- Hometown: Fitchurg, Massachussetts
Born with a passion for music, Lavender Darcangelo began singing at 3 years old before she was able to talk. As a person living with both blindness and autism, her disabilities make public performances challenging at times, but after a hiatus, she performed for the first time in years on the "AGT" stage to share her dream with the world. Lavender was adopted later in life by her two fathers, one of whom was her mentor in an after-school musical program. Lavender's passion for music allows her to express her love for both her family and boyfriend through performance. In 2019, a video of her singing went viral on social media and garnered media attention worldwide, inspiring her to finally pursue her passion. Heidi was moved by Lavender's story and talent and gave her the Golden Buzzer so as to be her cheerleader throughout the competition. After receiving the coveted Golden Buzzer, Lavender has been on cloud nine. She dreams of founding a special school that combines play and experiential learning for individuals who struggle with traditional education, and winning "America's Got Talent" will help make her dreams a reality.