn’t make it to the final of Eurovision 2005, but she has earned a spot in the grand final of America’s Got Talent. But, in a nail-bitingly close results show, Glennis almost missed out, only saved by a second-chance audience vote.
On the Tuesday night performance show, Glennis had given a soulful performance of Kate Bush’s song “This Woman’s Work”. This was also the song that Irish singer Brendan Murray was asked to perform at his X Factor UK audition, with both Glennis and Brendan’s performances taking place in front of judge Simon Cowell.
Glennis interpreted the song in her classic soul diva style, making the Kate Bush track sound like a lost Whitney Houston single.
“This Woman’s Work” may be best known to listeners for the 1997 cover by the American R&B singer Maxwell. After viewing her performance, the singer took the time to leave a supportive comment on her Facebook page, which thrilled the Dutch diva.
And then this happend!!! Omg Omg if @maxwell concratulates you and says" beautiful rendition"you know you must have done something good last night??? #contestant #AGT #lasthours #willimakeittothefinals
When it came to Wednesday night’s results show, there was a shock in the results. Despite having a favourable position in the running order and nailing her performance, Glennis had not made the top four and was not assured a place in the grand final.
Glennis and the other two acts that had placed fourth, fifth and sixth then faced the Dunkin’ Save vote. The Dunkin’ Save is an app vote where members of the public have only 30 minutes to vote for their favourite of the three acts.
But despite the tension, Glennis’ expanding American fanbase came through and she earned a spot in the grand final.
— America's Got Talent (@AGT) September 13, 2018
With a place now secured in the America’s Got Talent grand final, Glennis has already gone further than her 2005 Eurovision appearance. At the grand final on Tuesday and Wednesday next week, Glennis will compete to be the winner of America’s Got Talent 2018.