“America’s Got Talent” has crowned an even dozen champions over the years. While each of these got the most votes that summer, we wondered which of them you thought was the least deserving in retrospect? Turns out you don’t think that the two tykes who won most recently are worthy of the title.
The 2016 victor was Grace VanderWaal, a 12-year-old singer-songwriter/ukeleleist. She claimed the dubious achievement of coming first in our poll about the worst winner by getting 27% of the vote. This year’s winner was another 12 year-old — ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer — who earned 14% of the vote. Farmer was third behind the season 7 winners father-son dog duo Olate Dogs who were the pick of 20% of our poll respondents.
If you haven’t voted in our poll yet, take a read of our recap of the rest of the “AGT” winners below and then cast your vote in our poll as to the most over-rated. And be sure to sound off in the comments section.
Farmer was the third ventriloquist to win “AGT” following Terry Fator (season 2) and Paul Zerdin (season 10). She was also the third child star to take the title, following season 1 champ singer Bianca Ryan, who at 11 is the youngest-ever, and season 11 winner VanderWaal. They are the only three females to be crowned “America’s Got Talent” victor.
Beginning in season 3, four men in a row won for raising their voice in song: Neal E. Boyd, Kevin Skinner, Michael Grimm and Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
This quartet of male singers was followed by three variety acts: the Olate Dogs and then modern dancer Kenichi Ebina (season 8) and magician Mat Franco (season 9).