Stevie Starr

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Stevie Starr
Born Stephen Wright
(1962-12-13) 13 December 1962 (age 53)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Occupation Professional regurgitator

Stevie "The Professional Regurgitator" Starr 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 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. He has performed on the same bill as comedian John Oliver, who talked about Stevie's act as part of a Late Show with Jimmy Fallon web exclusive segment called "Would You Rather: John Oliver".

Got Talent appearances (2010-2015)[edit]

Britain's Got Talent[edit]

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 the engagement ring, followed by the key.[3] Starr finished in fourth place in the public vote and did not progress to the final.[citation needed]

Das Supertalent[edit]

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]

Česko Slovensko má talent[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Italia's Got Talent[edit]

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 talent[edit]

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.[citation needed]

America's Got Talent[edit]

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.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The mystery of the human regurgitator". BBC. 1 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  2. ^ Fletcher, Alex (2010-05-29). "In Full: 'Britain's Got Talent' Top 40 - Britain's Got Talent News - Reality TV". Digital Spy. Retrieved 2015-08-28. 
  3. ^ "Semi-final 1". Britain's Got Talent. Series 4. 31 May 2010. ITV. ITV1. 
  4. ^ "TV talent act prompts complaints". BBC. 2 June 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-02. 
  5. ^ Allesschlucker Stevie Starr verblüfft in der dritten Castingshow[dead link], RTL. 3 October 2010 (German)

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