Singer Johnny Manuel is competing on America’s Got Talent, Season 12. It’s not his first time on national TV, he competed on American Idol, Season 10. Johnny Manuel has a lot more experience in the music business than most contestants of AGT. He signed a contract with Warner Bros. Records when he was a 13-year-old singing star named Lil’ Johnny. The teen from Flint, Michigan recorded an album sampler with music producer Jermaine Dupri (listen below) and in 2001 toured with JD’s other young super star, Lil’ Bow Wow.
Johnny now goes by his full name to distance himself from his younger days. He also performs around the world with the California Crooners Club. America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.