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‘America’s Got Talent’ mystery: Who chose Charlotte Summers’ ‘terrible’ song that got her eliminated?

That sound you hear are thousands of “America’s Got Talent” fans outraged by 13-year-old singer Charlotte Summers being eliminated during the second round of Quarterfinals. Our readers recently voted that the talented teen should get another shot at performing live in front of America as the Semifinal wild card, which will be announced in the coming weeks. But how did we get here in the first place? How did this fan-favorite find herself eliminated so early in the competition? The answer: song choice.

Judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough all scolded Charlotte for singing Shirley Bassey‘s “Diamonds Are Forever” because it didn’t fit her age or her personality. But a couple remarks from Howie and Simon had fans scratching their heads in confusion. Did this native of Spain choose to sing the classic James Bond anthem, or was the song forced upon her by someone else — i.

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