Meet the stunning Brazilian ballerina who inspired AGT judges and viewers as she danced to “You Say” by Lauren Daigle!
18-year-old Vitoria Bueno appeared on America’s Got Talent: All-Stars 2023, and she had the judges and audience members in complete awe. She’s a beautiful young woman with a million-watt smile and a soul that shines just as brightly! And she happens not to have arms.
The video begins as the judges greet and chat with Vitoria, who is accompanied on stage by Mayara Falsarella. Mayara is not only Vitoria’s interpreter; she is also her dance instructor. She’s been working with Vitoria since she began taking dance lessons at the age of five. The two are like family!
Following introductions, we learn a little more about Vitoria. Born with a genetic defect, Vitoria has learned to function very well without arms. She uses her feet to eat and drink, brush her teeth, and apply makeup. With reference to her dancing, Vitoria has said, “For me, arms, they’re just a detail. I follow with my eyes as if they were there.”
Vitoria appeared on Germany’s version of AGT, Das Supertalent Season 15. She was awarded the “Golden Buzzer” in the first round and, ultimately, won second place among acts, including dance teams, singers, a magician, and others. Vitoria was super excited to be invited to participate in All-Stars, calling the show “the greatest show in the world” and its contestants “the very best.”
Victoria begins her performance, and it is spellbinding. In her costume of white, Vitoria really is an angel. She possesses incredible poise, grace, strength, and balance. Her smile, like her steps, never falters!
When she finishes, there is a moment of stunned silence before the audience goes wild, and the judges come to their feet in a standing ovation. Vitoria is teary-eyed, and Mayara, who has been watching and admiring her student with Terry Crews, rushes to her side.
Howie, Heidi, and Simon adore Vitoria! The fans will have their say regarding Vitoria’s fate on the show, but she’s certainly made an impression!
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