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How old is Madison Taylor Baez? The girl surprised the ‘AGT’ judges and got the Golden Buzzer

The ‘America’s Got Talent’ judges were shocked after Madison Taylor Baez performed in front of the studio audience and received two standing ovations and the Golden Buzzer.

“America’s Got Talent” audiences often get a chance to sing along during breaks, but no one could have expected what happened in early June 2022.

The producers hid contestant Madison Taylor Baez among fans in the studio audience, and judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Sofía Vergara and Heidi Klum knew nothing about it. When Baez got the mic, she caught everyone’s attention by singing “Amazing Grace.”

Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Terry Crews, Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell in “America’s Got Talent” Season 15 in March 2020 | Source: Getty Images


Cowell was so shocked that he encouraged Baez to take the stage and audition. The girl did, and her powerful rendition of “Amazing Grace” earned another standing ovation from the audience and the judges.

The judges praised Baez and asked her how she would spend the $1 million prize, and she said she would donate it to cancer research because her father, also in the audience, has breast cancer. stage 4 colon. The crowd kept chanting “Golden Buzzer”, so Mandel punched him, sending Baez straight to the live shows.

Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, Simon Cowell in “America’s Got Talent” Season 15 in March 2020 | Source: Getty Images

Baez’s life changed the second she performed in front of the studio audience, but it wasn’t her first time in front of the cameras. Baez has been making headlines since she was nine years old and booked the role of young Selena Quintanilla in “Selena: The Series.”

The young artist revealed that multiple aspects of Selena’s life resonated with hers, including their time singing and performing and their conversations about music with their fathers.

Besides “Selena: The Series,” Baez has also worked in “Let the Right One In,” “Game of Talents,” “The Tooth Racket,” and national commercials.


Born and raised in Orange County, California, Baez is 11 years old. Thanks to her father, Chris, who introduced Baez to music when she was two years old, she fell in love with singing.

[Baez] was nicknamed “Anthem Girl”.

When Baez was just three years old, she serenaded Chris while he was in the hospital seeking treatment for his colon cancer – a battle he’s been fighting for nine years.

Chris played a crucial role in Baez’s impressive voice, as she improved by learning new songs to sing to her throughout her long battle with cancer.

Baez made her first public performance in 2017, when she was just seven years old. Chris recorded his daughter singing “Star-Spangled Banner” and sent the tape, along with her story, to the Los Angeles Lakers.

They were immediately drawn to his voice and asked him to perform the national anthem before one of their matches. Baez did the same for the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Dodgers, so she was nicknamed “Anthem Girl.”


The Golden Buzzer shocked everyone and some people shared their thoughts on social media. Most internet users rented Mandel’s decision as Baez is “so deserving” of the buzzer.

However, a few Twitter users complained. One wrote that they felt bad for people who wait all day to audition and try to get a Golden Buzzer just for a “random” girl in the crowd to get it.

Another person tweeted that while Baez’s story was heartwarming, she felt “cheated” because she was planted in the public and already had an “accomplished” career as an actress and performer. She still stole our hearts. Path to follow!


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