Best America's Got Talent Contestants

There are a lot of good contestants but some were better then others!
The Top Ten
1 Jackie Evancho Jacqueline Marie "Jackie" Evancho is an American classical crossover singer who gained wide recognition at an early age. Since 2009, she has issued an EP and eight albums, including a platinum and gold album, and three Billboard 200 top 10 debuts. Evancho's latest album 'The Debut', was her eighth consecutive more.

I had my back to the television the August 10th evening. I had not been impressed with what I had seen prior. Then I heard the "voice". Whoa! I turned to see who was singing, and I remember saying out loud: "What the...? You're kidding! No way! " Yes way. A little wisp of a girl singing a classic with more feeling and emotion than I'd ever heard. With a voice that was jaw-dropping, and more pleasant to my ears than anyone I'd ever heard.

I've seen her live in concert 8 times since then. Every time she somehow brings even more to the audience.

Jackie becoming Jacqueline more each year is the most down to Earth angel we might ever know. Her humility, strength of character, caring soul, genius of vocal abilities, playfulness and loveliness are more than I could ever say about another. And she is only 17 and 10/12ths years old for goodness sake. Her whole rise to fame and success was inevitable I believe but "Americas Got Talent" sent her to her dreams faster than perhaps if not on the show. I have watched and cheered her on since picking her Youtube video as my favorite. I am a fan of hers over the long haul because she never fails to amaze me, entertain me, and show me something very special in every song she sings.

Seen her five times in concert since 2013 and she is wonderful to watch and hear her sing songs from the classics to her own songwriting. She is at her best when something (like an audience member asks her a question that causes her to talk a bit about herself or some event in her seems to instantly breakdown the "shyness barrier" that keeps her concert performances (and in particular, the time between individual songs) a little nervy and distant from audiences who just love her as the dazzling performer and as just a nice kid who could be your next door neighbor. There was a moment a couple of years ago at the concert in Tyler, Texas (could have been Midland the year before), where one of the front-row audience members asked her about her new car and she just let the shy girl persona go and talked about the car, her driving skills, her friends wanting rides, etc. and the effect on her singing the rest of the concert was measurable and uplifting. The change in her persona ...more

Regardless of the praise the AGT judges pour over some of the contestants since Jackie, none, absolutely none have come within a mile of Jackie's exceptional talents. She has set the bar so high, it will be very difficult for anyone to come near. I am sure there are some exceptional talents out there, and Jackie has opened the door for many to attempt to reach her star. But although some come very close, none has yet succeeded. Nevertheless, Jackie is a phenomena who has made it possible for others to try. And this is a very good thing.

2 Grace Vanderwaal Grace Avery VanderWaal is an American singer-songwriter from Suffern, New York. She is most well-known for winning the eleventh season of "America's Got Talent" singing her original songs at 12 years old. Her album, "Just the Beginning" was released in November 2017, and she has two EPs, "Perfectly more.

Best is subjective, so I am judging "best" to include "unique" as a primary criteria. If best includes "unique" plus record sales, worldwide notoriety, number of youtube views, number of social media followers, record breaking AGT viewership, Las Vegas Show attendance, personality, multi-talented, and one-of-a-kind vocals, then that only leaves Grace VanderWaal. There is no one else who can do what Grace can, in or out of AGT competition. Her personality and heartfelt original songs are amazing, and her covers are stunning. It's only been 4 months since Grace won AGT and her debut EP is a worldwide hit. I like many of the other acts - singers and other performers. None moved me to tears but Grace.

I can't speak for others. They are entitled to their own opinion about Grace or any of the other contestants. But I can honestly say that, if I were able to wipe one movie or book or season or any video on Youtube from my mind so that I could experience it fresh anew, it would be America's Got Talent Season 11. The first time I watched Grace get the golden buzzer, I felt as though I had gotten it as well. I was so happy for her, and I am still happy for her as she continues to make a name for herself.

Grace shot AGT ratings thru the roof, we watched the show because Grace was on. She has followers around the world, many believe she covered "One and Only" with more emotion than Adele did the original. Speaking of original, she won singing nothing but originals, who else has done that? Humble, Modest, Empathetic, Caring, Original, Intelligent, Everything we should all strive to be. Grace Avery VanderWaal IS a star, she was born a star. This is all just kismet playing out.

Grace has a great voice and when she performed on America's got talent, everyone's mind was blown. Howie Mandel was so quick to hit the golden buzzer, there's no doubt Grace VanderWaal is truly amazing. And she says she was working on a full album, which she finished, the album is called "Perfectly Imperfect," and when I say that album has the best songs I ever heard, I'm not lying.

3 Puddles the Clown

He made me laugh so hard I wanted to cry... then I heard his voice and I was like "No way"

4 Mat Franco

Saw Mat in Vegas last year and he's even more exciting in person! #1

He should be at the top of this list!

5 The Clairvoyants
6 The Singing Trump
7 Paul Zerdin

He is a hilarious comedian, a genius skit writer, and an amazing ventriloquist! I love this guy!

8 Darci Lynne

She is very talented! Her facial expressions are great, and boy was I shocked when she sang with her mouth closed. Like, tell me that's not impressive.

Come on, she sings super great. Although Grace sings well and definitely deserves the spot she has, I can tell she needs voice lessons, which she did have, because you can tell how much she improved when she sang dancing in the moon light, but anyways Darcy is double trouble, she sing and you can not really see her mouth move, that's impressive! And I am not just saying this because she won, but let's not forget that and the golden buzzer!

She's performing in my town fair in a few months. I'm so excited! She's so talented, and I want to be like her, especially since I'm only a year younger.

Yep. Her, angelica hale, grace vanderwaal, or chase goehring.

9 Sal Valentinetti
10 Tape Face

He says nothing but somehow speaks a language for all of his fans to understand. The fact that he almost made 1,000,000 dollars without saying a word proves his talent in turning some inanimate object into an entertaining performance for people to appreciate. #StayWeird

He can make something out of nothing, and that something is hilarious! Always brings me a smile with his clever originality

He was hilarious and should have won the whole show...Loved him!

The Contenders
11 Triple Threat
12 Anna Graceman

AGT's bias against singer-songwriters hurt Anna on the show. Had she been allowed to sing her original songs, she would have been in the top three at least. She went independent and now owns her own label, and is about to release her second album (her first would be gold or platinum if she had signed with a major label - she's that good). Jackie Evancho gets my nod for best AGT contestant and vocalist, but Anna Graceman got my vote simply because she is an all-around better musician, and therefore scores more 'got talent' points with me.

She is a musical freak. The combo of knowing how to play 3 instruments at a high level, her out of earth, soulful yet very poppy in a great way voice, and her brilliant songwriting is just ridiculous.

She was the first and only contestant I ever voted for. I REALLY wanted her to win!

Anna the most talented, the most beautiful and she struck me most of all!

13 Lindsey Stirling Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer. She presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her eponymous YouTube channel, which she created in 2007.

I saw her in concert last year. Absolutely amazing! Better than some of the major acts I have seen. The best part of this is that she made her self successful, creating (or bring into mainstream) a genre of music of her own., music which the record companies rejected.

She got knocked down at the quarterfinals, but she got back stronger than ever on YouTube. You can just see by the look on her face that she absolutely loves playing that violin. It's the kind of passion that people wish they could find in something they enjoy.

It's such a shocker that she didn't even make it to the finals, but has become one of the most famous people to have competed on the show. She shows that sometimes the show can fail and great talent and brand can fall though the show's fingers

Lindsey Stirling is fantastic in every sense. Her music, creative vision, performance abilities, success story and life story all make her one of the most talented and interesting people on the planet.

14 Kenichi Ebina

ARE YOU KIDDING?! Jackie Evancho #1? She's great within her realm of singing but you have to remember this is not just a singing competition. It's a national TALENT CONTEST. There needs to be way more than just singers. Hence, Kenichi Ebina. The human robot. He moves like he's a computer generated being. You'd think what he does onstage is practically impossible, but Kenichi has proven that wrong. Some of the most amazing routines ever seen on this show were performed by him. He should be #1.

Kenichi, below Grace, Jackie, and Anna? Come on..

He's like a human robot!

He should be higher

15 Sofie Dossi

She's become so well-known she's known more for other things she does other than AGT. Most contestants are just known for their appearance on AGT.

16 Michael Grimm

Unbelievable talent and voice! His music is timeless and appeals to all ages. He is so humble and displays no egotism. He is simply filled with passion when he sings and performs.

Fabulous voice and stage presence.

He is awesome, his latest album is great, wish he could get more promotion

17 Prince Poppycock

This man is absolutely amazing! Similar to a lot of other acts in 'interesting' costumes, he caught everyone's attention. What's different than the others is that he kept that attention on him. I watched him live whenever possible, I even voted- I had never done that for any other act. Many people say that Prince Poppycock would have won that season if he had not done such a serious and "simplistic" performance. (Honestly, I agree to an extent).
But when I'm a bit bored on YouTube and don't like any of the suggested videos I like to watch Prince Poppycock, it is Very hard to be bored while watching him.

18 Melissa Villasenor
19 Piff the Magic Dragon

HOW did he get 6th?! Mr. Piffles though

20 Those Funny Little People

That's right Piers, your most favorite act in the world is on here.

Way to go Howie!

21 Team iLuminate

I once saw these guys live, and it was more amazing than seeing them on T.V..

They should have won Season 6.

22 Terry Fator

By far the best and most talented of all the contestants over the years!

I read some reviews of him on trip advisor he reminds me of family guy. FYI you do not want to remind me of family guy

Not even close. This guy is MUCH more successful than anyone who has ever appeared on AGT and for a good reason

23 Fighting Gravity

Best contestants ever. Have been following agt for last 6 years and none of the performances are as memorable as their first audition. Still go back and see their agt performances and feel like nothing on the show has ever been this great. They didn't win as till 2010, singing acts were more popular. If they were competing now, they would've won. But I've to say that I was glad that they lost to Michael Grimm(a singer who probably won the show with his first performance alone) and glad that Jackie Evancho didn't win as Piers was pushing for that.

The single coolest and most unique act you will see from this show ever. They would've gotten the golden buzzer if it were made before then. It was a total shame that they lost the finals to a little girl who could sing.

24 Forte

Loved their voices and performances!

25 Derrick Barry
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