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Miami singer's journey on 'America's Got Talent' ends

Miami singer Yoli Mayor’s journey on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” ended Wednesday night.

The 21-year-old singer didn’t make to the finals during the results show on Sept. 6.

She was on stage with fellow singer Johnny Manuel when the show’s host Tyra Banks told them that neither one would move forward in the competition.

On Twitter, Mayor said, “I'm happy to have gone this far with you,’’ and thanked the show “for the experience!”

She also responded to a fan on Twitter: “I am sad to go too. But I'm far from done. Stay with me.”

Mayor had impressed the four judges on Sept. 5 when she sang a soulful rendition of “Say You Won’t Let Go” by British singer James Arthur during the semifinals.

Judge Simon Cowell had said, “You are back. What a beautiful performance, what a beautiful song.”

And Heidi Klum told Mayor that “you brought a little tear to my eye. It was very, very emotional.”

Early in the season, Cowell said Mayor “could be a contender to win the whole show.”

The winner of the show gets $1 million, plus bragging rights.

Mayor, who studied at the Academy of Arts and Minds in Miami’s Coconut Grove neighborhood, performs at El Tucan restaurant in Brickell when she’s not traveling.

She is also working on an album, which she described as “a brand-new take on a classic idea. Think of it as soul with a twist.”

The show airs 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays and repeats 8 p.m. Fridays on WTVJ-Ch. 6 in Fort Lauderdale and Miami and WPTV-Ch. 5 in West Palm Beach.

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