Sofía Vergara's Golden Decision: AGT 2023 stunned by Brazilian singer's talent

    Sofía Vergara selects a gifted Brazilian singer as her golden buzzer nominee on America's Got Talent, leaving audience members and judges moved to tears by his Whitney Houston rendition.

    Sofía Vergara

    Sofía Vergara

    America's Got Talent saw its latest episode climactic as actress Sofía Vergara, pressed the golden buzzer for the first time this season, endorsing the meteoric talent of a foreign vocalist. So, who captured the heart of the Modern Family star on this global platform?

    The Golden Talent of Gabriel Henrique

    In the episode aired on August 1, 2023, Brazilian talent Gabriel Henrique graced the stage of America's Got Talent with his soul-stirring voice. The 27-year-old protégé, visiting the US for the first time, humbly confessed his limited English command and relied on a translator. Yet, when he sang, the language barrier evaporated. "It's my first time in the United States and I'm just realizing a dream to be here...," Gabriel conveyed through his translator.

    Henrique paid a vocal tribute to Whitney Houston, flowing flawlessly with her song, "Run to You," which earned him a standing ovation from both the audience and the star-studded judges - Vergara, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel.

    "If Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey had a baby, it would be Gabriel! I mean, wow. You are incredible!" said a clearly impressed Heidi Klum. Echoing Klum's enthusiasm, Howie Mandel declared, "You sound like the best and finest pop diva there ever was." The usually critical Simon Cowell was equally effusive, saying "People are gonna really like you... It was amazing."

    Going for Gold: Sofia Vergara Captivated by Henrique's Performance

    Then, it was Vergara's turn to express her verdict. Clearly at a loss for words, she branded the performance as spectacular and perfect. "That was what I was waiting for. Something very beautiful and heartfelt," Vergara mused as she pressed the golden buzzer and rushed to the stage to embrace an overwhelmed Henrique.

    “How spectacular! You had us dying over here!” Vergara exclaimed, sharing her euphoria with the gracious singer. Gabriel Henrique now joins an exclusive lineup of golden buzzer talents this season - singer Putri Ariani, the Atlanta Drum Academy, dance group Murmuration, and singer Lavender Darcangelo. With the Mzansi Youth Choir winning the show's first-ever audience golden buzzer, the stakes remain high for the next episode, set to air on August 8, 2023.

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