Judges Cynical Of Boy’s Song Choice Get Surprised With His Powerhouse Vocals!
“Give me one moment in time, where I’m racing with destiny…” “America’s Got Talent” contestant Jeffrey Li may only be 13, but his powerful performance of Whitney Houston’s “One Moment In Time” made it evident that he was also chasing his destiny.
While the judges at first were sceptical of his song choice, but they were pleasantly surprised with his impressive delivery. “On paper, this should not have worked, you at 13 and singing one of the biggest songs of all time.” said judge Simon Cowell. “But you did really well, Jeffrey.
I’ll hand it to you.” Guest judge Martina McBride added: “You seem kind of nervous which is understandable. But I love your voice. I mean, I can’t sing like that and I’ve had a 25-year career, so I think it’s incredible.”
Many remember the sweet young boy’s audition when he revealed to the judges that as an only child he was “lonely without any siblings or pets in his family.” Yet Simon chimed in and saved the day and offered to buy him a dog if he did well on his audition! Of course, Jeffrey nailed it!