Will Kazakhstan’s Daneliya Tuleshova win ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season 15?

Daneliya Tuleshova (Данэлия Төлешова), 14, of Kazakhstan is one of the 10 finalists of “America’s Got Talent” Season 15, which premiered on NBC on May 26, 2020. The 10 finalists will perform live on September 22, 2020 and the announcement of winners will be on September 23, 2020.

Including Tuleshova, there are six singing acts among the 10 finalists. The other five are Kenadi Dodds, 15, of Utah, United States, Cristina Rae, 32, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, Roberta Battaglia, 11, of Canada, Archie Williams, 59, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA and the singing guitarists duo Broken Roots of Chicago, Illinois, USA.

The 10 finalists were announced in two batches, first on September 9, 2020 then on September 16, 2020. The six singing acts will compete against spoken word poet Brandon Leake, 27, of Stockton, California, USA, aerialist Alan Silva, 38, of Brazil, acrobatic duo Bello Sisters of Italy and salsa duo BAD Salsa of India.

Leake is the first ever spoken won poet act to advance to the finals of “America’s Got Talent.” He, Battaglia and Rae were golden buzzer winners courtesy of Mandel, Vergara and Klum, respectively.

Terry Crews is the host of “America’s Got Talent” Season 15. The judges are Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Simon Cowell.

“She knows what she’s doing,” Vergara said of Tuleshova. “She’s already a star.”


Born on July 18, 2006 in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan to Alexander Tuleshov and Elena Tuleshova, Daneliya has been singing since she was a little girl. In 2015, she won “Ayaglagan Astana,” a singing competition in her home country, and made it to the finals of “Children’s New Wave,” a television project produced by Russian composer Igor Krutoy.

In January 2017, Daneliya won the grand prize of the international singing competition “Hopes of Europe.”  She went on to win “The Voice Kids Ukraine” Season 4, which aired on 1+1 from November 5, 2017 to December 17, 2017, making her the first non-Ukrainian winner of the reality singing show competition.

Representing Kazakhstan, Daneliya finished sixth in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus. She made to the Top 8 of “The World’s Best” Season 1, which aired on CBS from from February 3, 2020 to March 13, 2019.

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