America's Got Talent: Sara James covers Elton John hit song Rocket Man (2022)

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

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

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.

One-person band:One-person band and singer Mia Morris, from Nashville, performed her original song for the crowd

'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

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

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1. Sara James, 14 - Rocket Man - Best Audio - America's Got Talent - Qualifiers 3 - August 23, 2022
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2. Sara James Sings "Rocket Man" by Elton John | STUNNING Performance | AGT 2022 | FIRST TIME REACTION
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3. Sara James performs "Rocket Man" by Elton John 💫 | #shorts
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4. Sara James reaction - Sings Rocket Man by Elton John STUNNING Performance AGT 2022 | Poland
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5. First Time Hearing Sara James "Rocket Man" | Elton John Cover | AGT 2022 | Reaction
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