Who is victory on AGT?
Simon Cowell initially didn't seem too impressed, but he had some tricks up his sleeve! A 9-year-old girl named Victory Brinker made "America's Got Talent" history Tuesday night when she earned a Golden Buzzer from all four judges and host Terry Crews, sending her straight to the live episodes. Today.comVictory Brinker gets all 'AGT' judges to hit Golden Buzzer
09 July, 2021 - 12:03pm
Who Is Victory Brinker on 'AGT' 2021? - More About the Golden Buzzer-Winning 'America's Got Talent' Star
09 July, 2021 - 12:03pm
The 9-year-old opera singer has accomplished so much already.
As it turns out, that happiness is contagious when the 9-year-old opera singer begins to perform. While singing "Juliette's Waltz" from the French opera Roméo et Juliette, AGT judges Simon Cowell, Sofía Vergara, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel sat in shock listening to her angelic vocals and impressive range.
At the conclusion of her performance, the judges had nothing but wonderful things to say to Victory. "You are a star. I think you have a powerful voice. That was amazing, I really loved it," Sofía told the young singer before asking Simon to weigh in. After the judges and host Terry Crews gathered for a brief huddle, they all emerged with incredible news for the singer.
"Victory, as I said, turning up, in terms of your career, is really important; however, we're not going to give you a yes today," Simon told the young opera talent. "We're going to do something else we've never, ever, ever done on the show before. We are all going to give you something special."
Seconds later, all of the judges and Terry slammed their hands on the golden buzzer together, which prompted gold confetti to fall down on Victory on stage. Just like that, Victory made AGT history, becoming the first contestant ever to win a golden buzzer from all of the judges and host at the same time. Viewers will see her next in the live shows.
As her mom explained leading up to her audition, Victory grew up singing "morning, noon and night." Per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the preteen from Latrobe, Pennsylvania has been performing in front of her parents and 10 siblings since she was a toddler and would play America's Got Talent with them. Her mother, Christine Brinker, told the outlet that Victory had actually been invited to the AGT stage last season, but their plans fell through. Thankfully though, everything worked out better this time around.
"When you see your child do something that they love, it’s so overwhelming to watch that," Christine said. "Just to see her jumping up and down backstage, she could not wait.”
Victory's website further explains that the young classical singer can perform songs in seven different languages. She discovered classical music at age 6 and quickly fell in love. Before making her AGT debut, her bio notes that she performed on NBC's Little Big Shots and at Carnegie Hall, various NBA basketball games and the Pittsburgh Pirates' 2019 home opener baseball game.
Today, she's well on her way to being crowned the next winner of AGT. What's more, she already has a plan for what she intends to do with her $1 million prize money should she win the competition. While looking at Simon, she told him she'd buy him a "rainbow shirt that has glitter on it."
"You need some color!" Victory told Simon, making fun of his iconic "white, gray, and black" ensembles. If we had to guess, Simon better start preparing himself for a closet makeover this summer — Victory has a real shot at the title.