By FactsWow Team
Posted on: 12 Aug, 2022
The first Golden Buzzer of the season is heading to the finals of America's Got Talent, and we can't wait to see the results!
The live results show held on Wednesday announced that saxophonist Avery Dixon along with country singer Drake Milligan has been selected as the first two acts to advance to the September 13 finale of the show.
As Dixon says in his Audition video, we first met him during his emotional performance, where he spoke openly about how he was nearly driven to suicide after experiencing extreme bullying from a young age.
The music, however, provided solace for him. A story about the Atlanta native especially touched Terry Crews, and he was awarded the season's Golden Buzzer.
As a result of Dixon's performance of Stevie Wonder's 'Higher Ground' on his Live Show in recent weeks, Simon Cowell noted Dixon's increasing confidence level and stated that he noticed a difference in the singer's personality.
The result was that he made the comparison between her and American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood, saying, 'You are going to be a superstar.'
The Judge's praise for Dixon was one of the highlights of our interview with him, and we talked about Dixon's newfound stage confidence and the Judge's praise as part of our interview.
As Dixon put it, 'I knew I was accepted here, and it was like I was fighting to be here, and I wasn't fighting it alone, and that made it all so much better.'. It's like opening up to your best friends when you're sitting on the couch together.'.
A few words of encouragement were also offered by Crews to Dixon. Even though he wowed us at the auditions, he's now on another level, and it's so serendipitous that he played 'Higher Ground,' because he's officially at another level now...
We'll be combining him with other great musicians and things when we get live. Don't forget that it's not just about his story, it's about his talent as well. He is gifted in both areas, and that's what makes him a great player.'
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