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Jessica Fishenfeld was an opera singer and aerialist from Season 17 of America's Got Talent. She was eliminated in the Deliberations.


She hails from Great Neck, New York yet moved to Savannah, Georgia alongside her husband Scott James following the COVID-19 Pandemic. As a graduate of NYU Steinhardt and Manhattan School of Music with graduate and undergraduate degrees she was chosen in a variety of competitions like the 2015 Ades Vocal Competition. Fishenfeld has appeared in several musicals portraying Brünnhilde in Das Barbecü, Zerlina in Kenneth Merrill’s production of Don Giovanni, Sophie Sheridan in Mamma Mia: The Musical, Kim in Eric Salzman’s Big Jim & the Small-Time Investors, & Lydia Douce in Victoria Bond’s Sirens. She also stars in several commercials, and featured as actor and voiceover artist for Overtone Films' documentary series Unwanted and In the Key of Bach.

Fishenfeld competed in the 2019 Lotte Lenya competition. In 2021, she was a semi-finalist in the American Traditions Competition. Her debut as a soloist included her stint with The Manhattan Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, and Helena Symphony in Carmina Burana and Bernstein 100!, Hartford Symphony in Celebrate America!, Birdland, and Newport Music Festival, among many others.

Fishenfeld is also a passionate supporter of American opera and as such created a web series which she hosts entailed Alive & Kicking, which promotes work related to the same. In 2016, Fishenfeld played Lucy in the short Something Blue: L'opera del Bachelor. In 2017, she played Breanna in the short film Mom, and in 2020 she voiced a German Jewish Refugee, alongside Lore Kling & Henrietta Klotz in documentary Unwanted. In February 2022 Fishenfeld teamed up with Mila Henry in order to release her album entitled The Nothing Lamp. In 2022, she is set to feature in an episode of TV Series Panhandle as a Tour Guide.


Jessica Fishenfeld's audition in Episode 1708 was briefly shown, consisting of performing tricks on an aerial hoop while singing opera at the same time. At least 3 judges voted "Yes", sending her to the next round.


Jessica Fishenfeld was not selected as one of the 55 acts in the Semifinals, eliminating her from the competition.

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