Nervous 16-Year-Old Performs As A Completely Different Person Leaving Simon Cowell SHOCKED On ‘America’s Got Talent’ [VIDEO]

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Christian Guardino was very nervous during his season 12 America’s Got Talent audition in 2017. But what he did next came as an absolute shock to the audience and the judges. He completely slayed his audition and left Simon Cowell speechless. Take a look.

Christian Guardino Shared His Big Voice On ‘America’s Got Talent’

At a young age, Christian’s doctor said he would eventually one day go completely blind. Christian learned how to navigate the world using a cane and still kept his same goofy fun-loving personality. When he was 12 years old, he went through an experimental gene surgery that gave him the ability of sight back. “My heart is pounding and my palms are sweating,” he said before taking the stage on America’s Got Talent. His parents called his story a miracle. He sang “Who’s Lovin You” by the Jackson 5 in a groundbreaking performance. “Christian I need 10 seconds because actually I don’t know what to say right now,” Simon said. He was totally speechless. “I mean what just happened?” Mel B shouted. “You were so nervous and then once you started singing you were a whole different person. You’re like a bright light that just showed us all.” Heidi Klum called him “incredible.”

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“You were like a little mouse who turned into a lion,” Simon said. “You are one of my favorite contestants I’ve seen this year not only in terms of your voice, I just like you.” But Howie Mandel had the ultimate response to Christian’s performance. “If you can make one wish right now this second to make something come true for yourself, what would you wish?” Howie asked. “Probably the Golden Buzzer” Christian said laughing. This prompted Howie to reach across the table and hit the Golden Buzzer. Christian cried tears of pure happiness as he would be going straight through to the live shows. In the Quarterfinals, Christian received the most votes in the Dunkin’ Save which landed him in the Semifinals where he was later eliminated.

Where Is He Now?

Christian is now 19 years old and is continuing his music career after America’s Got Talent. He released the music video for his song “Waiting.” Still, his voice is as incredible as ever and he looks so grown up. The song was executive produced by ‘Masked Singer’ contestant Hunter Hayes.

Christian actually got to perform the song on tour with Hunter. He called it “truly one of my absolute favorite moments of my life!”

He also continues to post covers on YouTube and hopes to be back performing on stages soon as the coronavirus pandemic has definitely haunted some of this young performers plans.

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Would you like to see Christian on America’s Got Talent: The Champions in the future? He definitely would have a really good shot at winning with his amazing voice.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Samantha Agate
Samantha Agate

Samantha Agate is a contributor and host for Talent Recap on YouTube with a previous byline at The Blast. She graduated from Hunter College in 2019 with a degree in Media Studies and a Concentration in Journalism. When she isn't binge-watching reality television shows or binge-eating fried food, she loves hanging out with her friends and family and petting puppies.

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