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Alice Tan Ridley is moving on!

The mother of Oscar-winning actress Gabourey Sidibe first impressed America’s Got Talent viewers and judges with her audition in mid-June.

Since then, the woman who formerly sang in NYC subway stations has proven to be more than a one-hit wonder – and last night fans rewarded Ridley by voting her into the semifinals. Judges Piers Morgan and Howie Mandell approved of the decision.

Morgan referred to Alice as “brilliant,” while Mandell agrees: “Every time she moves on, it’s heartwarming and moving.”

In other America’s Got Talent news, dancers AscenDance, singer Michael Grimm and magician Antonio Restivo also moved on to the next round.

If Ridley takes home the crown, she’ll actually improve upon the fortunes of Susan Boyle, who finished second on Britain’s Got Talent. Best of luck, Alice!