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Daniel Emmet is an opera singer act from Season 13 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Judge Cuts, but he returned as a Wild Card in the Quarterfinals. He then finished in the Bottom 5 of the Top 10.


Daniel Emmet is gaining rapid notoriety as a rising multilingual star whose voice, once heard, makes you take a step back and catch your breath. He is an artist who can engage audiences with his rich, powerful voice, or woo them with the vocal sensitivity of a warm embrace. No stranger to commanding stages large and small around the country, Daniel has also performed internationally at grand halls and intimate clubs.

Although classically trained, Daniel’s range of musical expression which crosses genres, is remarkable and authentic. Fondly referred to as #opera boy, this multilingual powerhouse has the ability to easily crossover multiple genres that take you on an emotional journey from spellbinding and mesmerizing, upbeat and entertaining, to breathtaking and stunning, leaving you simply wowed!

Driven by his desire to communicate internationally, Daniel has pressed himself to learn to sing in seven languages, and given his unquenchable spirit to continue to grow, it's not likely that he'll stop there. In addition to being a stunning powerhouse vocalist, Daniel is an accomplished composer and lyricist. His love and understanding of music paired with his classical roots gives him a singular gift that can bridge the “high art” of classical music, with the music of the streets.

Daniel understands music’s power to bring people together. He sees it as the living soundtrack of our global experience and has a passion to share the vast global bandwidth of music creation with the rest of us. His perspective has been greatly informed by his global travels. When asked what fuels his passion to share music wherever he goes, his answer is thoughtful and demonstrates his belief in the ability of music to cross all borders.

“For me, music is not only humanity’s only true native tongue - it may be our best hope to ultimately recognize our own humanity in others. I don’t want to be quarantined with only those I know, and disconnected from those I don’t. I want to share my love of music in all its forms, in hopes of reminding us all of what bonds us together instead of what separates us.” - Daniel Emmet [1]

Daniel previously auditioned, untelevised, for Season 6 of AGT. He made it past the auditions but did not perform in Vegas.

Daniel also made two appearances on The Wendy Williams Show in December 2012. On the December 17th episode he performed a tribute to the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting [2][3]


Daniel Emmet's audition in Episode 1304 consisted of at first singing his original song "Amante." Simon Cowell stopped his audition and asked if he had a second song. Daniel said he did not, so Simon decided to give him Il Divo's "Passera," telling him to learn the song and come back and sing it later on. Daniel's second chance audition consisted of singing "Passera". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon all voted "Yes," sending him to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts

Daniel Emmet's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1307 consisted of singing Lucio Dalla's "Caruso". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and guest judge Ken Jeong gave him standing ovations. His performance was not strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals, eliminating him from the competition. However, he was chosen as one of the Quarterfinal wildcard acts, reinstating him into the Quarterfinals.


Daniel Emmet returned to the Quarterfinals as a Wild Card. Daniel Emmet's Week 3 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1315 consisted of singing a Spanish version of "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" by Aerosmith. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave him standing ovations. Daniel finished in sixth, seventh or eighth place in America's Vote. In the Dunkin' Save, Daniel received more online votes than Aaron Crow and The Future Kingz, advancing to the Semifinals in Episode 1316.


Daniel Emmet's Week 2 Semifinals performance in Episode 1319 consisted of singing "Somewhere" from West Side Story. Heidi Klum gave him a standing ovation. Daniel finished in fourth, fifth or sixth place in America's Vote. In the Dunkin' Save, he received fewer votes than Glennis Grace. In the Judges' Choice, Mel B didn't vote for him, but Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel did, advancing to the Finals in Episode 1320 instead of We Three.


Daniel Emmet's Finals performance in Episode 1321 consisted of singing "Perfect Symphony" by Andrea Bocelli. Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell gave him standing ovations.


For the finale in Episode 1322, Daniel Emmet performed "The Pearl Fishers' Duet" with legendary opera singer Placido Domingo. He did not receive enough votes to advance to the Top 5, eliminating him from the competition instead of Shin Lim.


  • He is the first act in the show's history to receive all three of a Wild Card, a Dunkin' Save, and a Judges' Choice in the same season.
  • Daniel is the only finalist who did not get a standing ovation from every judge in his Finals performance, as Howie Mandel did not give him one.
  • Daniel was the first singing act to make it to the finals after being stopped by Simon in his audition. He was followed by Cristina Rae.

After The Show

Since his 2018 appearances on NBC’s America’s Got Talent,  Daniel has released his first single “Passerà” which debuted at #2 on the iTunes Classical Chart, has been featured on the CW’s “The Big Stage”, and in 2019 Daniel debuted on the Las Vegas strip as a headliner at Caesars Palace for the exclusive run of his show  “All That I Am”, and continues to guest star around the country on tour with Marie Osmond as well as performing his solo and symphonic shows. [4]

In 2021, Daniel released a new single titled "True Reflection," [5] made an appearance in the 2021 Lifetime television film A Fiancé for Christmas as a singer and was a guest performer on the TV special An Evening With Marie Osmond.

He assisted MetaPhysic Synthetic Media in their audition in Episode 1702.

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