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America’s Got Talent has seen so many successful Contestants throughout the years, but there's one specific Act who stands out in the mind of Judge Simon Cowell: Terry Fator, the ventriloquist who won Season 2 in 2007.
Since taking home the ultimate prize in Season 2, things have gone pretty well for Fator, as he was ranked one of the world’s highest-paid comedians in 2019, per Forbes. But it looks like he can’t get enough of the AGT stage: He'll be returning to compete on America’s Got Talent: All-Stars in 2023. And Cowell is thrilled by this news.
“There's no question, he's the most successful Contestant we've ever had," Cowell told People. "He's had three Vegas deals ... worth about a hundred million. So the fact that he would come back and compete, I mean I was thinking, 'Why would you do that?'"
Fator is loyal to the opportunities that AGT has brought for his career. "He just said, 'Look, the show gave me a break. I love the idea of this competition and, of course, I wanna compete again.' And he did. That says a lot about him," Cowell added.
To see what impressive new bits Fator pulls off, watch the series premiere of America’s Got Talent: All-Stars on Monday, January 2 at 8/7c on NBC. The show will be available for streaming the next day on Peacock.
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