America's Got Talent: Sara James covers Elton John hit song Rocket Man (2023)

Sara James blew the judges away with her performance of the Elton John song Rocket Man on Tuesday's episode of America's Got Talent on NBC.

The 14-year-old singer from Poland was the last to take the stage during the two-hour live show.

Before she came out, Sara said she was shocked by the reaction to her audition from her fans in Poland and when singer Billie Eilish, 20, retweeted her song on social media.

Talented teen:Sara James blew the judges away with her performance of the Elton John song Rocket Man on Tuesday's episode of America's Got Talent on NBC

'I really have to make this performance inspire,' Sara said.

Sara, who wore a silver shirt and pants, wowed the crowd and the judges who gave her a standing ovation when she finished singing.

'Wow, Sara, I am actually very emotional for you right now because I know how much this means to you,' Simon, 62, said. 'That song choice was genius.'

'I think you are going to find that Elton John is going to be retweeting the song,' said Simon to his Golden Buzzer winner Sara.

Live show:The 14-year-old singer from Poland was the last to take the stage during the two-hour live show

Pop star:Before she came out, Sara said she was shocked by the reaction to her audition from her fans in Poland and when singer Billie Eilish, 20, retweeted her song on social media

Genius move:'Wow, Sara, I am actually very emotional for you right now because I know how much this means to you,' Simon, 62, said. 'That song choice was genius'

'Absolutely, amazing,' Heidi Klum, 49, said. 'You are absolutely incredible.'

'It really was a winning performance,' Howie Mandel, 66, said. ' Your look, your poise, your talent is that of a superstar.'

(Video) Sara James Sings "Rocket Man" by Elton John | STUNNING Performance | AGT 2022

Sara was one of 11 acts that competed to be one of the two contestants to move on to the finals.

Buzzer winner: Simon caught up with his Golden Buzzer selection Sara during the live show

Winning performance:'It really was a winning performance,' Howie Mandel, 66, said. ' Your look, your poise, your talent is that of a superstar'

Silver outfit: Sara stood out in an all-silver outfit while performing on the live show

The first contestants during the show were the Japanese technology-based act MPLUSPLUS. They danced in unison and spun umbrellas that turned different colors. The crowd cheered for them when they finished.

Howie was not impressed.

'This did not blow me away,' Howie said.

First up:The first contestants during the show were the Japanese technology-based act MPLUSPLUS

'It's just programmed LED lights. You can buy this at the pier in Santa Monica.'

Simon disagreed.

(Video) 'AGT': Teen Sara James Impresses With Elton John 'Rocketman' Cover

'Isn't that a Vegas act?' Simon asked.

Next, uncle Joseph 'Jojo' Clarke and his niece Bri Anna Harper performed the Des'ree song 'You Gotta Be.'

Dynamic duo:Next, uncle Joseph 'Jojo' Clarke and his niece Bri Anna Harper performed the Des'ree song 'You Gotta Be'

'I love you two so much,' Heidi said.

'I just really, really, really like you two,' Simon said.

The Cline Twins, Connor and Carson Cline, from Waterloo, Canada, wowed the audience with their ability to flip hockey pucks and catch them with their sticks.

Unique talent:The Cline Twins, Connor and Carson Cline, from Waterloo, Canada, wowed the audience with their ability to flip hockey pucks and catch them with their sticks

'You know what I love about you, it's different and it's difficult,' Simon said.

'You guys are so pucking good,' Howie quipped

Amanda Mammana, from Trumbull, Connecticut, went next. Amanda, who shared that she suffered from a stutter growing up, performed an original song called 'Worth Fighting For.'

'You touch me in a special way,' Howie said. 'My son was a stutterer as a kid, and that was a big hurdle to get over. So to hear your story, I kind of relate to it.'

Original song:Amanda Mammana, from Trumbull, Connecticut, shared that she suffered from a stutter growing up and performed an original song called 'Worth Fighting For'

'Your voice is like velvet,' Heidi said. 'It was beautiful.'

XOMG Pop!, a dance and singing crew from Los Angeles, took the stage next in colorful outfits. They performed an original song 'Merry Go Round' and when they finished confetti rained down on them.

'Energy amazing,' Simon said. 'I personally didn't like the song, but that's me. However, connecting you to the right song I think you're unstoppable.'

(Video) Sara James - Rocket Man (Lyric Video)by Elton John | STUNNING Performance | AGT 2022

Girl group:XOMG Pop!, a dance and singing crew from Los Angeles, took the stage next in colorful outfits

'Not for me,' Howie said.

'It's like a piñata exploded and seven little Spice Girls fell out,' Heidi said.

Jojo Siwa, 19, who co-founded the group with her mother Jessalyn cheered them on from the audience.

Nicolas Ribs, of Paris, started his magic act with a deck of cards and asked host Terry Crews, 54, to pick a card and sign it. He magically made the signed card, through the use of technology, appear in a new deck of cards.

Magic act:Nicolas Ribs, of Paris, started his magic act with a deck of cards and asked host Terry Crews, 54, to pick a card and sign it

'The combo of technology and reality is so mind-blowing, it's insane,' Heidi said. 'Your skill set is beyond words.'

'I think you have brought a new style of magic to AGT,' Sofia Vergara, 50, said. 'It's fantastic.'

One-person band and singer Mia Morris, from Nashville, performed her original song for the crowd. She used a loop pedal to play all the instruments from guitar to drums.

New style:'I think you have brought a new style of magic to AGT,' Sofia Vergara, 50, said. 'It's fantastic'

'I didn't love the song,' Simon said. 'A lot of times the vocals were out of tune. However, what I did like about you was that you didn't compromise. It was like a fantastic mess.'

'You are an amazing musician,' Howie said. 'I don't know that you are an amazing singer. I don't know that you are an amazing songwriter.'

Hard of hearing comedian Hayden Kristal, from Pueblo, Colorado, revealed she got an AGT inspired tattoo of 'X's' on her ankle.

'So I have to make it to finals,' Hayden said.

Simon gave her a standing ovation and said he loved her act.

Ventriloquist Celia Munoz, from Madrid, Spain, performed a Grease-inspired act that paid tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John. She sang 'Hopelessly Devoted To You' while eating popcorn and drinking through a straw.

(Video) SARA JAMES Sings Rocket Man Like You've Never Heard Before | Voice Teacher Reacts

Killed it:Hard of hearing comedian Hayden Kristal, from Pueblo, Colorado, revealed she got an AGT inspired tattoo of 'X's' on her ankle

All the judges gave her a standing ovation when she finished.

'You are original,' Howie said. 'You are very good. I just loved it. You make me laugh.'

'I don't know how you eat and do ventriloquism at the same time,' Heidi said. 'It's incredible.'

Grease song:Ventriloquist Celia Munoz, from Madrid, Spain, performed a Grease-inspired act that paid tribute to the late Olivia Newton-John

'It was brilliant,' Simon said. 'This might be the best act so far.'

Dance duo Funkanometry, from Vancouver, Canada, went next. They entertained the judges and the crowd with their synchronized moves and their humor.

'I have to be honest, I can't say that I love it this time,' Heidi said when they finished. 'For me it was more like a middle school talent show.'

Dance duo:Dance duo Funkanometry, from Vancouver, Canada, went next

Being honest:'I have to be honest, I can't say that I love it this time,' Heidi said when they finished. 'For me it was more like a middle school talent show'

'I loved the performance,' Simon said. 'You are one of my favorites.'

'I just think what we just saw was a viral TikTok,' Howie said. 'This is not TikTok. This is AGT.'

America's Got Talent will return Wednesday on NBC with a results episode.

(Video) Golden Buzzer: Sara James Wins Over Simon Cowell With "Lovely" by Billie Eilish | AGT 2022

FAQs

What song did Sara James sing on America's got talent? ›

Sara James Sings "Running Up That Hill" by Kate Bush. AGT Finals 2022 - YouTube.

Did Sara James win America's got talent? ›

James was voted into the Top 11 on AGT. Although the singer ultimately didn't end up receiving the grand prize (the Season 17 winner was dance group The Mayyas), James still holds a special place in both the hearts of viewers and the Judges.

Who won the AGT 2022? ›

During September 14's Live Final, dance crew the Mayyas were awarded the summer's $1 million grand prize and a spot in AGT's Vegas residency at the Luxor. They beat out pole dancer Kristy Sellers, country singer Drake Milligan, A.I. group Metaphysic, and country girl group Chapel Hart for the top spot.

Who is Sarah James on AGT? ›

Who is Sara James on 'AGT'? Sara James, a 14-year-old singer from Poland, has been a strong contender on “AGT” this season, earning Simon Cowell's golden buzzer after performing a powerful rendition of Billie Eilish's “Lovely” for her audition, which has more than 18 million views on YouTube.

What is the story behind the song Sara? ›

It is about a combination of things that were going on in her life, including the band, her friend Sara Recor, her relationship with Mick Fleetwood, and her aborted child with Don Henley. But she considers "Sara" to be her alter-ego and her muse - the "poet in her heart."

What song did Jane Marczewski sing on America's got talent? ›

Marczewski won the hearts of both the fans and Judges during AGT Season 16 with a stirring performance of her original song, "It's OK." The Audition has over 45 million views on YouTube.

Who is the most successful America's Got Talent winner? ›

5/10 Terry Fator (Season 2, 2007)

The most successful America's Got Talent winner to date, Terry Fator's name has become synonymous with Las Vegas. He continues to sell out shows with his combination of flawless ventriloquism, impressions, stand-up comedy, and singing.

Who were the finalists on AGT 2022? ›

Who were the finalists of America's Got Talent Season 17?
  • The Mayyas — female dance troupe.
  • Nicolas Ribs — magician.
  • Sara James — singer.
  • Metaphysic — artificial intelligence (AI) singing group.
  • Avery Dixon — saxophonist.
  • Chapel Hart — singing trio.
  • Kristy Sellars — pole dancer.
  • Yu Hojin — magician.
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Who Won America's Got Talent 2020 runner up? ›

Brandon Leake won Season 15 on September 23, 2020, the show's first-ever spoken word artist. Howie Mandel pushed his Golden Buzzer for Brandon in the auditions and championed him all the way to the live finale. The runner-up was singing duo Broken Roots.

What did Sara James sing? ›

Sara James

What is the name of the song that victory sang on AGT? ›

AGT's Victory Brinker makes history with a unanimous Golden Buzzer: After a stunning rendition of "Juliet's Waltz," Victory Brinker made AGT history as the first performer to see all four Judges and Host Terry Crews unanimously press the Golden Buzzer.

What is the song used for the Golden buzzer? ›

Chapel Hart earned a golden buzzer on America's Got Talent (AGT) with an original song called “You Can Have Him Jolene.” On Tuesday evening (July 19), the country music trio from Mississippi wowed AGT viewers with their upbeat tune that was inspired by a Dolly Parton hit.

How much money do you get if you win the Golden buzzer? ›

It's this fact that has turned the honor into one of the most coveted and joyous moments of AGT. Many recipients go on to advance to the final round, but only a select group have actually won the entire show and that $1 million grand prize.

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