The live quarter finals for season 16 of America’s Got Talent continued Tuesday, and we finally found out which of the five wild card contestants had been voted through to this round: rock-chick powerhouse Storm Large.
Performing a slick and loungey rendition of A-ha’s “Take on Me,” the now 52-year-old didn’t have any trouble achieving the difficult vocal ranges required for her arrangement of the song, but that wasn’t enough to win over the judges.
“First of all, I really, really like you. And I admire you, and you're gutsy,” Simon Cowell said. “There was a rawness about you on this first audition which somehow has got lost. I don't know what happened -- you know, even your styling. Everything was just too soft tonight, in my opinion.”