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Things You Didn’t Know About Simon Cowell’s First Golden Buzzer Contestant On “America’s Got Talent”

Liv Warfield singing on "America's Got Talent."

We all know that AGT judge Simon Cowell is a tough nut to crack, but singer Liv Warfield’s performance hit him right in the feels! In fact, he was so moved by her incredible voice and the talented musicians in her band that he awarded her the coveted Golden Buzzer! This means that she’ll get to advance all the way to the Live Shows in August. Her original song, Stare, truly struck a chord with the hard-to-please judge!

It only took a few seconds for Simon Cowell to realize that he was witnessing a one-of-a-kind performance. The moment Liv Warfield began to sing, his jaw dropped. As he continued to watch, his expression was one of pure awe and wonder.

After receiving the Golden Buzzer from America’s Got Talent‘s toughest judge, Liv Warfield is attracting a lot of attention. However, did you know that she’s actually been playing with big names for years? Here’s everything you need to know about this singer’s impressive career.

1. Prince played a huge role in Liv Warfield’s development as a musician.

Not many people can say that they were personally mentored by the legendary Prince, but Liv Warfield can! According to American Songwriter, she toured with his band, New Power Generation, for five years. During that time, he helped her sharpen her talents. He even produced and wrote songs for her solo album, The Unexpected!

2. She has released several solo albums including The Unexpected.

Before working with Prince on The Unexpected, Liv Warfield released a 2006 album titled Embrace Me. In 2023, she came out with The Edge, which is where you’ll find the song that earned her a Golden Buzzer on “America’s Got Talent.”

3. In 2014, she earned the Soul Train Music Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Performance.

During the Soul Train Music Awards in 2014, Liv Warfield took home the title of Best Contemporary Jazz Performance for her song Stay (Soul Lifted). BET wrote that “Liv Warfield’s incredible musical talents and authentic gift of soul has led her from backup singer to center stage.”

Liv Warfield singing on "America's Got Talent."
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4. Heart’s Nancy Wilson not only sings with Warfield, but also sings her praises!

Liv Warfield and Nancy Wilson formed the band Roadcase Royale together, releasing an album titled First Things First in 2017. In an interview, Wilson gushed over the connection she had with the other musician.

“I love working with Liv on every level,” she said. “We’re already like sisters.”

5. She’s toured with many big stars in a variety of genres.

What do you think Cyndi Lauper, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Lionel Richie have in common? Apparently, they’ve all hired Liv Warfield to tour with them! According to American Songwriter, Martina McBride, Dave Stewart, and Gary Clark Jr. are also on that list.

6. Once upon a time, Warfield wasn’t allowed to listen to “secular music.”

As the child of a Pentecostal deacon, Liv Warfield didn’t grow up listening to the musicians that would influence her later in life. In fact, she was only allowed to listen to gospel songs. However, American Songwriter tells us that she secretly enjoyed Whitney Houston.

After such an incredible career supporting other musicians and releasing songs of her own, it’s about time that Liv Warfield gets the recognition she deserves! We can’t wait to see her next performance on America’s Got Talent.

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