Our Top 10 Talent Stories Of 2019

Humans are capable of extraordinary things. We’ve seen it time and time again as athletes, artists, and the creatively-inclined push the boundaries of what’s possible.

Thanks to those who work tirelessly to hone their natural gifts, there was no lack of awe-inspiring moments this year. So, to celebrate, we’re sharing our top 10 talent stories of 2019.

1. UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi stunned the world once again with another perfect 10 flour routine, putting her incredible athleticism and pure joy on full display, as always.

katelyn ohashi perfect 10

2. When football coach Alonzo “Zo” Carter‘s team found out he was MC Hammer’s backup dancer, they knew he couldn’t resist busting a move to “U Can’t Touch This.” Sure enough, Zo dove right into the iconic Hammer Dance, proving he still has it!

hammer dance

3. Blind and autistic singer Kodi Lee captured the nation’s hearts during his astonishing audition for “America’s Got Talent.” And as he took the stage a second time, he did it again.

kodi lee 2nd auditon

4. A ballerina couple more than earned their golden buzzer from “World’s Got Talent” in China. Their gorgeous, gravity-defying performance had the judges holding their breath and tearing up the entire audition!

wgt ballet audition

5. Security guard Anitra Lewis blew Michael Bublé away at his own concert when he handed her his microphone. He had no idea she had such a beautiful voice. But as she belted out Etta James’ classic “At Last,” she stole the show!

anitra lewis upstages michael buble

6. James Meiergerd, who has Down syndromenailed a one-in-a-million shot during his school’s varsity game. Standing at center court, he hurled the ball backwards… and sank it! His trick shot even caught the attention of the Harlem Globetrotters!

half court shot

7. Mississippi State’s mascot, Bully, brought his moves to the pom squad’s final performance of the season. Not only did he fit right in without missing a single step, but he completely upstaged them!

mascot dance

8. Students at Walden Grove put other high school dance teams to shame when they went viral with their insanely popular “Avengers: Endgame” routine.

avengers dance routine

9. The Royal Thai Navy’s drill team mesmerized millions with their synchronized routine, earning the unofficial but well-deserved title of the smoothest drill team ever.

royal thai navy drill team

10. Finally, Kenyan runner Eliud Kipchoge made history as the first person ever to complete a marathon in under two hours.

eliud kipchoge

The word “talent” doesn’t begin to describe all of these amazing feats! In fact, we’re certain no words can do them justice, though we’ll keep singing their praises well into the new year.

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