Evie Clair, the 13-year-old from Arizona whose first round performance on “America’s Got Talent” of Christina Perri’s “Arms,” made her an early favorite, will return on Tuesday’s episode of the talent competition. A video of her performance has already generated excitement.
“She performs a heart-wrenching version of Macy Gray’s Billboard Hot 100 top five hit, ‘I Try,’ injecting new meaning into each lyric with her poignant delivery,” Billboard.com wrote. “While the performance is mature far beyond her 13 years, Clair’s mouth full of braces will remind you just what a wunderkind she is, as her proud parents beam from the audience.”
The sneak peek video closes before the judges reveal whether Clair, a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be one of the seven acts who will advance to the next round on this week’s episode.
The episode will air Tuesday night on NBC.
Clair shared with the Deseret News earlier this month that her goal in performing is always “to sing for as many people as I can and help them feel the spirit.”
“Every time before I perform, I say a little prayer to myself that I’ll be able to just do my best, and I’ll be able to sing and be able to touch the hearts of the people I’m singing to,” Clair said.
Read more about Clair here.
Watch her performance here.