The members of the John Glenn High School Dance Team sure know how to grab the attention of “America’s Got Talent” judge Howie Mandel — by costuming themselves like him.
Taking to the “AGT” stage for their audition, the teenage dancers embraced a clever gambit by attiring themselves in dark suits, bald caps and matching round glasses to present a troupe of dancing Howies.
While the other judges appeared stunned when the group first appeared onstage, Mandel was clearly tickled, smiling widely and giving them a standing ovation before they even began. “I’ve already given a Golden Buzzer,” he jokingly complained, adding, “You can never get enough me.”
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“Why him?” asked judge Heidi Klum, with the group’s spokesperson explaining, “We know he’s not very fond of dance teams, so we’re hoping we can change his mind a little.”
“I love you already!” Mandel declared, and that proved to be even more true after they delivered an electrifying, tightly choreographed performance that brought them a standing ovation from the audience.
Not surprisingly, Mandel was the first judge to weigh in. “Oh my god, I’ve spent many hours in a funhouse alone dancing and looking at all my reflections,” he joked, adding, “Listen, it’s fun, it’s funny, the skill was there, I can’t get enough of me — this was amazing!”
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Four yes votes guarantee viewers will be seeing plenty more of the Dancing Howies of John Glenn High School as the “America’s Got Talent” season progresses.