SCREEN CAPTUREAngelica Hale opened the finals show of America's Got Talent.
ANGELICA HALE set her feet firmly on the stage. There she was - all 4-feet of her - in her gold lame shift and (and just in case you've forgotten that she's only 10-years old) black and white tennis shoes.
Then she began singing. She gave a stunning performance, starting slowly and building up to a crescendo and her trademark high note. She sang a difficult song, "Symphony" to showcase a singing voice that no 10-year old should possess.
All four judges gave her a standing ovation and gushed over her singing. Heidi Klum said she was the "best singer we have in this competition." Howie Mandell said that Angelica just gave a performance worthy of being the closing act, not an opener.
Even curmudgeon Simon Cowell said that diminutive Filipino/American's performance may have launched her professional singing career.
Angelica gave an amazing performance, but was it good enough? The TV viewing audience voted after the show and we've seen this many times, they tend to vote on emotion and some of the other performers had moving back stories that may garner votes no matter what talent is presented.
The winner will be announced Wednesday, Sept. 20, 8 p.m. on NBC.