I’ve heard young girls sing, but I’ve never heard a 7th-grader sing like this. Don’t underestimate her based on her small frame! This little lady’s voice packs a heavy punch — and her story is even more powerful.
When 13-year-old Evie Clair stepped on the “America’s Got Talent” stage, the judges seemed skeptical and almost apprehensive.
But it didn’t take long for the panel to fall in love with Evie and her incredible story — and even more in love with her talent.
The young singer, who hails from a small town in Arizona, nervously took to the stage to sing “Arms” by Christina Perri. But when Simon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel learned why she had selected the song, they could hardly hold back the tears.
Evie told judges that the song was dedicated to her father, who is currently battling Stage 4 colon cancer. Her father was diagnosed a year ago and was given a 5 percent chance of survival, yet he has continued to work in order to support the family.
“Tonight, I’m here to sing for him,” the teenager said through tears. “When my dad is having rough days, I go into his room and sing him this song to help him feel better and just to give him comfort and strength to continue fighting,” Evie said.
Listen for yourself, as sweet little Evie covers the famous hit and puts her own little spin on it. This song is known to be incredibly difficult to sing, as it requires exceptional training and talent. Listen as she perfectly executes every note and moves the unsuspecting audience to tears.
This precious angel can sing! But don’t take my word for it, listen to Evie’s powerful and emotional performance in the video below:
Wasn’t that just beautiful? I couldn’t hold back the tears as little Evie’s father proudly stood nearby offstage and watched his daughter’s emotional tribute.
Clearly, God must have big plans for this precious angel! Please keep little Evie, her father, and the entire Clair family in your prayers.