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This 13-Year Old Singing “Nessun dorma” on “America’s Got Talent” Will Give You All The Feels

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Laura Bretan performs on “America’s Got Talent”

America’s Got Talent, the reality show in which contestants compete for a $1 million dollar prize by sharing their unique talents, began its 11th season on May 31st, 2016. One 13-year-old contestant, Chicagoan Laura Bretan, wowed the judges and the audience with a performance of the tenor aria “Nessun dorma” from Puccini’s Turandot. In the opera, the piece is sung by the “unknown prince” (il principe ignoto), Calaf. Bretan, resultantly, changes the “principessa” in the aria’s first stanza to “principe.”

Before she performed she admitted, “I’m kind of nervous. If [judge Simon Cowell] doesn’t like you, he will tell you the truth. Truth hurts, you know?” When she took to the stage, judge Howie Mandel asked if she was still nervous. Bretan said, “I just see so many talented people.” Mandel reassured her,  “All you gotta do is sing the song you picked out, okay?” Little did he know, the song she picked out would blow everyone away.

Watch her performance below.

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