Kseniya Simonova dazzled Europe with her mesmerizing sand art back in 2011 and recently made her Eurovision return as a snow artist for Moldova’s Anna Odobescu.

After finishing third in the final of the American version of Got Talent: The Champions earlier this year, Kesniya now has her sights on the British spin-off.

The opening episode on Saturday night saw the sand artist compete against acts such as Australia’s Nelson Twins and Britain’s Got Talent‘s first ever winner Paul Potts. A volunteer for children with cancer, Kseniya leveraged her experience to tell a moving story through her sand art.

The emotional narrative clearly moved the judges and she was awarded the first golden buzzer of the series, sending her through to the grand final. Explaining her decision to use the golden buzzer, judge Amanda Holden said:

The whole message was very uplifting and very emotional but for me, your quiet skill requires no language. We’re going across the world, nothing needed explaining. You did it all with just… sand! It was absolutely beautiful.

Had Simon Cowell received this week’s golden buzzer, he would’ve done the same thing and described Kseniya’s creativity and imagination as off-the-chart. “Your storytelling, your use of music, it’s so unique, so brilliant”.

Following the judges’ feedback, an emotional Kseniya replied:

Even now, in any hospital in the world, in Britain, or any country, a child who is watching this show will see it, and it’s about him or her, and if it helps them to recover, I’ll be a winner forever.

It was a sense of déjà vu for Kseniya as she also received the golden buzzer on the American version of Got Talent: The Champions. Joining her in the grand final are America’s father and daughter stunt duo Bello and Annaliese Nock, as voted by the studio audience of Got Talent superfans.

What do you think? Can Kseniya go all the way and win it all? Let us know in the comments below!

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Vlad
Vlad
1 year ago

It’s got a bit repetitive, and I don’t like when someone wants to make me cry or feel sorry on purpose

derfgtyhui
derfgtyhui
1 year ago

Boogie Storm was eliminated for this…. and she’s a Pro Lifer….

Great
Great
1 year ago
Reply to  derfgtyhui

She is? That’s amazing, thanks for sharing! Now I love Kseniya even more. <3

Tom
Tom
1 year ago

She should STAY in Moldova

Ana
Ana
1 year ago

Everything she does looks exactly the same. There’s a moon, there’s a depressed woman face, there’s a bird, there’s a motivational text in the end.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago

Also didn’t she compete in the best of america’s got talent like a month ago?

Mr. Vanilla Bean
Mr. Vanilla Bean
1 year ago

Are they running out of new stuff that they have to do these “best of the best of the best” shows?

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago

Nothing lasts forever, we all know that. We can all see the run of that TV is coming to an end, so why not milk it with the international “best of” shows? If it worked with “Gladiators”…
There will be a similar thing happening for The X Factor, apparently, and then hopefully that show can finally expire well.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
1 year ago

The worst is when you’re casually watching and literally every contestant that comes by has this rehearsed sad sob story before they begin. There’s literally nothing sincere like back in the days anymore.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
1 year ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Was there a time when it was sincere?
Wow. I don’t remember that. So long ago now.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 year ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

It’s so bad that the sob stories have even found their way into Masterchefs and GBBO.
Seriously, just put the damn thing in the oven and get on with it!