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Alongside vocal coach Ben Waites, sword swallower Auzzy Blood, and comedian Jordan Conley, Dawson is one of four Acts that America can vote for as the Wildcard to advance to the Live Shows. Whoever wins the majority vote will join the 54 other Acts the Judges have already chosen to perform during the five-week live episodes—beginning on August 9—before the series' September finale.
Viewers were first introduced to Dawson during Auditions when she pulled off a unique interpretation of Abba's "Dancing Queen." At the time, she explained that her musical skills were a family legacy that had been passed down from her grandfather, to her father, and eventually to her.
"The dream would be for [performing] not to be a dream, and for it to just be my reality," she said.
The Judges and audience were blown away, with Howie Mandel calling Dawson's voice "sweet and soothing." He added, "You really do have a star quality."
If you'd like Dawson to be this year's Wildcard Act, all you have to do is vote. Beginning Tuesday, August 2 at 7 p.m. ET, you can vote up to 10 times for your favorite Wildcard Contestant on NBC.com or through the AGT App. (Since you have 10 votes, you can spread the love across the Wildcard Contestants, too, if you feel so inclined.) Voting officially closes Friday, August 5 at 7 a.m. ET. You can watch the winning Wildcard Act perform during the Tuesday, September 6 episode. Mark your calendars accordingly.
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