SINCE premiering in 2006, NBC’s America’s Got Talent has introduced the world to some of today’s biggest stars.
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Where are the AGT winners now?
Season 1: Bianca Ryan
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Bianca Ryan became known as the first winner of AGT and took home the title at just 11 years old.
After her AGT win, her career skyrocketed, and she even landed two Broadway show tunes.
She later made an emotional return to the AGT stage in 2019 for America’s Got Talent: The Champions after having a risky vocal cord surgery that could have cost her her voice.
At the time, she opened up about the surgery to ET Canada, saying that she didn’t even know there was a problem for years.
Ryan told the media outlet that she noticed the problem after realizing “my voice just wasn’t working with me. I was struggling through every show. I continuously kept losing my voice. I was practicing so much to fix the issue without realizing that was probably making it worse.”
After seeing a doctor, she was told that one of her vocal cords was paralyzed and the only way to fix it was the high-risk surgery.
“Any time you go in for vocal surgery, that’s such a fragile muscle,” Ryan explained.
“There’s always a really good chance that you’re not going to be able to sing again.”
Luckily, this was not the case for Ryan, as her surgery was a success, and her voice actually gained range.
“I remember just feeling so incredibly happy, and so, so thankful, and so blessed. It was a crazy journey,” she added.
Season 2: Terry Fator
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Terry Fator debuted on AGT in 2007 and quickly impressed the judges as a ventriloquist and impressionist.
His acts were good enough to become the show’s second winner, and he quickly continued his career with residencies across the country.
Now, Fator headlines the Who’s the Dummy Now? show at New York New York, Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
Season 3: Neal E. Boyd
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After listening to the Three Tenors, Neal E. Boyd developed a love for opera music.
He later took his vocal cords to AGT and won the third season.
Shortly after, he released the album My American Dream and headlined a show at MGM’s Grand Garden Arena.
Season 4: Kevin Skinner
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Country singer Kevin Skinner quickly impressed judges during season 4 after he sang a rendition of Garth Brooks‘ If Tomorrow Never Comes.
After that, he went on to win the season and released the album Long Ride in 2010.
However, the country star has since stayed out of the spotlight.
Season 5: Michael Grimm
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Michael Grimm, an American singer/songwriter, won season 5 of AGT.
After winning the prize, he headlined the first-ever America’s Got Talent Tour and released seven albums.
In 2019 and 2020, he also headlined the prestigious Myron’s Cabaret at Smith Center in Las Vegas.
Season 6: Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
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Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. won season 6 due to his powerful renditions of Frank Sinatra.
After winning AGT, he went on to release four albums and continues to tour around the world.
Season 7: Olate Dogs
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Father and son trainers Richard and Nicholas Olate won the AGT judges over with their impressive dogs.
After winning season 7, they embarked on tours across the country but have maintained a low profile in recent years.
Season 8: Kenichi Ebina
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In 2013, Kenichi Ebina won season 8 of AGT with his impressive dance skills.
After his win, he went on to tour around the world but made his way back to the AGT stage in 2019 for AGT: Champions.
Season 9: Mat Franco
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Mat Franco made AGT history during season 9 by becoming the first magician to win.
After his impressive win, he went on to have a residency in Las Vegas and even starred in his own NBC special, Mat Franco’s Got Magic.
Season 10: Paul Zerdin
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After that, he embarked on a UK tour with dates scheduled through 2023.
He also returned to the AGT stage in 2019 for AGT: Champions.
Season 11: Grace VanderWaal
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Popular singer, songwriter, and actress Grace VanderWaal impressed the judges with her audition, ultimately earning her the Golden Buzzer.
At just 12 years old, she became the second Golden Buzzer winner to go all the way.
After winning the show, she released one album and three EPs.
She also made her acting debut in 2020 while starring in the Disney+ original movie Stargirl.
Season 12: Darci Lynne
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Ventriloquist and singer Darci Lynne has been credited with the revival of ventriloquism after her impressive AGT win.
After taking home the title during season 12, she started touring across the country and made her acting debut in the film, A Cowgirl’s Song.
Season 13: Shin Lim
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Shin Lim won season 13 of AGT and later made history by becoming the first act to win twice after he took home the AGT: Champions crown.
Season 14: Kodi Lee
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Kodi Lee captured the hearts of Americans nationwide after his Golden Buzzer-worthy audition.
Lee is both blind and autistic, but that has not stopped him from expressing his love for music through playing the piano and singing.
After his AGT win, he went on to perform shows across the country and was even seen playing alongside the Plain White T’s at the 2022 Yucaipa Music & Arts Festival.
He is currently competing for the title of AGT: All-Star.
Season 15: Brandon Leake
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In 2020, Brandon Leake won season 15 of AGT with his unique spoken-word poems.
After his AGT win, he went on to release the poetry collection, Unraveling, and has been seen performing shows across the country.
Season 16: Dustin Tavella
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Dustin Tavella won season 16 of AGT with his unique spin on magic.
Season 17: The Mayyas
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The Mayyas won season 17 of AGT with their incredible performance.
The group beat out 55 contestants to secure their spot on top.
How can I watch the finale of AGT: All-Stars?
The finale of AGT: All-Stars airs on Monday, February 27, 2023.
It will kick off at 8pm ET on NBC and will be available the day after for streaming on Peacock.
The All-Stars lineup includes fan and judge’s favorites and runners-up from seasons past.
For tonight’s finale, the following have advanced, and the winner will win $500k.
Detroit Youth ChoirAna-Maria MărgeanPower DuoTom BallAidan McCannBello SistersMike E. WinfieldLight Balance KidsAvery DixonKodi LeeAidan Bryant