Westmoreland commissioners honor 9-year-old ‘America’s Got Talent’ opera singer from Unity

GREENSBURG, Pa. — Westmoreland County commissioners recently honored 9-year-old Victory Brinker, of Unity, after her appearance last week on “America’s Got Talent.”

Brinker made show history when she became the first contestant to earn a four-way “golden buzzer” — when all four judges immediately advanced her to the final rounds of the talent competition. Brinker, who performed “Juliet’s Waltz” from the opera “Romeo et Juliette,” was showered in golden confetti after her song.

Brinker performed for the judges in April, and the show aired last week. She will perform in the show’s final rounds in August, with a projected air date in September.

County commissioners honored her accomplishment with a proclamation on Friday.

“Victory Brinker, 9 years old, was always destined for stardom. As a toddler she waited for ‘America’s Got Talent’ to be on TV so she could sing along in front her parents and her family. She assured her family that one day she would be a contestant. The little girl who always wanted to be an opera singer made history and received the coveted ‘golden buzzer’ approval from all four judges,” according to the proclamation read by Commissioner Gina Cerilli Thrasher.

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