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Teenager Sings for Dad Battling Cancer on 'America's Got Talent'

Teenager Sings for Dad Battling Cancer on 'America's Got Talent'

Evie Clair breaks down in tears while telling the America’s Got Talent judges about her emotional story before auditioning for the show.

The 13-year-old singer opened up about how her dad was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer and given a five percent chance to live.

Evie decided to sing Christina Perri‘s song “Arms” and explained her song choice.

“When my dad is having rough days, I go up to his room and sing this song to help him feel better and just give him comfort and strength to continue fighting,” she said.


Evie Clair: Teen Performs Moving Song For Father Battling Cancer
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  • tom

    why drama? why can’t it be just about the music?

  • Just Saying

    Every show contestant’s nowadays: “I’m a divorced homeless orphan with a incurable mysterious cancer on my brain that just moved here from a war-ridden third world country”
    *Sings alright*
    Every reality tv competition judge: “You go immediately to live shows because we need ratings”

  • Madsxx

    Always a sob story. I mean it’s awful her father is battling cancer. But why mention it? Pitty vote?

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  • Gina

    The sign-up sheet for these shows probably have “must have sob story” in bold letters.

  • Glenda Cox

    Yes!!! So glad others feel the same! Why do we have to endure these dramatized stories?? Let’s just judge on talent alone. Don’t the producers have enough to do?