Hale in March 2018
|Born||July 31, 2007|
Atlanta, Georgia, US
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.
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.
America's Got Talent
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. 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. During the live shows, she sang "Clarity" by Zedd and Foxes at the Quarterfinals and "Without You" by David Guetta for her Semifinals performance. 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.
Post-America's Got Talent
Shortly after America's Got Talent, Hale performed in Tuckahoe, New York, for a crowd of 7,000 people. 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. 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. 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 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.
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