Evie Abplanalp recently had the heartbreaking experience of losing her father to stage 4 colon cancer. However, this didn’t stop her from continuing on to perform during the finale on America’s Got Talent.
At the time of her father’s diagnosis, Armos Abplanalp was given only a 5% chance of survival. However, during his treatment, he still worked at the Latter Day Saint church as a bishop, as well as a prison counselor.
It was actually Armos’ diagnosis that inspired his daughter to audition for the show in the first place. The audience and judges absolutely fell in love with her when she performed a rendition of Macy Gray’s “I Try.” It was a tribute to her father.
She also performed Birdy’s “Wings” and wowed the entire room each time. Apparently, impressing the television audience as well because she kept advancing, round after round.
During semi-finals, she revealed to the judges that her father’s organs were beginning to fail. He had to be placed on life support. They weren’t even sure if he was going to make it through the night.
Evie and her mom needed to stay to hear the results from the semi-finals, but the rest of the family quickly rushed to be by his side. They prayed that he would make it long enough for Evie to come back to say goodbye.