It really takes someone really special to touch Simon Cowell’s heart. After all, he’s a man with an impeccable ear for talent. But when this teen stepped onto the America’s Got Talent stage, he sensed there was something different about her. He had a feeling could be special.
As Calysta Bevier introduced herself, the judges instantly took notice of her “Audrey Hepburn-style.” Then, she shocked the judges by making a startling revelation. Her hair style wasn’t a choice she made.
One year ago, this 16-year-old was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Fortunately, she beat the illness and now wants to inspire others through her music.
“My hair wasn’t really my choice. I’m a survivor of stage 3 ovarian cancer. I kind of came here today to show people that no matter what you’ve gone through to keep chasing your dreams,” said her.
Performing Rachel Platten’s “Fight Son”, Calysta proved she has more strength than most her age. Her powerful vocals was backed with an inspiring story and remarkable control that many artists spend years to perfect.
Her rendition was beautiful, and by the end, she received a roaring standing ovation from both the audience and the judges. In fact, she was so good, that Simon awarded her with his Golden Buzzer.
“I love everything about you. You know what? I just had this feeling when you walked out. I can’t explain it. Just your spirit, the choice of song, your voice, I think you’re really special. I’ve just got this really incredible feeling about you, I really do. I think everyone in this room felt it. I predict great things are going to happen for you. There’s something about you,” said Simon.
Listen to Calysta’s song and be inspired by her positivity in life!