20 Facts About Angelica Hale


Angelica Hale competed in the 12th season of America's Got Talent, and became the runner-up to winner Darci Lynne.

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Angelica Hale was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 31,2007, to American father James Hale, and Filipina mother Eva Bolando.

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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.

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Angelica Hale was placed in a medically-induced coma, transferred from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston, and placed on ECMO life-support.

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On September 13,2013 after spending a year and a half on dialysis, Angelica Hale received a life-saving kidney transplant from her mother.

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Angelica Hale 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.

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In 2017, Angelica Hale competed on season 12 of America's Got Talent, where she made it past the auditions round with her rendition of "Rise Up" by Andra Day.

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Angelica Hale finished the competition in second place behind Darci Lynne, becoming the youngest runner-up in the show's history.

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Angelica 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.

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Shortly after America's Got Talent, Angelica Hale performed in Tuckahoe, New York, for a crowd of 7,000 people.

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Angelica Hale became the first child ambassador of the National Kidney Foundation.

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Angelica Hale performed the national anthem on December 11,2017 at Heinz Field for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens.

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Angelica Hale performed “Girl on Fire” at the 2017 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Angelica 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.

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Angelica 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.

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Angelica Hale released her debut single "Feel the Magic", a pop song written by the eleven year-old singer-songwriter herself.

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Angelica Hale joined the Filipino boy band TNT Boys on their world tour in April 2019.

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Angelica Hale filmed her first film, American Reject, over the summer of 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Angelica Hale voiced the titular character in the animated series Maya Unstoppable, which premiered in 2019.

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Angelica Hale has a younger sister, Abigail, who was born in Santa Monica in 2017 while she was competing on AGT.

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