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A young boy is headed to Hollywood after receiving the golden buzzer on America’s Got Talent.
Violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa, 11, is from Raleigh, he says he turned to music after being diagnosed with cancer at the age of 4. He impressed the judges while playing a rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s song Stronger during his audition on the talent show.
He underwent chemotherapy and lost his hair, which he says led to bullying at school. He says playing the violin helped him forget about his health issues.
During his audition, Butler-Figueroa received a standing ovation from all four judges before receiving the golden buzzer from judge Simon Cowell.
The golden buzzer means he will automatically perform at the live shows in Hollywood.
Butler-Figueroa says he has been in remission for four years.