Looks like “America’s Got Talent” might have found the next Courtney Hadwin in child singer Charlotte Summers. Watch the sneak peek video of her audition which be will featured on Tuesday’s show. This native of Spain competed on that country’s “Le Voz Kids” four years ago. And last year she impressed Steve Harvey with her turn on “Little Big Shots.”
Charlotte, who is only 13, readily admitted to “AGT” host Terry Crews that she was nervous to face Simon Cowell as she really loves him. And she revealed that she feared she was going to faint as it has been her dream to be on “America’s Got Talent” for years. Asked what she’d do with the million dollar first prize, she had a simple wish – to buy a guinea pig and call him Simon Cowell. And, she added, her sister would buy one too and name him Howie Mandel.
While Charlotte was soft-spoken when she began to sing, she shocked the audience and the judges, including newcomers Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union, with her powerhouse vocals as she launched into “I Put a Spell on You.” This rollicking song dates back to 1956 and was a big hit for singer/songwriter Jalacy “Screamin’ Jay” Hawkins. Since then it has been covered by a range of talents from Nina Simone and Creedence Clearwater Revival to Bette Midler and Annie Lennox.
But Charlotte made this song her own. The four judges leapt to their feet as the last note still rang out. To find out what the judges have to say about Charlotte’s chances to win “AGT” and whether she gets the Golden Buzzer, be sure to tune in to Season 14, Episode 2 when it airs Tuesday, June 11 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.