COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Musical artist Jane Marczewski from Zanesville, Ohio, will take the stage on the next episode of “America’s Got Talent,” and her inspiring story and amazing talent are set to make her one of the most talked-about acts this season.
Marczewski, who performs under the name “Nightbirde,” gives a raw account of her struggles with cancer and love of music through her blog and social media accounts.
“On New Year’s Eve, I was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Innumerable tumors were found throughout my lungs, liver, lymph nodes, ribs, and spine. I was on the living room floor leaning over the report, head in my hands,” Marczewski wrote in a Nov. 12, 2020 blog post. “Six months to live. Two percent chance of survival.”
But, Marczewski is a survivor who is determined to succeed.
She announced that she was cancer-free in a Twitter post on July 21, 2020, writing, “BUT FOREVER THIS TIME. Go ahead and tag someone who needs this!!!”
.. BUT FOREVER THIS TIME. ⚡️ Go ahead and tag someone who needs this!!! pic.twitter.com/ayjTlKOlqV— nightbirde (@_nightbirde) July 21, 2020
However, her cancer battle continued after another diagnosis, which she wrote about in a March 9, 2021, blog post sharing, “I have had cancer three times now, and I have barely passed thirty.”
Eventually, Marczewski made it to “America’s Got Talent,” and her story and musical gifts will soon be revealed to millions of viewers when the show airs.
Her excitement about her “AGT” audition is palpable in a recent Facebook post. The post shows a picture of her on “AGT” in the background, with her friends in the foreground, and is captioned, “Here’s a blurry picture of me and my friends in front of me ON TV!!! Can’t wait to see the whole audition. Tuesday cannot come soon enough!!”
Watch Nightbirde and all the other amazing acts listed below on “America’s Got Talent,” Tuesday, June 8, at 8 p.m. on NBC4.
Tuesday, June 8
Beyond Belief Dance Company
A children’s dance group aged 7-13, with a phenomenal drag artist-teacher.
Hometown: Mesquite, Dallas, TX
Current City: Dallas, TX
A stunning dance performance group on unicycles.
Larger Than Life
Hometown: New York City, NY
Korean K Pop Band
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Danger act performing for the first time after a near-death experience when his act went wrong.
Hometown: Chilliwack, Canada
A magician using phones and sharpies
Hometown: Bangkok, Thailand
Current City: Las Vegas, NV
A Magician who takes sleight of hand magic to another level
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Hometown: Kalamazoo, MI
A Mentalist who uses host Terry Crews to wow the audience
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Current City: Altamonte Springs, FL
Hometown: Rhode Island
Current City: Philadelphia, PA
The Curtis Family C-notes
A family singing group Mum, Dad and their 5 children, with ’60s / ’70s vibes
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
A Comedian & musician combined
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Current City: San Francisco, CA
Les Beaux Freres
Hilarious novelty act dancing with just towels to protect their modesty.
Hometown: Quebec City, Canada
Stand-up comedian with brilliant observational humor.
Hometown: Bronx, NY
30-year old Singer who performed an original song. She has cancer of the liver, lungs and spine and a 2% chance of survival.
Hometown: Long Beach, CA
Current City: Zanesville, Ohio
About “America’s Got Talent”
“Americas Got Talent,” judges include Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara. Terry Crews is the show’s host.
Undiscovered talent of all ages — singers, dancers, magicians, comics, musicians, ventriloquists and more — appear before celebrity judges who decide which contestants move on in the competition each week. With the guidance of the show’s host, the audience learns the backstories of these amazing people as they strive to make it to the finale, where one talented performer wins a life-changing $1 million prize.
“America’s Got Talent” was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.