'America’s Got Talent' on NBC: Who is Harper Jerret? Young metal vocalist set to take judges by surprise
The auditions for Season 17 of 'America's Got Talent' have begun, and there are still many contenders to meet. Harper Jerret, a young prodigy, will be another metal vocalist on the show, although her voice does not reflect her age.
The third episode of Season 17 of 'AGT' will include another round of auditions. There will be many new acts to encounter, including magicians, singers, dance groups, stunt performers, and others who will compete to advance to the next round. Up to this point, saxophonist Avery Dixon and 11-year-old vocalist Maddison Baez have gotten the Golden Buzzer, indicating that they will perform live. Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell have yet to relinquish their Golden Buzzers. All competitors that receive a "yes" from the judges will compete for a $1 million cash prize and a residency in Las Vegas.
When asked about the scariest AGT performances he's seen in interviews, Simon recalled a little girl who appeared charming until she opened her mouth. He was most likely referring to Harper. The ten-year-old is a Screamo heavy metal vocalist. Harper will not be the first metal artist to grace the stage of 'AGT,' since the program has included several metal singers in the past.
In Season 8 of 'AGT,' Aaralyn and Izzy were the heavy metal vocalist and drummer respectively. They were knocked out in the quarterfinals. Jay Jay was a keyboardist performer from 'AGT' Season 4. In the audition round, he was eliminated. He reappeared eight years later as Jay Jay Phillips on Season 12, when he was ousted in the Judge Cuts. Unfortunately, Jay Jay Phillips died in November 2021 from Covid-19. In June 2016, there was 82-year-old John Hetlinger who made his debut on 'AGT' in Season 11. But he was eliminated in the Judge Cuts.
Who is Harper Jerret?
Even though little is known about the 10-year-old, Harper is a huge admirer of the Canadian heavy metal band Spiritbox. Guitarist Mike Stringer and vocalist Courtney LaPlante, a husband and wife pair, also met Harper at their gig in April 2022. According to an Instagram photo from May on Harper's account (which is managed by her parents), she is already up to something huge, as she can be seen signing some crucial paperwork. The caption is as follows: "Just signed a super important document……. Music soon. 👀🥂🥂"
She's also covered Alpha Wolf, an Australian nu metalcore band, Architects, a British metalcore band from Brighton, East Sussex, and Emmure, an American metalcore band. Spiritbox's Holy Roller is her most popular cover.
Watch Harper's live performance on NBC's 'AGT' Season 17 on Tuesday at 8 pm