Many reality shows opened doors to stardom for many, & Angelica Hale, a Filipino-American teen singer is one of them. The Atlanta, Georgia-born competed in Season 12 of America’s Got Talent (AGT) in 2017 & became a runner-up- the youngest-ever in the show’s history.
The Golden Buzzer winner of AGT, Hale now tours with her shows & also runs a YouTube channel. Even more, she concurrently participates in charity works- is a kid ambassador for National Kidney Foundation.
Early Life & Parents Of Angelica Hale- How Old Is She Now?
Hale was born on July 31, 2007, in Atlanta, Georgia, the USA, which makes her 14 years old as of 2021. The AGT Season 12 runner-up comes from a mixed ethnic background; her father Colin Hale is an American while her mother Eva Bolando is a Filipino. She holds dual nationality.
Angelica has a younger sister named Abigail– born in 2017 while she competed in the AGT.
Illness & Multiple Organ Failure- Received Kidney From Her Mother
Angelica suffered from severe bacterial pneumonia in 2012 at the age of 4, which caused Strep Pneumococcal bacterial infection. As a result, she had multiple organ failures, i.e damaged kidneys & permanent scar on her right lung. She was put on ECMO life-support at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston for 12 days, with a near-death to the road of recovery.
On September 13, 2013, the American-Filipino singer received a kidney transplant from her mother, which changed her life forever.
Golden Buzzer In America’s Got Talent: Finished Runner-Up
At the age of 10, Angelica Hale competed in Season 12 (2017) of America’s Got Talent, where Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Mel B were on the judging panel. She performed Andra Day’s ‘Rise Up’ in her audition & then sang ‘Girl on Fire’ by Alicia Keys on the Judge Cuts round.
The guest judge Chris Hardwick gave her a Golden Buzzer that advanced her to live shows directly.
Moving from quarterfinals (performed ‘Clarity’ by Zedd) and semi-finals (sang ‘Without You’ by David Guetta), Hale covered Clean Bandit’s Symphony in the Finals.
The Atlanta-born became the runner-up to the season winner Darci Lynne, a ventriloquist & singer, but named herself the youngest-ever runner-up in the show’s history. And the Ukrainian LED dance group Light Balance finished the 2nd runner-up.
Net Worth Of Angelica Hale- Career After AGT? What Is She Doing Nowdays?
As per online sources, Hale, currently in her early teens, owns an estimated net worth of $500,000 as of 2021. No question mark on the fact it all came through her singing career after the AGT stage bestowed her stardom.
The AGT Season winner gets the prize money of $1 million, while other contestants receive no payments for appearance. So, she didn’t pocket any money directly after finishing as runner-up. However, Angelica Hale indirectly sought money showers after appearing in the show- massive thanks to her fame as a potential singer.
After the AGT, the young singing idol performed in many big events including at the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Dr. Martin Luther King commemoration, Celebrity Fight Night with David Foster in 2018, & others.
In October 2018, she released her debut EP, Christmas Wonder.
Since January 21, 2012, she runs a self-titled YouTube channel, Angelica Hale. As of late 2021, the channel has more than 2.78 million subscribers & has more than 240.118 million views. As per Social Blade, Hale’s YouTube channel can earn her $6.5K – $103.8K per year.
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Is Angelica Hale Dating? More On Relationship, Social Media & Personal Life
Hale is not dating anyone currently; the budding singing star who is in her teens seemingly has more interest in career growth than having a boyfriend. Rather, she shares a beautiful relationship with her family. An avid Instagram user (@angelicahale) with more than 1.1 million followers, Angelica often shared pictures of her parents & sister on the platform.
Moreover, she is active on Twitter too; has over 62.5K followers on her Twitter handle @angelicahale.
Hale is an active charity worker as well; since 2017, she is the kid ambassador of the National Kidney Foundation. Also, she is a celebrity advocate of Sepsis Alliance and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The singer works with many non-profit organizations such as the Lisa Colagrossi Foundation, Girl Scouts, The Organ Project, and Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America.