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Alex Dowis

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Information
Age (at audition) 40
Sex Male
Act Blacklight Painter
Seasons 14
Position Reached Semifinalist

Alex Dowis was a blacklight painter act from Season 14 of America's Got Talent.  He was eliminated in the Semifinals in the Judges' Choice.

Background

Alex Dowis is an artist from the Czech Republic who has participated in a wide range of theater and film productions in his home country and abroad. Alex has been painting since childhood. A large part of his early work consists of wall paintings based mainly on graffiti and street art.

From 2000 to 2003, Alex Dowis was involved in the operation of a music club and the production of dozens of cultural events throughout the Czech Republic. He is also the founder of Depo Crew and Hip Hop Kemp. Since 2003 he has also been active in Prague's Archa Theater.

He performs with his Light Art Show at TaFantastika Theater in Prague. Among other things, Alex devotes himself to film decorations and scenography, and he is sought after to work on advertising campaigns. His other activities include live sand art and speed painting exhibitions, as well as workshops at various exhibitions and social events. [1]

He was a contestant on the 2012 season of the Czech/Slovak version of Got Talent, finishing 2nd.

Audition

Alex Dowis' audition was not televised, but although Simon Cowell voted "No", Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, and Julianne Hough voted "Yes", sending him to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts

Alex Dowis' Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1408 consisted of creating a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell, and guest judge Dwyane Wade all gave him standing ovations. His performance was strong enough to advance to the Quarterfinals along with Ryan Niemiller.

Quarterfinals

Alex Dowis' Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1411 consisted of creating a painting of the evolution of humanity. Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Alex earned enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1412 instead of Carmen Carter.

Semifinals

Alex Dowis' Semifinals performance in Episode 1419 consisted of creating a visual tribute to the first responders of 9/11.  Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell and guest judge Queen Latifah all gave him standing ovations.  Alex finished in 4th, 5th or 6th place in America's Vote.  In the Dunkin' Save, he received fewer online votes than Ryan Niemiller.  In the Judges' Choice, Howie Mandel voted for him but Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough and Simon Cowell did not, eliminating him from the competition in Episode 1420 instead of Emanne Beasha.

Trivia

  • Since the changed format in Season 10, Alex is the second semifinalist whose audition never aired, the first being Blake Vogt from Season 11.

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