'AGT' contestant's tragic story strikes a nerve with Sofia Vergara, moving her to tears

On America’s Got Talent Tuesday, Sofia Vergara was moved to tears during a powerful performance dedicated to the singer’s deceased twin brother. Wyn Starks, a Minneapolis native now living in Nashville, performed an original song called “Who I Am,” which is about his journey.

“It was one of my brother’s favorite songs,” Starks said. “And I — I’m a twin, and recently actually lost my twin brother.” Vergara reacted, sadly saying, “Oh, no.” “It’s been really hard,” Starks continued. “And, you know, he was one of my biggest supporters. So to be here means everything to me, and I’m doing this for him.”

During the performance, Vergara was seen wiping tears from her eyes, as she understands the pain of losing a sibling. Her older brother was killed in their native Colombia in 1997.

“That was amazing,” Vergara said following the performance, her voice shaking. “Um, I’m so sorry for your loss. I know what that means. I lost my brother too, and I cannot even imagine what it is to lose a twin because that bond has to be something unexplainable.” “I’m sorry for your loss,” Starks responded. “I love all the feeling that you gave to your song,” Vergara continued. “I love your song, and I love that it was your song.”

Video Transcript

WYN STARKS: I'm a twin and recently actually lost my twin brother. So it's been really hard and he was one of my biggest supporters.

KYLIE MAR: During the final audition of the night on America's Got Talent, Tuesday, Sofia Vergara was moved to tears by Wyn Stark's performance of an original song called, Who I Am, dedicated to his deceased twin brother, Caine.

WYN STARKS: Got to be me, got to be I, got to be who I know I am inside. Cause finally free, taking it in. Look at me smiling. It's always been there, it just took me a minute to find it. If I were to be anybody else, I'd just be hiding.

KYLIE MAR: In the summer of 2020, Vergara also became emotional during another performance dedicated to a late sibling as she understands that pain.

SOFIA VERGARA: That was amazing. I'm so sorry for your loss. I know what that means. I lost my brother too, and I cannot even imagine what it is to lose a twin. Because that bond has to be something unexplainable.

WYN STARKS: I'm sorry for your loss.

KYLIE MAR: In the end all three judges voted Starks through, as Simon Cowell complimented Wynn on his brilliance.

SIMON COWELL: That song, it was extraordinary. It really was, and I think it was the perfect tribute to your brother, genuinely. And I think this could be a life changing moment for you. I really hope that.

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