Lily Meola did not wasting a second chance at stardom on “America’s Got Talent” Tuesday. (Watch the video below.)
She beautifully performed a moving original song titled “Daydream” and won the Golden Buzzer.
When she took the stage, the 27-year-old singer-songwriter said she landed a recording and publishing deal with a ‘big label’ but then lost it when she became the full-time caretaker of her mother, who later died.
Meola was a teenager when she performed at a Hawaiian venue and impressed audience member Willie Nelson, Yahoo reported. She toured with the country legend and was featured on Nelson’s 2013 album “To All the Girls.” She later had a deal with Interscope Records when her mother, her “biggest cheerleader “, fell ill.
As her song suggests, Meola didn’t leave her daydream and had another taste of doing it on “AGT.” She received the Golden Buzzer thumbs up from judge Heidi Klum and major praise from Simon Cowell.
“There’s something special about you,” Cowell said.
Listeners flocked to Meola’s “AGT” YouTube clip, many over the moon about his original work.
“This is one of the most inspiring songs I’ve heard in a long time,” one commenter wrote.
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