No way Anna Christine is just 10 years old! The “America’s Got Talent” contestant got Twitter talking Susan Boyle style Tuesday night after her soulful audition on the season eight premiere.
Celebrity judges Howard Stern, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel welcomed the young girl to the stage, but when she began her performance none of them could believe what they were hearing. Just like no one was expecting the "Britain's Got Talent" phenomenon's breakout audition, Christine's cover of the Animals' “House of the Rising Sun” was unbelievable.
In the beginning Stern welcomed her to the show and she confidently stated her name and age. He next asked if she was nervous, to which she shyly responded, “kinda.”
Behind the scenes the Henderson, Nev., girl told cameras she felt “overwhelmed” about her impending audition and that “anything could happen.” Christine added, however, that her mother was her biggest support. “Like my piano she’s always been there and she always will be and I don’t have to worry about anything as long as I’m with her.”
Stern is known for being all too harsh with children on the show, so when he told Christine she was in “good hands” and that he was the “Mr. Rogers of the show,” she sarcastically smiled and fired back, “Sure.” The audience giggled and most viewers liked her already, but they were not expecting to be blown away by a dazzling voice that practically makes her ageless.
The young singer commanded the attention of audience, but most importantly she impressed the judges. Twitter commenters couldn’t get enough of the 10-year-old, taking to the mini-blog to discuss her stellar performance.
There is no way Anna Christine is 10 years old. Absolutely no way. #AGT
— Grown Up, But... Not (@grownupbutnot) June 5, 2013
— Theo Von (@TheoVon) June 5, 2013
Anna Christine was amazing! I predict a winner :) #agt
— Elizabeth Supan (@FuninRoom4B) June 5, 2013
Anna Christine on #AGT is fantastic, and she is only 10!
— Erin Finlayson (@anchoredinTexas) June 5, 2013
Holy crap #agtisback Anna Christine's House of the Rising Sun was phenomenal!
— ~Linda~(@pasiveagressiva) June 5, 2013
I can't believe the ten year old that just sang on America's Got Talent. She was amazing. #annachristine
— Kenna Noble (@KennaNoble) June 5, 2013
The live season premiere of the NBC hit will be July 23 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Check out her performance below: