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11-Year Old Anna Graceman Sings Her Heart Out on 'America's Got Talent' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jun 22nd 2011 3:13AM
Anna Graceman, 'America's Got Talent'One of the things that never ceases to amaze us on 'America's Got Talent' (Tue., 8PM ET on NBC) is how astonishingly talented some kids are. Eleven-year old Anna Graceman didn't look like a superstar when she walked out on stage, and she didn't even sound like one after her performance.

But when she sat behind that piano and belted out Alicia Keys' 'If I Ain't Got You,' it was a moment when you stand up and take notice. Like Jackie Evancho wowed people with the maturity of her opera voice, Graceman does it with a more contemporary pop sound.

So authentic and believable was her vocal performance, it was a little jarring when she came up to talk to the judges and there was just a little girl standing there. It's the kind of raw talent we don't want to wait until she's old enough for the likes of 'American Idol' to see. We want more now, and luckily so did the judges, sending her to Las Vegas and the next round.

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June 26 2011 at 3:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I agree that this little girl has an amazing future ahead of her, but i dont get why kids are on this show. The prize is a Las Vegas contract. Correct me if Im wrong, but its usually adults that frequent Vegas. Adults are not going to pay (upwards of $100 per ticket) to see a child performing in Vegas. If they are going to allow children, maybe the prize should be changed.

June 25 2011 at 12:49 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

i wasnt impressed with her voice, maybe it was the song but she seemed like she was shouting instead of using her diaphragm like singers do. Wish she would have done another song,

June 24 2011 at 9:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to mndusty46's comment

the crowd was crazy and i mean crazy loud! i doubt she could even hear herself. they loved her.

June 25 2011 at 3:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hi Everyone! I was in the audience at this taping in Atlanta. The crowd went crazy for her! I mean I don't know how she could even hear herself play. Also, remember Jackie Evancho didn't do the first two shows at All. She went right to Hollywood - not fair IMO. The auditions are hard as you are jockying for position until they widdle the field down. Just my opinon but Anna is a pro!

June 24 2011 at 6:38 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply

America may have talent, but what about proper grammar?????

June 24 2011 at 5:51 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
White Noize

that is the best lil singer ive ever seen she has 100 times more talent then N E of yall i cant believe so many people on here dont like her she goin to win and she got massive talent cover or not you dont know how hard it is to even imitate some one that good i loved her performance you seen that crown they all loved it so theres your 5000 to 7 ratio Haterzzzz!!!!!

June 24 2011 at 5:05 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply

Okay, I gotta say I'm tired of seeing kids singing and dancing on these shows. They are nowhere near as good as the adult versions. Alicia Keyes is probably thinking the same thing right now. Jackie Evancho excluded of course. She is a wonder. This girl's singing style is way too much like Christina Aguilera's style (which sucks). There is a lot of exaggerated notes and yelling. Anyone else bothered by Christina Aguilera's singing? Watch Melissa Villasenor's comedy take on Christina. It's priceless!

June 24 2011 at 3:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to jmcan10402's comment

Opera? eckkk.

June 24 2011 at 6:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

More commercially viable than Jacki Evancho.

June 24 2011 at 11:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to Dmoongo's comment

Yes because it is current culturally.........

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June 24 2011 at 10:11 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Trees 415

Wow, That gave me goosebumps. I don't care if it's a cover. I'm not into R&B that much, but damn her pitch was incredible, especially at the higher octaves. I don't think most synthesizers are as in tune as her voice. Great stuff.

June 24 2011 at 2:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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