(WCMH) – A 14-year-old rapper from Georgia earned Chris Hardwick’s golden buzzer with a heartfelt tribute to her father’s legacy.
Flau’jae was born in 2003, the daughter of the late up and coming rapper, Camoflauge. Her father was murdered before she was born.
“My whole goal is to continue my father’s legacy,” said Flau’jae. “I feel like he died too early.”
For her judge cuts performance, she performed an original song called ‘I can’t lose.’
“Gosh! I just think that the way that you write, it comes from the heart, said Mel B. “I like you, and I love you. You are brilliant.”
“Wow. You are a wow. It’s not somebody who wrote a song, it’s not somebody who sings a song. It’s somebody who lives a song and teaches us a lesson,” said Howie Mandel. “You’re a star. What a wonderful moment.”
“I’m not an expert.But, I think you, the lyrics, the tracks, everything feels real. I don’t say that a lot of the time,” said Simon Cowell. “I’m thrilled that you’ve come on the show.”
“I’m blown away, and I was blown away by your audition. I have goosebumps, and I’m shaking a little bit,” said guest judge Chris Hardwick. “At 14 years old, you have the kind of authenticity and honesty that some artists never achieve in their entire lives.”
“You were not given a chance to have a relationship with your father. You were never given a chance then. I want to make sure you get a chance now,” said Hardwick, as he hit the golden buzzer, sending Flau’jae directly to the live shows.
Flau’jae fell to her knees and cried as Hardwick came to the stage congratulate her.
Flau’jae joins dancers Quin and Misha, choirs Angel City Chorale and Voices of Hope, singers Makayla Phillips, Amanda Mena, Courtney Hadwin and Michael Ketterer as well as acrobatic dance group Zurcaroh.
In America’s Got Talent, a golden buzzer automatically passes the performer or performers to the live rounds of the show. Each judge and the host are allowed to press the golden buzzer once over the course of all audition rounds.
During judge cuts, the guest judge’s sole vote is through the use of the golden buzzer.