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Victory Brinker
Information
Age (at audition) 9
Sex Female
Act Opera Singer
Seasons 16
Position Reached Finalist


Victory Brinker was a opera singer act from Season 16 of America's Got Talent. She finished in the Bottom 5 of the Top 10.

Background

Nine-year-old Victory Brinker's dream came true when she performed on the "AGT" stage and became the first Group Golden Buzzer in "AGT" history. After discovering opera at age 6, she knew she wanted to be an opera singer. Within two days, she learned her first aria and three weeks later, won her first talent show. She performed in 13 talent shows that year, winning 12. The next year, she began learning arias in seven languages and performed at festivals and sporting events all over the country.

Audition

Victory Brinker's audition in Episode 1606 consisted of singing "Juliet's Waltz" from the opera Roméo et Juliette. Moved by the performance, all four judges and Terry pressed the Golden Buzzer together, sending Victory to the Quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals

Victory Brinker's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1611 consisted of singing "Casta Diva" from the opera Norma. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell all gave her standing ovations. Victory received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1612 along with Aidan Bryant.

Semifinals

Victory Brinker's Semifinals performance in Episode 1617 consisted of singing "Nessun dorma" from the opera Turandot. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell all gave her standing ovations. Victory finished in 4th, 5th or 6th place in America's Vote. In the AGT Save, she received fewer online votes than Léa Kyle. In the Judges' Choice, Howie Mandel did not vote for her but Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell did, advancing to the Finals in Episode 1618 instead of UniCircle Flow.

Finals

Victory Brinker's Finals performance in Episode 1619 consisted of singing "O mio babbino caro". Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell all gave her standing ovations.

Finale

For the finale in Episode 1620, Victory Brinker sang Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli's "The Prayer" with Pentatonix. She did not receive enough votes to enter the Top 5, eliminating her from the competition instead of Brooke Simpson.

Trivia

  • Victory is the first act in AGT history to receive a Golden Buzzer from all of the judges and the host collectively.
  • She is the first act since Freckled Sky in Season 10 to have a judge who gave them the Golden Buzzer vote against them in the Judges' Choice.

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