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The first judge to rate the performance was Howie Mandel. He said, “Wow! We love originality here on America’s Got Talent, and you are original. What you do is a-cappella, right? A-cappella singers sing without musicians. You are an a cappella ventriloquist — you do it without puppets.”
He said, “You’ve also given us a glimpse of what life would have been if Olivia Newton-John was born in Spain. But you’re very original, adorable, and good, and I just loved it. You made me laugh.”
The next to rate the performance was Heidi Klum. She added, “First of all, I love the tribute to Olivia Newton-John. Second, I love how you created the set, suckered us into your world, and made all those noises. I don’t know how you eat and do ventriloquism simultaneously.”
Simon Cowell thought the performance was different, which is why the audience reacted to the act the way they did. Sofia Vergara stated, “Celia, I think you are so unique. I think your act is the kind of act that you can only see on AGT. There’s something so different [about you]. I love that you are a ventriloquist with no puppet.”