Fil-Am singer Angelica Hale gets standing ovation on America's Got Talent

by Nikko Tuazon
Jun 8, 2017
Angelica Hale performed Andra Day's "Rise Up" for her audition on America's Got Talent. The episode aired last Tuesday, June 6.

Nine-year-old Filipino-American singer Angelica Hale advances to the next round of America's Got Talent Season 12.

Before her performance, the American talent search showed a bit of a Angelica's background.

Angelica survived Double Pneumonia, a lung infection that affects both lungs, when she was four years old.

By the age of six, both her kidneys stopped working and she had to undergo a transplant.

Her mom Eva, who hails from the Philippines, didn't think twice about giving one kidney to her daughter in order to save her life.

Since then, Angelica has always dreamed of becoming a superstar.

For her audition, Angelica belted out Andra Day's song titled "Rise Up," and impressed judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Heidi Klum.

The young singer even received a standing ovation from all four judges and audience members for her outstanding performance.

Simon, who has previously said that "Rise Up" is one of his favorite songs, was surprised by the powerful voice of Angelica.

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He told the contestant, "Well, this shouldn't actually happen! You're tiny, you're voice is huge! I have a feeling, we may be looking at a star in the future."

Heidi, for her part, believes that Angelica has the potential to become a superstar.

The model/host told Angelica, "Wow, I had goosebumps everywhere! You're a clever little girl and you said you wanted to be a superstar.

"I think might happen for you, let me tell you."

Former Spice Girls member Mel B only had good comments to tell Angelica.

The young singer's favorite AGT judge told her, "You are so special, and your voice is so amazing. Thank you so much for sharing it with us today!"

The last judge who gave his comment was Howie and he predicted that Angelica will also be successful in the future.

The Canadian actor told her, "You said, you've been watching this on Youtube and you felt that now you're in it.

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"I believe that not only you're in it, I predict that all your dreams are gonna come true, young lady."

Angelica's performance aired last Tuesday, June 6. Watch Angelica's performance below:

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Angelica Hale performed Andra Day's "Rise Up" for her audition on America's Got Talent. The episode aired last Tuesday, June 6.
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