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Kenny Shelton was a juggler from Season 1 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Semifinals.


Kenny Shelton is from Alpine, California.


Kenny Shelton's audition in Episode 101 consisted of juggling three tennis rackets and three basketballs. Unfortunately, he dropped one racket and one basketball. Piers Morgan, Brandy Norwood (Piers and David buzzed for her), and David Hasselhoff all buzzed the act. The judges agreed to give Kenny a second chance and promised to send him through if he juggled three knives while balancing on a balance board for a full minute, and if he dropped any knives, he would have to walk straight off. Kenny was able to accomplish the feat, sending him to the Semifinals.


Kenny Shelton's Week 3 Semifinals performance in Episode 108 consisted of juggling three flaming balls, three flaming batons, and three flaming candles. Piers Morgan, Brandy Norwood, and David Hasselhoff all gave Kenny "✓" votes. Kenny did not receive enough votes to finish in at least second place in America's Vote, eliminating him from the competition in Episode 109 instead of Bianca Ryan and Nathan Burton.


  • Kenny Shelton was the first juggler and first danger act whose audition was televised on America's Got Talent.
  • He was the first act to be buzzed by all three judges, yet continued to the next round.
  • He was the first act to be not be officially voted on, with his fate instead decided by a challenge.
  • He was the first juggler to receive three "Yes" votes, and the first David Hasselhoff ever voted "Yes" to.

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