Yolanda Mayor is from Miami, Florida. She has been singing since she was two years old. When she was growing up, her parents had an auto repair shop. She would sing for her parents' favorite customers. She has struggled her entire life with her weight. For a long time, she thought she had to change who she was to succeed.
At this point in her life, she realized life without music would be devastating. She wants to see the world, and she wants the world to see her.
Yoli Mayor's audition in Episode 1201 originally consisted of singing Jay Hawkins' "I Put a Spell on You". However, Simon Cowell stopped her during this performance when he felt her song choice was not a good fit. Yoli then sang Ed Sheeran's "Make It Rain". She received a standing ovation from Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon. Howie, Heidi, Mel B, and Simon all voted "Yes", sending Yoli to the Judge Cuts.
America's Got Talent 2017 Joli Mayor Singer Gets Called Out by Simon Full Audition S12E01