JT Podcast – AGT S16 Special #6: Nightbirde

Update #2 (As of February 21, 2022): It is with great sadness to report that Nightbirde passed away. Multiple news outlets such as People Magazine & TMZ that Jane passed away from cancer on February 19, 2022. Jake’s Take is offering its condolences to Jane’s family, friends, and fans. It was a true honor and privilege to speak with you, Jane. God bless!

Update #1 (As of August 2, 2021): Multiple news outlets such as TVLine & Billboard reported that Nightbirde announced on her official Instagram page that she is dropping out of America’s Got Talent: Season 16 due to her ongoing health crisis. The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast would like to send thoughts, prayers, and light to Jane’s direction. Please have a speedy recovery, Jane! We love you. 

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com

The Jake’s Take’s AGT Season 16 special podcast series continues! This week, I am welcoming Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act and fan-favorite: Nightbirde. 

Nightbirde is the moniker of 30-year-old Zanesville, Ohio, native Jane Marczewski. She became an instant household name after auditioning for America’s Got Talent: Season 16 (AGT). 

During her audition, Jane shared with the on-air team (Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and host Terry Crews) that she battled cancer off-and-on again over the past few years. As The Huffington Post reported, Nightbirde noted that she had a “2% chance of survival.”

Since that magical moment, the audition has received over 28 million views on the official AGT YouTube channel. Also, her original song, “It’s Ok,” peaked at number three on Billboard’s U.S. Digital Charts in June and peaked at the top spot on both the Australian and Canadian digital music charts.

In the sixth edition of the Jake’s Take’s AGT Season 16 PodcastsNightbirde shared the story behind “It’s Ok” and revealed what she had in store for the AGT live shows at the Dolby Theatre.

You can connect with Nightbirde to connect with her on social media. Visit her Facebook and Instagram channels.

Copyright 2020 Jacob Elyachar