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Japanese American comedian gets standing ovation from Simon Cowell on ‘America’s Got Talent’

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  • Japanese American stand-up comedian Aiko Tanaka received four “yeses” and a standing ovation from judge Simon Cowell after showing a “funny and naughty” act, as Cowell described it, on Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” Season 17 audition.
  • Tanaka’s stand-up routine focused on her immigration experience in America.
  • All four judges expressed how much fun they had listening to Tanaka’s comedy routine, with Cowell describing her bit as “So funny. So naughty.”
  • “From the minute you walked out, you got us, you know. And the best sign if a comedian is doing well, obviously, is the audience,” Cowell continued. “And I really liked your reaction afterward, because I could see how much this reaction meant to you as well.”

A Japanese American stand-up comedian received four “yeses” from “America’s Got Talent” judges and a standing ovation from Simon Cowell after showing a “funny and naughty” act.

Aiko Tanaka auditioned for “America’s Got Talent” Season 17 on Tuesday. Tanaka, a Japanese-born comedian, tickled the funny bones of judges Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Cowell with her jokes about her immigration experience in America.

Taekwondo Demonstration Team Couldn’t Perform at Tokyo Olympics, Lands Golden Buzzer at ‘AGT’

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A taekwondo demonstration team left judges on “America’s Got Talent” with “goosebumps” after their audition performance and won host Terry Crews’ golden buzzer choice on June 15.

The performance: On the third night of auditions for the world-famous talent show, the World Taekwondo Demonstration Team blew the audience and judges away with their performance.

South Korean Quartet’s ‘Super Silky Smooth’ Rendition of ‘All My Life’ Impresses ‘AGT’ Judges

A singing quartet from South Korea got a standing ovation from “America’s Got Talent” judges and audience members after performing their rendition of “All My Life” by K-Ci & JoJo in an episode aired on Tuesday. 

Soulful performance: Korean Soul — composed of singers Sooyong Yoon, Young J, Shyun Lee and Jifan Lee — impressed judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Howie Mandel during their audition in the second week of the show’s 16th season.

Thai Magician Leaves ‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges Mesmerized With ‘Mind-Blowing’ Card Tricks

Thai magician Patrick Kun’s mesmerizing card tricks left “America’s Got Talent” judges in awe during his audition on Tuesday’s episode.

Close-up magic: Kun, a full-time magician with a significant social media presence, performed multiple sleight of hand tricks right in front of Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Howie Mandel.