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Audience member made Simon Cowell say "Who the hell was that?" and invites her on stage
Simon was completely taken aback by the 9-year-old's talent. We don't blame him!
Elijah Chan
07.09.22

Getting a seat in the live audience is hard enough.

But getting a seat in the said show and witnessing a miracle unfold on stage, now that’s a different level of luck and blessed.

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YouTube Screenshot - Got Talent Global

In this episode of America’s Got Talent, audience members got the surprise of their lives when a competitor came out from the unlikeliest of places – among them.

During the show’s commercial break, members of the show asked who among the audience can sing.

Some of them tried belting out some notes which earned them approval from the audience. Then, the host turned to a little girl in a letterman jacket.

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YouTube Screenshot - Got Talent Global

She sang her rendition of Amazing Grace and belted out perfect and powerful notes. It was hard to believe that so much power came from such a small frame but she left everyone’s jaw on the floor.

Everyone in the room was floored.

Her performance was so unbelievable that Simon Cowell stopped in his tracks. He was just entering the studio when she heard the girl sing. Together with the judges, he finished the song but his face can’t hide his reaction.

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YouTube Screenshot - Got Talent Global

After the song, he asked the girl to come up to the judges’ table. She introduced herself as Madison Baez Taylor. She was just 11 years old but everyone in the studio knew that she was made of pure talent.

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YouTube Screenshot - Got Talent Global

“We do ask people in the breaks if they’d like to sing a song and I was literally just coming back in and I heard this voice, thinking, ‘Who the hell is that?’” Cowell said. “And then I see this little thing in the audience and it’s you.”

Taylor also said that she’s a big fan of the show.

“I’ve been to many tapings, and ever since I was 4 years old, I would always try and sing for the commercial breaks,” Maddie said. “And it’s always been my dream to be on the show. And I’m finally here.”

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YouTube Screenshot - Got Talent Global

The judges then decided to give her an impromptu audition right then and there. She now became part of the show but not as an audience member, but as someone who chased their dreams.

After another stellar performance, they asked her what she would do if she won a million dollars. Her answer broke the judges’ hearts.

She said she wants to help her dad who was fighting cancer.

“I would help my dad with cancer research. He’s had stage four colon cancer for the past nine years,” she said while she tried to hold back the tears.

“I’ve been battling cancer for the last nine years, and that’s how she learned to sing,” he shared. “She would sing to me at the hospital throughout my surgeries, throughout my chemo treatments. She’d sing to me and helping me get better, and I’m doing very well.”

The judges didn’t let the opportunity go to waste.

“I’m not kidding. In all the years we’ve ever done this, this has never actually happened before. I normally leave during the break because people do sing, so this is actually the opposite. It actually brought me back into the room,” Cowell said.

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YouTube Screenshot - Got Talent Global

And as they gathered for a vote, Howie Mandel slammed on the golden buzzer. Taylor, who has only dreamed of joining the show, will now advance to the live shows.

Watch how an audience member made the judges press on the most coveted buzzer.

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By Elijah Chan
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Elijah Chan is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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