It is only the semifinals tonight on America’s Got Talent, but 10-year-old singer Roberta Battaglia from Toronto, Canada is already considered a frontrunner for the title and the $1 million prize.
Battaglia originally won over the judges when she auditioned singing “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper from A Star is Born. Sofia Vergara to pushed her Golden Buzzer, saying, “It was amazing! It was breathtaking! It’s impossible to sing like that at 10 years old.”
“It meant so much to me for Sofia to push her Golden Buzzer because she is one of my favorite actresses,” Battaglia told Monsters & Critics. “I am always watching her on Modern Family and now that she gave me the Golden Buzzer, I love her even more.”
Then, for her performance on the August 11 Live Shows, Battaglia performed Lauren Daigle’s “You Say,” and, again, all the judges sang her praises, including Vergara.
“I want her to win!” she enthused. “You have a special place in my heart. It was my first day at work [when I pressed my Golden Buzzer]. I cannot believe how spectacular you sing. I think the world is going to open up for you after this experience.”