Two years ago she was Kazakhstan’s debut act at Junior Eurovision. Now, Daneliya Tuleshova is impressing audiences across the pond as she competes on America’s Got Talent.
Daneliya Tuleshova in America’s Got Talent quarter-final
Daneliya Tuleshova absolutely lit up the stage with Harry Styles’ “Sign of the Times” in Tuesday night’s second quarter-final. She got rave reviews from all the judges, plus a standing ovation — even the fans on the video wall can all be seen clapping at one point.
Her staging was intimate and lovely. It eally helped set a mood in a way that, once again, a lot of the other acts that were in other remote locations seemed to have issues with.
Canadian comedian Howie Mandel described Daneliya as “beyond [her] years”, adding that she’s already a star — something which isn’t news to those who saw her at JESC 2018. Supermodel Heidi Klum called her “flawless” while Modern Family actress Sofía Vergara announced that Daneliya was her favourite performance of the night. Guest judge Kenan Thompson was “blown away”.
Many who saw the performance on TV are confident that she’ll be advance to the semi-finals. However, Daneliya’s AGT fate won’t be revealed until Wednesday’s result show.
America’s Got Talent and Covid-19
As with events across the globe, America’s Got Talent has been heavily impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The crisis first hit while auditions were still being filmed, resulting in many being held behind closed doors or remotely. The live shows were delayed until August.
New measures have been introduced to allow for social distancing. These include a redesigned set. There is no longer a live audience. Instead, there are giant banks of LEDs showing viewers watching from home.
Could a similar idea be adapted for Eurovision?
What do you think of Daneliya’s performance? Do you expect to see her in the semi-finals? Let us know in the comments.