Dancer Turf auditioned for season seven of America’s Got Talent with a truly inspirational story. He overcame being homeless for two years after he was kicked out of his house for wanting to pursue dance. Turf, whose real name is Alonzo Jones, earned a living from performing on the streets. His life changed forever after his big tv moment on ‘AGT.’ Take a look and try not to cry.
Dancer Turf Had A Tear-Filled ‘AGT’ Audition
“You are a true original and I think you’re what we’re looking for,” Howard Stern said after watching Turf’s performance. “Turf all that dancing in the street, you learned your craft, you learned how to control people who watch you,” Sharon Osbourne said. “You have paid your dues on the street and now it’s time for you to take a stage.” Turf was visibly emotional on the stage with tears streaming down his face. “I hope every kid that’s watching this who wants to dance that doesn’t know that they can do it, I just proved to them that you can do it,” he said through tears. “Turf it’s bigger than that” Howie Mandel said. “For you, it is dance. For everybody out there it’s whatever they want to do. He went on to say that Turf has gone through so much and his life is about to change. He was voted into the Vegas round where he had yet another groundbreaking performance.
Turf’s dancing features a unique combination of bone-breaking, contortion and hip hop that the judges fell in love with. This style called “turfing” is where he got his stage name from. He made it all the way to the semifinals on America’s Got Talent before he was eliminated from the competition.
Where Is He Now?
After his ‘AGT’ journey came to an end, Turf created a YouTube channel where he began to post footage of some of his performances. The last time he posted a video of himself dancing was four years ago.
He went on to have a show in Las Vegas called The Ultimate Variety Show and Zombie Burlesque at the V Theater. The show has been a highlight of his career where fans have gotten to see the exhilarating bone-breaking up close. “It excites me more when the crowds get grossed out – not from their cheers,” he said about the show. He has also opened for the Nathan Burton Magic Show which he described as another momentous highlight of his career.
Currently, his Instagram account is private and he hasn’t posted on Twitter since 2017.
While not much is brewing for Turf on social media, perhaps we will see him in the future on ‘AGT: Champions’ at some point. The show is very unpredictable but his addition definitely moved millions of people all over the world.