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The Clean Cut: Sibling band gives tribute to deceased mother on 'America's Got Talent'
"We Three," a sibling band from Oregon, auditions for "America's Got Talent" with an original song they wrote for their deceased mother. - photo by Jenna Alton
We Three, a band of three siblings from Oregon, brought the audience to a standing ovation and judges to tears after performing a song they wrote for their deceased mother in an audition for Americas Got Talent.

Joshua, 27, Bethany, 24, and Manny, 21, said they grew up with music. Their dad was also part of a family band with his siblings, which inspired his children to start their own.

Before we could even walk, we were immersed in music, Bethany said during the siblings interview with Americas Got Talent.

The siblings mother was diagnosed with stage four carcinoma cancer in 2015 and passed away four months later. They performed an original song called Heavens Not Too Far Away, which they wrote from their mothers perspective during her last month of life.

This is an opportunity to celebrate her and the hope that we have that were going to see her again one day, Joshua said.

Some of the songs lyrics include, Heavens not too far away, I know someday youll visit, and Ive got to move up north, but its just temporary.

Following their performance, the audience and judges gave We Three a standing ovation. The siblings father, who watched the performance alongside host Tyra Banks, was left in tears and told Banks, I loved their momma so much.

Judge Simon Cowell, infamous for his harsh remarks, said he usually doesnt like bands on shows like Americas Got Talent, but that their performance worked.

It felt like a record, Cowell said. Theres something really special about you guys. I honestly think its the start of something big here.

All four judges said yes to We Three, advancing them to the next round of the competition.