12-year old magician ventriloquist from Michigan shocks with ‘AGT’ audition


Simon Cowell says “AGT” has never seen an act like hers before. A 12-year old girl from small town Michigan just shocked the judges with her magic ventriloquism act on “America’s Got Talent.”

Brynn Cummings will be a 7th grader next school year at Paw Paw Middle School in the village located west of Kalamazoo. She just auditioned on the hit NBC competition show airing on Tuesday, June 13th. Cummings says she was inspired to become a magician when she saw Darci Lynn perform on “AGT.”

“When I was watching her on “AGT” when I was 8, I looked at my mom and said that I wanted to do that,” Cummings told MLive. “I then asked for a puppet and got one for my birthday from my grandparents.”

Her love of magic came about when her dad took her to a local magic store. A short time after that, she won the 82nd Annual Abbott’s Magic Get Together in Colon, Michigan. She also won 1st place at a ventriloquist competition in Kentucky and used the prize money to buy her current puppet, Penelope the skunk.

Fast-forward to today where she performed both magic and ventriloquism on “AGT,” amazing the judges with her mentalism.

“You are adorable,” said Sofia Vergara. “It was so much fun and so courageous. You were right up close. I loved it.”

“This is the season of mash-ups,” added Howie Mandel. “The fact that you did magic or mentalism and ventriloquism at the same time. You were amazing young lady.”

“I loved it, too because you really figured it out with like a perfect little act for yourself,” said Heidi Klum. “You are a comedian, too. I thought it was a lot of fun. Well done.”

“You are so talented. So charming. People are going to root for you,” added Cowell. “You did something we’ve never seen before, and for me, you never want to see the same thing again, but not quite as good. You want to see it better, or different and that’s what you did.”

Cummings now advances to the next round of “AGT” which will begin sometime in the next few weeks. And she isn’t the only Michigander to advance to the next round this season. 38-year old Philip Bowen, a fiddler who lives in Brownstown Township in Metro Detroit, wowed the judges with his music skills on the episode airing on May 30th.


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