Angelica Hale, the lucky (no, deserving!) golden buzzer recipient, is no ordinary girl. At the tender age of 11, Angelica has already had to battle hard once before. But not on the stage.
At the age of 4, Angelica’s young life was in serious danger after she was diagnosed with a severe bacterial pneumonia. The disease ravaged her kidneys, so much so that Angelica’s distraught mother donated the kidney for transplant that eventually saved Angelica’s life.
#AGTChampions! This Monday on @nbc 8/7c, I am so thrilled that I get to perform on the same stage I sang “Rise Up” on…
Angelica was in a medically induced coma for 18 months but pulled through, showing what a trooper she really is. She is left with permanent scarring in her right lung and will live with the consequences of her illness for the rest of her life, but her spirits, if anything, have risen to the top.
Life is fragile. The young Angelica and her family knew that the best way forward was to embrace life and make the absolute most of Angelica’s second chance.
Get ready for chills! ✨Angelica Hale is the first two-time Golden Buzzer EVER.
由 America's Got Talent 发布于 2019年1月21日周一
Angelica was quick to tell her parents that she wanted to follow her passion after making a full recovery. She took singing lessons, and after a string of competitions across the whole of the USA, in 2017, she finished as runner-up on the 12th season of America’s Got Talent.
Unless you’ve been hibernating (and with seriously wintery weather sweeping some parts of the country, we wouldn’t blame you), you’ll know that television’s beloved talent show is back again, this time for the long-awaited “AGT: Champions” series.
And so is Angelica!
This time around, the young singer is seasoned, prepared, and in no way ready to accept second place. In 2017, she lost the top spot to then-12-year-old ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, who is also competing in “AGT: Champions.” We smell a rematch!
OMG🤣I’m so consistent!!!😂😂😂I should REALLY save this reaction for Halloween! 😱👻 CAPTION THIS in comments below!😁😂 #GoldenBuzzer #Reaction is #Priceless #AGTChampions @agt
Angelica chose “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten as her first audition number and quickly proved to both judges and the audience that she’s serious, and she won’t be going home without a fight. The song perfectly showcased Angelica’s energy, her improved vocal prowess, and her infectiously feisty attitude.
“I think this song really applies to what I’m doing here today,” the singer explained, before her audition began.
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Judge Mel B encouraged Angelica to add more of her own personality to the song. Judge Howie Mandel’s actions, however, spoke louder than his words. He simply leaned over and hit the golden buzzer, to roars of elation from the crowd. Two golden buzzers from two different judges; Angelica is a record breaker!
Chris Hardwick was the smitten judge that backed Angelica the first time around.
I can’t believe that I now have TWO #goldenbuzzers Thank you @howiemandel for believing in me and sending me through to the finale of #AGTChampions!!!😘💖⭐️ #mysmilesaysitall @agt
Are you excited? We’re excited! #AGTChampions in just 1️⃣ more day! 😁💖 @agt
“I feel like I’m living in a dream,” sobbed Angelica, who will be fast-tracked to the next round of the show.
Viewers are rooting for her.
Started out listening to @angelicahale like meh, she’s got a nice voice, but nothing too special, by the end of that performance, I was on my feet giving a standing O to the television 👏🏽👏🏽 #AGTChampions
— Miesha Poellnitz (@miesha_who) January 22, 2019
— Grace VanderWaal (@GraceVanderWaal) January 22, 2019
— JR West (@thejrwest) January 22, 2019
Angelica, we’re rooting for you too! Go far. Your determination to follow your dreams is a lesson for all of us!
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