WATCH: ‘America’s Got Talent’ 2016: Pizza Driver Scores Heidi Klum’s Golden Buzzer!
“America’s Got Talent’ 2016: He walked on stage like he owned it and walked off it with a Golden Buzzer in his bag – that’s Sal Valentinetti for you folks! How you doin’?Advertisement
Anything is possible on “America’s Got Talent 2016” and Sal Valentinetti, a 20-year old Pizza driver from Long Island, proved it. Sal walked on stage exuding confidence and charisma like he had come to win it all.
“America’s Got Talent 2016” 2016 Judges
“I’m gonna entertain you like you’ve never been entertained before,” he said, in an Italian accent. “As a matter fact, I didn’t come here to try out. I came here to win.”
When Howie asked him if he has a girlfriend, he immediately turned on his charm. Locking eyes with Heidi Klum, he chose to reply in a way that reminded one, of the character of Joey Tribbiani from the cult TV show “Friends”.
“Heidi Klum, how you doin’?” asked Sal with a smirk. Heidi played along, repeating the stock pickup line, “Hey, how you doin’?”
Sal revealed that he got interested in the world of music due to his late grandmother, who used to love the songs of Dean Martin.
The pizza delivery guy chose to do it his way as he sang his cover of the song “My Way” to perfection, earning him a standing ovation from the judges and audience alike.
Heidi’s Golden Buzzer
Sal even melted the heart of the toughest judge in the panel – Simon Cowell, reports Fox News. “When you want to sing this kind of music, you can’t fake it,” Cowell said. “It’s either in you or it’s not. You are an old soul. And I am guessing right now, your grandmother is looking down on you.”
But Sal, like the perfect gentleman that he is, walked up to the judges’ table instead, and he was awarded by a peck on his cheek from Heidi. “I just love the way you talk, too… And then I love the way you sing, too,” Heidi further added.
Sal went back to his mischievous zone by noting, “She loves the way I sing. I love the way you look tonight. How you doin’?”
The highlight of the evening came with Heidi pressing the Golden Buzzer for Sal, sending him straight to the live shows! Sal signed off with a noteworthy message: “Today is the first day of the rest of my life.”
Watch Sal’s charismatic performance below!
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