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Connor Doran Flies High in Surprising 'America's Got Talent' Audition' (VIDEO)

by Andrew Scott, posted Jun 23rd 2010 8:55AM
Connor DoranConnor Doran took 'America's Got Talent' to new heights last night with a surprising audition that involved, of all things, flying a kite.

The 17-year-old high school student gave a hypnotic and lyrical performance, set to Sarah McLachlan's 'Angel,' and by the time it was over, the crowd was on their feet.

Watch Doran's audition below, then post your reactions in the comments below.

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I do not know anyone beeing that limited so i can't rly understand the situation he's in - still i'm sorry of course -, but srsly that is damn calming. Like watching this guy do that.

September 08 2010 at 12:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Healing Hands

This was a very moving performance regardless of the circumstances that brought this young man to have a hobby of indoor kite flying. Hobbies are just that enjoyment to take your mind off of every day stress.
I have to express kudos however for the confidence that Connor has shown here to share his hobby on AGT.
There are not many of his age that have any other interests in life other than those that prefer to express negatively and rather numbly rather than just understanding the basics of his sharing. This performance should really spark some creativity in a larger performance of a thousand kite flyers performing for a large audience for lets say an olympic opening flying and dancing in unison, decorative kites sporting images of birds and colorful art. Connor should be an honored guest.

August 02 2010 at 3:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Connor gave us a gift. As with any gift, respect the humanity of the giver, whether you personally appreciate the gift or not. Attacking a young man for delivering a beautiful moment of grace and peace only shows your lack of humanity. This world is so jaded and chaotic that quiet, gentle people often suffer for their art. And Connor Doran is art in living form. Young man (Connor),don't let the vicious, untalented hacks drag you down. You are to be respected and treasured. I only wish the judges had the foresight to give you the chance you so richly deserved. I felt the competition was over once you had performed. This is one standing ovation who will always have your back. Love and thanks to you and your mother for the best feeling I've had in many years.

July 12 2010 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I have seen several performances of indoor flying and continue to be impressed. Take a paper airplane and tie a string to it and try to keep it flying for a period of time. Now add music and make it all come together. The same people who think its not much of a skill probably say the same thing about The olympics where they hop and dance around with a ribbon on a stick. They just dont get it. For the record they briefly mentioned his back story but it was the audiences reaction that made the impression with the judges in my opinion.

The Parks have incorporated kites into thier circus ole (sp) act and have done Vegas shows as part of the troupe.

July 08 2010 at 3:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That was a powerful, moving performance. I wold bet you flying a kite indoors with no wind is not an easy task and then to choreograph it to music to produce such a stirring, unflinchingly emotional performance DOES take talent. Listening to Connor's story, and then seeing the sadness in his eyes, broke my heart. Other kids can be ruthless to people with disabilities. (my son has Aspergers) I am happy he's found something controllable in such an uncontrollable world.

June 29 2010 at 3:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Okay you guys didn't enjoy the kite flying. It's so simple to just say that, but to go about bashing someone because you're ignorant of what moves other people is disrespectful and pathetic. It's like if someone went to the most important person in your life's funeral and said "It's just another corpse." You can't see how that's wrong? He probably couldn't care less about any of you. He's not doing it for you he's doing it for him, because he enjoys it and it frees him from his problems. Despite every inevitability in his life he's proving to the world that there are no impossibilities and you can't see that that's what it is? Really? Maybe you should stop calling him a retard and start look at yourself.

June 25 2010 at 12:18 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Debbi Jassick

The people who all thought this was SO easy and Connor slid by on his illness have obviously never tried it! I thought it was fantastic!

June 24 2010 at 6:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's a revamped version of the Gong Show minus the gong and Chuck Barris. Yeeech!

June 24 2010 at 10:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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