As a member of the jury at America’s Got Talent, Simon Cowell had the opportunity to meet some amazing artists and witness some incredible performances. However, it takes more than a great voice and a well put-together act to impress the toughest member of the jury.
The artist performing on stage has to be able to embody and convey the emotion of the song he or she is performing to make an impression on Simon Cowell. Well, the beautiful teenage girl in the video below managed to do just that.
In fact, Cowell was so touched by her performance that he hit the Golden Buzzer and sent her straight to the finals.
Calysta Bevier was only 16 years old when she first took the stage at America’s Got Talent but she already experienced more than her fair share of hurdles in life. You see, Calysta was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, but managed to defeat the illness and become a stronger person as a result of it.
So the song she performed for the auditions phase was not chosen by accidence. The song means very much to her, and she perfectly projected the message of the song: that no matter what life throws at you, you should never stop chasing your dreams.