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'America's Got Talent' Winners: Where Are They Now?

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 23rd 2009 11:00AM
Bianca Ryan'America's Got Talent' is underway with a new season, a new host (Nick Cannon) and new hopes of finding America's own version of Susan Boyle.

In just three seasons, the show has already produced a wide range of talent: an 11-year-old singing prodigy (Bianca Ryan), a ventriloquist who now has a Vegas theater named after him (Terry Fator) and an insurance salesman with an undiscovered passion for opera (Neil E. Boyd).

So what has life been like since banking $1 million? Check in with 'America's Got Talent''s past three winners to see where they are now.'America's Got Talent' is underway with a new season, a new host (Nick Cannon) and new hopes of finding America's own version of Susan Boyle.

In just three seasons, the show has already produced a wide range of talent: an 11-year-old singing prodigy (Bianca Ryan), a ventriloquist who now has a Vegas theater named after him (Terry Fator) and an insurance salesman with an undiscovered passion for opera (Neil E. Boyd).

So what has life been like since banking $1 million? Check in with 'America's Got Talent''s past three winners to see where they are now.

America's Got Talent' Winners

    NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: Ventriloquist Terry Fator on the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Terry Fator

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    NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: Ventriloquist Terry Fator attends the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Terry Fator

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    NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: (L-R) Musicians Brad Paisley and Keith Urban accept the CMT Performance of the Year award for "Country Boy" from Ventriloquist Terry Fator on stage during the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Brad Paisley;Keith Urban;Terry Fator

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    NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: Ventriloquist Terry Fator performs on stage during the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Terry Fator

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    NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: Ventriloquist Terry Fator performs on stage during the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Terry Fator

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    NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: Ventriloquist Terry Fator performs on stage during the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Terry Fator

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    NASHVILLE, TN - JUNE 16: Ventriloquist Terry Fator attends the 2009 CMT Music Awards at the Sommet Center on June 16, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Terry Fator

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    NEW YORK - MAY 07: Singer Bianca Ryan attends the 2009 Smile Event presented by Operation Smile at Cipriani Wall Street on May 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bianca Ryan

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    NEW YORK - MAY 07: Singer Bianca Ryan attends the 2009 Smile Event presented by Operation Smile at Cipriani Wall Street on May 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bianca Ryan

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    NEW YORK - MAY 07: Singer Bianca Ryan attends the 2009 Smile Event presented by Operation Smile at Cipriani Wall Street on May 7, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Bianca Ryan

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Bianca RyanBianca Ryan
Bianca released her eponymous debut in 2006, which went on to sell 200,000 copies worldwide. She's since toured with Aly & AJ, Drake Bell and Corbin Bleu, recorded a Christmas CD and recently performed 'God Bless the Child' at Quincy Jones' SXSW keynote address. According to her Myspace, Bianca plans to spend the summer in LA working on music, film and television.

Watch Bianca on 'America's Got Talent'


Terry FatorTerry Fator

Fator has had considerable luck in Vegas, playing an extended run at the Las Vegas Hilton before signing a five-year deal with The Mirage, where he currently performs at the Terry Fator Theater. He also wrote a book in 2008, and will release 'Terry Fator: Live from Las Vegas' on DVD in September.

Watch Terry on 'America's Got Talent'


Neil E. BoydNeil E. Boyd
Boyd signed a deal with Decca Records, part of Universal Records. His debut CD, 'My American Dream,' hits stores today.


Watch Neil on 'America's Got Talent'






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Neal is a terrific singer, you need to see the end of the third season and you will agree that he is a real pro. He has a beautiful album out, with a variety of songs. He will be appearing with Britian's Got Talent winner Paul Potts, who is an opera singer, a very humble man. I have followed these two for years now, so you need to be updated. The winner of season 5 is Michael Grimm, not only adorable but what a singer.

September 21 2010 at 8:52 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bill

Posting neil could not hit a note, is in poor taste.
This man delivered songs with such conviction. He is a great singer and for those who are tone deaf, shut up.
Better talent than Idol has had in years.

June 02 2010 at 7:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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