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Daneliya Tuleshova was a singer from Season 15 of America's Got Talent.  She finished in the Bottom 5 of the Top 10. She returned for America's Got Talent: All-Stars where she was eliminated in the Preliminaries.

Background[]

Daneliya Tuleshova is a 14-year-old singer from Kazakhstan. She lives with her parents, brother, sister, two hamsters (Vanya, Turbo), dog (Mimi), two cats (Zhasmin, Smo) and her fish. She started singing when she was 10 years old, performing during dinner for her family. Aside from singing, Daneliya enjoys school, reading, cooking pancakes, playing with her best friends and watching American shows on Netflix, but her favorite activity is posting dance videos on TikTok. Daneliya has watched America's Got Talent for many years and dreamed of one day being able to come to America and perform on the AGT stage. She never thought it would be possible, so this all still feels like a dream to her. She hopes to one day be just as big as her inspiration, Beyonce.

She was Kazakhstan's first ever participant at the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Belarus, where she finished 6th overall. In 2019, she competed on the lone season of The World's Best, eliminated in the Solo Music category by Indian pianist (and eventual series winner) Lydian Nadhaswaram, thereby finishing in the top 8 (fellow Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergen, who was a hot favorite to win, withdrew).

Audition[]

Daneliya Tuleshova's audition in Episode 1503 consisted of singing Faouzia's "Tears of Gold". Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes", sending her to the next round.

Judge Cuts[]

Daneliya Tuleshova automatically advanced to the Quarterfinals without performing in Episode 1508.

Quarterfinals[]

Daneliya Tuleshova's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1511 consisted of singing Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times". Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and guest judge Kenan Thompson all gave her standing ovations.  Daneliya received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1512 instead of Kelvin Dukes and The Shape.

Semifinals[]

Daneliya Tuleshova's Semifinals performance in Episode 1519 consisted of singing Jessie J's "Who You Are". Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara all gave her standing ovations.  Daneliya received enough votes to advance to the Finals in Episode 1520 instead of Voices of Our City Choir and W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew.

Finals[]

Daneliya Tuleshova's Finals performance in Episode 1521 consisted of singing Sia's "I'm Alive". Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara all gave her standing ovations.

Finale[]

For the finale in Episode 1522, Daneliya Tuleshova sang "Kings and Queens" with Ava Max. She did not receive enough votes to enter the Top 5, eliminating her from the competition instead of Cristina Rae.

All-Stars Preliminary[]

Daneliya Tuleshova's Preliminary performance in Episode AS06 consisted of singing Duncan Laurence's "Arcade". Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell all gave her standing ovations. She did not receive enough votes from the Superfans to enter the Top 3 of the night, eliminating her from the competition.

Trivia[]

  • Daneliya is the first former Junior Eurovision participant to reach the AGT finals. She was followed by Sara James in Season 17.
  • Daneliya is the first non-Golden Buzzer act to beat two Golden Buzzer acts in one group result.
  • Daneliya and Bello Sisters were the only Season 15 finalists to win the public vote in the Semifinals, but not make the top 5 in the Finals.

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