Eleven-year-old Tyler Butler-Figueroa was diagnosed with leukemia at age 4. He was bullied at school because of the hair loss caused by his treatment, and he was ostracized because of a rumor that his cancer was contagious.
He got into an after-school program that taught violin, and practice became his refuge. He’s been in remission now for four years, and this was his Tuesday night audition for “America’s Got Talent.” He’s performing Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger” with its memorable refrain “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.”
Getting the Golden Buzzer means he bypasses further competition and goes directly to the live shows.
I don’t watch “America’s Got Talent,” but this performance made it into the news media and I saw it there. It feels good to feel good.