Reality talent competition America’s got talent” started the new week with talented little girls competing in the semi-final rounds. They join various other acts who are vying for a spot in the upcoming final rounds, USA Today reported.

Nine-year-old singer from Hong Kong, Celine Tam, offered her own version of the popular Disney song, “How Far I’ll Go.” The song was first heard in the animated movie “Moana.” During Tam’s performance, she sang the song with a live instrumental accompaniment drawing cheers and applause from the audience. She then belted out long notes from the Disney song in the middle of her act.

The stage design during Tam’s act was a combination of fog, snow, and a mock-up hot air balloon, USA Today reported. At the end of her performance, she was given loud applause from the audience and the judges also loved her act. Her family members were in the venue to watch her perform, Talent Recap showed in the review video posted online.

“This was a massive, massive step up from what you’ve done before,” judge Simon Cowell commented on Tam’s act. “The song was perfect for you, the way you controlled the song was fantastic.”

Meanwhile, Mel B made some comments to further improve her performance. While she liked the act and commended the little girl for conquering the stage, she believed her rendition was “too musical” for her.

Angelica Hale vies for a spot

Another young girl also graced the semi-finals round that night on “America’s Got Talent.” A 10-year old singer from the Philippines, Angelica Hale chose a song that came from an older singer, unlike Tam. This young singer performed her own version of “Without You” but David Guetta and Usher.

It was a ballad version of the pop song, which Hale even made more beautiful with an “incredible run and high note,” USA Today’s review of the episode noted.

She may not have live piano instrumentals behind her, but the stage was turned into a lights show with beams of light dancing behind her.

Both of these little girls were recipients of the Golden Buzzer at the beginning of the season, which catapulted them straight to the live shows. Aside from these stunning voices, a variety of acts also graced the stage during the September 12 live performance episode of the reality talent show.

Final competition coming soon

The rest of the acts that performed during the recent episode include mentalist Colin Cloud, a capella group In The Stairwell, animal-oriented act Pompeyo Family Dogs, and singers Christian Guardino and Mandy Harvey. The episode also featured dancer Merrick Hanna, acrobatic dance group Diavolo, singer Kechi Okwuchi and Tyra Bank’s Golden Buzzer, dance group Light Balance.

So far, the acts that have secured a spot in the final rounds are Chase Goehring, Darci Lynne Farmer, Evie Clair, Preacher Lawson, and dog act Sara and Hero. The final round of “America’s Got Talent” Season 12 will air on September 19.