She may only be 9-years-old, but Victory Brinker made history during the recent episode of “America’s Got Talent.”
During Tuesday’s episode, the young prodigy impressed the judges so much that she walked away with five outstanding golden buzzers. Though Brinker admitted feeling “exnervous,” one of Brinker’s original saying, which combines the words excited and nervous, you wouldn’t be able to see any nerves when the young Pennsylvanian walked out on stage.
When judge Simon Cowell asked what she would do with the $1 million prize money, Brinker had a cheeky answer: buy Cowell “a rainbow shirt that has glitter on it.” She hilariously added: “You need some color,” she told the judge.
If she had captured viewers’ hearts with her joke, it would pale in comparison to her performance. With all eyes on her, Brinker brought tears to everyone’s eyes when she began singing an opera number, stunning the judges with her voice and impressive range.
Moreso, Brinker not only impressed the judges, but she also had the wildlife wanting more. After her performance, a bird flying around the stage flew down and landed on a box next to the contestant.
“That is pretty incredible,” Heidi Klum said after the Disney movie moment. Fellow judge Howie Mandel called Brinker’s voice “angelic.” Sofia Vergara added that the contestant is “a star.”
‘America’s Got Talent’ Does Something Never Been Done Before
As for Cowell, he threw everyone for a loop when he asked to speak with the show’s host, Terry Crews, in private. Once huddled, Cowell whispered, “How would you feel if we were to do something different?” After their moment, the judges revealed some surprising news to the young songstress.
“Victory, as I said, turning up, in terms of your career, is really important; however, we’re not going to give you a yes today,” Cowell said, to which audiences roared.
“We’re going to do something else we’ve never, ever, ever done on the show before,” he cryptically continued. “We are all going to give you something special.”
In a moment that Brinker will undoubtedly never forget, all four judges, plus Crews, simultaneously hit the coveted Golden Buzzer, sealing her fate as the season’s first competitor dring the live show round.
This unprecedented move marks the first time all four judges and Crews unanimously gave a contestant the golden buzzer.
This season’s other Golden Buzzer contestants include Northwell Health Nurse Choir (Mandel), singer Nightbirde (Cowell), World Taekwondo Demonstration Team (Crews), singer Jimmie Herrod (Vergara), and quick-change artist Lea Kyle (Klum).
Contestants from Tuesday’s episode who impressed the judges and made it through to the next round include mother-daughter archery stunt duo Gigi Deluxe & Devon, stand-up comic Cam Bertrand, and singing dad Matt Mauser. Tragically, Mauser’s wife died in the same helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant.