• Sal Valentinetti is a singer best known for competing on season 11 of America's Got Talent.
• His estimated net worth is $3 million.
• He was encouraged to pursue a career in music by his instructor after singing Mack the Knife.
• He competed in America's Got Talent: The Champions, won by Heidi Klum's golden buzzer.
• He recently appeared on the NBC morning show Guys Tell All, criticizing The Bachelor.
Who is Sal Valentinetti?
Sal Valentinetti was born on 26 August 1995, in Long Island, New York, USA, and is a singer, best known from initially earning popularity after competing in the television show “America’s Got Talent” during its 11th season. Since then, he’s been performing around the country to sell-out shows.
The Net Worth of Sal Valentinetti
How rich is Sal Valentinetti? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million, earned through a successful career in the music industry. He’s also appeared in other television shows, and can be heard in various radio programs too. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Music Beginnings
Very little is known about Sal’s childhood and family, except that he was raised in the small town of Bethpage, New York, and discovered his passion for crooner-type music thanks to the influence of his grandmother; together they listened to music by legends such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Tony Bennett. However, he never really thought of himself as someone who would pursue a career in the music industry.
In fact, he never really knew that he had a good singing voice until he was 15 years old. It was during a music lesson for the horn that his instructor wanted him to choose a song for him to practice, so began singing “Mack the Knife” by Bobby Darin, and his instructor was surprised at the quality of his voice, and encouraged him to try to pursue that type of career, and take singing lessons. The decision was supported by his family, who also discovered his potential.
America’s Got Talent
Wanting to make a breakthrough in the music industry, Valentinetti auditioned for the 14th season of “American Idol”, a singing competition series which helped launch the careers of singers such as Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, and Jordin Sparks, and It was one of the top rated television shows in the country. He managed to make it through the auditions of the show, but wasn’t able to reach the live shows. He did not give up, however, and looked for other opportunities, meanwhile continuing to develop his singing prowess.
Eventually, he joined another popular television competition series, this time “America’s Got Talent” during its 11th season – prior to joining the show, he was only making ends meet by working as a pizza delivery man. AGT attracts various participants from around the world, though in this case mainly from the US, who display a variety of talents ranging from stunts, singing, comedy, magic, and others. If they manage to do well in the auditions, they are put to live episodes in which they compete against each other to reach the finals. The winner of the season receives a large cash prize, possibly a contract, and a chance to headline their own show.
Success from AGT and Life After
The show is responsible for revealing previously unknown talent, and launching the careers of various performers who have entered the competition. It has been highly successful, and attracts an average of 10 million viewers per season. During his audition, Sal sang the Frank Sinatra song “My Way” and was able to gain the golden buzzer from Heidi Klum, sending him straight to the finals of the competition. He later performed with her in a duo, and was able to reach the top 10 of AGT before being eliminated.
His appearance in the show boosted his popularity significantly, and since the show he’s been performing around the country. He also sold out shows back at home at The Paramount in Huntington, and the Patchogue Theatre. He’s also appeared on other shows including “The Grindhouse Radio” which is a television series featuring current news, events, pop culture, and the like. One of his latest projects was competing at “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” which features winners, finalists, and other notable participants from the entire “Got Talent” franchise, competing to win $25,000.
WESTCHESTER DECEMBER 9TH!!! pic.twitter.com/dsrL8J9upw
— Sal Valentinetti (@SalTheVoice) November 24, 2017
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known about Valentinetti’s romantic relationships. It is known that he had a bit of romantic tension with “America’s Got Talent” judge Heidi Klum, who selected him as her golden buzzer for the competition. There was even notable tension with their duet performance which many stated was done in a bit of a scripted manner. Since the show, he has been reported single, and has not yet revealed any relationships. He recently appeared in a segment of the NBC morning show “Guys Tell All”, revealing that he is a bit of an old school type of person.
He criticized “The Bachelor” for their storytelling and encouraging people to give themselves straight up right away; he mentioned that it would not be good for his goddaughter to see that kind of content on television. He mentions that being in a long term relationship is about keeping things young and fresh. He continues to perform shows which keeps him off the track of the romance, recently performing at The Count Basie Theatre and the Morgantown Event Center as a part of a Valentine’s Day season special performance.