Teen cancer survivor wows 'AGT' crowd, earns Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer
"America's Got Talent" judge Simon Cowell obviously knows musical talent when he hears it. He claims he knew the talent in 16-year-old Calysta Bevier as soon as she stepped on the stage. What the recording legend didn't know was just what Bevier went through to perform her etherial version of "Fight Song." The young talent survived stage 3 ovarian cancer.
"I've got this incredible feeling about you, I think everyone in this room felt it, you were nervous I could feel that," Cowell said. "I predict great things are gonna happen for you. There's something about you." He then used his Golden Buzzer for the season to send Bevier straight through to the show's live competition.
Bevier revealed her survivor status when chatting with judge Howie Mandel prior to her performance. When he commented on her Audrey Hepburn-like appearance, she noted that her short hair style was not her choice but a result of her cancer treatment.
According to People Magazine, this year's competition appears set for a battle of young musical talent. Bevier joins fellow golden ticket recipients 13-year-old Laura Bretan, 12-year-old singer/ukulele player Grace VanderWaal, and 20-year-old vocalist Sal Valentinetti.
Do you think receiving Simon's Golden Buzzer seal of approval gives Bevier an advantage in the competition? Or, do you think her graceful voice and strong spirit can catapult her above the rest? Share this moving performance that will have people talking for weeks.