Little girls from Lubbock take national TV audience by storm - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Little girls from Lubbock take national TV audience by storm

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Three young girls from Lubbock, Avery and the Calico Hearts, will be going to Hollywood to perform live on NBC's hit show "America's Got Talent" next week.

Avery Winter, 9, Brooklyn Elbert, 10, and Kassidy King, 10, once again wooed the judges with their charm, despite what the judges are calling an off-tune performance.

This trio dreams of touring with the nationally-known Cactus Cuties (also from Lubbock) and meeting Justin Bieber. In fact, Tuesday night's episode, the audition in Houston, put them in the judges eye singing "Baby" by Justin Bieber.

Here's what the girls said before they performed: "We're really nervous because we don't know if the judges will like us or not. Piers scares me, but we want to make him smile."

The crowd went nuts.  They loved the little girls who got their start at Lubbock's Cactus Theater, where they met five years ago.

The girls say singing is their passion, but most importantly they are best friends.

"When we are not singing, we are having sleepovers," Avery said to the judges.

This is a priceless journey for the West Texas natives, but one judge tried to crush it. Pierce, known to be a stickler, thinks it's not Avery and the Calico Hearts time in the spotlight.

"To be honest…this may not be the year for you," said Piers Morgan.

Even with that comment, judges Howie Mandell and Sharon Osborne voted to advance Avery and the Calico Hearts to stay on the show and keep competing.  The notoriously grumpy judge, Piers Morgan voted, to get rid of them.  But the vote was 2 to 1, so they get to stay on the show, advancing to Vegas.

Watch KCBD NewsChannel 11 at 6 Thursday to hear from the girls on their experience so far on the show.

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