US viewers have praised former Warrnambool woman Kristy Sellars for her performance in the final of America's Got Talent.
The video of her performance has already been viewed almost 15,000 times on Youtube, just hours after the live performance.
Judges are expected to deliver their verdict about 8.30am Australian time on Thursday.
"One of the most authentic performers this season. She really deserves the title," one person wrote of her performance.
"She's the best I've ever seen on the pole and I can watch her over and over again. Thank you for the exciting exhibition of pole dancing - the best I ever seen in my life," another person wrote.
"Absolutely fantastic Would love to see her win," another said.
EARLIER: Kristy Sellars has made it through to the grand final of America's Got Talent.
The 36-year-old mother of three couldn't contain her emotions as she was announced as one of 11 acts to make the final on Thursday.
"Thanks so much - my kids thought I was really cool - until right now," she joked to the crowd.
Judge Howie Mandel said Sellars' act showed "so much originality".
Ms Sellars' father Frank McCarthy, who lives in Warrnambool, and her daughter Rylie, 11, were in the crowd watching.
"To say that I'm the proudest a father could ever be is an understatement," Mr McCarthy told The Standard.
"It's the culmination of a lifetime of work. What she does is so unique and they've embraced her performances."
Mr McCarthy said he had been blown away by the level of talent on show.
He was celebrating the news in the US with a beer.
"The talent in this series has been absolutely exceptional and for her to be up there with the best of them is incredible," Mr McCarthy said.
"We're all in tears - we're just over the moon."
Ms Sellars will compete in the grand final on Tuesday next week.
Mr McCarthy said his daughter was elated to have secured a spot in the final.
He said she had already received a number of inquiries from people interested in her performance.
Judge Simon Cowell spoke to her after her performance, telling her they should work together.
He even suggested her performances would make a great live show in Las Vegas.
The former Warrnambool pole dancer wowed judges with her semi-final performance.
Judge Heidi Klum said she was incredibly impressed.
"Wow, I loved it and as you can see, everyone else loved it," she said.
Klum asked Sellars whether she had a huge LED screen in her backyard to practice.
"No, I use a really low budget projector," Sellars replied.
Sofia Vergara described the performance as "fascinating" and said she believed it eclipsed her original audition.
Mr Cowell described the performance as "unbelievable", while Howie Mandel joked it was the first time he could take his whole family to see a pole dancer.
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