Halifax County's Brooke Simpson shines in 'America's Got Talent' finals

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By Leslie Moreno, WRAL multimedia journalist

Ten acts performed Tuesday nighttime for their accidental to triumph NBC's "America's Got Talent." A archetypal spot prize brings $1 cardinal and a amusement successful Las Vegas.

Halifax County's Brooke Simpson gave it her all.

Simpson's parents said she won the hearts of millions of radical crossed the country, and it's nary astonishment it landed her successful the finals.

"I genuinely judge she was calved to bash what she's doing, and successful the process, she's going to alteration the satellite on the way," said Jimille Mills.

Simpson, who is from Hollister, is passionate astir music, radical and her culture. She's 100% Native American and a portion of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe.

Before hitting the large stage, Simpson started singing successful religion with her parents astatine 2 years old.

The Millses said they were told it was precise imaginable that they would not beryllium capable to person children. But Simpson proved everyone wrong.

"I don’t judge that’s the past occurrence volition acquisition with Brooke," said Mike Mills. "I’m hoping for different occurrence tonight, and I judge she’ll bring a occurrence backmost to the bully authorities of North Carolina."

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Simpson's parents were not allowed to be the show successful Los Angeles, but they were watching from home.

The Millses said they were sending each the emotion and enactment her way.

"She says specifically, commune for my dependable to beryllium beardown arsenic ever and for stamina and for the favour of the radical to triumph the votes," said Jimille Mills.

"Brooke, we are so, so, truthful arrogant of you. You've already won successful our heats and successful the hearts of truthful galore people," she added.

Simpson placed 3rd successful NBC's "The Voice" successful 2017 portion connected Team Miley Cyrus.

All contestants performed Tuesday night. Voting started astatine 8 p.m. connected Tuesday and volition proceed until Wednesday astatine 7 a.m. Results volition beryllium announced connected Wednesday's show.

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