'America’s Got Talent' on NBC: Who is Oleksandr Yenivatov? Ukrainian contortionist has a 'frog' persona

'America’s Got Talent' on NBC: Who is Oleksandr Yenivatov? Ukrainian contortionist has a 'frog' persona
Oleksandr Yenivatov is a circus contortionist (Instagram/yenivatov)

The third episode of Season 17 of 'America's Got Talent' is poised to welcome new artists for the third day of auditions. Oleksandr Yenivatov, a circus artist and contortionist, has to be one of the night's most exciting performances.

The third audition lineup includes the dance company Urban Crew Flyers, the NFL Players Choir, and ventriloquist Jack Williams. Episode 3 of 'AGT' will air on NBC on June 14, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET. To advance to the next round, contestants must first impress the judges' panel, which includes Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell. To allow an act to proceed, the majority of the four must vote "yes." Any act that earns the Golden Buzzer from host Terry Crews or one of the judges is certain to advance to the live semi-finals. The circus artist will strive to keep the streak going in episode 3 after the competition had golden buzzer moments in the first two episodes.


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Season 17 of 'AGT' commenced on NBC on May 31, 2022. The most recent two-hour program will air on NBC and will also be available to watch on Peacock TV and the NBC website. If they don't have the channel, viewers can choose from a variety of TV service providers. Fubo TV, Philo, DirecTV Stream, Sling, and YouTube TV are among the top live-streaming options. 'AGT' Season 17 Episode 3 will include a variety of entertaining performances, including groups, duets, and solos. Oleksandr Yenivatov is one of the most renowned contenders who will compete in the third round of auditions.

Who is Oleksandr Yenivatov?

Oleksandr Yenivatov is a Ukrainian contortionist who currently resides in France. His 'frog' persona was inspired by the great Régisseur Valentin Gneouchev, whom he learned from at the Nikouline Circus in Moscow. He created this performance in 2001, and it has never stopped evolving with additional comedy, choreography, and new exercises. He received a gold medal at the European Circus Festival in Belgium and a bronze medal at the Festival du Cirque de Demain in Paris. Furthermore, he appeared on several TV shows, including 'Talents,' where he was a finalist in Germany and France, a semi-finalist in Russia, and a guest in Japan, China, Spain, and the United Kingdom. He also appeared on the Italian television show 'Tu si que vales.'


The judges chose ten performances from the previous two shows, including the Golden Buzzer acts. Avery Dixon, 21, got the Golden Buzzer from Terry Crews in the first episode after playing 'Try a Little Tenderness' by Otis Redding on his saxophone.

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