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11-Year-Old Earns Second Golden Buzzer on 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'

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The stakes are high for contestants as they compete for the top spot on “America’s Got Talent: The Champions.”

While traditional “AGT” summer seasons bring us a mix of cringe-worthy auditions, stellar performances and acts that steal our hearts, “Champions” has brought back the best of the best, making it even more difficult to vote for a favorite.

One starlet has proven she has earned her place as a true champion by wowing the judges once again with her amazing voice — and she’s only 11 years old.

We first met Angelica Hale during “AGT” season 12. From the moment this little girl stepped on stage in 2017, we were in awe.

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She was just 9 years old when she auditioned for “AGT.” But the singer revealed she had started performing long before that.

At the young age of 2, Angelica began her road to stardom. Then, at only 4 years old, the bright talent came down with double pneumonia and desperately needed a kidney transplant.

Thankfully, her mother was a match and donated her kidney to her daughter. “She’s my hero,” Angelica said during season 12.

Would you have hit the golden buzzer too?

There was no doubt from day one that Angelica would rise to the top. She said she wanted to be like Whitney Houston, a “superstar.”

There was no question as to why this girl received a “yes” from all four judges on the first try. Her tears after singing Andra Day’s “Rise Up” brought us to our feet and moved us to tears as well.

Angelica continued to blow America away as she remained on stage round after round. From her golden buzzer-winning performance of “Girl on Fire,” to her second-place finish to Darci Lynne Farmer, we loved watching her shine.

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Now she’s back and better than ever. The “Champions” stage can certainly be an intimidating one, especially when you’re running against singing talents such as Susan Boyle and Cristina Ramos.

But Angelica stepped onto the Champions stage during week three of the season with more confidence than ever, winning the judges over once again.

Watch as she kills Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song.” You won’t be able to tear your eyes and ears away. This girl has that extra special something, indeed.

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We certainly can’t blame Howie Mandel for hitting that golden buzzer, giving Angelica her second one during her “AGT” career.

The 11-year-old broke down in tears as she said, “I can’t believe this is actually happening to me … I never expected this to happen.”

We’d like to second Mr. Mandel who said, “you deserve it.” We can’t wait to see what she sings next!

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
Location
Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Entertainment, Faith




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