They most certainly underestimated her.
America’s Got Talent is already a magical show with so many different acts that drop jaws and have the four judges smiling and shaking their heads from time to time.
Yet this time, a fairy graced the stage complete with an instrument no one really knows about.
Her name is Zelda and just wait until she works her magic.
She’s dressed like a woodland fairy, complete with the pointy ears and an instrument called an ocarina.
Zelda does the pre-audition chat with the judges, including an already visibly skeptical Simon Cowell.
Her name, to be more specific, is Freckled Zelda.
Whether you believe in fairies or not, her effect on the audience and judges is undeniable.
Judge Howie Mandel is at a loss for words as he talks to her about who she is and where she’s from.
The audience all have their necks craned and eyes inquisitive at the lady in costume who says she’s from an “enchanted forest”.
To prove to everyone that no one should be judged based on appearances, Zelda sings her rendition of “Colors of the Wind” from the Disney movie “Pocahontas”.
And wow does she have a voice!
Heidi Klum says, “I thought the potato flute was really cool, too, and I love that you are unique and different. ‘America Got Talent’ is a variety show, and we don’t all have to be the same. I think you’re great.”
Howie Mandel began with a Yes, with the other judges follow suit, leaving the fairy with tears of magical joy.