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From the moment Vitoria Bueno took the America’s Got Talent: All-Stars stage, you couldn't help but be inspired by her moving story.
The 17-year-old Brazil native was born without arms, but she never let that stop her from achieving her dreams. During the episode, she explained that it's "super normal" to do everyday tasks like fixing her hair, eating, and brushing her teeth with her feet. But discovering her love of ballet opened up a path to further self-expression.
"I discovered dancing when I was young," she said. "It was a new, exciting thing to do with my feet. This gave my mother the impulse to take me to dance classes."
After years of performing, in 2021 she competed in Germany's Das Supertalent, earned a Golden Buzzer, and took home second place. "I always liked to watch Got Talent videos, so I decided to try out and see what happens," she said. "The show changed my life a lot. I was able to believe in my potential. When I found out that I was invited to America's Got Talent: All-Stars, I became super happy to be participating in the greatest show in the world."
Bueno's moving performance on All-Stars brought the Judges and crowd to their feet.
"You are beautiful," Heidi Klum said. "You have so much poise, so much elegance when you dance. It was so beautiful to watch, and thank you for that."
Simon Cowell added, "Vitoria, I believe the sign of a star is someone who perseveres, and then when they're on stage, lights up the stage. And you have both of those things. You have this glow about you, Vitoria, and when you were performing in here, it was like complete silence because we were mesmerized. And I think the whole of Brazil and now the whole of America is gonna be rooting for you. You are an All-Star."
"What an incredible day!!!" she said in a caption, translated from Portuguese. "Watching my presentation on AGT makes me think of all the times watching other incredible talent and wondering if I would ever step on the same stage...Thanks to all of you who cheer and vibe with me, your affection makes me believe every day!"
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