Christian Singer Who Won Golden Buzzer from Simon Cowell Dies at 31

If you watched America’s Got Talent (2021 season) or followed on social media, you must have seen Nightbirde. The 31-year-old Christian singer captured hearts all over the globe with her song and story. Her name was Jane Marczewski, and she recently passed on after a protracted battle with cancer.

Nightbirde’s Performance on AGT

Jane walked into the auditions like every other contestant. However, something stood out about her, maybe her smile or bright eyes. Immediately she picked up the mic to speak to the judges, she lit up the room, and everyone connected almost immediately.

She performed an original song titled “It’s Okay” that told her life story. Nightbirde had one message, everything didn’t need to be okay for you to smile and have hope. The singer disclosed that she was battling cancer and had a two-percent chance of survival.

Her astounding performance drew the most fantastic emotion from the crowd, judges, crew, and everyone else watching globally. The highlight of her performance was Simon Cowell hitting the Golden Buzzer to move her into the live shows. We all know how difficult it is to impress Simon, don’t we?

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The Impact of Her Performance

Nightbirde’s performance on AGT is still one of the most-viewed of all time. It trended on all social media platforms gathering over 40 million views on YouTube alone. 

According to Jane Marczewski, “It’s important that everybody knows I’m so much more than the bad things that have happened to me.” She added that “You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy.” Her message reached the ends of the earth, uplifting lives and giving people a reason to trust in God again.

Even though she had to withdraw from the show some weeks after declining health, she left an indelible mark on the world. Her life was a message that would never be forgotten. Nightbirde said in an Instagram post that she continued trusting in God despite all she went through. 

In her words,

I spend a lot of time squeezing my eyes shut and trying to remember what I believe. Counting my breaths in the grief cloud; burying my face into God’s t-shirt. I remind Him sometimes, (and not kindly) that I believed Him when He told me the story He wrote for me is good, and that He never stops thinking of me. I must be a fool in love, because even from under all this debris, I still believe Him. And when I’m too angry to ask Him to sit on my bed until I fall asleep, He still stays.

Death and Tributes

According to a statement by the family to People Magazine, Jane Marczewski died on February 19. In their statement, they stated that her legacy was the gift of hope that she gave so many people world


In a statement after her demise, Simon Cowell said that the news was heartbreaking. He lauded her bravery and talent and labeled her an extraordinary human. Howie Mandel, another judge on AGT, wrote her a tribute on Twitter saying,

“@_nightbirde was such a bright inspirational light in all our lives. We must continue to live and learn from her words and lyrics. As much as I feel horrible about her passing, I feel lucky to have met, heard, and known her.

Sofia Vergara also paid her tributes, saying that we had lost a shining star in Nightbirde. Several people worldwide have poured out their hearts in tribute to Jane, and we follow suit in this post.

She was indeed a unique and extraordinary creative that influenced the world with kingdom culture. We send our love to her family and friends. Rest in power, Nightbirde.

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