‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC: Who is Ava Swiss? TikTok star sang 'Rise Up' after 2021 school shooting
Ava Swiss, who was a Oxford High School senior, performed her rendition of ‘Rise Up’ after the November 2021 shooting that killed four students at her school
TikTok singing sensation Ava Swiss, 18, received recognition after she sang a version of Andra Day's, ‘Rise Up’, to inspire her fellow classmates a few months back at Oxford High School after the November 2021 shooting that took the lives of four students at the school. Now, Ava is ready to showcase her singing abilities and take the audiences and judges on a soulful musical journey in the upcoming episode of NBC's popular talent hunt reality show, ‘America’s Got Talent-Season 17'.
The contestants on the show are constantly elevating the level of competition thanks to the incredible performances put together by contestants. A truly mind-boggling range of acts have graced the show, ranging from singing, dancing, magic, illusion, novelty acts, and so on. It is going to be really exciting to witness just how Ava will impress the judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Sofia Vergara, alongside the show’s audiences and her fans with the power of her exemplary vocals.
The Season 17 of ‘America’s Got Talent' has been receiving positive feedback for its diversity of performances as well as the high level of competition. The much-awaited audition of young singer Ava Swiss has attracted much attention and her fans are eager to know how it all unfolds in the upcoming episodes.
Who is Ava Swiss?
Ava Swiss' covering ‘Rise Up’ at Oxford High School to boost the morale of her fellow-students was widely reported in the media. She is currently very well known in the TikTok community for her mesmerizing vocal range.
According to an interview at Fox2detroit.com, Ava Swieczkowski, who was a senior at Oxford High School, has always been an amazing and talented singer. But she did not think that singing was a viable career path until she shot to fame for her moving performance in the aftermath of the November 2021 school shooting. She became so recognized for her ‘Rise Up’ cover that she decided to focus on her singing.
In that interview, talking about the significance of this song in her life, she said, “It's always been my go-to song. It’s almost like I learned it for this moment because the message is just so strong.” Not many people might know this, but Ava also sang the National Anthem at the 2022 State of County address a few months back. In an interview with Oxfordleader.com, Ava said, "I felt extremely honored to be there. They were all so sweet and made me feel very special that I was able to sing for them." Ava has an Instagram account with 1.4K followers. She has posted many of her singing clips there.
Ava also has an official YouTube channel with more than 350 subscribers, a number that is sure to grow after her performance in the upcoming episode of the popular reality show. Her most viewed YouTube video is her Oxford school performance of the song, ‘Rise Up’, with 38, 891 views. Ava also has her own Tiktok account with about 8.8K likes.
Ava Swiss in 'America’s Got Talent'
Currently, the anticipation and excitement level of audiences and fans is at an all-time high since the makers have smartly 'hidden' the best audition performances by not dropping any sort of preview or teasers. Because of this, everyone is eagerly waiting for Ava's beautiful vocal performance in the upcoming episode.
Ava has given her fans and followers a small teaser of her performing on AGT season 17. She dropped a video post on her Instagram handle for the same. Her caption for the post read, “‼THE WAIT‼ IS ALMOST OVER‼ ‼ I am SO excited for you guys to watch Tuesday the 26th at 8 pm/5 pm PT tune in to @nbc ! #agt #agtauditions #agtseason17 @terrycrews @sofiavergara @heidiklum @howiemandel @simoncowell.”
Many of her fans started dropping in their comments on the same. “You truly are such an inspiration. So beyond proud of you Av, you are one of a kind,” said a fan. “So excited for you!! Proud of all you have done!,” added another fan. “I’ll be tuning in,” another user said.
‘America's Got Talent Season 17 airs every Tuesday at 8 pm ET on NBC. For viewers who want to watch the reality show without cable, they can use any of the streaming services like Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV, or YouTube TV as well.