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Christian Guardino “America’s Got Talent” Video: Howie Mandel Uses Golden Buzzer On Formerly Blind Singer – WATCH!

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Christina Guardino AGT Golden Buzzer

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Christina Guardino AGT Golden Buzzer

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Teen singer Christian Guardino won the Golden Buzzer from Howie Mandel on “America’s Got Talent” on Tuesday. Check out the video below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, each judge gets to use the Golden Buzzer once during a season to send the act of his or her choice directly to the live quarterfinals. On the season 14 premiere two weeks ago, Mel B pushed the button for Darci Lynne Farmer, a 12-year-old ventriloquist. Last week, Simon Cowell hit the buzzer for Mandy Harvey, a deaf singer who lost her hearing due to illness.

Hours before tonight’s show, Mandel hinted on Twitter that he’d be the one to hand out the huge advantage on the new episode. He tweeted, “Tonight is a very SPECIAL night on @AGT! I’m feeling pretty GOLDEN if you know what I mean! #SeeWhatHowieDidThere #AGTat8.” As always, though, the big moment didn’t come until the end of the two-hour broadcast.

Guardino, a 16-year-old from Long Island, lost his sight as a baby, but was motivated to become a performer at the young age of 9. Miraculously, gene therapy later restored his eyesight. Taking the stage, he quickly admitted, “I’m nervous.” But none of those nerves showed as he belted The Temptations’ “Who’s Lovin You.”

Mandel tell briefly stood early on, and then again at the end with his fellow judges. Simon Cowell admitted, “I need 10 seconds here because I don’t know what to say right now.” Mel B yelled, “I mean, what just happened?!” She went on, “You were so nervous, and then as soon as you start singing, you’re like a whole different person. You’re like a bright light that just showed us all.”

“You have no reason to be nervous because you have an amazing voice. An incredible gift. You’re going to go far in this competition,” Heidi Klum told Guardino. And Cowell said, “You were like a little mouse that turned into a lion. You are one of my favorite contestants I’ve seen this year. Not only in terms of your voice. I just like you. There’s something about you, and it’s just the best possible feeling when we meet someone like you.”

Mandel then stated, “I agree with everything Simon said,” and asked the aspiring star, “If you could make one wish right now, this second, to make something come true for yourself, what would you wish?” Guardino responded, “Right this second? Probably the Golden Buzzer.”

“Well, your wish just came true,” Mandel announced, pushing the coveted button. Watch the videos below!

 


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