Evie Clair’s father was too ill to attend the America’s Got Talent live shows due to battling colon cancer. But that didn’t stop the proud father from watching as America saved his daughter from elimination in the competition. From his hospital bed Evie’s father watched as his daughter had to rely on the Dunkin save vote to move forward in the talent competition.
The Deseret News reports that It was a proud moment for Amos Ablanalp as he watched his oldest daughter, Evie Clair, advance to the semi-finals of “America’s Got Talent” during the live show on Wednesday night.
“Good luck, baby!” he told the camera from his hospital bed, giving her a double thumbs up. “I’m sorry I missed it live.”
Ablanalp has been fighting stage 4 colon cancer and was given a 5 percent chance of survival. But despite his health challenges, it is Evie that Ablanalp seems to have been most concerned about—five acts automatically moved on to the next stage of the competition during Wednesday’s show, but Evie wasn’t among them.
“We’ll see what happens,” he said, blowing Evie a kiss. “No matter what, you’re the best. You know you are.”
Evie, Eric Jones and The Masqueraders were all in contention for last night’s Dunkin Save, which lets Americans live vote for the act they want to advance to the next round. When Evie’s name was called, the 13-year-old was overcome by emotion.