America's Got Talent: Anna Graceman, 11, Charms Piers Morgan

updated 07/13/2011 at 09:00 AM EDT

originally published 07/13/2011 10:00AM



Although Piers Morgan put his buzzer to good use and even compared one of Tuesday's America's Got Talent acts to what "hell is like," the tough judge softened when it came to adorable Anna Graceman, 11, who performed Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World."

"You sang it beautifully," Morgan said after Graceman received a standing ovation and the loudest applause of the night. Fellow judges Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel also had nothing but praise for the talented young Canadian.

"You're just incredible," Osbourne said. "Brave choice for an 11-year-old, but it worked."



"It is a wonderful world because we get to hear you," Mandel added.

• Morgan called Miami All Stars' up-tempo ballroom dance number "sexy, fun, vibrant [and] colorful." Osbourne found it "just perfect," and Mandel said he "didn't see any mistakes or flaws."

• Despite a recent leg injury, breakdancer Snap Boogie wowed the judges with his funky moves. "That performance could be in Vegas tomorrow," Morgan said. Osbourne, calling him "electric," said, "You are a fantastic young man. I admire you very much."

• The Fiddleheads thought their performance of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" went well, but the judges disagreed. Mandel even called the five-member bluegrass band's song choice "poor," and Osbourne insulted their outfits.

• The Squonk Opera also let down the judges with their eclectic – and eccentric – costumes and mix of rock, opera and piano. Morgan said the performance was "what hell is like" and labeled the family "bonkers."

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