Graceman exits “Talent” stage

Eleven-year-old Juneau songstress Anna Graceman failed to advance to the final four on NBC’s America’s Got Talent this week.

Viewers across the country voted for jazz singer Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. over Graceman on Wednesday. In earlier episodes she’d wowed audiences with her piano playing and outsized singing voice. After the results were announced, Graceman hugged Murphy, and tearfully thanked the crowd.

For her final performance on the show, Graceman performed the song “True Colors” originally recorded by ‘80s pop sensation Cyndi Lauper. It was the first time Graceman had appeared on stage without a keyboard or piano, which seemed to hurt her performance, according to the show’s three judges.

Graceman isn’t the only Alaskan who did well on this season’s America’s Got Talent. Illusionist Landon Swank of Wasilla also made it to the top ten. He too was voted off the show on Wednesday.

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