Evie Clair is a young and popular singer known for her beautiful voice and YouTube videos. She will even be appearing on America’s Got Talent this season. Clair recently appeared with Spencer Jones, a former America’s Got Talent contestant, to sing a rendition of “Eye of the Tiger” for her father, Amos, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
A talented 13-year-old, Clair has been posting videos of her singing since 2014 and has been especially popular for her version of “Mary Did You Know” released around Christmas. She will be appearing on season 12 of America’s Got Talent on NBC this Tuesday, June 20. She was also featured on the soundtrack of “Once I Was A Beehive” and sang a 2016 Mutual Theme song, “Press Forward with a Steadfastness in Christ.”
Clair’s father, Amos, was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at the beginning of 2016. In a moving and emotional video, Clair explained that doctors had said he only has about a 5% chance of survival. She believes he will win this fight, however, and released “Eye of the Tiger” as a tribute to him. The song is one he used to listen to in high school before a big wrestling match. It is her hope that the song will continue to motivate him to win the fight against cancer and defy the odds. She teamed up with former America’s Got Talent contestant Spencer Jones to create a unique rendition of the song.
Jones’ and Clair’s version of “Eye of the Tiger” is moving and uplifting all at once. It’s made even more meaningful from the description and dedication of the video to Clair’s father:
“Amos is an LDS Bishop in [Florence], Arizona, and a psychological professional counselor at a prison. His first operation was unsuccessful and left him with a colostomy. He has continued as bishop and has been given strength from family and friends and blessings from above to do so,” the description says.
The description also talks about a link to a website that viewers can visit if they wish to learn more about the family, keep up to date on Amos, and even donate to help the family.
Be sure to watch the second video below of Evie’s moving performance as she shares the story about her dad and auditions for America’s Got Talent with a song called “Arms” by Christina Perri. Evie told Simon Cowell, “When my dad is having rough days, then I go to his room and I sing him this song to help him feel better and just to give him comfort and strength to continue fighting.” There was not a dry eye in the audience as Evie gave a powerful, heart-stirring performance. She received a standing ovation and a “yes” to advance from all four judges. Following her performance on America’s Got Talent on Tuesday, 20 June 2017, Christina Perri sent Evie a message on Twitter.
— Evie Clair (@evieclair) June 23, 2017
hi, @evieclair! thanks so much for choosing my song for this special moment in ur life! ur incredible! im sending so much love to u & dad ❤️
— christina perri (@christinaperri) June 21, 2017