Growing up with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Tory Vagasy never felt like a "normal" kid, but music was always a part of her life. She auditioned for local shows in her freshman year of high school, fell in love with musical theater and has been performing ever since. A year ago, Tory began posting videos online of her singing in public bathrooms that gained traction on social media. From the bathroom to singing in front of America on "AGT," Tory hopes to someday make it to Broadway.
Tory is currently studying musical theater at Broward College in Florida and also works as a singing princess at children's birthday parties. She participated in BroadwayWorld's "Next On Stage" competition.
Tory Vagasy's audition in Episode 1605 consisted of singing "Into The Unknown" from Frozen 2. Although Howie Mandel voted "No", Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell voted "Yes", sending Tory to the next round.
Tory Vagasy was chosen to advance to the Top 36.
Tory Vagasy's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1611 consisted of singing "Heart of Stone" from the musical Six. Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara gave her standing ovations. Tory finished in 6th, 7th or 8th place in America's Vote. In the Instant Save, she received more online votes than Korean Soul and T.3, advancing to the Semifinals in Episode 1612.
Tory Vagasy's Semifinals performance in Episode 1615 consisted of singing "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King. Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara gave her standing ovations. Tory did not receive enough votes to advance to the Finals in Episode 1616, eliminating her from the competition along with Beyond Belief Dance Company instead of Gina Brillon.
Tory is the highest placing act of Season 16 to receive a “No” vote in auditions.