Many “America’s Got Talent” fans thought that 11-year-old animal impersonator Lily Wilker would make it far on NBC’s reality TV competition, but she was shockingly kicked off of Tuesday’s Judge Cuts 1 episode. When this talented tyke from Ohio first appeared she made farm animal noises like ducks, dogs, horses, turkeys and roosters. For her encore performance she took judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Ken Jeong to the jungle by impersonating monkeys, elephants and frogs. Watch the “Americas Got Talent” performance video above.
“Who do you think your biggest competition is on this show so far?” Simon asked. Lily responded innocently by saying, “I really don’t have competition yet.” The episode’s editing made it seem like the next performers — singing dog act Oscar and Pam — would do even better, but Mel B wasn’t impressed and slammed her red X.
Despite the judges laughing and applauding Lily on, they decided to eliminate the young charmer just before the “AGT” live shows. Do YOU think that Lily was robbed? Let us know down in the comments section.
Lily’s original audition of farm animal noises went insanely viral, with more than 1.1 million views at YouTube. Fans now have their fingers crossed that if the Season 13 live shows ask eliminated contestants to return as wild card acts, then Lily may one day return to the stage.
During his “AGT” live blog, our recapper John Benutty noted, “11-year-old Lily Wilker returned with her animal noise act, this time creating the sounds of the jungle rather than those of the farm that she performed last time.”