AGT judge Simon Cowell was moved to tears during a heart-wrenching audition by the Mzansi Youth Choir from South Africa on the season 18 premiere. The choir performed the song "It's Okay" by late contestant Nightbirde, who had appeared on the show in 2021 and later passed away due to cancer.
Simon and the other judges were pleasantly surprised by the performance and the story behind it, with the audience calling for a golden buzzer. Simon suggested giving the golden buzzer to the choir, marking the first time in AGT history that the audience had that power. The article ends with information on how performers can audition for the show.