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The Contestants who compete on America's Got Talent run the gamut in terms of, well, talent. So many people have graced the show's iconic stage: singers, dancers, magicians, and even a father-son duo who specializes in dog tricks. Including dog backflips. Yes, it's just as incredible as you're imagining.
But only 17 Acts have won the show. See the full list, below.
The Lebanese dance troupe wowed from the beginning and ultimately took home the competition for Season 17.
Leake was AGT's first spoken-word poetry winner. His audition, in which he performed a poem about his late sister, will move you deeply. It certainly affected, Mandel, Cowell, and Vergara
Season 14: Kodi Lee
Lee, a blind and autistic singer, brought one of the most transformative moments to the AGT stage with his concert-level piano-playing skills and heavenly voice. It brought the Judges, including Julianne Hough, to tears.
Mandel dubbed magician Shin Lim's slight-of-hand the best up-close magic to cross the AGT stage. It's no surprise, then, that his card tricks brought him all the way to the finish line.
To help her with her shyness, Darci Lynne Farmer's mother bought her a rabbit puppet. And she turned that puppet into a dazzling musical-ventriloquist act that helped her win AGT Season 12.
Cowell predicted VanderWaal would be the next Taylor Swift after her phenomenal audition, which featured her playing a ukulele and singing an original song with the skill of a 40-year-old vocalist. For context: She was just 12 at the time. But VanderWaal's performance brought all four Judges to their feet—and earned her a Golden Buzzer from Mandel.
Zerdin was was the second ventriloquist to take home the AGT crown—but he wasn't the last. The Judges couldn't get enough of his first audition, which included a microphone out-of-sync trick you have to see to believe.
Magician Mat Franco didn't just do a card trick with his first AGT audition. He did a card show, weaving together a narrative about Judges Klum, Mandel, Howard Stern, and Mel B., and matching it to cards he drew from a genuinely shuffled deck. To call it impressive is an understatement. All four Judges gave him a "yes," and he went on to win the competition.
Season 8: Kenichi Ebina
Judge Mel B thought Ebina's head fell off his body during his original audition—and when you watch it, you'll see why. The dancer-martial artist's ability to combine precise, robotic choreography with gravity-defying acts of strength—like lifting his horizontal body up with just his feet—wowed the Judges. As Stern told Ebina, "I could watch you all day." We could, too.
Olate Dogs, a father-son dog trick team, had Judges Mandel, Stern, and Sharon Osbourne grinning ear to ear over their pooches' mind-boggling acrobatic skills. When you've trained a dog to do backflips, yes, you should win America's Got Talent.
Jazz singer Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. was the fourth musician in a row to win AGT. When you see his audition, a cover of Cole Porter's "I Got You Under My Skin," you'll see exactly why.
Mandel became a Judge on AGT in Season 5, alongside Osbourne and Piers Morgan. All three of them were mesmerized by Grimm's first audition: a soulful rendition of Cindy Walker's "You Don't Know Me."
Skinner first made Judges Morgan, Osbourne, and David Hasselhoff laugh with stories about his time as a farmworker—specifically, a chicken catcher. But by the end of his soul-baring cover of "If Tomorrow Never Comes" by Garth Brooks, he won them over. And the rest of the world.
Boyd, then 32 years old and an insurance salesman, wanted to win AGT to make his mother proud. And won he did: His chills-inducing talents as an opera singer took him to the end. Sadly, Boyd passed away in 2018.
The Judges' table—this time consisting of Hasselhoff, Morgan, and Osbourne—was awe-struck by Fator, a ventriloquist whose doll does impressions of female singers. You haven't lived until you've seen a dummy belt a cover of "At Last" by Etta James.
The then-11-year-old blew Judges Brandy, Hasselhoff, and Morgan away with her cover of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going" by Jennifer Holliday. She was an instant yes for the next round and, ultimately, won the competition.
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