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America's Got Talent fans are in for a treat come January 2, 2023 when the franchise premieres America's Got Talent: All-Stars! The new show will see fan-favorites return for more theatrics-packed competition. And some of those fan-favorites are ventriloquists.
Of the 60 Acts competing on All-Stars, three of them are ventriloquists: Romania's Got Talent Season 11 winner Ana-Maria Mărgean, Britain's Got Talent Season 15 runner-up Jamie Leahey, and America's Got Talent Season 2 winner Terry Fator. We can't wait to see what they come up with for the show—but before then, let's look back at some mind-blowing ventriloquist moments from AGT history. Read on!
Jack Williams and Foster
During the first round of Season 17 AGT Auditions, ventriloquist Jack Williams stunned the Judges with an incredible performance with his puppet Foster. Between the unique concept of getting into an impressive tongue twister competition with Foster and Jack's charisma, he easily won over the panel.
Terry Fator and Emma Taylor
Season 2 Winner Terry Fator and his puppet Emma Taylor showed the Judges that sometimes ventriloquy also involves first-rate singing. During his Audition, Fator brought down the house with an impeccable rendition of the Etta James classic “At Last.” Watch here.
Darci Lynne Farmer and Petunia
Who could forget the adorable 12-year-old Darci Lynne Farmer and her opera singing puppet, Petunia? Lynne’s sensational performance of “Summertime” earned her a coveted Golden Buzzer from then-Judge Mel B. The talented young performer went on to win Season 12.
Celia Muñoz from AGT Season 17 broke the mold when she took to the stage without a puppet. Instead of utilizing a character as a prop, Muñoz broadened the scope of her performance by blending unique sounds like radio static with more traditional elements like singing. The result was utterly captivating.
For more moments like this, tune in to America’s Got Talent: All-Stars on Monday, January 2, 2023 at 8/7c on NBC. You can also stream the episodes the next day on Peacock.
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