Then for the quarter-finals, Evie sang Birdy’s “Wings” and played an accompaniment on the piano. Her father, however, was missing from the crowds: he had been sent to hospital and watched the whole event from his bed. Indeed, as Evie progressed through the contest, Amos’ condition was slowly getting worse.
Even without her dad cheering her on in person, though, she came out a winner – with another standing ovation, no less – and was put through to the semi-finals. Then, at the next stage, Evie sang the emotional Ella Henderson song “Yours” and was again met with praise from the judges. “Your voice was beautiful… Your tone, your pitch was stunning,” Simon Cowell told her. “And let me tell you, your dad is going to be so proud of you.”