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Tyler Butler-Figueroa

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Information
Age (at audition) 11
Sex Male
Act Violinist
Seasons 14
Position Reached Finalist

Tyler Butler-Figueroa was a violinist act from Season 14 of America's Got Talent. He finished in the Bottom 5 of the Top 10.

Background

Tyler Butler-Figueroa is from Raleigh, North Carolina. He was diagnosed with leukemia at 4 years old but has now been in remission from chemotherapy. He first discovered the violin after seeing a flyer at school for free afterschool violin lessons which helped him overcome being bullied in school due to his cancer. He has performed in the streets of downtown Raleigh. [1]

Audition

Tyler Butler-Figeruoa's audition in Episode 1403 consisted of playing Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" on the violin. Impressed by his performance, Simon Cowell pressed his Golden Buzzer, sending Tyler straight to the Quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals

Tyler Butler-Figueroa's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1413 consister of playing Swedish House Mafia's "Don't You Worry Child" on the violin. Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Tyler received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1414 instead of Joseph Allen.

Semifinals

Tyler Butler-Figueroa's Semifinals performance in Episode 1417 consisted of playing Zedd ft. Ariana Grande's "Break Free" on the violin. Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell and guest judge Sean Hayes all gave him standing ovations.  Tyler received enough votes to advance to the Finals in Episode 1418 instead of Messoudi Brothers and Jackie Fabulous.

Finals

Tyler Butler-Figueroa's Finals performance in Episode 1421 consisted of playing Destiny's Child's "Survivor" on the violin.  Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations.

Finale

For the finale in Episode 1422, Tyler performed Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" with Brian King Joseph prior to Light Balance Kids performing with Paula Abdul.  He did not receive enough votes to advance to the Top 5, eliminating him from the competition instead of Detroit Youth Choir.

Trivia

  • Tyler Butler-Figueroa is the first violinist to receive the Golden Buzzer.

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