Past winners of America's Got Talent have amazed audiences and judges with their wide array of skills, showcasing everything from singing to dancing to magic to even dog training. Part of the show's appeal is that it allows aspiring performers a unique way to gain recognition via often unusual skills. While all contestants had their charms, who are the best America's Got Talent winners? Help decide below!
Some of the most successful America's Got Talent winners have been singers. The late Neal Boyd was an impressive opera singer and the 2017 winner Grace VanderWaal auditioned with her own original song. However, the program is not solely a singing competition. Many past winners of America's Got Talent became popular on the show due to rarer skills. Terry Fator, Paul Zerdin, and Darci Lynne Farmer all won with their talents as ventriloquists. Father and son team Richard and Nicholas Olate showed off their skilled pooches in their winning dog training act. Below, you'll find a list of America's Got Talent winners. Be sure to vote the best winners to the top!
Winner: Season 11 (2016)
Grace Avery VanderWaal (born January 15, 2004) is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern, NY. At age 12, she won the 11th season of the NBC competition show America's Got Talent, singing her original songs and usually accompanying herself on the ukulele. Known for her distinctive vocals, she launched her first full-length album, Just the Beginning, in November 2017. ...more on Wikipedia
Winner: Season 12 (2017)
Darci Lynne Farmer (born October 12, 2004) is an American ventriloquist and singer. She was the winner of season twelve of the NBC competition show America's Got Talent and the runner-up of the first season of America's Got Talent: The Champions. Lynne became both the third female and third child to win America's Got Talent, following Bianca Ryan in season one and Grace VanderWaal in season eleven. She was also the third ventriloquist to win, following Terry Fator in season two and Paul Zerdin in season ten. In January, 2020, she returned to America's Got Talent as a contestant in America's Got Talent: The Champions. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Winner: Season 13 (2018)
Winner: Season 9 (2014)
Mat Franco (born May 10, 1988) is an American magician and the winner of the ninth season of America's Got Talent. Franco rose above hundreds of thousands of acts to become the first magician in history to win, including the $1 million prize. Best known for his personality-driven, sleight-of-hand style of magic, Mat Franco's TV specials marked the first time NBC produced a spin-off show around their AGT winner. ...more on Wikipedia
Birthplace: Johnston, Rhode Island