America’s Got Talent second place winner Aidan Bryant homecoming party

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While his "Welcome Home" Celebration at Scott Memorial Park, Joan Temple records America's Got Talent season 16.

PRINCE GEORGE – An excited, nervous crowd gathered at Scott Memorial Park final Friday to welcome certainly one of their very own residence after his superb Hollywood expertise.

America’s Got Talent Season 16 Aidan Bryant, the runner-up aerialist, was congratulated by household, buddies, neighbors, academics and classmates at his “Welcome Dwelling” celebration.

All over the place, Bryant smiled from his automotive as followers chanted, whistled, cheered and clapped his title. Within the background the music “Caught within the Fireplace” by Tommee Profitt, to which he appeared on AGT, was enjoying.

Bryant, who turned 17 after showing within the AGT semifinals, was each excited and nervous when he signed his first autographs. He graciously posed for photographs along with his followers.

Upon request, Bryant additionally created video shout-outs for devotees who could not make it to the occasion. Some Prince George Excessive Faculty [PGHS] The scholars have been in quarantine attributable to COVID.

America's Got Talent Season 16 second place winner aerialist Aidan Bryant takes a pose during his "Welcome Home" Celebration at Scott Memorial Park in Prince George, Virginia on September 17, 2021. Girlfriend Tammy Frazier Williams watches in amazement.

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Thrilling to have a look at

“Aidan made me rise up from my seat when he completed his final efficiency with a drop that simply dangled from his toes,” stated Joan Temple.

Temple’s granddaughter, PGHS Junior Emily LeDoux, a classmate of Bryant’s, was unable to attend the Welcome Dwelling celebration.

“I’ve seen each present,” stated Temple. “Aidan ought to have felt very honored at Simon’s gesture to offer him a standing ovation on the prime of the desk.”

The siblings from left to right, Ambryn Black, Colton Bryant, AGT Season 16 1st Runner-up Aerialist Aidan Bryant and Kendall Denton pose for a photo at Scott Memorial Park in Prince George, Virginia on September 17, 2021.

Temple was impressed by the best way Bryant responded so nicely to criticism with a smile on his face.

“I’ve by no means met a person so younger who’s so humble,” stated Temple.

Aidan Bryant’s father Wes Bryant from Disputanta is shocked, tremendous excited, amazed and “greater than” proud after seeing his son at AGT.

“When our household was looking deer collectively, I appeared behind me and Aidan climbed a tree about 20 to 30 toes excessive,” stated Wes Bryant. “The tree wasn’t a lot greater than his arm. It began to bend, broke, and it landed on the bottom.”

After terrifying his household to dying, Bryant reappeared immediately and stated … “I am high quality.”

NB Clements Junior High School student Brody Ehrenfeld [13] holds the PG Royals backpack signed by AGT Season 16 1st Runner-up Aerialist Aidan Bryant at Scott Memorial Park in Prince George, Virginia on September 17, 2021.

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“He did an ideal job and I am pleased with him,” stated Ryanne Corrigan [12]. “Even when he did not win, he nonetheless received for me.”

PGHS classmate Laniya Newby [16] watched Bryant filming in school however did not notice the extent of his expertise till she noticed him at AGT.

“I am extraordinarily pleased with him,” stated Newby, beaming from ear to ear. “I really like him.”

AGT Season 16 1st Runner-Up Aerialist Aidan Bryant [17] poses for a picture with his niece Mya Ross [9] and his nephew Luke Ross [5] at Richmond International Airport on September 16, 2021.

The academics at JEJ Moore Center Faculty waited patiently underneath the pavilion to congratulate their former pupil.

Rebecca Stroup of Colonial Heights stated, “We’re so pleased with him and actually excited to have certainly one of our college students making it huge on the nationwide degree.”

“He is had this dream for some time. He is all the time been an entrepreneur since sixth grade,” added Neva Turano-Smith of Colonial Heights. “It is good to see him chasing his dream and making it come true. He is actually an ideal child.”

AGT Season 16 1st Runner-Up Aerialist Aidan Bryant [17] poses for a photo with Prince George High School classmate Jasmine Dockery at Scott Memorial Park in Prince George, Virginia on September 17, 2021.

“Somebody from this small county will get fairly huge,” stated PGHS classmate Jasmine Dockery.

Prince George’s Billy and Tanju Benson are huge Bryant followers and wouldn’t have missed his return residence for nothing.

“We cheered him on from the beginning,” stated Billy Benson. “It was a beautiful journey to observe the event.”

Tanju Benson drew an indication that learn “Aidan Bryant is # 1 with us” on her garden alongside Route 10 in Prince George.

“That is only the start of a life altering second. He’s residing his dream,” stated Liz Brown of Prince George. “I’m very pleased with him and his mom for all of the assist she has given him.”

AGT Season 16 1st Runner-Up Aerialist Aidan Bryant [17] hugs fan Tanju Benson at Scott Memorial Park in Prince George, Virginia on September 17, 2021.

Associates, Kia and Ellen

Bryant could be very comfortable and comfortable about second place. He needs the winner Magician Dustin Tavella from Virginia Seaside and all individuals all one of the best and good luck of their future.

“It has been an honor to work with probably the most proficient folks in America,” stated Bryant. “Everybody was tremendous good and useful. I made some actual buddies.”

Each Tavella and Bryant received automobiles. Bryant has but to obtain his 2022 Kia EV6, however locals will quickly see him using round city on his new bikes.

Based on Bryant’s mother, Pam Bennett, her son will seem on the Ellen DeGeneres Present on Monday, October 4th. I ponder if Bryant goes to chop a rug with Ellen! Possibly he’ll get her to rock on silk scarves or squat on a hoop. Ha!

Learn this story on to see extra photographs and video from Bryant’s welcome party. The footage contains unique interviews with the good aerialist, Bryant’s mom, Grandma Judy Cutrona and brother Colton Bryant, in addition to interviews with classmates, academics, representatives from Prince George County and extra.

Comply with aidanb.ryant on Instagram and TikTok, Aidan Bryant on Fb and @AidanBryantAGT on Twitter.

“Glad Hugger” is my nickname for Aidan Bryant. It was a pleasure to see the neighborhood hug this younger, proficient participant. Again to again, he confirmed his appreciation by hugging any fan who simply needed to squeeze the self-taught aerial acrobat who conjures up America.

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