A 13-year-old singer has become an overnight sensation and fan favorite on the television competition series, "America's Got Talent."
Laura Bretan has been singing in church since she was four years old, and around age 12 (with encouragement from her mother), she began to sing arias. For her appearance on "America's Got Talent," she stunned audiences and judges with her performance of "Nessun Dorma," an aria from the final act of Puccini's Turandot.
"She's 13?" a stunned Simon Cowell asked the other judges on the panel.
Following the performance, Cowell said, "I have never heard anything like that in all the years I've been doing this show.
"Seriously," he added. "It was unbelievable. What made it even better is the fact that you are such a sweet person. So humble. Not even aware of how amazing you are."
Another judge on the panel, Mel B, continued to praise Bretan by hitting the 'golden buzzer', which sent the young singer directly to the live shows.
See the breathtaking performance in the video below (music starts around 2:50)