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WATCH: AGT Contestant Sings Simon Cowell's Most-Hated Song and Still Earns a Golden Buzzer

  • America's Got Talent contestant Jimmie Herrod took a huge risk when he chose to sing "Tomorrow," Simon Cowell's least favorite song of all time, for his audition, but it paid off in a major way.

    Despite appearing visibly shaken when he was informed of Cowell's distaste for the Annie number — "That is my worst song," said the already-prickly judge — Herrod went on to slay the performance and earn a Golden Buzzer from Sofia Vergara. But perhaps more importantly, the AGT contestant rendered Cowell speechless, a truly remarkable feat. "Wow, wow, wow," said Cowell. "It's not my worst song anymore. Unbelievable. Unbelievable."

    Herrod's Golden Buzzer earns him a ticket straight to America's Got Talent's live shows, which will air later this summer. New episodes of AGT air every Tuesday at 8:00 PM ET on NBC.

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: America's Got Talent, Simon Cowell