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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Emily West Stuns with 'Chandelier'

Live from New York City’s Radio City Music Hall, America’s Got Talent entered a new phase in the competition – the first night of quarter finals.  In this stage of the summer reality competition voting begins.

Nashville native Emily West is a contestant on this season’s show.  She returned to the stage tonight with a larger-than-life performance of Sia’s "Chandelier,” which left the judges in awe.  Finishing with a standing ovation from the panel and audience alike, West was tearing up from the overwhelming response.   

Howard Stern, typically the most critical, told West that he became a judge to discover talent like hers. He also told her, "You’re the best singer I’ve seen since I joined the show."  Mel B was in awe, adding: "That’s probably one of my favorite songs of all time, and you sang it like it was a classic Hollywood song."    

Emily West needs your votes!  NBC changed the voting this season, now making voting possible by dialing 1-866-60-AGT09, voting on the NBC website at: http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent, on the AGT Facebook page: https://apps.facebook.com/nbc-agt-vote/, or by even googling "America's Got Talent," you can cast your votes.  Online/App voting ends by 12 ET tomorrow 7/30/14.  Get voting!

As I have been following Emily West since she was posting demos on Myspace, I am just in awe of her.  How someone can go from playing Nashville clubs to sharing every emotion in her voice on the stage of Radio City Music Hall with literally an orchestra behind her is breathtaking.  There isn't even an artist out there to compare her to.  Her authenticity is simply enough.

Watch Emily West perform "Chandieller":