'America's Got Talent: The Champions' Season 2: Tyler Butler-Figueroa's semifinal act moves fans to tears
What started off with 40 acts from all around the world, we are now left with just 12 semifinalists who are vying to bag one among the six spots available in the finale
Tyler Butler-Figueroa semifinal performance on Monday night brought fans and viewers to tears when 'America's Got Talent: The Champions' Season 2 returned.
What started off with 40 acts from all around the world, we are now left with just 12 semifinalists who are vying to bag one among the six spots available in the finale. The 12 acts, which will be performed today, are by Duo Transcend, Dania Diaz, Hans, Marc Spelmann, Marcelito Pomoy, Ryan Niemiller, Tyler Butler-Figueroa, Duo Destiny, Alexa Lauenburger, Sandou Trio Russian Bar, JJ Pantano and Strauss Serpent.
Judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Alesha Dixon returned to their panel and Terry Crews returned as the host. Just like the previous weeks, the audience back home will not have a say on who advances to the finale. The decision is left up to the superfans from all 50 states to vote for their favorite acts, and the judges will get to save one act.
Amongst those 12 acts performing is 12-year-old Tyler Butler-Figueroa who appeared in 'America's Got Talent: Season 14'. With his impeccable violin skills, he made it till the finals and even won Simon Cowell's golden buzzer. Tyler is a cancer survivor and has been in remission for four years.
Back again for his audition during 'AGT: The Champions' Season 2, Tyler performed his rendition of 'Old Town Road' with a pack of backup dancers. But this week Tyler brought out a different side of him without the backup dancers.
He performed his rendition of 'It’s a Wonderful World' along with a young singer who backed him up with vocals during the chorus. It was an emotional performance that moved everyone. Post his performance, he received a standing ovation from the entire room. Simon shares that he doesn't need anyone else on stage “Just you on the stage. You can win the show.”
Taking to Twitter after his performance, fans share that Tyler's performance brought them to tears. "Tyler brought me to tears. #AGTChampions," a fan shared. Adding to that another said, "Tyler Butler Figueroa, you made me cry. That was incredible & you made me remember why I started playing violin. The violin is not an easy instrument & you played it so exquisitely, darlin. Well done & best of luck to you. #AGTChampions."
"How moving. He's shown his technical skill & musicality, but this showed his enormous heart. Choked me right up," a fan wrote. While another shared, "You are a true champion & did a GREAT job. I had goosebumps on top of my goosebumps. I don't think you realize how good you truely are."
"This is the song I sang every night to my baby girl Haley Olivia before I put her down to sleep. . . Wow. . Fruition through the Universe Completion," a fan shared.
'America's Got Talent: The Champions' Season 2 airs every Monday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.