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‘America’s Got Talent’ on NBC: Who is Sam Cieri? Singer starred in national tour of Broadway show 'Once'

The singer will make audiences and judges go deep into a musical trance with his singing auditions performance in the coming episode
Sam Cieri in a still from ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 17 (Trae Patton/NBC)
Sam Cieri in a still from ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 17 (Trae Patton/NBC)

Sam Cieri, co-founder of the NYC-based rock music band 'Nicotine Dolls' and known for putting intriguing spin-offs on pop songs, is all set to impress judges in the coming episode of NBC's iconic reality show 'America's Got Talent' Season 17.

Given the intense competition on the show in Season 17 with a diverse palette of fabulous acts and artists, it will be interesting to see if Sam Cieri's singing auditions end up impressing the judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara, alongside the show’s audiences and loyal fans.

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Who is Sam Cieri?

Cieri's indie rock is loved by his fans for his unique and fresh takes on songs. He also starred in the 2nd national tour of the Broadway award-winning show, 'Once.' In an interview with The Post dated December 2021, opening up on how he got involved in music and theater, Cieri said, “Well, theater not so much — that was more of an accidental thing. Music was always a thing. I started playing music when I was 13."

Speaking about getting his first audition, Cieri added, “I got an audition through a friend for a show called Rock of Ages. I did theater in high school on and off but never thought that I was going to go do that as a job. I went to the audition and got it. Then I was on a cruise ship doing Rock of Ages for seven months. Straight from that, to go on a tour for a show called Once."

Revealing the origins of his widely popular rock and music band 'Nicotine Dolls,' which he co-founded, Cieri shared, “John Hays is my best friend and we met doing a Broadway tour. We were touring around with a show called Once. During the tour, I knew coming out I was not going to do theater or acting anymore. I told him, When we get out of here we’re going to start a band.”

'Nicotine Dolls' is a viral sensation on TikTok with almost 416K followers. Sam Cieri has 613 subscribers on his YouTube channel. His Instagram account @Sam Cieri has more than 5K followers. 


Sam Cieri on ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 17

The makers have not released a teaser of singer Sam Cieri’s spell-binding singing performance on social media yet. 

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‘America's Got Talent’ Season 17 airs every Tuesday at 8 pm ET on NBC. Viewers without cable can use streaming services like Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV or YouTube TV to catch the show.