Angelica Hale is the adorable 9-year-old singer competing on America’s Got Talent, Season 12. When she says she wants to be the next Whitney Houston, she’s not exaggerating. She could be. For her AGT audition she blew the audience away with her rendition of Andra Day’s “Rise Up.” It’s not her first time impressing an audience.
When Angelica was selected to sing the National Anthem — the famously difficult-to-sing “Star Spangled Banner” — at the 2016 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, she not only got to meet singer Ciara, who was one of the judges, Angelica also got to try on the Miss America Crown! Video and photos below. America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.