Christian Guardino blurted out the obvious before his “America’s Got Talent” appearance on Tuesday night: “I’m nervous,” he said.
We should all be that nervous, kid. The 16-year-old from Patchogue, New York, blew away the judges with a rendition of the Jackson 5’s “Who’s Lovin’ You.”
A very pleased Simon Cowell said he actually needed time to process what just happened.
We still need time.
Fellow panelist Howie Mandel asked Guardino what he would wish for in that moment. “Probably the Golden Buzzer,” the teen answered.
Mandel turned the dream into a reality by pressing the button, vaulting Guardino into the live-show round.
When you get a double thumbs-up from Cowell, you know you’ve done something right.