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The Personal, Emotional Reason Wyn Starks' AGT Audition Moved Sofía Vergara

"I love all the feeling that you gave to your song," Vergara said. "I love your song—and I love that it was your song."

By McKenzie Jean-Philippe

At the end of July 12's America's Got Talent Audition episode, the audience gave a standing ovation to singer Wyn Starks. 

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It came after the Minneapolis native's emotional performance of his original song, "Who I Am," which he told the crowd had a special connection to his late brother.

"It talks about my journey and becoming Wyn Starks," he said. "It was one of my brother's favorite songs, and I'm a twin. Recently, actually, I lost my twin brother. It's been really hard, and he was one of my biggest supporters, so to be here means everything to me. I'm doing this for him. I just wanna do this and honor him. 

Starks' Audition particularly struck a chord with Judge Sofía Vergara, whose own brother tragically died in 1998.

"That was amazing," she said through tears. "I'm so sorry for your loss, I know what that means. I lost my brother, too, and I cannot even imagine what it is to lose a twin because that bond has to be something unexplainable. I love all the feeling that you gave to your song. I love your song—and I love that it was your song."

With three "Yes" votes from each Judge, Stark was moved forward in the competition. And he became yet another AGT performer that we'll never forget.

"We say every year that we meet the most incredible people on this show, and now we've met you," Simon Cowell said. "I think it was the perfect tribute to your brother, genuinely."

Watch AGT on NBC Tuesdays at 8/7c and next day on Peacock.