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Raleigh boy gets golden buzzer on America's Got Talent

Raleigh boy gets golden buzzer on America's Got Talent”

Real recognizes real, and Simon Cowell, perhaps the most brutally honest judge on America's Got Talent, saw something unique and authentic in 11-year-old contestant Tyler Butler-Figueroa during the reality competition's third round of auditions.

Last month, Kodi Lee earned the Golden Buzzer on America's Got Talent when he stunned judges and audience members with his rendition of 'A Song for You.' Lee, who is blind and autistic, brought everyone to their feet by the end of his performance. On Tuesday night, the young prodigy delivered an inspiring performance of Kelly Clarkson's infectious pop hit "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" that ended with a standing ovation from the judges' panel and Cowell offering up a special surprise.

"They used to make fun of me and laugh at me", Tyler said of the other kids at school.

"They all wanted to stay away from me", he said.

"The doctors came in [and] said, 'Yeah, he does have cancer, '" she added.

Tyler's mom, Kisua, revealed that he first discovered the violin after seeing a flyer at school for free afterschool violin lessons. "So now, I'm the kid who plays the violin".

"Once he started that class, it was like a sunshine", his mother said. "When I play the violin, it helps me forget about all the bad stuff".

"I haven't gave up since I beat my leukemia", he said, WTVD reports. "I was like, "Oh my god, I got my son back".

Figueroa, when asked by Cowell on the current state of his health, said he had been in remission for nearly four years.

The moment Simon Cowell pressed his Golden Buzzer.

Tyler's Instagram page only had a few dozen followers before his Golden Buzzer performance on America's Got Talent, but the count began to grow after the episode aired.



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