Filipino-American contestant Angelica Hale landed second at this year’s “America’s Got Talent.”
The ten-year-old singer won behind the grand winner Darci Laynne, while Light Balance came in third. Mandy Harvey placed fourth, while Sara & Hero came as the fifth winner.
During the grand finals, Hale became emotional when she expressed her gratitude to those who supported her throughout the competition.
“No matter what happens, I am still a winner so thank you America for everything that you have done for me,” she said.
The young singer belted out “Symphony,” a song popularized by Clean Bandits, wherein she earned a standing ovation after her performance.
Before her impressive audition in AGT, Hale has already been performing in various events in the United States, particularly raising awareness and funds for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
She also performed in Miss America 2017 and the US Open in 2015.
When she tried out for AGT, she impressed the show’s panel of judges after singing “Rise Up,” with Simon Cowell himself said he was looking at a future superstar. Fellow judge Heidi Klum agreed with Cowell and shared she had goosebumps during Hale’s performance.
Simon then told her, “I have a feeling we may be looking at a star in the future soon.”
Hale then shared that she aspired to follow the footsteps of her favorite singer, Whitney Houston.
“I want to be a superstar. And I’m so happy to be here because I watch your show on YouTube, and now I feel like I’m in it. And I’m so awestruck,” she said.
In July, Hale earned the golden buzzer from the guest judge Chris Hardwick when she performed Alicia Keys’ “Girl on Fire.”
“Angelica, I feel like you’re the chosen one,” Chris told her.
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