9-year-old HK girl gets Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent
Guest judge Laverne Cox decided to press the special buzzer after Celine Tam sang Michael Bolton’s 'How Am I Supposed to Live without You'
A nine-year-old Hong Kong girl has once again won applause for her America’s Got Talent audition, in which she received a Golden Buzzer.
During her first audition in June, Celine Tam Tsz-kwan won the hearts of many people with her performance of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”, with the video receiving around 26 million views on YouTube so far.
On Tuesday evening in Los Angeles, guest judge Laverne Cox, an American actress, decided to make her the Golden Buzzer pick after the girl sang Michael Bolton’s “How Am I Supposed to Live without You”.
Cox told the young singer, “I just want to eat you up and take you home,” adding: “You are so adorable and so cute, and your voice is amazing. You are so talented. I am really blown away. Unbelievable. I might just have to …”
Cox then pressed her Golden Buzzer and the stage was covered in golden confetti.
Celine was seen to be very surprised, standing in shock with her mouth open for a while before Cox walked up to the stage and congratulated her.
Celine’s parents and younger sister were in the audience when she wowed the crowd with her amazing vocals and she was given a standing ovation.
Celine Tam is the first Chinese to receive the Golden Buzzer, which was introduced in Season 9 of America’s Got Talent in 2014, with each judge pressing it only once during a season.