America’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer
Jane Marczewski, a singer known by her stage name Nightbirde, who earned a legion of followers after being a contestant on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” has died after a battle with cancer, her family confirmed.
Marczewski fought cancer for four years and died Feb. 19, her family said.
The singer caught the attention of many after delivering a stunning audition last year on “America’s Got Talent,” performing an original song called “It’s OK.” During her performance, she disclosed to the judges that she was battling cancer that had spread to her lungs, spine and liver. She impressed judge Simon Cowell with her positivity and resolve.
“You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy,” she told the judges.
Cowell awarded Marczewski a coveted “golden buzzer,” which advanced her to the next round of competition.
She ultimately had to drop out, but during a virtual interview aired on the show, Marczewski said it was “beautiful to see the world welcome that song into their own dark night.”
“I’m overwhelmed by it,” she said, of the reaction to “It’s OK.”
“Your voice, your story, and your message touched millions. Nightbirde will always be a member of the ‘AGT’ family. Rest In Peace, Jane,” the show said in a statement to CNN.
Her family added in their statement that those who knew Marczewski “enjoyed her larger-than-life personality and sense of humor.”
Sources: edition.cnn–Sandra Gonzalez
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