This season of AGT: The Champions has introduced us to several amazing talents from around the world, including dog trainer Alexa Lauenburger. The 11-year-old, who comes from Germany, is competing on this week’s show.
Alexa has an amazing history for someone so young. Watch any of her routines, and you’ll understand why she’s been so successful. Read on to find out more about her, including her past Got Talent experience.
5 Facts About Alexa Lauenburger
Alexa Was Inspired By Her Dad To Train Dogs
Alexa’s father, Wolfgang Lauenburger, is also a dog trainer. She was inspired to pursue the same talent. According to her AGT: Champions bio, Alexa started training dogs in secret at age 7. She then surprised her family with a dog show. In an Instagram post wishing her dad a happy birthday, Alexa called him her “hero.”
She Won ‘Germany’s Got Talent’
Alexa competed on Season 11 of Das Supertalent, also known as Germany’s Got Talent, in 2017. She was only 9 years old at the time! Alexa reportedly worked with a dozen dogs during the show, and she ended up winning the competition. She says her dogs were “superstars” afterward, and everyone wanted to meet them.
Alexa Competed On ‘BGT: The Champions’
Last year, Alexa Lauenburger took her dog act to the UK and competed on Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions. Her Greatest Showman-inspired routine earned the Golden Buzzer from hosts Ant and Dec. Simon Cowell, meanwhile, told her it was the best dog act he’s ever seen. (And if you know Simon, you know he really loves dog acts.) Although she didn’t win, Alexa clearly made a big impression.
Her Act Has Caused Some Controversy
According to The Sun, there was some controversy after Alexa won Das Supertalent. Her dad appeared on TV with a similar routine to one of hers, causing people to question if she trained the dogs herself. Wolfgang defended her on Facebook, pointing out that Alexa never claimed to be the only one training the dogs. He added that it’s impressive enough to be able to handle all of those dogs on live TV.
Alexa Is Competing On ‘AGT: The Champions’
Alexa Lauenburger is taking her amazing dog act to American TV. In a promo video for the show, Alexa said this is her first time in America. “I’m excited to perform on the world stage, and show everyone what I do,” she shared. She also said she’s excited to meet judge Heidi Klum, explaining that she’s “a big fan.”