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19 September 2018, 11:57 | Updated: 19 September 2018, 13:06
AGT finalist and opera singer Daniel Emmet serenaded the audience with a cover of ‘Perfect Symphony’ by Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli in the live finals.
Daniel Emmet, a classical crossover singer on America’s Got Talent 2018, impressed the judges in last night’s finals with a cover of ‘Perfect Symphony’.
‘Perfect Symphony’ was released in June by Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli, who added Italian lyrics to Sheeran’s original song.
Judge Mel B said Emmet's performance brought back his “original sound”, while Simon Cowell called his performance “powerful” and “way better than last week, apart from the jacket”.
Daniel Emmet is a 25-year-old classically trained singer who has turned heads on America’s Got Talent (Season 13) with his classical crossover covers.
Daniel’s first audition didn’t go particularly smoothly. After singing his original song ‘Amante’, Simon Cowell stopped the audition and told him to learn a different song: ‘Passerà’, made famous by Il Divo.
Despite delivering an incredible performance of ‘Passerà’ – which, incidentally, he learned that day – and receiving four Yeses, Daniel was axed after his first audition.
However, the judges brought him back as a wild card later on in the series. He subsequently proved his place on the show with an operatic Spanish version of Aerosmith’s ‘I Don't Want to Miss a Thing’.
Last night (Tuesday 18 September), 10 acts gave their final performances on America’s Got Talent.
Daniel Emmet, the only operatic singer on the show, will be competing against electric violinist Brian King Joseph, comedians Vicki Barbolak and Samuel J. Comroe, singers Glennis Grace, Michael Ketterer and Courtney Hadwin, acrobatic groups Zurcaroh and Duo Transcend, and magician Shin Lim.
The winner, who will receive $1 million and a chance to headline at a casino in Las Vegas, will be announced tonight (Wednesday 19 September).