In The News: Swedish Singer Stuns The Judges On ‘America’s Got Talent’July 12, 2019
On the final night of auditions for this season’s “America’s Got Talent,” one Swede managed to blow the judges, the audience and, we assume, America, away.
Chris Kläfford hails from a small village in Sweden, where he jokes all its residents are his relatives. The 30-year-old singer has been performing for most of his life, and he’s no stranger to the reality show television stage: He was the winner of Sweden’s “Idol” competition in 2017. Heavy has everything you need to know about him.
Check out Kläfford’s “Talent” performance below, where he covers John Lennon’s “Imagine.” Yeah, we know, another “Imagine” cover, but we promise he delivers. Because, spoiler alert, he gets a unanimous “yes” from the judges to advance.
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