Cowell, the other panelists, and the audience were left almost speechless after the 30-year-old Ohio native casually mentioned her devastating cancer prognosis and delivered a moving original hymn titled “It’s Okay” .
“Your voice is wonderful,” Cowell said.
In a made-for-television moment, the often picky judge shockingly told her, “I’m not going to give you a yes.”
“I’ll give you something else,” he continued, urging the Golden Buzzer to advance Nightbirde (his stage name) to live tours.
Marczewski noted that she had a “2% chance of survival, but 2% is not 0%”.