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The Clean Cut: 13-year-old opera singer first 'America's Got Talent' golden buzzer choice
YouTube screen shot. - photo by Kelsey Schwab
"America's Got Talent" judge Mel B made the first golden buzzer selection of season 11 last week after 13-year-old opera singer Laura Bretan wowed the audience.

My mom always liked to sing, Laura said nervously to the judges before her performance. She saw that I liked it too, so she helped me practice and pick out the songs, and here I am.

Laura, originally from Romania, brought some audience members to tears and received nothing but positive feedback from the judges.

I have never heard anything like that in all the years Ive been doing this show. It was unbelievable, said Simon Cowell, a judge and executive producer of "Americas Got Talent."

Mel B told Laura that the show was going to completely change her life as she pushed the golden buzzer, sending Laura straight to the live portion of the competition.

A YouTube video of Laura's performance has been viewed more than 8 million times since it was posted May 31.

Watch the video on YouTube here.