It’s possibly the world’s biggest TV talent show. And on Tuesday night, America’s Got Talent viewers were treated to a performance from someone who will be very familiar to Junior Eurovision fans — Poland’s Sara James. The young songstress finished second at JESC 2021 with “Somebody”.
Poland’s Sara James on America’s Got Talent
Sara’s audition is preceded by a short interview with the four judges — comedian Howie Mandell, Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara, supermodel Heidi Klum and music mogul Simon Cowell. The 13-year-old tells the panel that she’s always been amazed by the AGT clips on YouTube and that now she’s come to America to see if dreams really do come through.
She chooses to sing “Lovely” by Billie Eilish, which she describes as really emotional with full lyrics. Her performance has the crowd on their feet. And once the applause dies down, Simon Cowell is the first to chime in with his opinion. “We’ve heard a lot of singers over the years, but wow”, he says. “This wasn’t perfect, but you have a real star glow about you”. He promptly stands up and slams his hand down on the legendary golden buzzer, which guarantees Sara a place in the live shows later this summer.
Sara James at Junior Eurovision 2021
Sara James previously won The Voice Kids Poland in early 2021, wowing the judges with covers including Demi Lovato’s “Anyone” and “Husavik (My Home Town)” from the film Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. She then went on to win Poland’s national selection for Junior Eurovision 2021 with “Somebody”. Sara was among the favourites to take victory in Paris, but ultimately finished second in the 19 December final. She came just six points behind Armenia’s Maléna with “Qami”.
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