Tyler Butler-Figueroa took the stage again for another incredible performance.
The 11-year-old violinist was up during Tuesday night’s “America’s Got Talent” semifinals episode and took on a cover of Ariana Grande’s hit “Break Free”.
Butler-Figueroa started the performance with a blast, walking up to the stage surrounded by fellow cancer survivors lighting his way.
When the young musician was four years old, he was diagnosed with leukemia and was consequently bullied when his hair fell out due to chemotherapy.
“Tyler, I just want to say something very, very quickly. Your story is unbelievable and we’ve talked about this a lot. But now I want to talk about your musicianship,” said judge Simon Cowell. “Tonight you showed just what a brilliant musician you are, what a great showman you are, and just how gutsy you were just then to put on a performance which defines the word ‘joy’ and ‘talent’. My huge congratulations. I think that’s gonna put you in the final.”
Gabrielle Union agreed: “Oh my gosh, Tyler, what you have done for this audience, to fill it with so many kids, survivors like you, this has been truly, truly magical. Everything you get you absolutely deserve. You are brilliant, young man.”