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Nightbirde leaves AGT as health takes ‘turn for the worse’

By Rjay Zuriaga Castor

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Jane Marczewski, popularly known by the stage name Nightbirde— the woman who inspired hope through her music, announced on Monday night that she can no longer continue her America’s Got Talent (AGT) journey. 

"Sharing my heart with the world on AGT has been an honor and a dream come true. My point of view this summer has been astounding. What a miracle that the pain I’ve walked through can be reworked into beauty that makes people all over the world open their eyes wider," the 30-year-old singer shared in her social media accounts. 



"Since my audition, my health has taken a turn for the worse and the fight with cancer is demanding all my energy and attention. I am so sad to announce that I won’t be able to continue forward on this season of AGT," the cancer warrior added. 

Originating from Zanesville, Ohio, Nightbirde, during her AGT audition, shared that she has been battling cancer in her lungs, spine, and liver— leaving her with only two percent chance of survival. 

"I have a 2% chance of survival, but 2% is not zero percent. 2% is something, and I wish people knew how amazing it is," she said in a footage backstage before her audition.



For her audition, she performed her original song entitled "It's Okay," which tells "the story of the last year of (her) life." 

Her authentic and emotional performance wowed the judges, earning herself Simon Cowell’s golden buzzer— giving her a free pass to automatically advance to the live shows.

With her inspiring story, she not only earned the coveted golden buzzer, but also won the hearts of many after her AGT audition had been viewed over 29 million times on YouTube, and her original audition song has reportedly been one of the most downloaded songs in the US.