Taking on a Whitney Houston song is a risky endeavor for any musician, but on Tuesday "America's Got Talent Pays Off" Candidate Glennis Grace.
The 39-year-old inspired the "AGT" judge and studio audiences with a moving rendition of Houston's legendary "Run to You."  "Since I was a little kid I've know that I've been forced to sing many more people. I'm a bit nervous just to sing for you and you, "she said before she appeared and listened to the judges and audience.
Only seconds later, the native Dutchman dominated the stage in a cool, confident atmosphere won the votes of all four judges and received a rare smile from the demanding Judge Simon Cowell and standing ovations from the rest of the judges and the theater audience.
"I am I am sitting here and think you look great, you sound great, "Cowell said," I feel like I'm already seeing a star. "
Judge Mel B supported Cowell's praise, but urged Grace to go on:" It It's almost as if you sounded exactly like Whitney Houston. I want you to take Whitney Houston, to personify her, but then I want to see more of you.
Grace said she had no self-confidence as a child and had a hard time watching her parents' rocky marriage, and now she has her own 11-year-old son.
"The only reason "Why you're not a star yet is that we did not see you and we did not hear you," Judge Howie Mandel said. "How happy we are that we see tonight exploding on this stage. Not only did you make yourself proud, you made your son proud.
Grace said her son was the reason she was on the stage of the NBC talent competition.
"He believes in me so much that it's inspired me," AGT & # 39; 39; "It's the most important thing to have your support – otherwise I would not do that. I want to show my son that you always have to go for your goals and your dreams because dreams come true. "