Prince is tough to follow, impossible to emulate. America’s Got Talent contestant Mackenzie gave it a good shot.
On Tuesday night’s edition, the Los Angeles hopeful auditioned with the Purple One’s classic “Nothing Compares 2 U,” made famous in the early 1990s by Sinead O’Connor.
Accompanied on electric piano, Mackenzie showcased his creamy vocals and impressive range in a performance that stayed much closer to Prince’s original cut.
Like the late, great artist, Mackenzie earned a standing ovation. And he made at least one of the judges cry.
Watch the performance from NBC’s America’s Got Talent below.