As the auditions round reached its climax on Tuesday, the 15-year-old from Canyon Lake, CA won fans -- and a place in the next round -- with a performance of Lovato’s "Warrior."
Brimming with confidence, Phillips hit all the big notes and filled the room with feels. Judge Heidi Klum was blown away. "I think you are absolutely incredible," the German model said. "I mean, I love the whole package. I love your smile, I love how you project to everyone, your voice is incredible.”
And, just like that – boom – Klum hit the golden buzzer, which sends Phillips through to the live shows at the Dolby Theater. “I just think I found the winner,” she yelled as gold confetti erupted from the ceiling.