Edon Pinchot, a kipah-wearing Jewish day school student singer and pianist, was eliminated in the semi-finals of “America’s Got Talent.”
Three of the 12 acts that performed in the first set of semifinalists were sent through to the finals during the show broadcast on Wednesday.
Edon had won cheers from the live audience and accolades from the judges following his performance on Tuesday’s broadcast.
Edon, 14, of Skokie, Ill., performed One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful” on the popular NBC reality show and received a standing ovation from the live audience. Judge Howie Mandel told Edon that he is “the best singer of the competition.”
The teen was among 12 acts performing live Tuesday night. Other semifinalists included singers, a dancer, a dog ventriloquist, an acrobat, a mind reader and a comedian.