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Forte
Forte
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Age (at audition) 22-33
Sex Male
Act Opera Trio
Seasons 8
Position Reached 4th Place

Forte was an opera trio act from Season 8 of America's Got Talent. It finished the competition in 4th place.

BackgroundEdit

Forte originally consisted of three tenors: Fernando Varela from Puerto Rico, Hana Ryu from South Korea, and Josh Page from New York. The trio met on the internet just a few weeks before their America’s Got Talent audition. They kept in contact through Skype. They met face-to-face days before their audition. By their audition, the members of Forte had never performed together in front of an audience. 1

Hana eventually left the group (due to issues with his visa), and he was replaced by another tenor named Sean Panikkar.

AuditionEdit

Forte's audition in Episode 804 consisted of singing "Pie Jesu" together. Howard SternHeidi KlumMel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending the group to the Vegas Round.

America's Got Talent Auditions Forte Tenor Singers, First ever public performance 06 29 201306:00

America's Got Talent Auditions Forte Tenor Singers, First ever public performance 06 29 2013








Vegas RoundEdit

Forte was sorted into the "Music Groups" category in the Vegas Round, this time with a new member: Sean Panikkar replacing Hana Ryu. The group's performance in Episode 808 consisted of singing Andrea Bocelli's "The Prayer." Forte's performance was strong enough for the judges to send it to the Quarterfinals along with Brandon & Savannah in Episode 809.

Forte - America's Got Talent 2013 Season 8 - Vegas Week02:00

Forte - America's Got Talent 2013 Season 8 - Vegas Week

Vegas Week Live Performance Results - America's Got Talent 2013 Season 8 - Vegas Week06:54

Vegas Week Live Performance Results - America's Got Talent 2013 Season 8 - Vegas Week














QuarterfinalsEdit

Forte's Week 2 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 812 consisted of singing "Somewhere (There's A Place for Us)" as a group. Forte received enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 813.

Forte - America's Got Talent 2013 Season 8 - Radio City Music Hall05:31

Forte - America's Got Talent 2013 Season 8 - Radio City Music Hall

7th Semifinalist will be Revealed ~ AGT 2013 Live02:10

7th Semifinalist will be Revealed ~ AGT 2013 Live














SemifinalsEdit

Forte's Week 1 Semifinals performance in Episode 820 consisted of singing The Righteous Brothers' "Unchained Melody." Forte received enough votes to be sent to the Finals in Episode 821 instead of Duo Resonance and Jonathan Allen.

Forte - America's Got Talent 2013 Season 8 - The Semi-Finals FULL05:37

Forte - America's Got Talent 2013 Season 8 - The Semi-Finals FULL

2 12 advance to The Finals ~ Agt 2013 Live03:02

2 12 advance to The Finals ~ Agt 2013 Live














Top 12Edit

Forte's Top 12 Finals performance in Episode 824 consisted of singing a Spanish operatic rendition of Celine Dion's "My Heart Will Go On." Forte received enough votes to be sent to the Final 6 in Episode 825 instead of Branden James.

Forte - My Heart Will Go On (America's Got Talent 8)06:18

Forte - My Heart Will Go On (America's Got Talent 8)

4 6 Finalist ~ Agt 201303:51

4 6 Finalist ~ Agt 2013














Final 6Edit

Forte's Top 6 Finals recap performance in Episode 826 consisted of singing Andrea Bocelli's "The Prayer" again, this time with an orchestra providing music and professional lighting. The trio's second performance of the night consisted of singing Lucio Dalla's "Caruso."

Forte - The Prayer - AGT 2013 (Finals)04:27

Forte - The Prayer - AGT 2013 (Finals)

Forte - Final Opera Performance - AGT 2013 (Finals)04:52

Forte - Final Opera Performance - AGT 2013 (Finals)














FinaleEdit

For the finale in Episode 827, Forte sang "To Where You Are" and "Brave" in a duet with Josh Groban. Forte was revealed to have finished in fourth place in the competition that same night, over Collins Key and Cami Bradley, but under Kenichi Ebina, Taylor Williamson, and Jimmy Rose.

Josh Groban - Forte on America's Got Talent 2013 The Finale05:03

Josh Groban - Forte on America's Got Talent 2013 The Finale

The Finale of America's Got Talent 2013-137956276306:50

The Finale of America's Got Talent 2013-1379562763















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