Hillary also mentioned on her blog how helpful and kind the America’s Got Talent team had been. They had all sent flowers for Amos’ funeral, for one, and Simon Cowell had also offered to let Evie leave the show to recover from her loss and return the following year. However, Evie decided that she would continue to perform on the show in honor of her dad.
And for her performance in the finals, Evie sang “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong – her father’s all-time favorite. It was a touching tribute that clearly moved the team of judges. “I know your dad’s up there, looking down on you, and he must be so, so proud,” Mel B said. “Because what you just did was beautiful. It was so pure and so raw.”