5 Homeless Contestants That Shocked The World — Where Are They Now?
These contestants have inspired us with their talents! Their struggles created stories that we cannot forget. Let’s find out what happened to this contestants after the show?
Mike Yung from ‘America’s Got Talent’
Mike Yung was a singer act from Season 12 of America’s Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Semifinals. Mike returned for AGT: The Champions 2 where he was eliminated in the Preliminaries. Yung has been singing in the subway for 37 years.
Yung released “Alright” as a single in 2018, along with a lyric video. Yung announced a Kickstarter fundraiser for the album, where He raised $90,000, enough for an EP, as of October 2018.
On July 28, 2018, Yung started his Never Give Up Tour.
He released a song called “Dreamer” with Martin Garrix. His estimated net worth is about 1-5 million dollars now!
Dennis Lorenzo from ‘American Idol’
Dennis Lorenzo is a Philadelphia musician who was homeless for several years who made it to the Top 10 of American Idol during Season 18.
In 2017, he released a five-track EP which featured his single “Fly or Die” which earned him both success and recognition.
He has been featured in several media outlets for his music including Yahoo News, ABC, and People Magazine.
Robbie Hance from ‘X Factor’
Robbie’s mother had to work three jobs when he was little, and that still was not enough. So, Robbie ended up bouncing from home to home. After being homeless for very long, his ex-girlfriend signed him up for X Factor! He wowed the judges by his performance.
Robbie Hance mysteriously disappeared after X Factor. There are Facebook groups to help find this singer.
He released a single called “Hey” which is available in Apple music and Spotify.
Turf from ‘America’s Got Talent’
Known as Turf The Contortionist, Alonzo Jones brought his triple-jointed body bends to Season 7 of America’s Got Talent.
After graduating from high school his mother kicked him out of the house because of his desire to pursue a career in dance. He has not spoken to his mother ever since. He had been homeless for two years but now lives in an apartment. He now performs on the streets of Vegas.
Hollywood Anderson from ‘American Idol’
Long time street performer impressed the judges on American Idol and made JLo cry. He has been homeless for many years but after his auditions, he even got invited to The Ellen DeGeneres Show and He has appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
He released several singles, EPs, albums and is touring the world!