After watching Nightbirde’s (real name Jane Marczewski) beautiful performance on America’s Got Talent, and finding out that she went to the auditions alone, many wondered where her family was at that time. After all, how could anyone not be in love with her angelic voice, beautiful face, and expressive eyes.
Nightbirde is a 30-year-old from Ohio who is battling cancer. The song “It’s Okay” which she composed and sang in America’s Got Talent is about her journey the past year. She tells, “This was the song that I wrote for myself that I needed to hear. In the beginning of 2020, I was diagnosed with cancer, given six months to live. Two weeks later, I went through divorce. My husband said he didn’t want to do it anymore.”
“The cancer was gone. But when my brain caught up with it all, something broke. I later found out that all the tragedy at once had caused a physical head trauma, and my brain was sending false signals of excruciating pain and panic,” she says. “I have had cancer three times now, and I have barely passed thirty.”
But even though she’s still battling cancer, it didn’t stop her from joining “AGT” and to tell everyone, “you can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore before you decide to be happy.”