The last time opera singer Daniel Emmet performed on “America’s Got Talent,” Simon Cowell stopped him mid-performance and made him change his song. That’s why this time around he went with the classic “Caruso,” saying that song choice was “the most important thing.” Unfortunately, Daniel’s bravado performance wasn’t good enough to stack up against the competition on NBC’s reality TV show and the judges — Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Simon Cowell and Ken Jeong — eliminated him. Watch the “Americas Got Talent” performance video above and then read the judges’ comments below.
Mel B: “Your singing is just out of this world. I could listen to that all night long. I didn’t even know what you were saying but I was right there with you. It was brilliant.”
Heidi: “Bellissimo! You look amazing, too. You are very good looking on top of your amazing voice, and I am gonna be fighting for you today.”
Ken: “I’m so thrilled to watch you, yet at the same time — wow — there’s just gonna be a lot of hard choices being made tonight. My hat’s off to you.”
Simon: “The people who’ve crossed over have always chosen beautiful, great songs. I think you’ve worked this out. Every time I hear you sing, it always sounds like we haven’t heard enough of you. Okay, well done.”
Howie: “He was great, but there’s a lot of greatness tonight.”
Despite the accolades, in the end the judges decided not to advance Daniel to the live shows, thereby ending his “AGT” journey. Do YOU think Daniel was robbed? Let us know down in the comments section.
During his “AGT” live blog, our recapper John Benutty summarized, “In his first audition, Daniel Emmet was stopped mid-song and asked by Simon to learn and sing another song of his choice and with that one he blew everyone away. Tonight his focus was song choice and making sure that he picked the right thing to impress the judges. Once again he sang an opera in Italian and luckily made it through the entire thing without being stopped by Simon. The song had a huge final note that got everyone except Simon to their feet, but in the end Simon was proud of him and joined the others in support for his act.”