'It was flat': 'AGT' contestant Lily Meola called out for her 'off-key' singing during semi-finals
Howie Mandel wasn't a huge fan of Lily's performance, and neither were the 'AGT' fans during the semi-finals round
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: After bagging Heidi Klum's golden buzzer during the auditions, all eyes are on singer Lily Meola. The 27-year-old wowed the judges with her beautiful songwriting skills and vocals during the auditions, earning her a spot in the semi-finals round.
For the semi-finals, Lily decided to recreate the magic yet again and explained how her performance was once again dedicated to her late mother who succumbed to cancer. Unfortunately for Lily, Howie Mandel wasn't a huge fan of her performance, and neither were the 'AGT' fans. While Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Sofia Vergara praised her performance, Howie felt that Lily's performance lacked the oomph and fell flat. Surprisingly, the audience agreed with Howie and called out Lily for not only her lackluster performance but also her "sob story".
You can watch Lily's performance below.
A fan tweeted, "Howie is right. That performance didn't blow the roof off. It was flat and she as off key in places. Tired of the judges being booed...they're trying to help these people, stay in your lane. #AGT."
"Watching #AGT and lily meola gets a 9 she was good but she didn’t really project that much," wrote a fan.
"Lily, sorry but she didn't do it for me. Was off key quite a bit and the song wasn't very inspiring . #AGT," commented a fan.
Howie is right. That performance didn't blow the roof off. It was flat and she as off key in places. Tired of the judges being booed...they're trying to help these people, stay in your lane. #AGT— Brooke (@CrazyBoothSocks) August 31, 2022
Watching #AGT and lily meola gets a 9 she was good but she didn’t really project that much— Spencer Black (@spencerblack347) August 31, 2022
Lily, sorry but she didn't do it for me. Was off key quite a bit and the song wasn't very inspiring . #AGT— OldTallGuy (@OldTallGuy15) August 31, 2022
Another fan shared, "All of these SANGERS have sob stories which is a cheat getaway in staying in the competition. #agt."
"To round out the night, we got… yup, you guessed it: a Singer With a Sob Story. #AGT," mocked a fan. "I guess this is the night of the Sappy/Boring Singers with a Sob Story.#AGT," echoed a fan.
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