The year is almost up, which means it’s time for the Talent Recap Fan Choice Awards! This is your opportunity to share your favorite contestants, judges, hosts, and moments from the year in talent shows.
Let’s take a look back at some of the most emotional moments this year, on shows like American Idol, AGT, and X Factor. From kind gestures to powerful auditions and tearful judges, there were plenty of moments that tugged at our heartstrings.
Most Emotional Talent Show Moment 2019
1. Luke Bryan Gives Away His Boots (American Idol)
Country singer Colby Swift shared his difficult childhood with the judges. When Luke realized that Colby’s cowboy boots had holes in the bottom, he generously offered his own pair to the 19-year-old. Colby was already in tears over the positive reaction to his performance, and Luke’s generosity put a huge smile on his face.
2. Simon Cowell Breaks Down (X Factor: Celebrity)
You may remember Simon as Mr. Nasty from his early days judging talent shows, but he’s shown a softer side in recent years. On the X Factor: Celebrity finale, he was brought to tears by the finalists’ song supporting children’s charities. Simon couldn’t even speak, as his partner Lauren Silverman ran over to comfort him.
3. Kodi Lee’s Audition (AGT)
Season 14 of AGT kicked off on an emotional note, as Kodi Lee received the Golden Buzzer for his powerful audition. Kodi’s story of being blind and autistic resonated with viewers, and he was the talk of social media. Even celebrities like Oprah Winfrey shared their admiration for him. It’s no surprise he won the competition.
4. Katy Perry Cries Over Proposal (American Idol)
Contestant Johanna Jones wished that her boyfriend Matt could be there to watch her perform. She got the ultimate surprise when not only did he show up, but he also proposed to her. Judge Katy Perry immediately collapsed in tears when Matt got down on one knee.
5. Simon Cowell’s Emotional Reunion (BGT: Champions)
The MerseyGirls dance group first competed on BGT in 2017, in the hope of paying for member Julia Carlile’s scoliosis surgery. Although they didn’t win, Simon offered to pay it for her. The group returned for Champions, and Julia had an emotional reunion with Simon. She hugged him and thanked him.
6. Terry Crews’ Golden Buzzer For DYC (AGT)
For his first regular season hosting America’s Got Talent, Terry Crews gave his Golden Buzzer to the Detroit Youth Choir, who ended up placing second in the competition. Beforehand, he gave a tearful speech explaining how he grew up in Flint, Michigan. “Every young man and woman on this stage represents me, and where I came from,” he said.
Gwen Stefani Breaks Down Crying (The Voice)
During the Knockout round, coach Blake responded to Rose Short’s performance of “Big White Room” by complimenting her coach (and his girlfriend) Gwen. “I’ve had Gwen as my best friend,” he said. “And I can see the effect that it has on somebody, the way she helps you to believe in yourself.” The comments brought Gwen to tears.
Now that you know all the emotional moments on our list, vote for your favorite one by clicking on the link down below.