'America’s Got Talent' star Evie Clair breaks down in behind-the-scenes moment from final performance

“America’s Got Talent” star Evie Clair bravely took the stage on Tuesday to pre-tape her performance for the “AGT" finale, and the young artist could barely get through her performance. 

The room was completely quiet as Clair sang “What A Wonderful World” in honor of her father, Amos, who passed away less than two weeks ago after a battle with Stage 4 lung cancer.

SEE ALSO: 'America’s Got Talent' Contestant Evie Clair's Father Passes Away

 

Following her pre-taped performance, host Tyra Banks asked the 13-year-old star how she was holding up. Evie broke down and the “AGT” team chose not to put the footage on the live show later that evening.
 

It was certainly an emotional night for the young star, and judge Simon Cowell praised her for her strength in what must be a very difficult time for Evie and her family. He also added that he respected her for getting up and sharing her tribute.


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Evie told Access Hollywood that she dedicated her performance to her dad because the classic ballad was one of his favorite songs.

 

Evie has been competing on the show despite her late father’s cancer battle. Her mother regularly shared updates on their family blog about his fight and how proud he was of their little girl. Amos passed away on Sept. 7. 

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