Angelica Hale “America’s Got Talent” Video: Chris Hardwick Uses Golden Buzzer On 9-Year-Old Singer

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Angelica Hale America's Got Talent Golden Buzzer

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Angelica Hale America's Got Talent Golden Buzzer


“America’s Got Talent” guest judge Chris Hardwick used the Golden Buzzer on 9-year-old singer Angelica Hale during Tuesday’s show. Check out the video below!

The “America’s Got Talent” judges were each able to award the Golden Buzzer advantage, which sends an act directly to the live shows, during the auditions. Now for the second round of the competition, it was only fitting that the guest judges were allowed to push the coveted button, too. The Judge Cuts phase began with Hardwick as the first celebrity to sit on the panel. As the host of “The Wall” and “Red Nose Day,” he’s become an increasingly big player in the NBC family.

Now he’s officially part of the “AGT” family, too, picking his favorite act of the night. As Gossip Cop previously reported, Hale originally impressed with “Rise Up” during the auditions. Before taking the stage for her call-back, the little girl told the camera, “I want to make it to the live shows so bad. I worked so hard to get to this point so I got to show them. I got to show them. I got to do my best.”

Hale admitted to the panel that she was a “little more nervous” than last time but “so excited.” She then belted Alicia Keys’ “Girl On Fire” with a voice that sounded so much older than 9 years. After a standing ovation, Howie Mandel asked the aspiring star if she remembered what he told her last time. “You said I had a good chance of winning ‘America’s Got Talent,’ and Howie, I’ll never forget that,” she cutely said.

Mandel said in reply, “I’ll never forget you and I still have not changed my mind.” Mel B told Hale, “You are such a beautiful ray of light. You have an amazing voice, an amazing stage presence. I just love you.” Simon Cowell admitted that when she said her song pick, “I thought ‘oh my god, this is not a great idea.’ But you know what? You nailed it, Angelica.”

And Hardwick gushed that Hale is an “adorable little child and then you open your mouth and it’s like how do those pipes fit in that tiny little body?!” He then dramatically announced, “I just feel like, Angelica, you are the chosen one!” Hardwick hit the button, confetti rang out, and Hale cried. Watch the videos below!

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