6 Best Pride Acts EVER on ‘America’s Got Talent’ That Had Us Grooving
Seen as it’s Pride Month, here our top picks for the best Pride moments & auditions over the years on America’s Got Talent. Rewatch the journey of the show’s most famous open LGBT+ contestants including Hans, Brian Justin Crum and Brody Ray.
Top Pride Acts on ‘America’s Got Talent’
Hans first appeared on America’s Got Talent in Season 13 and returned this year for AGT: The Champions to wow the nation once again with his unique act. The German performer is known for his fun personality, quick wit, and spectacular stage presence. Hans has an amazing ability to energize the crowd and getting every judge on their feet, dancing along. The accordionist and dancer is openly gay.
Brian Justin Crum
Brian Justin Crum first appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2016, wowing America with his incredible voice. The pop singer finished in 4th place. Crum has a long history of performing in musical theatre, influencing him to cover artists such as Queen and Elton John on the show. Brian is open about being gay and speaks on being bullied when at school as a result.
John & Andrew
Salsa act, John & Andrew gives us joy every time we see their America’s Got Talent audition. The two made it all the way to the Quarterfinals in 2014 before getting eliminated. John describes himself as straight however Andrew is openly gay, making them the perfect pick for our top pride picks. The two dancers mentioned that they have no problem dancing as a couple despite their differences in sexual orientation.
Brody Ray auditioned for America’s Got Talent on Season 13, reaching the Judges Cuts stage of the competition. Whilst on the show, Ray spoke on his incredible journey as a transgender male, speaking on dropping out of college to go ahead with surgery and hormonal treatment. Throughout the competition, Brody was keen to sing his own original songs.
Emil Rengle stunned the judges and the nation on America’s Got Talent: The Champions this year with his unique high heel dancing. Whilst Howie and Simon buzzed Rengle’s performance, Emil’s overall energy and eccentric personality is something to aspire to. The AGT contestant is openly gay and was the first open LGBTQ+ member to appear on Romania’s Got Talent.
DJ Demers left no joke untold back in 2016 on America’s Got Talent. The openly gay comedian performed a hilarious routine, taking hits at his own personal life, mentioning his journey to discovering his real self. The AGT contestant is now a big name in the comedy industry, with experience performing on Conan and producing his own stand up special. Here is to America’s Got Talent pride!
Catch America’s Got Talent every Tuesday on NBC at 8/7c or stream on Netflix in the UK!