This season on America’s Got Talent, the kids have been stealing the show, and last night was no exception, courtesy of a certain 10-year old opera singer. That’s right. Ten. Emanne Beasha has the voice of an angel and the stage command of classically trained singers three times her age, and during Tuesday night’s episode, guest judge Jay Leno and fellow judges Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, Howie Mandel and Gabrielle Union were totally, categorically, astronomically wowed.
The stuffed-unicorn-toting girl may look sweet and unassuming, but the minute the music starts, she transforms. Performing “the hardest song” she’s ever done, Emanne’s voice transfixed the audience, hitting notes we didn’t even know existed. By the end, the judges were on their feet (and so were we).
“To have a voice like this,” Cowell said, “this is not something you can train to get. It genuinely is a gift.” We second that.
Leno was equally stunned, admitting that watching Emanne was a career highlight—that’s no small compliment coming from a guy whose been in the entertainment industry for decades, most of which were before Emanne was even born!
“From a child comes an honesty and a truth. I feel like I’m witness to something extremely special,” the former TV host said. “At some point in my career people will say ‘What do you remember most?’ I remember hitting the golden buzzer.” Which he then did, sending the young superstar straight to live shows.
The best part? Emanne’s reaction. She responded exactly how you might expect a 10-year-old to—dancing and twirling in the golden confetti shower. Our hearts just about exploded from the cuteness of it all.
In her post-Golden Buzzer interview, Beasha described the experience as “magical” and revealed she even kept a glass box full of confetti. She also teased her upcoming Live Shows appearance, admitting it should be more exciting than what we saw last night since she was actually “kinda bored with that performance.” Okay then. If she calls that boring, we’re not gonna make it through the next round, simple as that. And we are so ready.