Juneau's Anna Graceman performs in Las Vegas on America's Got Talent, advances to 3rd round live show in Hollywood this Tuesday
Published: 07/06/2011 20:55:00
Updated: 07/07/2011 14:24:35
Juneau's Anna Graceman made her 2nd appearance on NBC's "America's Got Talent" Wednesday evening with her 2nd round audition in Las Vegas, where she vied for a spot in the "Top 48" live 3rd round shows in Hollywood.
Anna performed in the "Kids" category on the 2nd day of the Vegas round. "All these kids are very very talented." commented Anna as she watched the others perform. "I am kinda nervous, but I really wanna make it past Vegas and to perform for millions of people." she said before she took the stage.
Anna's performance of Adele's "Rolling In The Deep" wasn't quite as perfect as she hoped, commenting to the judges after the performance that she made a few mistakes on the piano. "I think I could have done better, but I hope that what I did do is good enough to make it" she said after leaving the stage. "It's in their hands now".
Back stage Anna's competitors told her that she performed very well, to which she replied "I'm so glad I have you guys."
Sharon Osbourne commented to fellow judge Piers Morgan: "It started bad and then she got into it." "And then suddenly she hits these big notes. I mean that's an amazing voice." responded Peirs. "She's also gotta compete in this with every other singer." Added judge Howie Mandel as the pressure got to Anna backstage where she needed a hug to console her fears.
Later in the show, Sharon delivered the judges' decision: "We thought long and hard about [you]. And, um, the decision is; you are going to Hollywood!" After a moment of shock, all the worry faded from Anna's face as the realization sunk in that she would be performing live to millions on the highest rated TV show in the country.
Anna is scheduled to perform on the show again live this coming Tuesday July 12th at 8 PM Alaska time. Tuesday kicks off the show's 3rd round live from Hollywood with the viewers at home deciding the fate of the contestants from here on. 12 contestants will perform each week, and the audience vote advances 4 to the next round "Top 24" Semi-Finals. Results of Tuesday's audience voting will be announced live on Wednesday the 13th.
Anna's media availability is limited by contest rules and consequently she was not immediately available for comment.
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Landon Swank of Wasilla, now living in Las Vegas, also performed and advanced to the 3rd round.
Anna and Landon's performances can be seen at the America's Got Talent website linked below:
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