Angelica Hale

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Angelica Hale
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Background information
BornAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Years active2017–present

Angelica Hale is an American child singer. She competed in the 12th season of America's Got Talent, and became the runner-up. She lost to Darci Lynne.[1][2]

Early life[edit]

Angelica Hale was born to James Hale and Eva Bolando in Atlanta, Georgia.[3]

At the age of four, Hale contracted a severe bacterial pneumonia, causing septic shock and multiple organ failure, including her kidneys, and suffered permanent scarring on her right lung. She was placed in a medically-induced coma and transferred from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston and placed on ECMO life-support. After spending 12 days on ECMO and 80 days in the hospital recovering, she was released to go home on April 24, 2012. On September 13, 2013 after spending a year and a half on dialysis, Hale received a life-saving kidney transplant from her mother.[4]

Soon afterwards, Hale began taking singing lessons with vocal coach Tara Simon in Alpharetta, Georgia. She then won a singing competition for five- to nine-year-olds, and has performed for many charitable functions, such as Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.[5]


America's Got Talent[edit]

In 2017, Hale competed on the twelfth season of America's Got Talent, where she made it past the auditions round with her rendition of "Rise Up" by Andra Day.[6] In the Judge Cuts round, Hale was given a golden buzzer by guest judge Chris Hardwick, after covering Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire", and advanced immediately.[7] During the live shows, she sang "Clarity" by Zedd and Foxes at the Quarterfinals and "Without You" by David Guetta for her Semifinals performance.[8] Hale advanced to the Top 10 finals where she performed "Symphony" by Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson. For the finale in episode 22, she performed "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson with Clarkson and fellow contestant Kechi Okwuchi. She finished the competition in second place, becoming the youngest runner-up in the show's history.[9]

Hale was a finalist on America's Got Talent: The Champions, having received a golden buzzer advancement from judge Howie Mandel immediately after her performance of "Fight Song" by Rachel Platten. She placed in the bottom 7 of the top 12.

Post-America's Got Talent[edit]

Shortly after America's Got Talent, Hale performed in Tuckahoe, New York, for a crowd of 7,000 people.[10] In addition, Hale became the first kid ambassador of the National Kidney Foundation. She performed at the AGT live shows from November 2–5 at Las Vegas with Darci Lynne, Light Balance, and Preacher Lawson. In addition, Hale performed at the 2017 NFL game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. She again performed the National Anthem on December 11, 2017 at Heinz Field for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.[11] Hale performed “Girl on Fire” at the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In March 2018, she performed at Celebrity Fight Night with David Foster and on Little Big Shots. On March 29, 2018, the National Hockey League's Ottawa Senators invited her to perform both the Star-Spangled Banner and O Canada at the beginning of a game against the Florida Panthers.[12] Hale sang the National Anthem on October 8, 2018 in Atlanta for the Atlanta Braves vs. Los Angeles Dodgers Game 4 of the National League Division Series. Hale performed "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" from her Christmas Album "Christmas Wonder" in the halftime show for the NFL Atlanta Falcons and Arizona Cardinals in Atlanta at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 16, 2018. Angelica currently trains with renowned vocal coach Tara Simon.[13]

Hale released her debut single "Feel The Magic," an inspiring pop song written by the eleven year-old singer-songwriter herself, is now available on Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music and Google Play. Her "Feel The Magic" music video premiered last May 2019 on YouTube and Facebook. As a recording artist, Hale loves to express herself through music and sing about her extraordinary life experiences. It was her personal journey that inspired her to write her debut single.[14]

Angelica joined the Filipino boy band TNT Boys on their world tour in April 2019.[15] On July 4, 2019, she performed live on the annual PBS special, "A Capitol Fourth."

Acting career[edit]

Hale filmed her first film, "American Reject", over the summer of 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The anticipated release date was in 2019.[16] She also voiced the titular character in the animated series Maya Unstoppable that premiered in 2019.

Sepsis Alliance[edit]

In the spring of 2018, Hale was named as the national spokesperson for Sepsis Alliance's "It's About TIME" campaign,[17] which raises awareness for sepsis as a medical emergency.[18]

Personal life[edit]

Hale has a younger sister, Abigail, who was born in Santa Monica.[19]


  1. ^ "'America's Got Talent' Season 12 Finale Recap: A New Champion is Crowned". Archived from the original on September 21, 2017. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. ^ Suwanee-Magazine (2019-04-30). "Suwanee Magazine". Suwanee Magazine. Retrieved 2019-06-01.
  3. ^ "Martial law: If not ready, don't do it".
  4. ^ "Angelica Hale -". NBC.
  5. ^ "Angelica Hale".
  6. ^ "Angelica Hale "America's Got Talent" Audition Video - Watch 9-Year-Old Sing "Rise Up"". June 6, 2017.
  7. ^ Shilliday, Beth (July 19, 2017). "Angelica Hale, 9, Gets Golden Buzzer From Chris Hardwick After Breathtaking AGT Performance".
  8. ^ "Johns Creek's Angelica Hale on 'America's Got Talent' semifinals - Radio and TV Talk".
  9. ^ "Angelica Hale wins first runner-up in 'America's Got Talent'". September 21, 2017.
  10. ^ "'America's Got Talent' Runner-Up Angelica Hale Performs In NYC For 7,000 Fans". September 25, 2017.
  11. ^ Top Famous Tube (December 11, 2017). "Angelica Hale - Incredible Little Girl sings the National Anthem at NFL Game" – via YouTube.
  12. ^ Ottawa Senators (March 29, 2018). "Angelica Hale sings the national anthems" – via YouTube.
  13. ^ Simon, Tara (July 12, 2019). "Angelica Hale Interview with Tara Simon". Youtube.
  14. ^ "Angelica Hale invites you to "Feel The Magic" Debut single out NOW and music video premiering tonight at 7PM EDT". CISION PR Newswire. Retrieved May 10, 2019.
  15. ^ "Filipino Power! 'AGT's Angelica Hale To Join The TNT Boys On Tour". Talent Recap. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  16. ^ "Angelica Hale". IMDb. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  17. ^ Rhone, Nedra. "Angelica Hale uses her voice as advocate for sepsis awareness". ajc. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  18. ^ "It's About TIME: Raising Awareness of Sepsis". September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  19. ^ Hale, Angelica (August 30, 2017). "I am so proud of my beautiful baby sister Abigail! She was born yesterday in Santa Monica & I love her so much!".

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