Calysta “Caly” Bevier is the 16-year-old singer from Grand Rapids, Ohio on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent. She is also a cancer survivor, which makes listening to Caly sing “Fight Song” even more emotional. Caly was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when she was 15. She was on vacation with her family when her mother noticed a lump in Caly’s stomach. It turned out to be a five-pound tumor. Caly underwent chemotherapy and is now in remission.
Caly had the opportunity to sing “Fight Song” on TV before AGT. She performed the song on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and with the song’s original singer Rachel Platten. (See below.) America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.