Tyler Butler Figueroa is a violinist, who earned the "Golden Buzzer" in season 14 of America's Got Talent in 2019. He finished in the "Bottom 5" of the "Top 10" and also returned to the show's spin-off called America's Got Talent: The Champions 2. This time he got voted until he became one of the finalists.
So far, in AGT's history, he became the "first violinist to receive the Golden Buzzer," as well as AGT's creator and star-judge, Simon Cowell's "first Golden Buzzer that isn't a singer."
For his audition, he impressed Simon with Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" on the violin, which took him straight to the Quarterfinals. In addition to the golden buzzer, AJ Fletcher Foundation also presented her a new violin through Barbara Goodmon of the Capitol Broadcasting company.
Before AGT fame, Tyler performed on Davie Street in North Carolina as a street musician.
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Born on 28 September 2007 in North Carolina, United States, Tyler Butler Figueroa is a real estate broker by her profession. Her single mother, Kisua Butler-Figueroa, raised her.
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Tyler also has a younger brother, Adam, a second-grader.
Tyler Butler Figueroa with his mother, Kisua Butler-Figueroa and brother, Adam on 15 November 2019 (Photo: Tyler Butler Figueroa's Instagram)
Tyler, on the other hand, is a fifth-grader at Walnut Creek Elementary in North Carolina.
When he was four and a half, Tyler got diagnosed with leukemia. On top of that, he was bullied by his classmates because of it. The doctor had treated him with chemotherapy, and as a result, he lost his hair. His classmates made fun of him and spread rumors that his cancer was contagious.
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He was really sad and embarrassed to go to school. Then, on a certain day, he saw a flyer at his school that said: "After school program – free violin lessons," and nothing felt more right. "I wanted to start playing the violin because I was being bullied in school,"– said Tyler during his first audition for America's Got Talent.
Now, as of 31 August 2019, Tyler has been in remission for four years.
More Facts On Tyler Butler Figueroa
- He started playing his instrument when he was seven and a half years old and took free lessons at Kidznotes.
He has 54.9 thousand followers on his verified Instagram account.
His mother manages his social media accounts.
On 16 June 2019, on occasion of Father's Day, he wished his "grandpa," the late, Mr. James "Stud" Butler and all the moms who have been multitasking as a double parent.