America’s Got Talent has had some amazing performances on its stage, including many that even Simon Cowell couldn’t X.  Here are just some of the AGT performers who have performed at the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, right on State Street.


Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team

This group of flippers, jump-ropers and acrobats made news for making the semi-finals of America’s Got Talent. They also appeared on The Ellen Show, The Steve Harvey Show, Good Morning America and The Today Show.


Strongman Tulga

Tulga not only twirled a large log on his back with the ends on fire, he then proceeded to twirl a log with Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel riding on swings attached to the ends!


Those Funny Little People

Season 6 was graced with the presence of Those Funny Little People, the puppet group that made some noise with their rendition of Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby.”


Laura Bretan

Laura turned heads with her performance in Season 11 of America’s Got Talent. The opera singer earned a golden buzzer from judge Mel B!



This high school singing group is actually from Curie High School here in the Chicagoland area.  The group started in 2008, and now is an audition-based ensemble.


Make sure to tune into the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade on Thursday, November 22.  The parade starts at 8am, featuring an hour of staged performances of truly talented groups from all across the nation.  Catch the parade is LIVE on WGN and WGN America, or watch it in person on Chicago’s famous State Street.  Don’t miss your chance to check out the parade from the TV Zone, the best place to watch the first-hour staged performances.