Violinst Tyler Butler-Figueroa Inspires With Fellow Cancer Survivors On AGT

Violinst Tyler Butler-Figueroa Inspires With Fellow Cancer Survivors On AGT

Inspiring violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa returns to the America’s Got Talent stage for a semi-final performance that has the entire Internet talking.


The whole world fell in love with 11-year-old Tyler after his moving audition. That’s when we learned that Tyler started to play the violin at age 7, after nearly losing his life to cancer.

His treatments caused him to lose his hair and he became a target of ruthless bullies. But music, and the violin, gave Tyler an outlet that allowed him to come out of his shell.

His confidence grew and he decided to try out for America’s Got Talent. His performance of ‘Stronger’ from Kelly Clarkson led judge Simon Cowell to press the golden buzzer.

Week after week, Tyler has showcased his incredible gift with talented covers and energetic performances. Now, he’s in the semi-finals and Tyler isn’t holding anything back. Just listen as he plays ‘Break Free’ from Ariana Grande.

“This is the part when I say I don't want ya
I'm stronger than I've been before
This is the part when I break free
'Cause I can't resist it no more”

To make this performance even better, Tyler is surrounded by fellow cancer survivors. Together, they light up the theater as they wave their glow sticks in the air. This is such an inspiring performance full of love and hope.

Tyler has truly proven himself as a contender in this competition and he continues to win over the hearts of America. What an incredible young man!