The entire audience was on their feet when she finished.
What is the golden buzzer exactly? Like in previous seasons, the golden buzzer means that the act will be given a straight pass to the live shows. During the entire season, each judge (and host Terry Crews) is allowed to use the golden buzzer just once — though, they technically don't have to use it at all. When the golden buzzer originally started back in season 9, it was supposed to be used for tie-breaking purposes — meaning, the act would go to the next round no matter how the other judges voted. But now, the golden buzzer means something a bit more special.
So, who has used their golden buzzer so far? All of the main judges, Terry, and guest judges Brad Paisley, Dwayne Wade, Ellie Kemper, and Jay Leno have selected their favorites.
Here's who Simon, Julianne, Howie, Terry, Gabrielle, Brad, Dwayne, Ellie, and Jay gave their golden buzzers to in the 2019 season: