Angelica Hale Has This Advice For Her Younger Self On America's Got Talent - Exclusive

The moment that Angelica Hale was named runner-up on Season 12 of "America's Got Talent," everything in her life changed. "I was bombarded with requests [to perform], and I started traveling," the young singer said during an exclusive interview with The List. Since doing all that traveling, Hale has come to a conclusion about her singing career, too. "I really want to do this for the rest of my life," she told us.

Hale has come a long way since competing in 2017 at the age of 10. She has performed in live shows across the country, gained millions of followers, and is now working on putting together her first album. "I never would've imagined doing all that when I was younger," she admitted, and it's all thanks to the exposure she received as runner-up on "America's Got Talent."

While the now 14-year-old wouldn't change a thing when it comes to her experience on the television competition, there is one thing she still wishes she could go back and tell her younger self.

Angelica Hale wishes she hadn't taken herself so seriously on America's Got Talent

When Angelica Hale stepped onto the "America's Got Talent" stage to sing "Symphony," she was more nervous than ever. She now found herself in the finals and knew she needed to give it her all if she wanted to walk out as the Season 12 winner. "When I was younger, I was such a perfectionist," she told The List. "And afterwards, I would always worry about, 'Oh, no! What did I do wrong?'"

Hale may have ended the competition in second place (just behind ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer), but looking back, she does wish that her 10-year-old self would have been a bit more proud of everything she had accomplished on that stage. "I wish I could have gone back and said, 'Good job. Now take a rest. You did amazing,'" she told us. "You always gotta remember to do that."

Today, you can catch Angelica Hale starring in "American Reject," now available on demand and for digital rental and purchase. Click here for more information about the film.