Merrick Hanna, Semi-Finals 2
Merrick Hanna is a 12-year-old robot-popping and animation-style dancer. He began dancing when he was nine years old after seeing robot-style dancing on television, teaching himself to pop and wave by watching online videos. A year later, a video of Hanna dancing on the street went viral and he quickly gained attention for his performances. He began to enter freestyle dance battles, including a battle at UC San Diego, where he was competing against adult competitors; he received millions of social media views, solidifying his position as a top young dancer for his style. Now Hanna combines his dance and acting skills (he's performed in two professional Shakespeare productions) to tell stories with music. Hanna's favorite place to be is in front of an audience. He is thrilled to perform in front of "America's Got Talent" viewers and show the world what he can do.