An outstanding 12-year-old dancer Merrick Hanna had auditioned for America’s Got Talent, Season 12, and impressed the judges with his performance especially Simon Cowell. Simon was so impressed with his performance that he even wanted to put him in a music video.
Merrick said that he was inspired by his grandmother. Merrick gave the auditions of AGT when he was just 12-year-old. See Merrick’s audition for AGT below and find out what judges had to say about his performance.
Merrick Hanna, 12-Year-Old Dancer Auditions for AGT
When asked about his inspiration and who influenced his dancing, Merrick said his grandma. “She’s 80 years old, and she takes four dance classes a week,” he said. He also told that his dance style impersonates “a robot that’s kind of broken and floppy.”
Merrick performed on “I Built a Friend” by Alec Benjamin. His dance impersonated the story of a dying robot. He not only impressed the audience with his dancing skills but his performance also brought Simon to his feet.
Simon said, “it was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen on this show”. He went on to say that he would like to cast Merrick in a pop music video. “It’s fantastic”, he said. “It’s so smart, so clever, and so current”.
Later, Simon also added that he would show the audition to his record label’s staff. Merrick’s dance performance also impressed Howie, who said that his performance almost brought him to tears, he further added that he would show Merrick’s performance to his wife.“It’s not gonna help you, but I just wanna show a tape too.”
How Much Success Did Merrick Get In The AGT?
Merrick received “yes” from all the four AGT judges to make his way to the next round of the competition. He also made it to the semifinals of the show but was eliminated from the competition, unfortunately. But that hasn’t stopped Merrick from doing what he loves.
Over the past years, he was also seen on Dance Squad and So You Think You Can Dance. He posts dance videos and videos about his life regularly on Tiktok, Youtube, and Instagram. Right now, he has over 6 million followers on TikTok and more than 900k followers on Instagram. He also has his Youtube channel where he posts videos about his life and dance routines.