What Happened to Ashes & Arrows in AGT 2024?

Best known for for their powerful performance for the original music “Born To Love” at AGT 24.

Ashes & Arrows in AGT
Age (at audition)Not Specified
Home TownAsheville, NC and Arrowtown, NZ
ActCountry/Rock Band
Position ReachedSelected to the next round

Ashes & Arrows is a country/rock band with members Ciaran McMeeken, Jonathan Calhoun, and Ben Voigt, recently took the stage on America’s Got Talent Season 19. Their performance of the original song “Born to Love” captivated the audience, though it received mixed reviews from the judges.


Ashes & Arrows comes from the scenic mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, and the breathtaking peaks of Arrowtown, New Zealand. The band formed in 2021 when Ciaran, Jonathan, and Ben met at an open mic in Asheville.

They bonded over their shared passion for music and decided to join together creating a unique blend of powerful harmonies and moving lyrics.

Before AGT, the band had already gained a following through their EP ‘Forward,’ released in 2022, and their entertaining videos on social media. They have a lot of followers already in their social media.

Ashes & Arrows Biography 

Ashes & Arrows consists of three talented musicians: Ciaran McMeeken, Jonathan Calhoun, and Benjamin Voigt.

Real Name Jonathan Calhoun Ciaran McMeekenBenjamin Voigt
BirthplaceNew Zealand New Zealand New Zealand 
NationalityNew Zealand New Zealand New Zealand 

Family & Relationships

There are not much information about the family and relationships of Ciaran McMeeken and Jonathan Calhoun. However, they are supported by his close family back in New Zealand, who encouraged them to pursue music full-time.

Benjamin Voigt is married to Leila Voigt in 2023, who often joins him on his musical journey.

What happened in America’s Got Talent?


Ashes & Arrows performed their original song “Born to Love” during their audition on AGT. The audience and judges Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell were thrilled with their performance.

However, Howie Mandel wasn’t as impressed, stating, “This is a great song in a pub.” His critique was met with boos from the audience.

“But personally this is a great song in a pub.” “if I was in a bar and you guys were playing, I would have the best night ever.”


Despite Howie’s negative feedback, the other judges praised the band, with Simon mentioning they made the right decision coming on AGT. The band received mixed reviews but won the hearts of many.

As a final outcome, they received 3 Yes votes from Heidi, Sofia and Simon to pass in to the next round.

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Ashes & Arrows showcased their talent and passion on America’s Got Talent, leaving a strong impression despite the negative feedback from Howie. With their powerful vocals and heartfelt lyrics, they continue to impress the audiences both on and off the stage.

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