The last time 12-year-old singer Ansley Burns appeared on “America’s Got Talent,” mean judge Simon Cowell stopped her mid-performance. When the Easley, South Carolina native returns to the reality TV show during the third Judge Cuts round, history appears to repeat itself when Simon holds up his arm and hisses, “Ansley, Ansley, sorry.” Oh no, Simon — don’t do it! Get a sneak peek of Ansley’s performance of Carrie Underwood‘s “Good Girl” by watching the exclusive video above. “AGT” airs Tuesday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.
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As a reminder, Ansley’s audition performance of Aretha Franklin‘s “Think” annoyed Simon because of the “horrible, horrible backing track.” He then asked the country girl to sing “a capella,” a challenge that she happily accepted. After swigging a few drinks from his water cup, Ansley proudly belted out the rest of “Think” without the aid of any background music. She received unanimous praise and easily sailed through to the Judge Cuts round, which is where we now pick up her story.
Joining regular panelists Simon, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union and Howie Mandel will be special guest judge Ellie Kemper. This two-time Emmy nominee for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (2016-17) makes her first appearance on the reality program, following in the footsteps of recent guest judges Brad Paisley and Dwyane Wade. Just like those two, Ellie will get to anoint one of Tuesday’s 18 acts with her Golden Buzzer, which will send the act straight through to the live shows at the Dolby Theatre.
If Ansley ends up as the ultimate winner of Season 14, that would make her the fourth young girl to prevail after singer Bianca Ryan in Season 1, ukulelist Grace VanderWaal in Season 11 and ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer in Season 12. See the “AGT” winners list. Find out what happens with Ansley’s performance of “Good Girl” by tuning into NBC on Tuesday night for the Judge Cuts 3 episode.
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