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 1 (2006)
Talent: Singing/songwritingWorthy winner?
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
Winner: Season 6 (2011)
Talent: SingingLandau Eugene Murphy, Jr. is an American jazz singer from Logan County, West Virginia. He received national attention for winning the sixth season of the NBC reality show America's Got Talent.... more
- Age: 47
- Birthplace: West Virginia, United States of America
The Olate Dogs
Winner: Season 7 (2012)
Talent: Dog trainingOlate Dogs is an American dog trick act featuring trainers Richard and Nicholas Olate. The group won the seventh season of America's Got Talent, claiming the US$1,000,000 first prize. Richard Olate grew up in Santiago, Chile, where he adopted a stray dog and taught it tricks. He soon adopted more dogs and started a dog act. His brother Jose joined the act and the two caught the attention of a circus promoter. They came to America in 1989 and found success as part of Circus Vargas. Richard got married and eventually his wife Rebecca and son Nicholas joined the act. Olate Dogs performed in the Big Apple Circus and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. They appeared in TV commercials and... moreWorthy winner?
Winner: Season 5 (2010)
Talent: SingingMichael Joseph Grimm (born December 30, 1978) is an American singer/songwriter and winner of the fifth season of America's Got Talent.... more
- Age: 41
- Birthplace: Fort Carson, Colorado