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Competition was stiff on AGT

Who won in 2021?

By Lawrence Edward HincheePublished about a year ago 4 min read
Benecio Bryant Singing

The battle of the fourteen year old's at America's Got Talent. Who are you pulling for? Benicio? Dylan?. They both have one thing in common, they are extremely gorgeous, in my opinion. I love Dylan's hair and I love Benicio's skin tone. But they are both very talented musically. I hate when this happens. I hate when two incredibly cute boys are competing against one another.

Dylan's audition song was Queen's Somebody to love. Freddie Mercury would have been proud of his performance if he were still alive. I am sure Freddie was looking down from heaven smiling as young Dylan belted out his groups song.

Benicio settled on The Joke and really hit those high note. His performance was excellent. Shy 14-year-old singer Benicio Bryant came close to being eliminated back in the “America's Got Talent” Judge Cuts, but ultimately the panelists decided to keep him over Australian singer Jordan Ravi.

Dylan Zangwill is a singer and keyboardist act from Season 16 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the deliberations but returned for the wildcard show where he was eliminated again. He sang the song by the Animals, The House of the Rising Sun.

Meanwhile, Benicio Bryant was a singer act from Season 14 of America's Got Talent. He finished in the Bottom 5 of the Top 10. What does Benicio Bryant do now?

Benicio Bryant gained a ton of popularity after his appearance on season 14 of America’s Got Talent. After making it all the way to the finale, it was clear that his star presence and voice were a hit with millions of people around the world. One person he has always had on his side is Simon Cowell and now, Simon is giving Benicio the opportunity of a lifetime.

Being unable to travel and record music during this time, Benicio has been quarantining and doing Zoom meetings with record label representatives. The deal is actually a joint deal with Simon's own label Syco Records and Arista Records, a label owned by Sony Music.

America’s Got Talent” found us a new Season 16 contestant to love Tuesday with the introduction of Dylan Zangwill, a 14-year-old boy who has an impressive set of pipes. The teen competitor used his voice to channel Freddie Mercury in an unbelievable rendition of Queen’s “Somebody to Love.”

Dylan, who is from Exton, Pennsylvania, played the piano and sang during his performance of the classic Queen track for “AGT” judges Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel and host Terry Crews.

It only took until the very first high note in the song (around the 1:10 mark) for the audience to begin to cheer as Zangwill’s Mercury-like energy became apparent.

Though we could barely stand on our feet when Dylan was done, he managed to get three of the judges up on theirs (Simon smiled, but stayed seat, because that’s Simon!) and rallied the audience for a standing ovation, too.

The 16-year-old Seattle native performed at his first talent show when he was just eight, and then, anywhere he could — at coffee shops, at farmer’s markets, and on YouTube. It was there he was scouted to compete on The Voice Kids in Germany and later, grew to prominence when he was a finalist on Season 14 of America’s Got Talent. After the show, he signed to Simon Cowell’s record label and jumped headfirst into making music. His confidence grew, his talent only shined brighter, and he threw himself into writing his own music more than ever.

When the pandemic hit, he invested in a home studio and continued to collaborate via zoom with writers and producers to work on his craft. His recent single “Sorry” is one he’s most proud of — having written and produced it solely on his own. When creating he’s constantly reminding himself to “just be yourself.” He said, “I’ve kinda given up on what people think about what I wear or what I do with my hair.” “You have one life.” He continued. “Does it really matter what random strangers think about you?” Wise words from a teenager that we could all use in an age ‘where we are’ constantly comparing and concerned about what others think.

Unfortunately neither boy made it to the finals. I was saddened by that. But still seeing them perform was a treat for me. Looking at Benicio at age sixteen he is still as gorgeous as he was at fourteen.

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About the Creator

Lawrence Edward Hinchee

I am a new author. I wrote my memoir Silent Cries and it is available on I am new to writing and most of my writing has been for academia. I possess an MBA from Regis University in Denver, CO. I reside in Roanoke, VA.

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