‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC: Who is Jack Williams? Ventriloquist gets standing ovation from judges
Jack Williams, a ventriloquist, will audition for Season 17 of 'America's Got Talent' on this week's episode, which will air on NBC at 8 pm on Tuesday, June 14, 2022. In a sneak peek footage presented by NBC, Williams received a standing ovation and likely praise from all four judges.
Has 'AGT' discovered its next ventriloquist sensation? Terry Fator (Season 2) and Darci Lynne Farmer (Season 12) have previously won the NBC reality TV program for their funny abilities, voicing puppets and Jack Williams is trying to join them. Due to the massive success of its prior seasons, 'AGT' was revived for the 17th year in a row. Over the years, the show has generated global superstars, a desire that many contemporary candidates applying for the show share. Fan-favorite celebrity panelists Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, Howie Mandel, and Simon Cowell return to fascinate audiences with their unique and colorful personalities along with host Terry Crews.
Heidi Klum first thinks Jack is a magician since he has a covered box next to him, but he corrects her by saying, “Close. I am a ventriloquist.” The applicant then greets Sofia Vergara, a fellow ventriloquist who made her start as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett on the ABC comedy 'Modern Family'. “It’s honestly big shoes to fill,” Jack says of Darci and Terry, the former 'AGT' ventriloquist champions. “Terry was one of the first ventriloquists I ever saw, and when I saw him on this stage I just thought, I just want to do that, that’s amazing. That’s why I wanted to come here today," he adds. "I want to do this live on the Vegas strip.”
A resentful Jack then does something he vowed he'd "never do", hurling Foster's voice over the theater. As a result, the rabbit is depressed and silent. He screams and yells at his human buddy, but nothing comes out. Foster's voice soon returns, but it unintentionally enters Jack, implying that Jack's voice has entered Foster. The remainder of the show is genuinely unique, with man and puppet speaking in one another's voices. The crowd, as well as all four judges, leap to their feet at the end of the performance.
Who is Jack Williams?
Before auditioning for 'America's Got Talent', Jack Williams had worked as a ventriloquist for ten years, performing in clubs and theaters across the Midwest, as well as the Los Angeles club circuit. Williams rose to prominence in late 2021 after revealing how he could "delay" his voice while speaking by mouthing the phrases first and then speaking a few seconds afterward. He amassed over 1 million TikTok followers after getting popular on numerous social media sites. The competitor has also been featured on the YouTube channel of Charles Lincoln "Link" and Rhett James McLaughlin on their popular show 'Good Mythical Morning'. The video has received over 2 million views.
Last week, fans were treated to jaw-dropping performances by Elvis impersonator Drake Milligan, uncle-niece combination JoJo and Bri, and musical prodigy Madison Baez (who won the Golden Buzzer) on 'America's Got Talent'. Do you believe Jack Williams has what it takes to join the list of 'AGT' winners? Tune in on Tuesday at 8 pm to see what the judges think of his performance.