When 13-year-old Chinese-Canadian Jeffrey Li stepped onto the America’s Got Talent stage, he stunned even Simon Cowell with his audition – so much so, that Simon promised he would buy Jeffrey a dog!
Jeffrey Li sang Josh Groban‘s “You Raise Me Up”, but before he did, Heidi Klum asked what he would do with $1 million.
“I’m an only child so I would love a companion. So I guess… a dog.” — Jeffrey Li
Simon Cowell asked him why he wanted to sing “You Raise Me Up” and Jeffrey Li responded that it helped him when he was sad and lonely.
“Because you haven’t got a dog?” — Simon Cowell
“Yeah.” — Jeffrey Li
Simon promised that if he did well in the audition, he would buy Jeffrey Li a dog!
…and then Jeffrey Li started to sing, and the entire room, including Simon Cowell, was stunned!
By the end of the performance, the crowd had stood up in a standing ovation.
Simon Cowell confirmed when Heidi Klum teased, “Jeffrey, I think you might be getting a new puppy from Simon.”
“Jeffrey, I think this was an amazing audition, so I’m gonna keep my promise. Not only have you got four yeses, you’ve got yourself a new dog.” — Simon Cowell
Well done, Jeffrey!