When it comes to shows like America's Got Talent, The Voice, or any of those other reality TV talent competitions, a big part of the reason audiences tune in is because you truly never know what you'll get. There are always plenty of amusing duds (remember William Hung, anyone?), but there are also plenty of memorable performances that leave the viewer in utter amazement. My personal favorite show is America's Got Talent because it features such a diverse array of performers, from magical comedians in dragon suits to classic crooners, and everything in between. Plus, it's got Simon Cowell, possibly one of the harshest judges in the world, and he's always entertaining!
Pleasing Simon Cowell is a pretty tall order, and he's built a reputation for not mincing his words when it comes to expressing his displeasure at sub-par performances. Getting Simon to say something nice is almost like getting blood from a stone, but there are some who have managed it. One such contestant is 13-year-old Laura Bretan. When she comes on stage, she's understandably nervous, and Simon's quick to pick up on it and mentally dismiss her as soon as she walks on. When she starts singing, however? Let's just say it holds the entire audience rapt, and every one of the judges is blown away - even Simon! Watch the video below to see what happens.
H/T: America's Got Talent