At 11-years-old, Bianca Ryan became the first grand prize winner of "America's Got Talent." The Philadelphia singer impressed the judges with her soulful and powerful voice. Ryan released two singles after appearing on the show. As of 2015, she performs for audiences worldwide.
Terry Factor won season two of the televised talent show with his ventriloquist skills. His comedy act includes more than 10 puppets, and he regularly performs at the Mirage in Las Vegas.
Neal Boyd worked for Aflac before winning season three of "America's Got Talent." The opera singer grew up in rural Missouri, where he often endured bullying. After winning the competition, Boyd's popularity soared, with more than 1 million views of his YouTube videos.
A group of dogs won season seven. The Olate Dogs perform tricks at the direction of their owner, Richard Olate. He and his dogs, who previously worked with a circus, have also appeared in a movie and made several television commercials.
The magical talent of Matt Franco earned him the number one spot on season nine. The Rhode Island native taught himself magic as a child. He is the only magician ever to win first place. Franco headlines at the LINQ Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.