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Even The ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges Were Touched By This Teen's Heartfelt Song To Her Cancer-Stricken Father

"When my dad is having rough days, I sing him this song."

There wasn't a dry eye in the audience or among the judges on Tuesday night's America's Got Talent.

When Evie Clair took the stage, she appeared to be another teen taking her shot at the win or at least making it to the next round. But her story pulled at the heartstrings before she sang one note.

"About a year ago, my dad was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer," the 14-year-old told judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Simon Cowell. "They gave him a 5 percent chance to live, and he continued working and supporting our family. So tonight I'm here to sing for him."

From the second she began to sing Christina Perri's 2011 song "Arms," everyone was tuned in, even Perri herself, who tweeted, "THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL."

Undoubtedly, Evie made it to the next round and her parents, who were waiting backstage couldn't have been prouder.

American instantly fell in love with her voice, and it's that voice that soothes her father on his toughest days.

"When my dad is having rough days, I sing him this song to make him feel better, and give him comfort and strength to continue fighting," she said.

And now she will continue in the fight to win America's Got Talent as Mandel tweeted, "You are home, @EvieClair. Welcome to the #AGT family."

Watch her emotional performance below:

(H/T: Entertainment Weekly)

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