Meet Ashley Marina: Pittsburgh’s 12-Year-Old Superstar on ‘America’s Got Talent’

Jill O'Rourke | Talent Recap

America’s Got Talent is known for showcasing young singers with amazing voices, and Ashley Marina is no exception. The 12-year-old is competing on Season 15 of the show.

Check out a clip from Ashley’s AGT performance below, and read on to find out more about this talented young singer from Pittsburgh with a voice beyond her years.

5 Facts About ‘AGT’ Singer Ashley Marina

1. Ashley has won several awards already.

She hasn’t won a title as big as America’s Got Talent Champion, but Ashley has quite a few achievements under her belt. According to her website, she was named 2020 MÓB Radio Artist of the Year, TalentWatch Dream Night Champion, National Talent America Tri-Star Award Winner, and Williams SING-OFF Finalist (twice). Could AGT winner be her next title?

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2. She’s a singer-songwriter with 10 original songs.

Ashley’s song “Move a Mountain” was No. 1 on the FAB Chart worldwide. She also has an original song called “You’ll Always Be My Hero,” which she performed on America’s Got Talent. (It won MÓB Radio Song and Video of the Month.) In 2017, she released a music video for her song “Making My Way Home.” Check it out above.

3. Ashley has performed at sporting events.

Ashley Marina has performed the National Anthem at baseball games, soccer matches, and boxing competitions. Above, she sings “The Star-Spangled Banner” during the Harlem Globetrotters World Tour halftime show. She’s also performed at the Opry Mills in Nashville and in the local WPXI Holiday Parade in Pittsburgh. She definitely has plenty of performing experience, which should make AGT a breeze.

4. She’s an actress on stage and screen.

Singing isn’t Ashley’s only talent. Last year, she was cast as Young Anna in Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center’s production of Frozen the musical. She’s also acted in the Netflix series Mindhunter and in the Lifetime movie Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story.

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5. Ashley has danced with Abby Lee Miller’s company.

Not only can Ashley Marina sing, act, and play instruments like the ukulele and piano, but she’s also a dancer. She’s danced with the Abby Lee Dance Company and Millennium Dance Complex. In case you don’t know, Abby Lee Miller is famous for the reality show Dance Moms. Abby herself recorded a message wishing Ashley good luck on AGT.

We can’t wait to see how far Ashley goes on Season 15 of America’s Got Talent.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O'Rourke

Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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