Who is Oscar Stembridge? “AGT” Season 19 star was youngest to win top prize

MALMO, Sweden: “America’s Got Talent” Season 19 contestant Oscar Stembridge is an award-winning singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Sweden. The 16-year-old performer has been singing from a very young age and has also achieved massive success. He was 5 years old when he started playing piano and quickly progressed to acoustic guitar, ukulele and drums.

Oscar played his first live concert at the age of 6 and has since built a massive global fan base, amassing over 300,000 followers on social media. In 2022, he became the youngest performer to win New Artist of the Year at the Sweden Pop Awards for his EP titled “Thir13en”.

Oscar wrote the critically acclaimed song when he was 13, detailing the teenage angst of being belittled by the system and the hope that follows. The singer also earned a Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award nomination for Sweden’s Favorite Star. In addition, Oskar also starred in the lead role in Sweden’s hit children’s TV show, “KÄR” and in the final series of the popular “Up4Noise” as Felix in 2021.

Oscar completed his Year 9 education in 2023 and spent much of 2024 writing new songs and playing live. He continues to perform on the streets of his hometown. However, Oscar is ready to make his “AGT” debut, showing his extraordinary talent to the judges, Simon Cowell, Sofía Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel.

Oscar Stembridge auditioned in
Oscar Stembridge auditioned for “AGT” Season 19 (Instagram/@oscarstembridge)

Oscar Stembridge performed for Her Royal Highness of Sweden

“AGT” season 19 contestant Oscar Stembridge performed live for Her Royal Highness of Sweden, Crown Princess Victoria on her birthday in 2020. He delivered a powerful performance in front of millions of television viewers. He was 12 years old at the time and performed his cover of American rock band Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” in front of Sweden’s royal family.

Oscar was invited to the royal birthday because of his immense popularity. Artists such as Queen, Aerosmith, Camila Cabello, Calum Scott, James TW, Grace VanderWaal, and Guns N’ Roses notably re-shared Oscar’s music videos online when he was only 7 years old.

Oscar Stembridge performed for Her Royal Highness of Sweden (Instagram/@oscarstembridge)
“America’s Got Talent” Season 19 contestant Oscar Stembridge performed for Her Royal Highness of Sweden (Instagram/@oscarstembridge)

Oscar Stembridge is an environmentalist

In addition to being a great singer, Oscar Stembridge is also a passionate environmentalist. He serves as an official ambassador for TogetherBand and Surfers Against Sewage.

Oscar wrote his first song, “We March”, as a call to action when he was 11 years old. He performed the song live for 60,000 people in Stockholm at the largest public march in the country’s history.

Meanwhile, Oscar’s first single on his debut EP, “Don’t Lie To Me,” addressed corporate greenwashing. The singer donated his earnings from the single to the environmental charity Climate Live.

He continued to raise his voice for the planet and recently performed live at the Circus Arena in Stockholm in front of over 60,000 people, marking the biggest climate concert in Sweden.

He has also performed at historic Swedish venues, including Scandinavia’s biggest music TV show in front of over a million people. Oscar also made history as the youngest artist ever to grace the Main Stage at the Boardmasters Festival in the UK. He also toured Sweden to raise money for the mental health charity “Never Alone”.

Oscar Stembridge is an environmentalist (Instagram/@oscarstembridge)
“America’s Got Talent” Season 19 contestant Oscar Stembridge is an environmentalist (Instagram/@oscarstembridge)

“America’s Got Talent” Season 19 airs on NBC every Tuesday at 8:00 PM ET.

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