Tuesday night during the Judge Cuts 2 episode of “America’s Got Talent,” five-year-old Sophie Fatu belted out Frank Sinatra‘s “New York, New York” as the youngest contestant in the history of the reality TV show. When Simon Cowell asked Sophie what she’d do with the $1 million prize, she responded adorably, “Um, I don’t really care that much. I just want to sing for everyone and make them happy.” Watch the “Americas Got Talent” performance video above, and then read the judges’ comments below.
Simon: “You know, Sophie, you are officially the youngest ever ‘America’s Got Talent’ contestant, do you know that? Sophie, that was really you singing? Honestly? Because that shouldn’t happen. You shouldn’t even be able to remember the words, let alone sing like that with the key change and everything. Amazing.”
Mel B: “When you hold onto those long notes you have like a really rich vibrato, which is so strange I’m even saying that because you’re only five.”
Howie Mandel: “Have you been told that you are crazy cute?”
Heidi Klum: “Well done. I mean, look how little!”
Despite the praises the judges later decided not to advance Sophie to the live shows, thereby ending her “AGT” journey. Do YOU think Sophie was robbed? Let us know down in the comments section.
In his “AGT” live blog, our recapper Denton Davidson wrote, “Sophie is poised to be one of the season’s front-runners. Tonight the five-year old looks as adorable as ever as she belts out ‘New York, New York.’ I feel like I’m watching a stage version of ‘Curly Sue.’ Simon informs Sophie that she’s officially the youngest contestant ever on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ Let’s face it, this girl is pure gold and could easily win this season.”