Tyler Butler-Figueroa was a violinist act from Season 14 of . He finished in the Bottom 5 of the Top 10. Tyler returned for America's Got Talent .
AGT: The Champions 2
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 for four years. 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.
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.
Golden Buzzer Tyler Butler-Figueroa Earns Simon Cowell's Support - America's Got Talent 2019
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.
11-Year-Old Tyler Butler-Figueroa WOWS With "Don't You Worry Child" - America's Got Talent 2019
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.
Tyler Butler-Figueroa Performs "Break Free" With Fellow Cancer Survivors - America's Got Talent 2019
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.
Violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa Performs "Survivor" By Destiny's Child - America's Got Talent 2019
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.
Brian King Joseph and Tyler Butler-Figueroa Deliver AMAZING Violin Duet - America's Got Talent 2019
The Champions 2 Preliminary
Tyler Butler-Figueroa's Preliminary performance in
Episode TC203 consisted of performing "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X and "The Git Up" by Blanco Brown on the violin backed by several dancers. Howie Mandel, Alesha Dixon, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Tyler received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals instead of Miki Dark and Moses Concas.
The Champions 2 Semifinals
Tyler Butler-Figueroa Performs "The Git Up" by Blanco Brown! - America's Got Talent The Champions
Tyler Butler-Figueroa is the first violinist to receive the Golden Buzzer.
He is also Simon Cowell's first Golden Buzzer that isn't a singer.