America’s Got Talent is a televised American talent show competition. The show’s main goal is to find the most talented performers from all walks of life. Contestants can audition in front of a panel of judges, who decide whether or not to send them to the next round.
Lavender Darcangelo received Heidi Klum‘s Golden Buzzer on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent.
The 27-year-old singer moved both the judges and audience with her story and impressive vocals. Lavender, who is blind and autistic, told the judges that she has always dreamed of recording CDs and singing in front of large audiences.
“When Heidi gave me the Golden Buzzer, it felt like a dream come true,” Lavender said. “I wanted to pinch myself because I thought I was just being four years old and lying on the couch again and daydreaming as usual!”
Lavender’s audition was a blur for her, but she said she felt “numb or beside myself — but in a good way — like walking on air without moving.”
With the Golden Buzzer, Lavender will advance directly to the live shows of America’s Got Talent. She is the first blind and autistic contestant to receive the Golden Buzzer on the show.
Lavender Darcangelo’s Golden Buzzer Moment
Lavender was accompanied on stage by her adoptive father, Wil, who revealed that he met Lavender when she was attending an after-school music program that he created. Lavender asked Wil to adopt her, but he initially declined, saying that it wasn’t how things worked as a faculty member. However, several years later, Lavender was having struggles and Wil and his husband Jamie decided to take her in. A year later, they legally adopted her.
Lavender told the judges that she has always dreamed of recording CDs and singing in front of large audiences. She sang “Out Here on My Own” by Irene Cara, and her performance moved both the judges and audience. Heidi Klum was so impressed that she gave Lavender the Golden Buzzer, which sends her straight to the live shows.
Lavender is the first blind and autistic contestant to receive the Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent. She is an inspiration to many, and her story is a reminder that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.
Lavender Darcangelo’s performance of “Out Here On My Own” from the 1980 movie Fame moved the judges to a standing ovation, and Heidi Klum gave her the Golden Buzzer.
Heidi, who is a big fan of the movie Fame, said that she felt a connection with Lavender and wanted to be her biggest cheerleader in the competition. She gushed, “I feel like I just fell in love. This AGT journey is an amazing journey and I would love to be your cheerleader and hold your hand all the way to the finish line. What do you say? Let’s do this!”
Lavender’s performance was truly special. She sang with such emotion and power, and her voice was simply stunning. It was clear that she was born to sing, and it is excited to see what she accomplishes on America’s Got Talent.
Lavender Darcangelo’s Inspiring Story: A Reminder That Anything Is Possible
Lavender Darcangelo was moved to tears after receiving the Golden Buzzer from Heidi Klum on America’s Got Talent.
Lavender, who is blind and autistic, told PEOPLE that she was “relieved” and “questioned all the things that she thought she couldn’t do” after receiving the Golden Buzzer. She said that she was grateful that the world was “accommodating and compassionate” to her, and that she was excited to see what she could accomplish in the future.
Lavender’s dads, Jamie and Wil, were also surprised and touched by her Golden Buzzer moment. They said that they were “stunned” by the judges’ reaction, and that they were “touched by their full acceptance of her.” They added that they were “grateful” for the opportunity for Lavender to live her “most authentic life without judgment.”
Lavender’s Golden Buzzer moment is a reminder that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. It is also a reminder that the world is becoming more accepting of people with disabilities. I am excited to see what Lavender accomplishes in the future, and I am confident that she will continue to inspire others.
Lavender Darcangelo is the fifth act to receive a Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent season 18.
The other four acts who have received Golden Buzzers so far this season are:
- Atlanta Drum Academy, a group of drummers from Georgia who earned host Terry Crews’ Golden Buzzer.
- Blind singer Putri Ariani, who earned Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer.
- Dance group Murmuration, who earned Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer.
- Mzansi Youth Choir, a group of singers from South Africa, who earned the show’s first-ever Audience Golden Buzzer after performing a touching tribute to late AGT season 16 singer Nightbirde.
Lavender is the first blind and autistic contestant to receive the Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent. She is a talented singer with a powerful voice, and her performance of “Out Here on My Own” from the 1980 movie Fame moved the judges and audience to tears.
With the Golden Buzzer, Lavender will advance directly to the live shows of America’s Got Talent. She is an inspiration to many, and her story is a reminder that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.