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Stevie Starr (also known as "the Professional Regurgitator") is a Scottish performance artist known for being a professional regurgitator.[1] In his act, he swallows various items, such as coins, lightbulbs, balloons, nails, billiard balls, dry sugar, lighter fluid and goldfish, and then regurgitates them. He has never described exactly how this is done, and the implausibility of some of his regurgitations have led some to believe that he is an illusionist. Starr has a busy international touring schedule for his longer solo act.

Stevie Starr
Born
Stephen Wright

(1962-12-13) 13 December 1962 (age 56)
OccupationProfessional regurgitator

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Got Talent appearances (2010–2019)Edit

Britain's Got TalentEdit

In April 2010, Starr auditioned for the fourth series of Britain's Got Talent. During his audition, he was swallowing numbered coins and a billiard ball and then regurgitating them on demand and in order. He progressed to the semi-finals.[2] In those he swallowed Amanda Holden's engagement ring, followed by a locked padlock and its key. He then regurgitated the padlock, which enclosed Amanda Holden's[3] ring, followed by the key.

Das SupertalentEdit

In September 2010, he performed on the 4th season of the German version of the show, Das Supertalent. He placed third in the semi-finals and advanced to the final. He finished in 7th place.[4][5] Starr re-auditioned in 2018 in the hope of beating his previous position in 2010. He subsequently won the show later that year.

Česko Slovensko má talentEdit

In October 2011, he appeared on series 2 of the Czech-Slovak version of the show, Česko Slovensko má talent, where he progressed to the final.

Italia's Got TalentEdit

In October 2013, Starr appeared on series 4 of the Italian version of the show where he progressed to the semi-finals.[citation needed]

La France a un incroyable talentEdit

In January 2015, he appeared on series 9 of the French version of the show where progressed to the final. He finished in 4th place.

America's Got TalentEdit

In June 2015, He appeared as a season 10 contestant on NBC's America's Got Talent and reached the final round, finishing in fourth place. In 2016, he also appeared as a returning contestant on America's Got Talent Holiday Spectacular.

America's Got Talent: The ChampionsEdit

On January 28, 2019 Starr appeared on the 4th episodes of the Champions edition in Los Angeles. There he was buzzed by Simon Cowell while in the midst of appearing to swallow a razor blade. He finished the act but appeared angry at Cowell backstage and his return for the results. He did not place among the finalists for that evening.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The mystery of the human regurgitator". BBC. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2010.
  2. ^ Fletcher, Alex (29 May 2010). "In Full: 'Britain's Got Talent' Top 40 – Britain's Got Talent News – Reality TV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  3. ^ BGT
  4. ^ "TV talent act prompts complaints". BBC. 2 June 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2010.
  5. ^ Allesschlucker Stevie Starr verblüfft in der dritten Castingshow[dead link], RTL. 3 October 2010 (German)
  6. ^ "Champions four". NBC video of episode. NBC.

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