Pat-Med’s got talent
Christian Guardino


Pat-Med’s got talent


Christian Guardino, an 11th grader at Patchogue Medford High School blew America away and was awarded the ‘golden buzzer’ on this week’s episode of “America’s Got Talent,” which aired on Tuesday, June 13.

The 16-year-old was given a standing ovation for his performance of “Who’s Lovin’ You.” After being awarded the ‘golden buzzer,’ he cried tears of joy as confetti rained over him. The buzzer means he will go straight to the live show without having to audition again. The live show begins in August.

Back in 2011, Guardino won Pat-Med Idol at Saxton Middle School before becoming famous for his goosebump-invoking voice. A video of his performance from AGT has already garnered over 7 million views.

Mark Stuckey, director of art, music and cultural arts at Patchogue-Medford, said Guardino is part of the choral ensemble, the most advanced chorus group at Pat-Med High School. “The entire music staff is very proud of him and no one is surprised of his accomplishments because his voice is so beautiful,” he said.

Stuckey went on to say that Guardino, despite his voice, is humble and you would never know he was singing in front of millions on live TV and hanging out with celebrities just a few weeks ago.

Don’t miss the Long Island Advance’s upcoming interview with Christian Guardino to be posted online at

-Nicole Allegrezza