Whitney Houston has left us, but her music lives on. Youngster Peter Rosalita is playing the role of torch-bearer.

The 10-year-old Filipino singer stepped into the America’s Got Talent quarter finals Tuesday night (Aug. 10) for a rendition of “I Have Nothing,” Whitney’s classic from the Bodyguard soundtrack.

Rosalita wasn’t even born when the film came out, but he captured the power and drama of the Houston’s performance.

Wearing a glittery suit, Rosalita, who was born in the United Arab Emirates, looked comfortable strutting the stage of the Dolby Theatre.

All the judges loved what they heard and saw, though Simon Cowell suggested he hit something more age-appropriate next time.

Earlier, on the season 16 premiere of AGT, Rosalita followed in the show’s grand tradition of little kids with giant voices as he impressed with a performance of Eric Carmen’s “All By Myself.”

Check out his Houston cover below.

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