‘America’s Got Talent’ just named her the first ‘All-Star’. Here’s a look at the main projects

Note: This article has been updated to include the winner.

“America’s Next Generation” brings back 60 former champions, finalists and fan favorites to compete for the top title of “AGT All-Star.” On Monday night, the show won its first “All-Star”: 18-year-old pilot Aidan Bryant.

Here are the translations of the 11 works that competed in the finals.

Who competed in the finale of ‘AGT: All-Stars’?

Children Light Measurements

Ukrainian resident dance group Light Balance Kids was the first to reach the finals, beating “AGT” stars like Season 2 winner Terry Fator. The Light Balance Kids – who received the golden buzzer during Season 14 of “AGT” – received the first golden buzzer of “AGT: All Stars” from judge Howie Mandel.

Before the dance, one member explained how a few of them went to the competition alone, while their families were fighting in Ukraine, USA Today reported. Their live performance to Junior Senior’s “Move Your Feet” was well received by the audience and high praise from all the judges, with Simon Cowell calling it the group’s best performance to date.

Light Balance Kids, a dance group from Ukraine, has reached the final stage of “AGT: All-Stars.”

“You were one of my favorite acts I’ve seen in the history of ‘America’s Got Talent,'” Mandel told the group, according to NBC.com. “And there’s such a wonderful message here. Where you come from, at this moment, is probably the darkest place on earth. And come across the world to bring us light. And if I can do anything, anything on behalf of America, on behalf of ‘AGT: All-Stars,’ I want to bring you more light than you brought us, I want to do the same for you.”

Mandel proceeded to hit his golden buzzer for the band, immediately passing the dancers to the finale.

Bello Sisters

Besides the Light Balance Kids, the Bello Sisters – three dancers from Season 15 – also made it to the finals after receiving the most votes from fans, USA Today reported.

During their run on “AGT” Season 15, the sisters performed what the judges described as an “impossible acrobatic trick” and revealed how they hope to open their family’s show in Las Vegas Vegas, the Deseret News previously reported. The Bello Sisters made it to 10th place in the first run on “AGT.”

Detroit Youth Choir

The second golden buzzer of the season went to the Detroit Youth Choir, which was the runner-up to the winner Kodi Lee of “AGT” on Season 14.

Host Terry Crews chose to award his golden singer to the big band following his powerful rendition of Imagine Dragons’ “Thunder.”

“One golden buzzer is not enough!” Teams cheered, who previously gave the choir a gold medal during its Season 14 performance.

The Detroit Youth Orchestra received high praise from all the judges, with Mandel calling it “a performance.”

“I’m really speechless,” Cowell said emotionally. “I mean, really speechless. This is just magic, absolute, creative magic. ”

Aidan Bryant

After the Detroit Youth Choir, Aidan Bryant, an 18-year-old self-taught astronaut, received enough votes from the “AGT” cast to make it to the finals.

Bryant was the runner-up to “AGT” winner Dustin Tavella in Season 16, and continued to impress the judges with his talent — made even more impressive by his first-hand experience with COVID-19. prevent going out.

After Bryant’s routine for “All-Stars,” Cowell called the teenager one of the best contestants the show has ever seen.

Mike E. Winfield

Comedian Mike E. Winfield gets his third “All-Stars” gold buzzer, thanks to Cowell. A finalist on this past season of “America’s Got Talent,” Winfield said he is determined to win.

For his “All-Stars” performance, Winfield opened up about how “AGT” changed his life and his family’s life — and his delivery and determination led Cowell to hit the golden buzzer. advance Winfield to the finals.

“You brought back the humor, the confidence,” Cowell said. “I can see it in your eyes too, how much this means to you right now.”

During his previous run on “AGT,” the comedian from Baltimore, Maryland, impressed the judges enough that Mandel offered to open for him on his next show, the Deseret News previously reported.

Winfield frequently opens up about his family life in his daily routines, talking about how he married an older woman.

“He often jokes about the age difference and his wife treats him like a child,” his website said. “For example in the grocery store she shouted in front of everyone, ‘Don’t throw anything in the shopping cart.’ His response? ‘Well that’s hard for me to do while I’m sitting in it!’

Avery Dixon

After Winfield, saxophonist Avery Dixon – another finalist from this past season of “AGT” – received enough votes from superfans to make it to the finals of “All-Stars”.

For his “All-Stars” performance, Dixon performed an impressive rendition of Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” – a performance that led Cowell to say he believed the saxophonist had a good shot at winning the competition. .

“You, man, he’s a big star,” Mandel said after the show. “It’s your show.”

During his first run on “AGT,” the 22-year-old singer from Atlanta, Georgia, revealed that he was bullied for his voice and appearance when he was younger and eventually found the saxophone as a way to escape it all. of impotence, according to the Deseret News.

“You need to be here, you should be here,” Mandel said after watching Dixon’s performance, which has more than 7 million views on YouTube. “And you will change the world.”

Aidan McCann

Aidan McCann, the 13-year-old magician who was a Season 14 finalist on “Britain’s Got Talent,” received his fourth golden buzzer of the season from “AGT” judge Heidi Klum.

During the event, McCann shared how he became interested in performing magic tricks at the age of 5, inspired by magicians on “AGT” such as Piff the Magic Dragon and winner Shin Lim.

For his work on “All-Stars,” McCann had the color of the “AGT” judges in the image of the main character (while blindfolded). After they finished changing colors, McCann made a big reveal that shocked all of the show’s judges (no spoilers here).

“This is unbelievable, absolutely unbelievable,” said Simon Cowell.

“I don’t know how you did it,” Klum said. “You are amazing. I love the magic but you really are the magic. You are serious. I thought you were a little star. You shine.”

Duo Power

After McCann, Power Duo – an air act that was the winner of “Pilipinas Got Talent” 2016 – received enough votes from its fans to reach the finals.

The actors, a husband and wife duo, received high praise from the judges after their performance on “All-Stars.”

“Two people who are in love, and they’re doing something beautiful together,” Klum said. “It was good.”

Tom Ball

Tom Ball, “Britain’s Got Talent” singer and finalist from 2022, received the final golden buzzer of the season.

Ahead of his performance — a rendition of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sound of Silence” — Ball said he was thrilled to have the opportunity to compete on “AGT: All-Stars.”

“Being here is my second chance,” said the 24-year-old high school teacher. “I want to win this.”

Ball received a standing ovation for his performance, with “golden buzzer” chants from the audience.

“You are like Susan Boyle’s grandson because what you do is not what we expect. For me, this is the best performance I’ve seen in the whole series,” said Cowell, noting that he believes Ball will win “BGT” in 2022 if he makes it to the finals.

Ana-Maria Margean

After Ball, 13-year-old ventriloquist Ana-Maria Margean received enough votes from her biggest fans to advance to the finals.

Although Margean is new to ventriloquism – she’s only been at it since the outbreak – it doesn’t put her at any disadvantage.

During the COVID-19 lockdown, Margean discovered a video of ventriloquist Terry Fator, one of the most successful “AGT” performers of all time, and was inspired to learn the art of ventriloquism. She got a doll for her 11th birthday, and wasted no time getting to work.

In 2021, she won “Romania’s Got Talent” with her new talent. For her appearance on “All-Stars,” Margean chose to go back and forth with her dog doll — made by her mother — and perform a duet of “You Don’t Own Me.” She received high praise from all the judges, who were surprised that she had only been doing it for two years.

“Wow, no wonder you won,” Klum said after the show. “You are amazing. You are beautiful. You can sing very well. I like your thick friend, and funny too.

Code Lee

Kodi Lee was the last game to reach the finals. His “All-Stars” program features 10 talented acts including “AGT” winner and spoken word artist Brandon Leake, as well as “AGT” favorite comedian Josh Blue.

But when Lee stepped onto the “All-Stars” stage, it became clear that he was in a league of his own. Lee, the pianist and singer who won “AGT” in 2019 – and whose audience, with more than 430 million views, is the most watched in the history of “AGT” – was greeted with a huge applause from the audience .

“He looks like a rock star,” said “AGT” judge Heidi Klum.

Lee performed Calum Scott’s “Bible” and was again well received by the judges and audience of the show.

“There are no words to describe what you do as amazing,” Mandel said. “And you really are amazing, you really are an all star.”

“I feel like my heart swells when I hear you sing,” Klum said. “And you really are a superstar, and I feel like ‘AGT’ is what it is because of people like you.”

Lee – who is 26 years old and has spent many years in Utah – is blind and has autism. His success through “AGT” inspired many fans.

“When Kodi won … I felt like the whole world won because it opened so many doors,” Lee’s mother, Tina Lee, previously told the Deseret News. “Everything we fought for him and everything we did for him, makes me very happy to know that he is opening the door for all the children of the parents. He showed the world that anything is possible – no matter what.”

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