16-Year-Old Cancer Survivor Earns Golden Buzzer From Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent 2016 (VIDEO)
Inspiration 16-year-old cancer survivor Calysta Bevier earned a Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent 2016 on Tuesday, June 21, 2016!
Calysta is a 16-year-old survivor of ovarian cancer who loves music, and while her dream is to win America’s Got Talent, another dream is simply to finish high school. Still, she wants to prove to people that no matter what happens, you should keep working to achieve your dreams, because it’s possible. Calysta sings “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten, and I’m positively IN LOVE with her voice. There’s a courage and strength in her tone that tells me she’s a fighter, but there’s a vulnerability to her that makes her immensely compelling as a performer. Calysta is neck-and-neck with Grace VanderWaal as my favorite singer of the season. I love her, and she definitely earned the standing ovation from all four judges. Watch the performance video below:
Howie thinks Calysta is an inspiration, and he thanks her for singing that song. Mel B thinks it was amazing, and felt it couldn’t have gone any better for her. Heidi can’t believe Calysta is only 16-years-old. He loved absolutely everything about Calysta, and says he just had a feeling about her when she walked out, everything from her voice to her spirit leaves him with an incredible feeling about her. He thinks everyone in this room felt that, and he predicts great things for her. So much so that he feels he has to do something special to show how much he believes in her…
SIMON COWELL HITS HIS GOLDEN BUZZER FOR CALYSTA BEVIER!
Simon goes onstage and embraces Calysta. Nick then congratulates Calysta and her mother backstage, saying how unexpected her voice ended up being. “See you in the live shows!” he tells them, as mother and daughter share a smiling, tearful embrace. Back in the studio, Simon tells Howie that America is going to love Calysta. “I think they already do,” he responds. Amen to that, Howie.
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