Alan Silva

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Information
Age (at audition) 38
Sex Male
Act Aerialist
Seasons 15
Position Reached 5th Place

Alan Silva is an aerialist act from Season 15 of America's Got Talent. He finished the competition in 5th place.

Background

Alan J. Silva was born in Brazil. He comes from a long line of performers and is the sixth generation of circus performers in his family. He started performing at the age of 6. He trained in and performed many circus disciplines, including but not limited to Russian bar, clowning, tumbling and flying trapeze. It wasn't until he was 16, though, that he found his true passion was aerial silks. Soon after mastering his craft, he traveled Brazil, performing as the first male artist to fly on aerial silks for circuses and festivals all over the country. Then in 2000, he had an opportunity to audition for his dream circus that only accepted the best of the best artists to be part of the company. However, it wouldn't be for another two years that he’d be called to create a character and act for the show that would eventually open on the Las Vegas strip. Since 2003, Alan has called the USA home and is proud to have earned his citizenship in 2017. While working and living in Las Vegas, he met and married his wife, and they are now parents of two amazing young children that may follow in his foot steps.

Audition

Alan Silva's audition in Episode 1505 consisted of performing aerial stunts to "Alive" by Sia. Howie Mandel, Eric Stonestreet, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes", sending him to the next round.

Judge Cuts

Alan Silva automatically advanced to the Quarterfinals without performing in Episode 1508.

Quarterfinals

Alan Silva's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1513 consisted of performing aerial stunts on the aerial silks to Lady Gaga's "Stupid Love", including attempting the move that broke his neck over a bed of spikes, which he completed successfully. Howie Mandel gave him a standing ovation.  Alan received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1514 instead of Dance Town Family.

Semifinals

Alan Silva's Semifinals performance in Episode 1517 consisted of performing aerial stunts on a set of chains to Hidden Citizens' cover of Linda Ronstadt's "You're No Good", including spinning from his neck while the chains were on fire.  Alan finished in 4th, 5th or 6th place in America's Vote. In the Dunkin' Save, he received more online votes than Archie Williams and Malik DOPE, advancing to the Finals in Episode 1518.

Finals

Alan Silva's Finals performance in Episode 1521 consisted of performing aerial stunts on a set of straps through water to Ruelle's "Live Like Legends".

Finale

For the finale in Episode 1522, Alan Silva performed with Bello Sisters and Deadly Games as Bishop Briggs performed her singles "River" and "Higher".  He received enough votes to enter the Top 5 instead of Bello Sisters.  Alan finished the competition in 5th place behind Brandon Leake, Broken Roots, Cristina Rae and Roberta Battaglia.

Trivia

  • Alan is the older brother of Alfredo Silva from Deadly Games.
  • Alan was the farthest progressing act in Season 15 that relied on the Dunkin' Save in either the Quarterfinals or Semifinals.
  • Alan is the second-highest placing aerial act behind Duo Transcend (second in Champions 2).

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