America’s Got Talent: Heidi Klum wipes away tears before hitting Golden Buzzer for singer Lily Meola


America’s Got Talent: Heidi Klum wipes away tears before hitting Golden Buzzer for singer Lily Meola

Heidi Klum was moved by an original song and wiped away tears before hitting her Golden Buzzer for singer Lily Meola on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent.

The 49-year-old judge sent Lily, 27, straight to the season 17 live rounds after her emotional performance of her original song Daydream.

Lily before her audition explained that the meaning of Daydream has evolved for her over the past few years.

Got emotional: Heidi Klum was moved by an original song and wiped away tears before hitting her Golden Buzzer for singer Lily Meola on Tuesday's episode of America's Got Talent

Got emotional: Heidi Klum was moved by an original song and wiped away tears before hitting her Golden Buzzer for singer Lily Meola on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent

‘I wrote it at a time in my life when things were really beautiful. And I was essentially living my daydream. I had a major label record deal. I had a publishing deal. I had butterflies I was hatching. It was just …it was magical. It was just so beautiful. And I wanted other people to be able to feel that. And so that’s where it originated,’ Lily said.

‘And then my life flipped upside down, and my mom was diagnosed with cancer. And I became her full-time caretaker. I lost my record deal during that, but I think maybe it was a bit of a blessing, ’cause it gave me some extra time to really be there for her,’ she added as her voice cracked with feelings.

‘Is she okay?,’ asked Simon Cowell, 62.

‘No, she passed away,’ Lily said holding back tears as she described her late mother as her ‘biggest cheerleader.’

Original song: The 49-year-old judge sent Lily, 27, straight to the season 17 live rounds after her emotional performance of her original song Daydream

Original song: The 49-year-old judge sent Lily, 27, straight to the season 17 live rounds after her emotional performance of her original song Daydream

Meaning evolved: Lily before her audition explained that the meaning of Daydream has evolved for her over the past few years

Meaning evolved: Lily before her audition explained that the meaning of Daydream has evolved for her over the past few years

Lily said she was trying to make her mother proud and trying to live her daydream.

The singer-songwriter in a butterfly print crop top and matching pants won over the crowd and judges with her pleasant tone and dynamic range.

The judges gave Lily a standing ovation and Heidi wiped tears from her eyes.

Beautiful voice: The singer-songwriter in a butterfly print crop top and matching pants won over the crowd and judges with her pleasant tone and dynamic range

Beautiful voice: The singer-songwriter in a butterfly print crop top and matching pants won over the crowd and judges with her pleasant tone and dynamic range

Losing it: The judges gave Lily a standing ovation and Heidi wiped tears from her eyes

Losing it: The judges gave Lily a standing ovation and Heidi wiped tears from her eyes

Howie Mandel, 66, told Lily that she was the ‘butterfly’ that she talked about hatching and Sofia Vergara, 49, said she enjoyed her song.

‘There is something special about you,’ Simon said as Heidi again cleared tears from her eyes.

‘I don’t know what to say. I’m, like, speechless, you know? Like, sometimes you have someone on the stage and you hear their voice and just everything about you, you just light up,’ Heidi told Lily.

Butterfly power: Howie Mandel, 66, told Lily that she was the 'butterfly' that she talked about hatching

Butterfly power: Howie Mandel, 66, told Lily that she was the ‘butterfly’ that she talked about hatching

‘I see a light around you. And I don’t know, I like immediately fell in love with you,’ Heidi added.

Heidi admitted that for season 17 of the NBC talent competition show that she wanted to give someone else besides singers a shot.

‘But I can’t help it, ’cause I really, really like you. So I’m gonna do this,’ Heidi said as she rose from her seat.

No words: 'I don't know what to say. I'm, like, speechless, you know? Like, sometimes you have someone on the stage and you hear their voice and just everything about you, you just light up,' Heidi told Lily

No words: ‘I don’t know what to say. I’m, like, speechless, you know? Like, sometimes you have someone on the stage and you hear their voice and just everything about you, you just light up,’ Heidi told Lily

‘I’m gonna push this Golden Buzzer for you,’ she said.

‘It’s you!,’ Heidi yelled as she pointed at Lily and slammed the Golden Buzzer.

Lily was in shock as golden confetti fell onto the stage and Heidi rushed up to hug and congratulate her.

The moment: 'It's you!,' Heidi yelled as she pointed at Lily and slammed the Golden Buzzer

The moment: ‘It’s you!,’ Heidi yelled as she pointed at Lily and slammed the Golden Buzzer

In shock: Lily was in shock as golden confetti fell onto the stage

In shock: Lily was in shock as golden confetti fell onto the stage

‘I think you’re gonna knock it out of the park. I think you’re really, really special,’ Heidi told her after they embraced.

A picture of Lily and her late mother was shown on the screen and the singer said Daydream was one of her mother’s favorite songs.

‘So I think she’d be really happy wherever she might be,’ Lily said.

High praise: 'I think you're gonna knock it out of the park. I think you're really, really special,' Heidi told Lily after they embraced

High praise: ‘I think you’re gonna knock it out of the park. I think you’re really, really special,’ Heidi told Lily after they embraced

Late mother: A picture of Lily and her late mother was shown on the screen and the singer said Daydream was one of her mother's favorite songs

Late mother: A picture of Lily and her late mother was shown on the screen and the singer said Daydream was one of her mother’s favorite songs

The episode featured several comedy acts including Mr. Pants who cracked up the audiences and judges with a string of trouser-related jokes.

He got four yes votes and advanced in the competition after his oddball routine.

Stand-up comedian Jordan Conley was effortlessly funny from the start and also got four yes votes.

Pants humor: Mr. Pants cracked up the audiences and judges with a string of trouser-related jokes

Pants humor: Mr. Pants cracked up the audiences and judges with a string of trouser-related jokes

Effortlessly funny: Stand-up comedian Jordan Conley was effortlessly funny from the start and also got four yes votes

Effortlessly funny: Stand-up comedian Jordan Conley was effortlessly funny from the start and also got four yes votes

Nicolas Ribs impressed with this multi-media magic act and also advanced.

The Dremeka Choir, a heavy metal singing group, performed a rocking version of the Carl Orff cantata Carmina Burana and the Britney Spears song Toxic.

Simon called it ‘fantastically creepy’ and they got three yes votes with only Heidi voting against them 

Magic man: Nicolas Ribs impressed with this multi-media magic act

Magic man: Nicolas Ribs impressed with this multi-media magic act

Metal choir: The Dremeka Choir, a heavy metal singing group, performed a rocking version of the Carl Orff cantata Carmina Burana and the Britney Spears song Toxic

Metal choir: The Dremeka Choir, a heavy metal singing group, performed a rocking version of the Carl Orff cantata Carmina Burana and the Britney Spears song Toxic

Sofia translated for danger act Chiko who scaled enormous heights before performing tricks involving a blindfold and knives.

Howie said he was impressed by the part involving knives and Chiko advanced.

Merissa Beddows also moved forward in the competition after her singing impressions and Mia Morris also advanced after performing as a one-woman band.

Danger act: Sofia translated for danger act Chiko

Danger act: Sofia translated for danger act Chiko

Up there: Chiko scaled enormous heights before performing tricks involving a blindfold and knives

Up there: Chiko scaled enormous heights before performing tricks involving a blindfold and knives

Singing impressions: Merissa Beddows also moved forward in the competition after her singing impressions

Singing impressions: Merissa Beddows also moved forward in the competition after her singing impressions

Talented entertainer: Mia Morris also advanced after performing as a one-woman band

Talented entertainer: Mia Morris also advanced after performing as a one-woman band

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