The 11-year-old North Carolina native gets the ultimate stamp of approval with a golden buzzer from Simon Cowell himself!
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Twelve-year-old violinist Tyler Butler Figueroa touched the hearts and inspired millions of people around the world, including Simon Cowell, who gave him the Golden Buzzer, on Season 14 of “America’s Got Talent.” At four years old, Tyler was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Looking for a way to express himself after being bullied for his hair loss, Tyler started playing the violin. Inspired by violinist Brian King Joseph from Season 13 of “America’s Got Talent,” he started street performing and playing at local events to pay for travel expenses to audition for the show. Tyler is now cancer-free and has been in remission for four years.