Last Tuesday, America’s Got Talent wrapped up its night with 30-year-old Jane Marczweksi, who goes by the stage name Nightbirde. Battling cancer for the last several years, she selected her original song, It’s OK, to perform for the judges.
Despite the title of her song, her prognosis is not okay, as she shared with the audience: ‘Last time I checked, I had some cancer in my lungs, my spine, and my liver’… but her optimism about it all stole the show!
‘It’s important that everyone knows I’m so much more than the bad things that happened to me.’, she added.
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Following a standing ovation, Mandel expressed that authenticity is the only thing that comes to mind when singers like Jane step onto the stage. This statement was echoed by Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum.
Meanwhile, Cowell was uncharacteristically moved by the contestant’s poised stage presence as she shared her story – so much so that instead of giving her a yes, he pressed the Golden Buzzer.
Walking off stage, Jane disclosed that she only has a 2% chance of surviving but as her optimistic self said, ‘Two percent is not zero. Two percent is something’.