Meet Alan J Silva: The ‘AGT’ Star Out To Prove Size Does Not Matter
We can’t wait to watch aerialist Alan J Silva on this season of America’s Got Talent. The circus performer is proving that it doesn’t matter how tall you are — talent is talent.
“People judge me for my size, but I think the sky’s the limit,” Alan told judges in a promo for this season. After his performance, Sofia Vergara told him, “That was the performance of a giant.”
5 Facts About ‘AGT’ Star Alan J Silva
1. He was born into a circus family.
Alan Jones Silva was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1982. He’s the sixth generation in a circus family but was the only little person. He started training at age 4, learning floor acrobatics and trapeze. Eventually, he started performing a form of aerial acrobatics called “flying silks.”
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2. His brother is Deadly Games’ Alfredo Silva.
Remember the danger act Deadly Games from AGT Season 11 and later AGT: The Champions? Alan’s brother is knife thrower Alredo Silva. Alan has posted Instagram photos of the pair hanging out together, and they’ve even posted some dance and acrobatics videos on TikTok. Will Alan get as far as Alfredo did?
3. Alan is a star on TikTok.
Alan has over 77,000 followers on the video app, where he posts videos of himself doing at-home aerial moves and funny lip syncs. He’s even posted himself singing and playing guitar. TikTok seems to be a popular social media platform for new AGT stars this season, including teen singer Thomas Day.
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4. Alan Silva has 2 kids
Alan is married, and he and his wife have an adorable baby daughter and the cutest little son. He’s posted some cute videos of his little girl on TikTok, including one where she dances in her high chair, and another where she lies on the mat during her mom’s workout. During his audition on America’s Got Talent, his son cheered him on and stole everyone’s heart with his ‘go papa’ chanting.
5. He’s performed with Cirque du Soleil.
Alan was asked to join Cirque du Soleil in 2002, but fell during practice and broke both of his hips. He ended up making a full recovery and eventually joined Cirque’s show Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
In the show, Alan plays a character called Tissues, flying through the air in his aerial routine. He’s also worked as a coach for Cirque du Soleil. Check out his amazing routine to “Bohemian Rhapsody” above.