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7 Times Children Absolutely Stunned the AGT Judges With Their Acts

These youngsters took the America's Got Talent stage by storm!

By Tayi Sanusi
Avery Dixon and Trombone Shorty Perform "Higher Ground" | NBC's AGT Finale 2022

America’s Got Talent has long been known for sourcing some of the most mind-blowing Acts of all ages. That said, there's a certain magic that comes with watching children compete on AGT, especially when they knock it out of the park. Here are some of the best AGT Auditions by children that will definitely leave you stunned.

1. Madison Taylor Baez 

How to Watch

Watch the Season 19 premiere of America’s Got Talent Tuesday, May 28 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock

The then 11-year-old Madison Taylor Baez found her way to the AGT stage by accident. Initially, the young singer was just there to watch a Season 17 taping; however, the tides turned when she participated in a sing-off during a break. As luck would have it, none other than Simon Cowell heard a snippet of her impromptu performance and invited her up to the stage for a spontaneous Audition. 

2. Angelica Hale

Angelica Hale was only 9 years old when she graced the stage during the AGT Season 12 Auditions. The Judges were shocked when they heard Hale's soulful and pitch-perfect rendition of Alicia Keys' "Girl on Fire." Hale walked away as a fan favorite and made it to the Finale. Watch her Audition here.

3. Tyler Butler-Figueroa 

North Carolina native Tyler Butler-Figueroa made his AGT debut on Season 14 of the talent competition, where he left the Judges stunned by his emotive and mature violin performance of Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger." In addition to Butler-Figueroa's incredible talent, the Judges were even more moved by his resilience when they discovered the then 11-year-old was also a cancer survivor. Watch his Audition here.

4. The Amazing Shoji 

The Amazing Shoji's expert-level closeup magic had the Judges in absolute shock. 

5. Victory Brinker

This little lady sang her heart out to  "Juliet's Waltz" during her Season 16 Audition. At just 9 years old, Brinker made history as the first Contestant to receive a group Golden Buzzer from Judges Sofia VergaraHowie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Host Terry Crews.

6. Sofie Dossi

Sofie Dossi is a self-taught contortionist who competed on AGT Season 11. At 14 years old, Dossi's physical strength, flexibility, and skill astounded the Judges. Watch her Audition here. 

7. Acapop! Kids

Acapop! Kids is a children's a cappella singing group founded by the Grammy Award-winning band Pentatonix. The Acapop! Kids auditioned for Season 17 of AGT with their original song "My Turn," a tribute to one of their group-mates Nolan Warren, who passed away unexpectedly. These talented youngsters wowed the Judges instantly.

AGT: All-Stars premieres Monday, January 2, 2023 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock.

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