'AGT' Season 17: Who is Travis Japan? Pop group was formed by legendary choreographer Travis Payne

Having worked with the likes of Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson, Travis Payne set out to create the ultimate dance act


                            'AGT' Season 17: Who is Travis Japan? Pop group was formed by legendary choreographer Travis Payne
Travis Japan (Instagram/travis_japan_official)
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From music to magic and everything in between, gear up for an all-new season of 'America’s Got Talent'. As per the current season's synopsis, "The 17th season of “America’s Got Talent” returns with a new set of aspiring performers looking to compete for the ultimate $1 million prize. Executive producer Simon Cowell returns to the star-studded judging panel with global fashion icon Heidi Klum, fan-favorite comedian Howie Mandel and acclaimed actress and international superstar Sofia Vergara. The dynamic Terry Crews returns as host. This season promises to deliver some of the wildest acts to ever grace the “AGT” stage."

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Looking for other talent-based shows to check out? You might want to check out -- 'American Song Contest', 'American Idol' and 'So You Think You Can Dance'.

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Who is Travis Japan?

Travis Japan is a 7-member dance group formed by choreographer Travis Payne under Johnny’s Jr unit. As per The Outer Haven, the group was named after Payne himself, who is known for his iconic works such as Michael Jackson’s “This is It" and Lady Gaga’s “The Monster Ball". For those of you wondering, the group is affiliated with Johnny & Associates, Inc. a talent agency formed by Johnny Kitagawa in 1962. The agency trains groups of potential male idols, known as 'Johnny's'. Johnny Jr is a part of the agency and places special focus on artists under 30, usually teens, who have not made an official debut. Some of the group's original songs include 'Yume no Hollywood', 'DANCE WITH ME LESSON 1', 'HAPPY GROOVY' and 'LOCK LOCK'. 

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Who are the members?

The group has changing members, it currently consists of Kaito 'Chaka' Miyachika, Kaito 'Umi' Nakamura, Ryuya 'Shime' Shimekake, Noeru 'Noel' Kawashima, Shizuya 'Shizu' Yoshizawa, 'Genta' Matsuda, and Kaito 'Machu' Matsukura.

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Season 17 of 'America's Got Talent' has seen impressive dance acts, such as The Mayyas, who even bagged the golden buzzer. Now, fans will have to wait and see if Travis Japan has what it takes to make the cut and move on to the next round!

'America's Got Talent'  airs on Tuesdays at 8 pm on NBC. For viewers who wish to tune in to the show without cable, they can do so using any of the following streaming services: Sling TV, fuboTV, Hulu With Live TV, AT&T TV or YouTube TV.

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