‘AGT’ singer Jayy triumphs after triple-murder family tragedy: ‘I felt like I was listening to your parents. They are here.’

Jayy delivers an emotional tribute to her parents on 'America's Got Talent' Season 16. (Phot: NBC)

This week’s America’s Got Talent auditioners included the usual wacky assortment of dog acts, danger acts, magic acts, and comedians, along with a former “Isolation Wrestling” champion who basically just talked Hulk Hogan-style smack to the judges until he got the dreaded red X. But it was a more serious contender, pop singer Jayy, who truly embodied the AGT American dream — a dream crushed, deferred, and then finally realized in her late parents’ honor.

Jayy, a.k.a. Jessica Núñez, moved to the United States from the Dominican Republic at age 15 with her family, who opened a bodega in Philadelphia — and soon after her arrival, she began fantasizing about competing on her new favorite television show, AGT. “I’m going to be on there one day,” she used to tell her parents. “Are they happy you’re here?” judge Sofia Vergara asked Jayy on Tuesday night, after which the singer dramatically hesitated, then answered, “I want to say that they are. They’re in Heaven.”