Nine seasons into America’s Got Talent and we’ll admit our memories are a bit blurry on who actually proved they’ve got talent. Thankfully, we’ve got a little something called the Internet in our back pocket to help us get our facts straight. Looking to jog your memory on who’s earned a spot in the AGT winner’s circle? You’ve come to the right place!
Season 1: Bianca Ryan
Back in 2006, the then 11-year-old wowed the judges with her impressive vocals and earned the country’s votes, making her the first winner of AGT. Now 19, Bianca’s released three albums, including two Christmas compilations. Last we heard from Bianca, she’d posted a cover of John Legend’s “All of Me” on her YouTube channel back in March 2014.
Season 2: Terry Fator
Singing once again won the day in Season 2 but this time with a twist. A singing impressionist ventriloquist (say that five times fast) won the crown. The year after Terry Fator won he headlined at The Mirage, a gig he’s still got all these years later.
Season 3: Neal E. Boyd
In the Summer of 2008, an opera singer wowed viewers. Neal E. Boyd earned AGT’s No.1 spot on October 1, a late-airing finale because of the show’s nearly three-week hiatus for the 2008 Summer Olympics. More recently, Neal’s lent his voice to politics. He’s running for the Missouri House of Representatives.
Season 4: Kevin Skinner
AGT went country for its fourth season, giving the win to crooner Kevin Skinner. After his victoy, he began a 10-week headline show at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. Oh, and he also added $1 million to his bank account.
Season 5: Michael Grimm
Another singer earned the win for the fifth installment of the NBC show. Michael Grimm’s kept a low profile since his win with some of the biggest news coming from his personal life: He got married!
Season 6: Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr.
Frank Sinatra-like vocalist Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. crooned his way to the finals in Season No. 6. Since his win, he’s released two albums: That’s Life, released November 21, 2011, and a couple of Novembers later, Christmas Made for Two.
Season 7: Olate Dogs
It took seven seasons but finally a non-singing act won the day at AGT headquarters. The dog trick act Olate Dogs claimed the $1 million prize and, funny enough, also released a holiday album. The Olate Dogs’ Christmas debuted in late 2013.
Season 8: Kenichi Ebina
Our most recent winner was a martial arts dancer and mime named Kenichi Ebina. In yet another break from the norm, this was the first time a dance act won AGT. Barely a year removed from his win, Kenichi’s keeping busy performing at various events.
Season 9: TBD
The ninth season premiered Tuesday, May 27, and it’s still anybody’s game!
Who do you think will earn the ninth spot in the AGT hall of champions? Make your predictions in the comments below!