3 Famous Talent Show Contestants Who Made It Big

Jordan McKnight

Written by Tim Grable

April 22, 2019

Talent shows represent an incredible opportunity for new talent to be seen and discovered by a wide audience.

It’s no coincidence many of the entertainers featured on today’s most popular talent show competitions managed to gain an impressive number of fans and build successful careers in show business – even if they didn’t win the season, they were featured in.

Here are three such famous talent show contestants who made the most out of their time in the spotlight at talent shows and went on to become known worldwide.

3 Famous Talent Show Contestants Who Made It Big

1. Preacher Lawson

A finalist on the 12th season of America’s Got Talent; Preacher Lawson managed to stand out from other contestants with his high-energy, clean comedy and amazing personality.

After his appearance on AGT and Britian’s Got Talent: The Champions, the world fell in love with him, and Lawson managed to gain a strong following on his YouTube channel which currently boasts over 5,000,000 views and over 240,000 subscribers.

Another thing which proves just how much fans love him is the fact he received the most votes from the super fans of the United States on AGT: the Champions. This way, he was able to advance to the finals of the competition.

He was the only comedian to make it into the finale of the show!

Check out the video below to see Preacher’s outstanding performance in the finals of America’s Got Talent: the Champions and get ready to get a good laugh in!

Preacher Lawson: Funny Comedian Describes Men Vs. Women - America's Got Talent: The Champions

2.Terry Fator

A top a comedian, impressionist, ventriloquist and singer from Dallas, Terry Fator gained worldwide recognition as an entertainer after winning America’s Got Talent, season 2.

After his big win, Terry was signed on as the headliner at The Mirage hotel and casino in Las Vegas.

Plus, during his now 15 years career as a performer, Terry got to share the stage with top performers like Reba McEntire, The Dixie Chicks and Garth Brooks. Large corporations such as General Motors, Midas Muffler, AT&T booked him to perform at their event.

Moreso, Terry is part of an exclusive group of artists who got to perform for both President Clinton and Bush.

Today, more than a decade after winning America’s Got Talent, Terry is still a prolific entertainer, doing over 200 shows a year, proving high-quality entertainment never goes out of style.

3. Jordan McKnight

Jordan McKnight is a world-leading contortionist whom you may know from talent shows, such as America’s Got Talent (season 10) and The World’s Best.

Jordan McKnight

Jordan began performing as a rhythmic gymnast in New York City and trained with renowned Cirque du Soleil performers, and choreographers.

The talented young contortionist has also won 3 bronzes and a silver award for her performance at different international circus festivals.

Every time she’s on stage, people in the audience can’t help but be in awe of the incredible ways in which she can contort her body, a skill she practices up to eight hours every single day.

Today, she is a praised contortionist, known for her extraordinary ability to perform five contortion disciplines: back bending, front bending, hand balancing, twisting, and dislocation.

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