Chicago-area teen’s performance leaves ‘America’s Got Talent’ judges in awe

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When 13-year-old Laura Bretan started singing for her “America’s Got Talent” audition, the judges were blown away by her gorgeous voice.

The timid eighth grader from north suburban Skokie surprised viewers with a powerful opera performance that left audience members in tears. Her audition earned her the Golden Buzzer, which was hit by judge Melanie Brown.

The Golden Buzzer advances Bretan to the live shows in July and closer to the prize of $1 million. Each judge can hit the golden buzzer only once during auditions.

“You are born with such a gift, it is unbelievable. I could not stop smiling, you put me in the best mood.” Heidi Klum said.

Judge Simon Cowell, notorious for being the most difficult to impress, was left in shock after her performance.

“That didn’t just happen.” Cowell said.

Cowell went on to say that he has never heard anything like Bretan’s voice.

The teen said she was left with “no words” as she was joined on stage by her mother, Nick Cannon and Brown to celebrate.