Wordspit and the Illest!



Age (at audition) 20-27
Sex Male
Act Band
Seasons 7
Position Reached Quarterfinalist

Wordspit and the Illest! was a band act from Season 7 of America's Got Talent. It was eliminated in the Quarterfinals.


Based in New York City, Wordspit (Christopher Dupree) and the Illest is a musical group that fuses genres, creating "backpack pop-culture arena rap." Members come from every part of New York City. 1


Wordspit and the Illest!'s audition in Episode 703 consisted of performing Wordspit's "Poet's Haiku" mixed with Phil Collins' "In The Air." Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending the act to the Vegas Round.

More Music on America's Got Talent07:07

More Music on America's Got Talent

Vegas Round

Wordspit and the Illest! was one of the Standby Acts in the Vegas Round. It was sorted into the "Bands" category. Its performance in Episode 713 consisted of performing its own version of "New York, New York". Its audition was strong enough for the judges to send it to the Quarterfinals along with The All Ways and The Distinguished Men of Brass.

Wordspit, The Illest! - Band - Vegas Round - America's Got Talent 201201:44

Wordspit, The Illest! - Band - Vegas Round - America's Got Talent 2012

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FULL EP.13 Vegas Round Part 3 - America's Got Talent 2012 7 7


Wordspit and the Illest!'s Quarterfinals performance in Episode 718 consisted of performing an original song, "Lights, Cameras, Flashing," as a band. The group finished in either fourth or fifth place in America's Vote. In the Judges' Choice, although Howard Stern voted for it, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel did not, eliminating the band from the competition in Episode 719 instead of All Wheel Sports.

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Wordspit and The Illest!, Q3 ~ America's Got Talent 2012


4. 3rd Quarterfinal Results ~ America's Got Talent 2012-0

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