Watch List: Samantha Johnson Is "California Dreamin'"
Sometimes, you know. You just know. When we came across Samantha Johnson on YouTube back in 2012, we instantly knew we had found a truly special vocal talent. Her voice a stunning combination of beauty, control and power, she stopped us in our tracks with the dynamism and breath-taking virtuosity of her incredible voice. Vocally overflowing with effortlessly executed crescendos, melismas and a shimmering vibrato that instinctively reminds of Whitney and Mariah, we had no hesitation in inviting her to our New York showcase, where she promptly 'blew the minds' of the assembled crowd of music industry insiders. The lead female vocalist for the record-breaking show 'Thriller Live' in London's West End, Johnson is now in the process of wowing the U.S. and beyond on America's Got Talent - the judges having described her as 'exceptional', 'hypnotic' and 'mind-blowing' - as she demonstrates here with her powerful rendition of 'California Dreamin'. As we have said before, 'Samantha Johnson; remember the name, and the voice'.