Blind and autistic singer Lavender Darcangelo’s heartfelt rendition of “I Wanna Know What Love Is” has propelled her into the finale of ‘America’s Got Talent’. Lavender, who received Heidi Klum’s Golden Buzzer, closed the show with her performance, dedicating the song to her boyfriend who is also on the autism spectrum.
Lavender’s journey resonates deeply, having faced trust issues and feelings of being unloved during her upbringing. Her boyfriend’s gestures of love, such as introducing her to movies by meticulously explaining scenes, held great significance for her. Overcoming her challenges, Lavender showcased her love and gratitude for him through her no-nerves performance.
Lavender’s experience as Heidi’s Golden Buzzer act added a touch of pressure, but she embraced it positively. After a break from singing due to burnout from viral fame in 2019, she returned to ‘AGT’ with a desire for balance in her life and performance commitments.
Heading into the AGT finale, Lavender aims to express a feeling rather than a specific song. Her aspiration is to convey a message that the world is waiting to support individuals, emphasizing the power of self-belief. In the event of winning the $1 million prize, Lavender plans to establish an innovative school that fosters learning based on children’s innate curiosity. Classes would align with their interests, enabling natural skill development, such as learning to read when inspired by a genuine curiosity.
Lavender Darcangelo’s journey on ‘AGT’ not only showcases her exceptional talent but also her resilience and determination.
Re-reported from the article originally published in The Parade