Raleigh boy gets golden buzzer on America's Got Talent

America's Got Talent Tyler Butler-Figueroa

America's Got Talent Tyler Butler-Figueroa

Tyler Butler-Figueroa is a an 11-year-old violinist, and he just got a golden buzzer from Simon Cowell on "America's Got Talent". "So now, I'm the kid who plays the violin".

Last month, Kodi Lee earned the Golden Buzzer on America's Got Talent when he stunned judges and audience members with his rendition of 'A Song for You.' Lee, who is blind and autistic, brought everyone to their feet by the end of his performance.

Tyler Butler-Figueroa performed Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger" on the violin.

Tyler said that after he started losing his hair from chemotherapy treatments, he felt sad and embarrassed to go to school.

One day, Tyler saw a flier for an after school program that taught violin, and things immediately clicked for him. "They would spread rumors to say that my cancer was contagious and they all wanted to stay away from me". When he told her he wanted to do the program, she said "But no one in our family plays an instrument, and the violin?" "He was just full of energy and happy, and I was like, 'Oh my God, I got my son back'".

"I think you have such an fantastic talent, such a personality, and I would like to say something on your behalf to the bullies", Simon continued before standing up and slamming the Golden Buzzer.

"I would like to say something on your behalf to the bullies", Simon said to Tyler before reaching for the Golden Buzzer.

Figueroa, when asked by Cowell on the current state of his health, said he had been in remission for nearly four years.

After his moving performance, which earned him a standing ovation, the judges asked Tyler how he was feeling now that his audition performance was over.