America’s Got Talent – Samantha Johnson Covers “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith (VIDEO)


Singer, Samantha Johnson, a New Bedford, Massachusetts native, advanced to the next round of America’s Got Talent on Tuesday night. She closed the show with a gorgeous cover of Sam Smith’s “Lay Me Down.”

Guest judge, Neil Patrick Harris pulled a little fake out while critiquing the singer, wording his remarks as if he was going to reject her. Psych! All 5 judges judges praised her. Seven acts moved on to the next round. Samantha was the only singer out of the 20 acts to advance.

What you may not know: Samantha has performed all over the world as part of Thriller Live, a Michael Jackson musical which has been a smash hit for years in London’s West End. She describes herself on her twitter page as a “singer, actress, flautist, whistler, impressionist/comedienne.”

Interestingly, Rebecca told South Coast Today that she tried out for American Idol a couple of times in the past, but didn’t get far in the process.

An accomplished and experienced singer, expect Samantha to go deep in the competition.

Watch Samantha Johnson perform “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith right here.

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