Raleigh boy gets golden buzzer on America's Got Talent

Lawrence Kim
June 12, 2019

He was bullied at school due to his chemotherapy treatments, so he chose to learn the violin as an outlet.

"The doctors treated me with chemotherapy".

"Wow. I just wanna commend you for taking something that's probably been one of the hardest things you'll ever have to go through and turning it around and finding something that brings you joy", Julianne Hough told him. "They would spread rumors to say that my cancer was contagious and they all wanted to stay away from me".

"I would just practice in my bedroom, and the more I did it the better I got", he shared.

The young violinist took to the stage of America's Got Talent on Tuesday, impressing the judges with his solo performance on the instrument.

As a result, Figueroa wanted to learn how to play the violin after seeing a flyer that offers free violin lessons.

"Once he started that class, it was like a sunshine".

Tyler was treated with chemotherapy and revealed that he has been in remission for nearly 4 years.

"I think you have such an incredible talent, such a personality, and I would like to say something on your behalf to the bullies", Cowell added, as he pressed the Golden Buzzer, with Figueroa erupting in emotion.

Kisua recalled that the violin gave him energy and happiness again, and she felt like she finally had her son back. "So now I'm the kid who plays the violin", Butler-Figueroa said.

"I would like to say something on your behalf to the bullies", Simon said to Tyler before reaching for the Golden Buzzer. Cowell told Tyler "You are an extraordinary young man. So now I'm the kid who plays the violin".

"I think you have such an wonderful talent, such a personality, and I would like to say something on your behalf to the bullies", Simon continued before standing up and slamming the Golden Buzzer.

America's Got Talent airs on NBC. "And I think you have such an awesome talent, such a personality, and I would like to say something on your behalf to the bullies".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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