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Brian Justin Crum was a pop singer from Season 11 of America's Got Talent. He finished the competition in 4th place. Brian returned for America's Got Talent: The Champions where he finished in the Bottom 7 of the Top 12. He returned again for America's Got Talent: Fantasy League, competing on Mel B’s team where he was eliminated in the Preliminaries.

Background[]

Brian Justin Crum was born in San Diego, CA and attending the School of Creative and Performing Arts. He left San Diego at 17 to join the cast of Wicked as the Universal Swing, performing in all of the US productions of the show. He moved to New York City shortly after and joined the cast of Altar Boyz (Mark) and Grease on Broadway. He then played the role of Doody on the first National Tour. He was a huge fan of Broadway's Next to Normal and dreamed of being a part of the show, that dream came true when he became the standby for Gabe and Henry. Next to Normal won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Brian has starred in many regional productions including Tarzan, Jesus Christ Superstar and Snapshots, where he met his mentor Stephen Schwartz. He has performed along side Mr. Schwartz all over the country.

He toured with The Addams Family as Lucas Beineke and most recently as Galileo Figaro in Queen's rock theatrical We Will Rock You. He sang with the original members of the band Brian May and Roger Taylor. We Will Rock You was written and directed by Ben Elton (writer of Mr. Bean). His performance won him a few Best Actor in a Musical awards and garnered reviews that called him "a Triumph". He is now living in Los Angeles pursuing a career in Pop music. He can be seen in the acclaimed For the Record series in West Hollywood playing Gatsby in the Baz Lurhman and The Athlete in Dear John Hughes. [1]

Audition[]

Brian Justin Crum's audition in Episode 1105 consisted of singing Queen's "Somebody To Love". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes," sending Brian to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts[]

Brian Justin Crum's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1109 consisted of singing Radiohead's "Creep". Howie Mandel, George Lopez, and Heidi Klum gave him standing ovations. Brian's performance was strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals instead of Madison Watkins.

Quarterfinals[]

Brian Justin Crum's Week 3 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1115 consisted of singing Phil Collins' "In the Air Tonight". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Brian received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 1116 along with Grace VanderWaal.

Semifinals[]

Brian Justin Crum's Week 2 Semifinals performance in Episode 1119 consisted of singing Tears For Fears' "Everybody Wants to Rule the World". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Brian received enough votes to be sent to the Finals in Episode 1120 instead of Calysta Bevier and Kadie Lynn.

Finals[]

Brian Justin Crum's Finals performance in Episode 1121 consisted of singing Michael Jackson's "Man In The Mirror". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations.

Finale[]

For the finale in Episode 1122, Brian Justin Crum sang Radiohead's "Creep" again. Brian received enough votes to advance to the Top 5 instead of Laura Bretan. Brian finished in fourth place in the competition overall, in front of Sal Valentinetti but behind Jon Dorenbos, The Clairvoyants and Grace VanderWaal.

The Champions Preliminary[]

Brian returned for America's Got Talent: The Champions. His performance in Episode TC04 consisted of singing "Your Song" by Elton John. Howie Mandel , Mel B , Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. It was revealed that the superfans voted Brian into the top 4 along with Paul Zerdin, Drew Lynch and Tape Face. It was later revealed that he received more votes than Paul, Drew and Tape Face, sending him to the Finals.

The Champions Final[]

Brian Justin Crum's Finals performance in Episode TC06 consisted of singing "Never Enough" from The Greatest Showman. Howie Mandel , Mel B , Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations.

The Champions Finale[]

For the finale in Episode TC07, Brian performed "The Show Must Go On" by Queen with Cristina Ramos while Deadly Games performed knife tricks. The superfans did not give him enough votes to enter the Top 5, eliminating him from the competition along with Kechi instead of Cristina Ramos.

Fantasy League Nominations[]

Brian Justin Crum was nominated as one of the top 40 acts, sending him through to the Draft Pool.

Fantasy League Draft Pool[]

Brian was drafted onto Mel B’s Team.

Fantasy League Preliminary[]

Brian Justin Crum’s preliminary performance in Episode FL04 consisted of singing Bob Dylan's "Forever Young". Heidi Klum and Mel B gave him standing ovations. He did not receive enough votes to advance to the Semifinals, eliminating him from the competition instead of Aidan Bryant and Darci Lynne.

Fantasy League Finale[]

Brian returned as a guest performer in Episode FL08 as part of a mega mash-up act with Loren Allred, Sofie Dossi, Aidan Bryant, Billy & Emily England and Ramadhani Brothers.

Trivia[]

  • Brian Justin Crum progressed further than any solo singing act that didn't receive the Golden Buzzer since Season 10.
  • It has been speculated by fans that Brian was the voice of Bun from Season 18 act Noodle and Bun.

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