Evie Clair was amongst the bottom three last night on “America’s Got Talent,” but after America voted, Clair got to continue on to the semifinals.
Clair, Eric Jones and The Masqueraders were announced as part of the bottom three at the beginning of the live elimination show last night. To stay on the show, America needed to vote for their favorite act and award them the Dunkin Save.
When Clair was saved from going home, she dedicated her success to her father.
“My heart is going really fast,” Clair said to host Tyra Banks. “Thank you all so much. I love you daddy.”
Clair’s father, who serves as Bishop in her ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer a year ago and given a mere 5 percent chance to live.
He was unable to attend the live show, but Clair posted a video of his reaction to her save on her Youtube. In the video, Clair’s dad was watching the live results from a hospital bed.
The judges all gave Clair a standing ovation when her name was called. Judge Mel B, whose father recently passed away, gave some praise and words of advice to Clair.
“You are just so amazing, and America voted for you. That should make you feel extra, extra special,” judge Mel B said to Clair after her results. “Carry on doing what you’re doing, choose wise with your songs and you are an angel and I love you.”
The semifinals will be next Tuesday, Aug. 29, on NBC at 8/7 central.