By ALEXANDRA HERRERA
West Villages Sun Editor
NORTH PORT — The world will know next whether Emanne Beasha will get her shot at the finals for “America’s Got Talent.”
The 10-year-old opera singer who lives part-time in North Port will be on national TV again Tuesday night when the show airs its semifinal competition.
Emanne has been a judge favorite, and during the quarterfinals she proved to be a crowd favorite. Emanne’s place in the semifinals was secured after receiving votes from viewers.
After Tuesday night’s show is broadcast, there will be a 13-hour voting period, and everyone including Emanne and her family, will know if she’ll be in the finals on Wednesday night.
It’s been an exciting journey for Emanne and her family. The family, including Emanne’s grandmother Dianne Ruffel, are in Los Angeles.
On Friday afternoon Ruffel said that she’s been listening to Emanne practice and it’s absolutely beautiful.
“It’s gonna be a wonderful performance,” Ruffel said.
She added that it’s been a positive experience and that it’s been great to see the support from all over.
“I’m so grateful for North Port,” Ruffel said.
During the Aug. 27 show, more than 500 from the community gathered at CoolToday Park to cheer on Emanne, while thousands more watched from their homes and at watch parties all over town.
This week Emanne’s performance can be enjoyed at Olde World Restaurant, thanks to North Port City Commissioner Jill Luke.
“(Olde World) has been so sweet,” Luke said. She added that Olde World will be making sure that all the televisions will be playing NBC so that crowds can enjoy the show.
“We’re encouraging unicorns for everyone,” Luke said.
Judge Simon Cowell has said he is ‘gobsmacked’ by her talent. Judge Howie Mandel has called Emanne the Mona Lisa of talent after finding out she had secured her place in the semifinals.
As the family gets ready for the next part of the competition, Ruffel said it’s been fun for Emanne.
“She wants to get out there,” Ruffel said.
She added that it’s been a great experience so far, and everyone has been kind and positive.
“America’s Got Talent” airs on NBC at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. “America’s Got Talent,” wraps up its season on Sept. 18. A watch party for Emanne will be hosted at 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Olde World restaurant, 14415 Tamiami Trail, North Port.