“America’s Got Talent” has had an even dozen winners over the years. While each of these acts earned bragging rights for getting the most votes from America that summer, which of them was the least deserving of the title? Take a read of our recap of the roster of “AGT” winners below and then cast your vote in our poll as to the most over-rated in retrospect. And be sure to sound off in the comments section.
Appropriately enough season 12 was won by a 12 year-old: ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer. This Oklahoma native was the third ventriloquist to win “AGT” following Terry Fator (season 2) and Paul Zerdin (season 10).
Farmer 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 Grace VanderWaal, a 12-year-old singer-songwriter/ukeleleist. 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: father-son dog duo Olate Dogs sSeason 7), modern dancer Kenichi Ebina (season 8) and magician Mat Franco (season 9).