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Liberty University graduate and Zanesville, Ohio native, Jane Marczewski, who goes by Nightbirde, stunned America’s Got Talent with an unforgettable golden buzzer performance.
The 30-year-old singer made AGT judge Simon Cowell get choked up with her original song, “It’s OK,” based on her battle with cancer. (Gotta admit: It made me cry.)
“I have a 2% chance of survival, but 2% is not zero. 2% is something and I wish people knew how amazing it is,” said Marczewski.
Nightbirde told the judges she has “cancer in my lungs, in my spine and in my liver.”
However, she added, “It’s important that everyone know I’m so much more than the bad things that have happened to me.”
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Following her performance, Cowell pressed the golden buzzer.
“Your voice is stunning, absolutely stunning,” he told her. “There was something about that song and the way that you almost casually told us what you were going through.”
After she impacted millions, she spoke to Columbus’s WCMH, saying she was “overwhelmed” and “speechless.”
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And she gave an update on her cancer diagnosis.
“Physically, I’m doing really well,” she told NBC4. “Again, for me, it’s just like miracle after miracle after miracle. I just finished up some treatments a week ago and the doctors are anticipating that it’s going to take care of everything that was left over.”
The singer said it will be a few months before she can check, but added: “I’m expecting good news. I really am.”
Caleb Parke is a senior correspondent for the ‘Todd Starnes Show.’ Follow him on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and connect with him at calebparke.com.