Lindsey Stirling Was Asked To Return For 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'

Lindsey Stirling Was Asked To Return For 'America's Got Talent: The Champions'

A special season of America’s Got Talent is coming next month, called The Champions – and Lindsey Stirling could’ve been included in the multitude of stars returning for it.

Speaking with Build, the 32-year-old violinist, singer and dancer revealed she flat out said no to the ask.

“It was really funny because they called me, and I thought maybe they wanted me to be a guest performer or something and I literally, my jaw kind of dropped,” Lindsey shared. “They were like, ‘We want to invite you back on America’s Got Talent.’”

“I was like, ‘Thank you. I don’t mean to be rude, but I would never come back to compete. Like, I’m sorry I do really well on my own now. I tour the world. Thank you, but absolutely not.’ It was a funny moment for me.”

Lindsey auditioned during the fifth season of the show and made it to the quarterfinals. Many fans thought the then judges – Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel – were very harsh on her performances, but she actually agrees with them.

“It took me years to realize that they weren’t necessarily wrong,” she added. “It’s easy for people to look at it like, ‘Oh they messed up. They sure missed out on you.’ But looking at the video, I wasn’t great.”

“It’s not that they were wrong, and I think that’s why it hurt so bad when I was on the show and I got kicked off and when they said really mean things to me,” Lindsey continued. “It hurt so bad because it was kind of true, and I think the truth hurts way more. And they were right. I hadn’t earned or developed the skills to be able to dance, to be thrown around up in the air while playing the violin. It’s really difficult.”

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