Benicio Bryant Biography | Who is Benicio Bryant on AGT?
Benicio Bryant is a 14-year-old singer who is one of the contestant on season 14 of America’s Got Talent which premiered on May 28 on NBC.
He gained popularity when he was featured a special guest by Americana stalwart Brandi Carlile when she took her talents to NYC on July 20, 2018 to perform “The Joke” on Late Night With Seth Meyers.
Benicio Bryant Age
Bryant is a 14-year-old Washington native. His personal life is private hence it is not known which day or month he was born therefore it is not known when he celebrates his birthday.
Benicio Bryant Family
Bryant has parents who encourage his musical career. His father Jeremy told the Renton Reporter that he’s incredibly proud of what he’s been able to accomplish. “It’s been a crazy, exciting journey because Beni has been singing for so long now, and he’s always been performing at every family function,” he said. “He sings on the table in front of people, so we kind of felt like this was the direction he was heading, but this Germany thing, like he was saying, it didn’t feel real at first.”
In an interview his father talked about watching his son perform on television, and how he still gets nervous for him. “The feeling of having your kid up there — there’s nothing you can do,” he explained. “They’re up there and the whole world is watching them and it’s just so nerve-racking, especially during the finals.”
Benicio Bryant America’s Got Talent
During the ‘AGT’ season 14 auditions, Bryant took to the stage to perform a cover of Brandi Carlile’s “The Joke”, and earned himself a standing ovation from all four judges.Benicio Bryant Photo
“You’re the entire package,” Julianne said. Simon admited that Benicio reminds him of Harry Styles. “I think you’re a real find,” he notes.
This isn’t the first time that Bryant has sung the song on television; last year, he joined Carlile for a duet on the track when she appeared on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.
“Benicio understands this song on a level I can only imagine,” she said of his take on the song. “When he sings it, it comes to life in a new way for me. He won’t be 13 forever, and he knows how it ends.”
Benicio Bryant Voice Kids
In 2018, Bryant was recruited by “The Voice Kids” in Germany to sing on their show. “The Voice Kids” discovered him on his YouTube channel, according to Beni.
They contacted the Bryant family and asked Beni to audition over Skype.
“Man, it was probably the craziest thing ever. It was shocking too because like at first we kind of thought it was a joke and just like a prank call, but it wasn’t, it was like for real, it was so cool,” Beni said.
“The Voice Kids” is a television show in Germany where kids 16 and younger sing in hopes of finding a celebrity coach to help guide them to winning the grand prize of 17,000 euros, or about $20,000 and a record deal.
Benicio Bryant YouTube Channel
Benicio has a YouTube channel where he regularly uploads acoustic covers and live performances. He has gained over 18,000 subscribers since joining YouTube in 2013.
Some of Bryant’s videos include covers of Michael Jackson’s “P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)”, Beyonce’s “Halo” and his performance of the National Anthem at Safeco Field in Seattle.