We’ve found your new favourite song! On a recent episode of America’s Got Talent, a young teen auditioned for judges with her take on “Tears of Gold.” The catchy pop tune comes from a Morrocan-born, Manitoba based singer who was stunned by the performance.
13-year-old Daneliya Tuleshova came all the way from Kazakhstan to show off her skills on Tuesday night’s episode of the reality show.
“When I sing, I feel really free,” the young girl explained in her AGT interview. “I did concerts to my parents, my little brother, and my little sister.
“I really want to be an American pop star, like Beyonce, but I need to work very hard to be like her.”
Before her performance, Tuleshova revealed to the cameras that she was nervous — particularly about judge Simon Cowell.
“He seems very strict, I’m really scared of him,” she said backstage.
Luckily, the other judges showed plenty of support for the international singer.
When Cowell asked her why she made the journey to America, Tuleshova replied, “It was my dream to come here, and I’ve watched hundreds of videos, and every time it seemed very unreachable and impossible. I can’t believe it.”
Within seconds of starting her audition, the Kazakhstan-born star had the audience cheering. As she reached the chorus, people were clapping along as her powerful voice took over the room.
Tuleshova didn’t miss a beat as she was belting out impressive vocal runs, which led spectators to give her a standing ovation before the song even ended.
“Amazing,” judge Sofia Vergara can be heard praising the 13-year-old.
If Tuleshova looks familiar to you, it may be because she’s no stranger to the spotlight.
ET Canada reports that the singer made it to the top eight on the James Cordon hosted series The World’s Best earlier this year.
Audiences weren’t the only ones impressed by the performance — Faouzia, the Manitoban artist behind “Tears of Gold” also saw Tuleshova’s rendition of her song.
“I had goosebumps the entire time. Her voice and stage presence were AMAZING. I can’t wait to see her journey through music,” Faouzia told ET Canada.
The True North has been getting plenty of love on AGT lately. Not long ago, a 10-year-old from Toronto wowed judges with her performance of “Shallow”, and after receiving the Golden Buzzer, she’s headed straight to Hollywood.
You can check out Tuleshova’s incredible performance below.