Singing
Young woman’s voice so otherwordly and gorgeous she lands Golden Buzzer
She has a heart of gold and the voice to match it.
Eduardo Gaskell
06.29.22

Remember the name Lily Meola. This 27-year-old lady once had it all.

Lily is a singer and songwriter from Maui, Hawaii who was living her “daydream”.

She was signed to a major label and was even able to tour with Willie Nelson.

Then she sang with with Steven Tyler, Kris Kristofferson, and Sammy Hagar.

YouTube - America's Got Talent
Source:
YouTube - America's Got Talent

Meola’s idols are Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Cat Stevens, and James Taylor.

Standing in front of judges Howie Mandel. Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell, Meola performed an original song that drew tears from the audience and Klum.

YouTube - America's Got Talent
Source:
YouTube - America's Got Talent

Her original song “Daydreams” has evolved over the years. It was written when everything was going right for her, including a bright career in music as she had all the support.

“I wrote it at a time when things were really beautiful and I was essentially living my daydream. I had a major-label record deal. I had a publishing deal. I had butterflies I was hatching. It was magical. And so, that’s where it originated.”

“Then my life flipped upside down,” she recounted.

YouTube - America's Got Talent
Source:
YouTube - America's Got Talent

Her mom was diagnosed with cancer. Meola became her mom’s full time caregiver, which meant she lost her label deal. Her mom didn’t make it, crying as she told Simon about her ordeal.

“I’m just trying to make her proud, and continue to live my daydream,” she explained.

YouTube - America's Got Talent
Source:
YouTube - America's Got Talent

Meola says on losing her record deal, “I think maybe it was a bit of a blessing because it gave me some extra time to be there for her.

She was my biggest cheerleader.”

YouTube - America's Got Talent
Source:
YouTube - America's Got Talent

Simon asked her if she was still okay with auditioning, to which Meola says she’ll do it even though it might make her cry.

And as soon the music began to play, Lily poured out all her emotions, singing “Daydream” as if she was telling the whole world her life story.

It is such a lovely song.

YouTube - America's Got Talent
Source:
YouTube - America's Got Talent

Listen to the lyrics very well!

It was such a moving audition that the audience cheered at the right spots and the judges just watched her with awe.

And as soon as Meola finished, everyone was on their feet, including Simon Cowell.

And he doesn’t always do so.

YouTube - America's Got Talent
Source:
YouTube - America's Got Talent

It is such a powerful song, no wonder it touched everyone in attendance.

“I think your mother was watching you tonight,” Sofia Vergara said.

“There is something special about you,” Simon Cowell, his voice emotional, said. “I’m sure those memories came flooding back to you during that audition.”

YouTube - America's Got Talent
Source:
YouTube - America's Got Talent

And as if all those praises weren’t enough, Heidi Klum said,

“I’m speechless. Just everything about you, you just light up. I see a light around you. Immediately, I fell in love with you…I really really like you, so I’m gonna push this Golden Buzzer for you. It’s you!”

Klum hits the golden buzzer, showering Meola in gold as her tears start falling.

The two ladies hug it out on stage, two beautiful women rightfully bathed in gold.

Check out this touching AGT audition below!

Please SHARE this with your friends and family.

Article Sources:
To learn more read our Editorial Standards.
By Eduardo Gaskell
hi@sbly.com
Eduardo Gaskell is a contributor at SBLY Media.
Advertisement
Advertisement