Last week, Laura Bretan, 13, wowed the judges on America’s Got Talent with her rendition of Nessum Dorma (None Shall Sleep) from the opera Turandot.
Laura along with her Romanian-American parents attend Elim Romanian Pentecostal Church in Chicago, Illinois.
Charisma News reports her singing talent was first noticed by her mother when Laura sang along with songs in the show Snow White. By 8, Laura was singing in her church and would go on to win talent shows including the Apollo Theater amateur show.
She has even sung at the annual conventions of the Romanian Pentecostal Assembly Church.
During her amazing audition at America’s Got talent, she was sent through to the next round by former Spice Girl Mel B. (Melanie Janine Brown) who jumped up to push the Golden Buzzer. Each judge is allowed to put a performer through without having them go to a vote.
However, that may have not been necessary as even the usually critical Simon Cowell was overwhelmed by Laura’s talent stating:
“I have never heard anything like that in all the years I have been doing this show. Seriously, it was unbelievable. What made it better is the fact that you are such a sweet person. So humble. Not even aware of how amazing you are. Thank you for coming on this show. That was really special, amazing.”
Laura received a standing ovation, not only from the crowd, but the judges as well.
I am amazed when I see this type of thing happening, but I shouldn’t be. Though the world is pressuring Christians to keep quiet in the public space, God has unique ways of proclaiming His message.
I remember the words that Jesus spoke as He road into Jerusalem on His final visit to the city. The crowds were lining the road crying out praises to God for all the miracles Jesus had done (Luke 19:28-40).
Annoyed by what was happening, Pharisees in the crowd tried to get Jesus to quieten these disciples.
Jesus responded, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!” (Luke 19:40 NASV)
What Jesus was saying is that in the face of those trying to intimidate Christians and keep them quiet, God would raise up voices in unexpected and even miraculous ways.
Below Laura sings “I will praise your name forever.”
- Watch: Romanian Pentecostal teen overwhelms ‘America’s Got Talent’ judges: Charismanews.com
- Featured image: Laura Bretan YouTube Capture America’s Got Talent