Bianca Ryan has grown tremendously since appearing on the first season of America’s Got Talent. Her 2006 audition, singing Jennifer Holliday’s “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going,” wowed judges Brandy Norwood, Piers Morgan and David Hasselhoff with her powerful voice. After weeks of semifinals, 11-year-old Bianca was declared the inaugural winner of the reality show and received $1 million.
Bianca’s popularity grew quickly on the show, largely due to YouTube videos, as viewers were pleasantly surprised by her performances. In addition, the year after her ordination, she was invited to appear on the second season of America’s Got Talent. Immediately after winning, Bianca signed with Syco Entertainment, a subgroup of Columbia Records, and soon after debuted with an eponymous album that reached #57 on the Billboard Top 200.
Critics and fans particularly hailed two singles from the album, “You Light Up My Life” and “Why Couldn’t It Be Christmas Every Day?”. More Christmas hits followed later: “Christmas Every Day!” in 2007 and “True Meaning of Christmas” in 2009. Despite signing a 5-album deal with Syco, Bianca left the label in 2008 before fading out of the spotlight.
What happened to Bianca Ryan after America’s Got Talent?
Fortunately, those interested in Bianca Ryan can breathe a sigh of relief: the now 27-year-old is still busy recording original music and cover songs. After the singer released her first albums, she decided to put music on hold to pursue her education. After high school, where she says she was ignored and treated like a normal person, Bianca began to focus on her career again.
In 2014, Bianca formed Bianca Ryan Records LLC and began uploading covers to her YouTube channel. However, after several attempts to break into acting, the ‘America’s Got Talent’ star took a step back to deal with health complications; In 2016 she underwent two vocal cord surgeries followed by abdominal surgery. The surgeries went well and she has been entertaining with her new voice since recovering.