Simon Cowell calls Jack Vidgen's voice 'extraordinary' on America's Got Talent

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Jack Vidgen appeared on America's Got Talent: The Champions. Photo: NBC

It’s not easy to impress one of the most opinionated and no-holds-barred judges on television, but Jack Vidgen was able to do just that during his appearance on America's Got Talent: The Champions.

Jack Vidgen, who appeared on the spin-off series after winning Australia's Got Talent in 2011 at the age of 14, received high praise from Simon Cowell himself after his performance of 'You Say' by Lauren Daigle.

Fellow judges singer Aleesha Dixon, comedian Howie Mandel, and supermodel Heidi Klum all praised the singer, with Simon saying he had an ‘extraordinary voice’.

“I think you have an extraordinary voice but that was way too safe,” he said.

“I think you are way, way better than that so I'm hoping the superfans vote you through to the next round because there's way more to come from you, way more.”

Simon Cowell praises Jack Vidgen. Photo: NBC

The AGT series invites back contestants from Got Talent shows around the world to compete for the title of world champion and a cash prize.

However Simon’s wish for Jack didn’t come true, when he was eliminated after losing the judges' vote cutting his latest journey short.

We may yet see more of Jack as he is currently competing for the chance to represent Australia at Eurovision 2020.

Jack Vidgen makes return to stage on The Voice Australia

Jack Vidgen made a triumphant return to the stage during his audition for The Voice Australia last year where he joined Guy Sebastian’s team and made it all the way to the Finals.

Jack also opened up about why he left the country soon after shooting to fame as a teenager, admitting he took a long break from performing after he fell out of love with music.

“Everything blew up so much I was just like, ‘I need to get out of here, I’m going to LA’, and that was that,” he told, ahead of his highly praised The Voice audition in June 2019.

Jack returned to the stage on The Voice. Photo: Channel Nine/via Instagram/@Jack.vidgen

Friends fear for Jack Vidgen after his return to spotlight

His return to the spotlight has come with it’s share of public scrutiny, as viewers questioned just how different he looked from the 14-year-old they remembered.

Jack eventually came out to confirm he had lip fillers and admitted they might be throwing people off, but despite speculation to the contrary, he actually hadn’t had any surgery.

At the time friends of the star revealed they were worried about the 22-year-old and the pressure of being back in the public eye.

A close source told Woman’s Day that fears are growing among his inner circle that the public backlash about his transformation is weighing on the young singer.

“He's a lot tougher than he was when he became well known at 14, but the negative attention is starting to remind him of all the bad things he couldn't handle about fame the first time around,” the insider told the publication.

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