Simon Fights Back Tears As Nightbirde Leaves AGT To Battle Cancer
- 2021 31 Aug
Nightbirde’s amazing golden buzzer performance has already been seen over 200 million times online.
“When you wrote ‘It’s Ok,’ did you have any idea it would have that big an impact on the world?” Terry Crews asks the talented singer.
“There’s no way I would have ever imagined that,” Nightbirde responds. “It’s a song I wrote for myself in the middle of the night when I needed those words so bad. And it’s beautiful to see the world welcome that song into their own dark night. I’m overwhelmed by it.”
The judges then talk to Nightbirde about how much they enjoyed seeing her perform and share her talents with the world.
“Thank you for touching us with your song, with who you are. We were amazed by you,” shares Sofia Vergara.
“You are the poster-human for courage in the face of adversity, for poise, for beauty, and for fight,” Howie Mandel says.
Simon follows up with an emotional message to Nightbirde where he is holding back his tears.
“You made the decision, rightly so, that your health is your priority right now. And I know that the last time we spoke, you actually said that you feel like you let people down. Well I just want to say on behalf of all of us, you haven’t let anyone down. Even though you haven’t competed, you’ve already won. Your clip has had such an impact on so many people,” he says. “The most important thing is your well-being and your health and your recovery. On behalf of all of us here, we’re sending you our love, our prayers, and we can’t wait to see you again soon. Thank you so much for auditioning on the show and for singing such a beautiful song.”
The inspirational singer shares her gratitude with the judges and ends with some touching words. “I cannot say thank you enough for the opportunity to have a moment to share my story. And I think we’re witnessing such a beautiful picture of the human spirit and the triumph of the human spirit. I think it’s restored my faith in humanity a whole lot to see people come together, just over the fact that we all hurt and we all suffer and we all have the potential to overcome,” she says. “This is the most beautiful thing to ever happen to me in my life.”
Our prayers are with Nightbirde as she continues her fight with cancer.