Who is Jane Marczewski? Cancer patient with 6 months to live gets golden buzzer on 'America's Got Talent'
'On New Year's Eve, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer,' Jane Marczewski, 'America's Got Talent' Season 16 participant, wrote on her blog
'America's Got Talent' may be in its 16th season but the show hasn't lost its touch when it comes to hand-picking talent. This year too, the showrunners have invited contestants for auditions who are too good to be rejected.
On the judges' panel are Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Sofia Vergara while Terry Crews has resumed hosting duties. Much like the premiere episode, this week too they are in for a surprise. The roster looks impressive and inspiring.
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Ohio native Jane Marczewski, who performs under the name Nightbirde, will present an act that will not only impress those on the set but also off of it. Aside from revealing her musical gifts, she will be talking about her struggles in life, mainly the three times she has been diagnosed with cancer.
Marczewski regularly updates her blog with learnings from her battle with the deadly disease. What's interesting to note is, never does she sound hopeless, which explains why she has been able to deal with cancer in the way she did.
"On New Year's Eve, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Innumerable tumors were found throughout my lungs, liver, lymph nodes, ribs, and spine. I was on the living room floor leaning over the report, head in my hands. Six months to live. Two percent chance of survival," she wrote. The ordeal has not stopped her from pursuing her dreams and aspirations.
That her performance is going to be a memorable and most-talk-about shouldn't come as a surprise. It takes special courage to put oneself out there and she did it effortlessly, which says a lot about the kind of person she is. You don't see that kind of strength often. She was also married once until her husband stopped loving her.
Marczewski is thrilled to share her story and journey with the world on AGT and her tweets reflect the same. One of her most recent posts is of her jumping and moving backward with a caption that read: "In case you need a visual of how chill I am about @AGT."
Her performance made Cowell emotional. Collectively, the judges decided the Nightbirde was deserving of the golden buzzer and we cannot agree more.
Catch all the new episodes of 'America's Got Talent' on NBC every Tuesday at 8/7c. For more information, check your local listings.