Emotions run high: ‘AGT’ judge Sofia Vergara cries after Stephanie Rainey’s performance

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: In the latest episode of “America’s Got Talent” Season 19, contestant Stephanie Rainey took the stage to perform her original composition titled “Please Don’t Go.” The touching song revolved around the heartbreaking experience of losing her nephew just before his first birthday.

Following her performance, the judges weighed in on Stephanie’s emotional rendition. Sofia Vergara was visibly moved, shedding tears as she expressed her heartfelt emotions in reaction to the powerful song. She described Stephanie’s original song as “beautiful” and “heartfelt.”

Howie Mandel expressed that only a select few acts have the power to truly touch and move people, and Stephanie’s performance was one of the most emotionally impactful moments of the season.

Heidi Klum called it “a really special moment”, while Simon Cowell praised Stephanie’s voice as “beautiful” and declared her performance the best by far. The judges unanimously agreed to send Stephanie through to the next round.


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‘AGT’ judge Simon Cowell calls Stephanie Rainey’s performance ‘beautiful’

Sofia Vergara was so moved by Rainey’s musical performance that she was brought to tears. However, she wasn’t the only judge who found herself emotional. Simon Cowell also couldn’t contain his emotions and even went on stage to personally thank Rainey for her beautiful song.

β€œThat’s what I call a moment. That song is so beautiful, thank you so much for coming,” Simon said. He added: “Of all the new songs I’ve heard this year, this is the best by a mile and even though it’s something really sad, it’s real and your voice is beautiful. Many people will resonate with that song and you. I absolutely love this.”



‘AGT’ fans find Stephanie Rainey’s act ‘amazing’

Just like the judges on NBC, Stephanie’s performance garnered high praise from viewers watching at home. Many took to various social media platforms to praise her exceptional vocal skills.

On X, one fan wrote, “She Was Absolutely Amazing.” Another fan said, “I’m crying my eyes out for this audition, she was amazing. I just lost my son this month and it just hit home for me so much. Well done Stephanie.”


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β€” Timcampbell (@TimCamp03) June 26, 2024



I’m crying my eyes out for this audition, she was amazing. I just lost my son this month and it just hit home for me so much. Well done Stephanie β™₯. (😭 😭 😭 😭)

β€” Devyl4377 (@vivier_yvette) June 26, 2024


One fan wrote, “That song was REALLY good. So touching and who can’t relate to suffering a painful loss? No one. And her voice? Absolutely beautiful! Bravo! #AGT ~Goodness. I rt now.”


That song was REALLY good. So moving on and who can’t relate to suffering a painful loss? No one. And her voice? Absolutely beautiful! Well done! #AGT
~Okay. I rt now: pic.twitter.com/xHZg8DpLyl

β€” D🦁❀ (@DancinLionheart) June 26, 2024


One fan said, “Awesome performance.” Another added, “That was so cute. Much love to Stephanie, & her family. #AGT.”


Amazing performance

β€” Brian Carroll (@bcfalvey) June 26, 2024



That was so beautiful. Much love to Stephanie, and her family. #AGT

β€” VSW (@ChampionMyzter) June 26, 2024


Who is Stephanie Rainey on “AGT” Season 19?

Stephanie Rainey, a famous singer-songwriter from Ireland, has gained a huge following with her heartfelt and moving songs. Her music resonates deeply with fans worldwide, thanks to its raw and authentic emotion. Stephanie’s journey is a testament to the profound impact of music and the enduring strength of the human spirit.

Her story shows her determination, compassion, and the timeless influence of music. With a rapidly growing TikTok fan base totaling over 27 million views, Stephanie demonstrates her ability to create deep connections with fans through uplifting and relatable lyrics. This highlights the profound impact of music in uniting people and offering comfort and inspiration.

Stephanie Rainey is a popular Irish singer (YouTube/AGT)
“AGT” Season 19 contestant Stephanie Rainey is a famous singer-songwriter from Ireland (YouTube/@agt)

‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 19 airs on NBC every Tuesday at 8pm ET.

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