Angelica Hale

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Angelica Hale
Angelica Hale by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Hale in March 2018
Background information
Born (2007-07-31) July 31, 2007 (age 11)
Atlanta, Georgia, US
Years active2013–present

Angelica Hale (born July 31, 2007) is an American child singer from Atlanta, Georgia. She competed in the 12th season of America's Got Talent, where she became the runner-up.[1]

Early life[edit]

Angelica Hale was born to James Hale and Eva Bolando on July 31, 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia. James is reportedly half Filipino, half Caucasian, while Eva is from Iligan City, Philippines.[2]

At the age of four, Hale contracted a severe bacterial pneumonia, causing septic shock and multiple organ failures, including her kidneys and permanent scarring in her right lung. In 2013, after spending a total of 80 days at the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Hale received a life-saving kidney transplant from her mother, Eva.[3]

Soon afterwards, Hale began taking singing lessons with vocal coach Tricia Grey 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.[4]


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.[5] 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.[6] During the live shows, she sang "Clarity" by Zedd and Foxes at the Quarterfinals and "Without You" by David Guetta for her Semifinals performance.[7] 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.[8]

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.[9] 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 Farmer, Light Balance, and Preacher Lawson. In addition, Hale performed at the 2017 NFL game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Dallas Cowboys at Atlanta. She again performed the National Anthem on December 11 of 2017 at Heinz Field for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.[10] Hale performed “Girl on Fire” at the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. In March 2018, she performed at the Celebrity Fight Night 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.[11] 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.

Sepsis Alliance[edit]

In the spring of 2018 Hale was named as the national spokesperson for Sepsis Alliance's "It's All About TIME," campaign which raises awareness of sepsis as a medical emergency.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Hale currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a younger sister, Abigail, who was born while Hale was still competing on America's Got Talent. Hale continues to have quarterly checkups with her doctors.[13]


  1. ^ "'America's Got Talent' Season 12 Finale Recap: A New Champion is Crowned".
  2. ^ "Martial law: If not ready, don't do it".
  3. ^ "Angelica Hale -". NBC.
  4. ^ "Angelica Hale".
  5. ^ "Angelica Hale "America's Got Talent" Audition Video - Watch 9-Year-Old Sing "Rise Up"". 6 June 2017.
  6. ^ Shilliday, Beth (19 July 2017). "Angelica Hale, 9, Gets Golden Buzzer From Chris Hardwick After Breathtaking AGT Performance".
  7. ^ "Johns Creek's Angelica Hale on 'America's Got Talent' semifinals - Radio and TV Talk".
  8. ^ "Angelica Hale wins first runner-up in 'America's Got Talent'". 21 September 2017.
  9. ^ "'America's Got Talent' Runner-Up Angelica Hale Performs In NYC For 7,000 Fans". 25 September 2017.
  10. ^ Top Famous Tube (11 December 2017). "Angelica Hale - Incredible Little Girl sings the National Anthem at NFL Game" – via YouTube.
  11. ^ Ottawa Senators (29 March 2018). "Angelica Hale sings the national anthems" – via YouTube.
  12. ^ "It's About TIME: Raising Awareness of Sepsis". 2018-09-10. Retrieved 2018-09-11.
  13. ^ Hale, Angelica (30 August 2017). "I am so proud of my beautiful baby sister Abigail! She was born yesterday in Santa Monica & I love her so much!".

External links[edit]

Angelica Hale on IMDb