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'AGT: All-Stars': Where is Avery Dixon now? Season 17 Golden Buzzer winner dropped his first studio album

Avery Dixon won a Golden Buzzer and multiple standing ovations in 'AGT' Season 17
Avery Dixon was a finalist in 'AGT' Season 17 (Avery Dixon/Instagram)
Avery Dixon was a finalist in 'AGT' Season 17 (Avery Dixon/Instagram)

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: Avery Dixon, from Atlanta, Georgia, appeared on Season 17 of 'America's Got Talent' as a saxophonist and finished in the Bottom 6 of the Top 11. He is now making a comeback for 'America's Got Talent: All-Stars'.

Born prematurely weighing only one pound and eight ounces, Dixon faced various medical complications including a condition that affects his vocal cords, which led to him being bullied in school and being called a frog. However, Avery Dixon is now a renowned saxophonist and the founder of GraceNotes & Totes. The organization provides diapers, wipes, clothes, blankets, toys, and so on to families with newborn babies. Dixon led New York’s Symphony Hall when he was 12 and received the Yamaha 62 Tenor Saxophone. He has won awards on the stage of Congress, and he is also an International Young Soloist Award recipient. What has he been doing since his stint on 'AGT' Season 17? Read on to find out.


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What happened to Avery Dixon in 'AGT Season 17'?

In Season 17, Avery Dixon played Otis Redding's 'Try a Little Tenderness' for his audition. Simon Cowell started the voting with a yes but an extremely moved Terry Crews pressed the Golden Buzzer, sending Avery directly to the semifinals.

In the semifinals, Avery performed Stevie Wonder's 'Higher Ground' backed by a full band, and received a standing ovation from Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Sofia Vergara. He received enough votes to enter the Top 5 of the night to beat Stefanny and Yeeremy, and then the Top 3, before he advanced to the finals along with Drake Milligan. 

Avery Dixon played Rufus and Chaka Khan's 'Ain't Nobody' in the finals, and once again received a standing ovation from all four judges. 

For the finale, he reprised his semifinal performance of Stevie Wonder's 'Higher Ground' with Trombone Shorty. However, he did not receive enough votes to enter the Top 5 and was eliminated from the competition.  


Where is Avery Dixon now?

Fans were left disheartened after Dixon's elimination from the AGT Finale. But the star saxophonist has since performed on several stages, including with the Grammy winner Troy Andrews, and released his first studio album, called ‘One For The Red Bow Tie'.

Dixon is now back on ‘AGT: All Stars’ with more confidence, and determined to be the star that he is. He is all set to perform ‘Happy’ by Pharell Williams on his debut on the show, as seen in a preview. Will the superfans send Avery to the finale? Or will he miss out on the win again? To find out, tune in to NBC's 'America's Got Talent: All Stars' on Monday, January 16 at 8 pm ET/PT.