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Diane Marie Bannard was a hula hoop artist from Season 9 of America's Got Talent. She was eliminated in the audition round. She returned in Season 11 as Diane Bannard. She was eliminated in the audition round again.


Diane Bannard is from Ocala, Florida. She has been hula-hooping for more than 20 years.

Season 9 Audition[]

Diane Marie Bannard's audition in Episode 901 consisted of performing a Hula-Hoop routine. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, and Mel B buzzed the act. After her audition, Nick Cannon joined her on stage with his own Hula-Hoop. Howard, Heidi, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "No", eliminating Diane from the competition.

Season 11 Audition[]

Diane Bannard returned in Season 11. Her audition in Episode 1103 consisted of twirling a hula-hoop around her hips and then around her neck. Mel B and Simon Cowell buzzed the act. Mel B and Simon voted "No," eliminating Diane from the competition again. After the performance, Nick Cannon joined Diane on stage to spin hoops around their necks.