There are many things you should never attempt. Covering a Sia song for an audience of millions is one of them. The Aussie singer and songwriter has the range and talent to turn powerful, experienced singers into sobbing messes.
Daneliya Tuleshova didn’t heed the warnings. And it really didn’t matter. The 14-year-old from Kazakhstan covered “Alive” for the finale of America’s Got Talent on Tuesday night, and no one was injured or harmed. You could say, she’s very much alive in this competition.
Singing before an impressive digital forest backdrop, Tuleshova belted out Sia’s classic without the absurd high notes but still managed to make it her own.
Fun fact, Tuleshova was nine when “Alive” was release. Feeling old? You’re not the only one.
Tuleshova, a one-time contestant at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, is one of the 10 finalists for AGT 2020.
The champion will be revealed on Wednesday (Sept. 23), at the end of a two-hour season wrap-up which is set to feature performances from Blake Shelton, Usher and more.
Watch the performance below.