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Maya Neelakantan is a guitarist from Season 19 of America's Got Talent.


Maya Neelakantan is from Chennai, India. She had previously performed for a small crowd of 50 people but aspired to perform for bigger crowds and release her own music. She had been playing guitar since the age of 6. Her father plays guitar as a hobby and he was instrumental in showing her how to teach herself how to play the guitar by watching videos on YouTube.

Maya’s inspirations are Adam Jones from Electric Sheep, Melvin’s, Puscifer and Tool and Gary Holt from both Exodus and Slayer.


Maya Neelakantan’s audition in Episode 1904 consisted of playing the guitar to Papa Roach’s “Last Resort”. All 4 judges voted "Yes", sending her to the next round.


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