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America’s Got Talent 2013 Audition: Deanna DellaCioppa Sings From Dreamgirls!

Fiery redhead dog rescuer Deanna, 39, does not, interestingly enough, have a dog act. Instead, she’s a singer. But she says she always lacked confidence because she wasn’t “aesthetically what you’re supposed to be” because of her weight. She is performing a song fromDreamgirls and she has a pretty killer voice although we’re going to have to say it sounds just a littlebit strained. A bit oversung, but still decently entertaining. The crowd seems to love her way more than we do though because they are on their feet throughout. Maybe it just sounded better in the studio. At the end of the song, poor Deanna breaks down in tears at the applause.

Judges: Howard Stern says her emotion came through on stage and that’s what he looks for in a singer. Heidi Klum says she is a “powerful woman with a powerful voice” and she loved it. Mel B says this girl can sing, but she needs to protect it because she was afraid it was just going to snap. Howie Mandel says he thinks that song is going to change her life and she has a great voice and heart. It’s a yes from all and Deanna is going to Vegas.

Do you think Deanna has the pipes to standout enough to make it to the finale?

06.18.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Laura Vess
Related: American Idol, America's Got Talent

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