Soulful Singer Aubrey Burchell Gets Emotional in ‘AGT’ Early Release

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Aubrey Burchell auditions for 'America's Got Talent'Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Singer Aubrey Burchell impressed the judges in her audition for America’s Got Talent Season 17. In an early release video for Tuesday’s new episode, the 21-year-old shares her story and performs an impressive cover of “Call Out My Name” by The Weeknd.


Aubrey Burchell Auditions for ‘America’s Got Talent’

Aubrey introduced herself to the judges as a singer from Pittsburgh who works at Target. She said she goes into the bathroom during her breaks and films herself singing “to keep myself sane.” Aubrey said her dream is to “sell out arenas all around the world” and win Grammys.

She also shared that she was recently diagnosed with level 1 autism, adding, “I want to show other young autistics that are suffering in silence that you can follow your passion, and you can not fit in the box and do what you do and just eat at it.”

Aubrey was already emotional before she started her performance. She sang a powerhouse rendition of “Call Out My Name,” showing off a soulful voice and a passionate energy. After finishing the performance, Aubrey broke down in tears.


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Sofia Vergara Thinks Aubrey Could Win the Season

Judge Howie Mandel called Aubrey “incredibly brave,” while Simon Cowell said her version of the song was “genius.” He added that it didn’t matter whether every note was perfect, saying, “I really do believe that we are just witnessing somebody’s career about to skyrocket potentially.”

Meanwhile, Sofia Vergara called Aubrey “the perfect package,” praising her voice, look, and song choice. She predicted, “I think America is gonna fall in love with you. I think you have a chance to win this competition.”


The judges have already given out all of their Golden Buzzers for this season, but they rewarded Aubrey for her strong performance by giving her four “yes” votes to move on to the next stage of the competition. You can follow Aubrey on TikTok, where she has over 43,000 followers.

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