Sophie Fatu may only be five but she is brimming with confidence and won over all four “America’s Got Talent” judges with her audition on the June 12 episode. While some may find her precociousness a bit too precious, the panel was captivated by her from the moment she strutted on stage. (Watch her audition video above.)
Fatu shamelessly made a pitch to Cowell, whom she called Mr. Simon, that he give her the golden buzzer before she had even sung a note. Rather than being put off by her, the crusty Cowell’s heart melted, especially after she delivered a surprisingly polished version of the Frank Sinatra classic “My Way.” As he readily admitted, “We weren’t expecting that.”
Cowell continued, effusive in his praise: “You are hilarious. I want you to date my son. You are adorable.” The other three “AGT” judges followed suit. Heidi Klum urged the talented tyke to be proud of herself. Howie Mandel said she was simply amazing while Mel B likened her voice to that of an angel.
In his “AGT” live blog, our recapper John Benutty observed, “Five year old Sophie Fatu, also a baker of “sweets and treats, but not food or breakfast,” kicked off tonight’s third episode with her adorable rendition of Frank Sinatra‘s standard “My Way.” The performance earned a standing ovation from the audience mid-song, well before she held the long note at the end! Though her dream that Simon used his Golden Buzzer on her didn’t come to fruition, she did earn a YES from all four judges and will sing again in the next round!”