Hit reality TV show America’s Got Talent is no stranger, unfortunately, to tragedy and sadness. Participants have passed away unexpectedly, stunts have gone wrong and many contestants have spoken about how great losses in their lives inspired them to pursue their dreams. But in 2017 a particularly awful event involving a 13-year-old America’s Got Talent star and her family touched the hearts of everyone who heard about it.
That teenager was Evie Clair, who has been a keen singer and pianist from a very young age. The Florence, Arizona, native first started playing the piano aged just two, in fact, and within just a few years she was performing in theater productions. Then, as she grew older she sang the American national anthem at a Diamondbacks game, won several awards for her voice and officially released a few songs. Her parents, meanwhile, supported her all the way.
In 2017, moreover, Evie auditioned for America’s Got Talent. She made her first appearance on screen in episode four of series 12, with her cover version of Christina Perri’s “Arms” deeply impressing the judges. The audience gave her a standing ovation, too, which was witnessed by her understandably proud parents.