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Jonathan Burkin
Jonathanburkin
Information
Age (at audition) 17
Sex Male
Act Baton Twirler
Seasons 3
Position Reached Semifinalist

Jonathan Burkin was a baton twirler act from Season 3 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Semifinals.

Background

Jonathan Burkin has been baton twirling since he was 9 years old. He went through tough times when he was younger, as his peers would mock him for his stereotypically feminine hobby.

Audition

Jonathan Burkin's audition in Episode 301 consisted of twirling and juggling flaming batons to "The Devil Went Down to Georgia". Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and David Hasselhoff all voted "Yes", sending Jonathan to the Vegas Round.

America's Got Talent 2008 - Johnathan Burkin Baton Boy

America's Got Talent 2008 - Johnathan Burkin Baton Boy








Vegas Round

Jonathan Burkin was one of the Variety Acts in the Vegas Round. He was sorted into the "Kid Acts" category. His performance in Episode 308 was not fully televised, but it consisted of twirling flmaing batons to Kenny Loggins' "Footlose." Jonathan's audition was strong enough for the judges to include him in the Top 60 shortlist and to later send him to the Top 40 Quarterfinals in Episode 309.

Child Variety

Child Variety

Variety Elim

Variety Elim

Top 40 Results Full Episode - Part 3 - America's Got Talent

Top 40 Results Full Episode - Part 3 - America's Got Talent
























Quarterfinals

Jonathan Burkin's Part 3 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 312 consisted of twirling and juggling flaming batons to Elton John's "I'm Still Standing." In the middle of his performance, he spun a baton around his neck. Jonathan received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 313 instead of Texas State Strutters.

Baton Twirl

Baton Twirl

Elim three

Elim three


















Semifinals

Jonathan Burkin's Part 2 Semifinals performance in Episode 315 consisted of twirling and juggling flaming batons while surrounded by pinball machines, all to The Who's "Pinball Wizard." Jonathan finished in either fifth or sixth place in America's Vote. In the Judges' Choice, although Sharon Osbourne voted for him, Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff both did not, eliminating Jonathan from the competition in Episode 316 instead of Joseph Hall.

Jonathan Burkin Top 20

Jonathan Burkin Top 20

America's got talent 2008 top 10 results part3

America's got talent 2008 top 10 results part3















Trivia

  • Jonathan never dropped a baton during any of his performances.

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