Sal Valentinetti has advanced on America’s Got Talent.
And for very good reason, as you’re about to find out.
As viewers of this NBC reality competition know by now, each judge is permitted to use his or her Golden Buzzer just one time. This act directly sends the contestant to the live performance round.
On last month’s premiere, Melanie Brown chose a young opera singer named Laura Bretan.
And, last week, Howie Mandel went with Grace Vanderwaal, who Simon Cowell predicted could be the “next Taylor Swift." High praise and expectations, we know.
On Tuesday evening, meanwhile, it was time for Heidi Klum to step up.
Enter Valentinetti, an American Idol cast-off from Season 14.
“I wanna make something of myself. I want to bring back those Dean Martin-style roasts.” Valentinetti told the panel prior tp performing.
“I’m gonna entertain you like you’ve never been entertained before. As a matter of fact, I didn’t come here to try out. I came here to win."
We love the confidence.
And we also love what Valentinetti did from there.
He received a standing ovation for his version of Frank Sinatra’s "My Way," with Cowell gushing:
“Sal, when you want to sing this kind of music you can’t fake it. It’s either in you or it’s not. You’re an old soul."
Klum proceeded to give him a hug before adding:
"Do you wanna know how I feel about you? I’ll tell you right now!”
BOOM! Golden Buzzer time!
What did Valentinetti do to earn this distinction? Watch and find out below!