America’s Got Talent finalist Evie Clair’s father dies days after performance


Evie ClairThe America’s Got Talent finale in a week and a half just got all the more emotional for singer Evie Clair. Following getting the latest Dunkin’ Save and moving onward to the finals, the singer revealed the news that her father passed away on September 7.

If you have been watching America’s Got Talent with any regularity this season, then there is a good chance that you know already about Evie’s story. Her father was battling cancer back before the auditions, and has been hospitalized for most of the live rounds. She continued to push forward, and did her best to dedicate every single song that she did to him.

We’re sure that Evie wants to continue to do the best that she can on the reality competition when she comes back in a week and a half, but this is just a TV show. This is her life. It has to be devastating to lose someone you care about so deeply no matter the time, let alone when you’re on a national stage and so many people have heard bits and pieces of your story. One thing that has been pretty lost in here is how she’s been able to remain composed through this whole process, knowing that someone she loves and cares about is fighting such a terrible disease. She’s been beyond brave, and deserves every bit of credit possible for continuing to deliver performances and never letting the emotion of the moment overwhelm her.

For now, though, Evie Clair and her family deserve to be in our thoughts as they begin to grieve. You can see the message that she put out on Instagram to her father below, and hopefully she will be able to use the next week and a half away from the cameras to heal. She is currently not slated to return to America’s Got Talent for another performance until September 19. The remaining five finalists will be selected on this coming week’s new episodes, with wild-card act Pompeyo Family Dogs being among them. Everyone here at CarterMatt wishes her our deepest sympathies.


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