Stevie Starr

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Stevie Starr
Born
Stephen Wright

(1962-12-13) 13 December 1962 (age 57)
OccupationProfessional regurgitator

Stevie Starr (born 13 December 1962), 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. The implausibility of some of his performances, such as regurgitating a "solved" Rubik's cube, have resulted in some observers believing that he is an illusionist. Starr has a busy international touring schedule for his solo act.

Got Talent appearances (2010–2019)[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 regurgitated the padlock, which enclosed Holden's ring, followed by the key.[3]

In September 2010, Starr performed on the 4th season of the German version of this 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.

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

In October 2013, Starr appeared on series 4 of the Italian version of the show, where he progressed to the semi-finals. But he was not chosen to compete in them.[citation needed]

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

In June 2015, he appeared as a season 10 contestant on NBC's America's Got Talent; he reached the final round, finishing in fourth place. In 2016, he also appeared as a returning contestant on America's Got Talent Holiday Spectacular. In 2019, he appeared on America's Got Talent: The Champions.

On January 28, 2019, Starr appeared on the fourth episodes of the Champions edition of America's Got Talent 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, and did not place among the finalists for that evening.[6]

On September 29, 2019, Starr appeared on the Bulgarian version of Supertalent in Sofia, Bulgaria. He swallowed a pool ball, lighter gas, sugar and coins. He won all four "yes" votes.

In December, 2019, Starr appeared on the Croatian version of Supertalent in Zagreb, Croatia. He impersonated Grinch and swallowed Christmas tree ornaments and gold dust. He won all four "yes" votes.

References[edit]

  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.

External links[edit]

[Official website http://www.steviestarrregurgitator.com]