Aretha Franklin's 1968 hit "Think" is a huge song. So you'd think that a 12 year-old might have trouble wrapping their young pipes around that big-throated classic. Not seventh grader Ansley Burns, who gets judge Simon Cowell's attention in a preview of Tuesday night's (June 18) episode, on which she leans hard into "Think," complete with sassy head shakes and hands-on-hips moves.
Less than 30 seconds in, though, things do not seem to be going well when Simon rolls his eyes and asks, "Where did they get that track from?," as the musical accompaniment appears to be lagging behind the spirited pre-teen singer. Cowell calls for a break, saying the "horrible, horrible" backing track is not working. "We really like you, but that was terrible," he says.