Awesome Singer Goes ‘California Dreamin’ On America’s Got Talent 10 (VIDEO)

Awesome singer Samantha Johnson went “California Dreamin'” on America’s Got Talent 10, “Live Show 1”!

In my opinion, this was one of the best vocals of this season, although with several caveats: 1) the arrangement of this song is awful, sounding like a cross between an 80s dance track and a discarded song from the second act of a Broadway show, and 2) the sound is all sorts of off, as the microphone doesn’t seem to be picking up her full vocal. But I blame the techs for that one. Lord knows, it happens frequently enough on The Voice, you’d think NBC would be better at this by now. Still, I can’t front on Samantha. This was a positively sensational vocal, and she earned the four-judge standing ovation. She’s one of my favorite acts in this competition, and I hope she goes far.

Watch the video below:

Awesome Singer Goes 'California Dreamin' On America's Got Talent 10 (VIDEO)

Judges: Mel B is floored, calling it an amazing performance, while Howard says she sounded like an absolute star. Howie goes one further and says she looks like a star too, and says performances like Samantha’s are why he’s so proud to be a part of this show. Heidi quickly wraps things up by calling Samantha the best singer we have on the show. I can’t really disagree there, honestly.

But what did you think of Samantha Johnson? Sound off in the comments!

And watch the rest of tonight’s performances by checking out our live blog and recap with videos!

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