Luke Islam has a talent and is not afraid to use it.
At the tender age of 12, Islam shone in the 14th season of America's Got Talent. The golden-voiced singer dreams of stepping on the Broadway boards, and he approached when he played Waitress's "She Used To Be Mine," earning a gold bell from Julianne Hough. His run stopped at the semi-finals of the NBC show, but the fun didn't stop there. Islam made this dream move to Broadway.
Islam returned on Monday night (January 13) with more than the glory of showbiz in its mind. Speaking to the judges at the top of his performance, Islam said he had improved his musical style. He's a mature version of the boy we saw last year.
Filled with confidence, Islam made a thrilling cover of Celine Dion's "Ashes" and received cheers from the crowd, including Judge Heidi Klum.
Simon Cowell, however, had a problem with the choice of music. "It's not to say I don't like you, I just didn't like the song. I don't think it allowed you to show your wide variety," he explained as a chorus of boos echoed through the room.
"But here is the good news," continued the Briton. “The public reaction was mental. I think you have a chance to reach the final. Luke, he warned, you have to work hard. "You're better than that."
Klum had a different opinion. "This is absolutely mind-blowing to me that you can sing like that."