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First ‘AGT’ Winner EVER Competes in ‘AGT: Champions’

Maryelin Ramos

Maryelin Ramos

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Bianca Ryan is known for being the first winner of America’s Got Talent in 2006 at just eleven years old. Shocking the judges in her first audition singing, “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going” from the movie Dream Girls. After announcing her song choice, singer/songwriter Brandi immediately has doubts but was proven wrong with Ryan’s strong vocals. The judges gave the young singer praise, Piers Morgan even gave her a bit of advice that he thinks will help her win the competition. All three judges eventually approved her to go on. Watch her amazing audition below!


SEE ALSO: ALL AMERICAS GOT TALENT WINNERS WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Biancas Return to the ‘AGT’ Stage

Ryan continued strongly and eventually won the competition singing “I Am Changing” from DreamGirls. Morgan predicted that she would be the winner that season. Following her big win, she was automatically signed to Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Music, where he called her “potentially one of the best singers I have ever heard in my life.” She was right away able to release her first single being “In My Head” in 2010, which was inspired by the hit movie at the time Twilight: New Moon for fans of the Twilight series.


Even though she won ‘AGT’ and was able to release music to her growing fandom, as well as even host a Christmas Concert on the TBN network. Ryan decided it was time to show that she is a champion by competing against fellow stars of the show on AGT: The Champions 13 years following her first audition. Bianca singing A Great Big Worlds “Say Something”, lands her a standing ovation from the crowd and the judges, they also welcome her back with open arms to the show even Simon Cowell tells her that he is thrilled to see her return to the stage and can’t’ wait to see what she brings!

SEE ALSO: AMERICAS GOT TALENTS BIANCA RYAN IS CROWDFUNDING HER OWN EP.

Her Emotional Journey After Vocal Surgery

The judges, including Heidi Klum, also applauded her for gaining the confidence to sing again after she admits during her pre-taped interview her journey with vocal surgery.


“I was touring, I was doing music videos. After a few years, I noticed my voice just wasn’t working with me. I finally went to an ENT and he was like ‘basically, one of your vocal cords is paralyzed, you’re going to need surgery, and there’s a chance you may never be able to sing again.’ And, it felt like the moment where it was all crashing down on me,” she said. Listening to Bianca’s audition and performance during her time on the show, it seems that the surgery if anything made her voice stronger.

She eventually lost to Preacher Lawson before the finals.

Bianca Ryans New Makeup Company

Bianca is still singing and already has three studio albums. She also has a YouTube channel with 40,000 subscribers. This year, she gave fans new music with her hit single What The World Now Needs is Love. Aside from singing, she also decided to dip into the world of makeup. She currently owns a makeup company called Ciao Bianca Beauty, which includes cruelty-free and vegan makeup products!

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About the Author

Maryelin Ramos

Currently, a grad school student studying fashion marketing to work as a fashion editor one day, I also have a bachelor's in media studies from Hunter College. On my free time I enjoy reading, makeup tutorials, drawing and watching the Real Housewives franchise.

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