Former patient, young violinist advances to "America's Got Talent" Semifinals

Former UNC Children’s patient and 11-year-old violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa, performed Tuesday, Aug. 20, on “America’s Got Talent,” on NBC.

If you’d like to support Tyler, details of how and when to VOTE for him can be found in this News & Observer story. On Aug. 21 it was announced that he would be moving on to the semi-finals.

The “America’s Got Talent” semifinals air Sept. 3 and Sept. 10 on NBC, with results shows on Sept. 4 and Sept. 11. Watch videos of Tyler's performances below, as well as behind-the-scenes footage of his performance at the NC Children's Hospital.

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