'America's Got Talent': Quickchange artist Lea Kyle gets Heidi Klum's golden buzzer
'America's Got Talent' is in its 16th season and has not lost its flair. Even today, the bosses at NBC pick rare and unique talents from across the world to audition. Despite the pandemic, this year witnessed enough participants who were keen on showcasing their skills to a panel of judges, a live audience, and scores of TV viewers.
So far, four contestants -- Jane Marcewszki, Northwell Health Nurse Choir, World Taekwondo, and Jimmie Herrod -- have received golden buzzers. Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Terry Crews, and Howie Mandel are done with their share of buzzer hits, which leaves us with Heidi Klum. Who will she go for? We'll find out in a bit.
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For episode five, the roster was massive. There were 17 acts the panel chose from - of which some got selected to the next round and one entered the live show stage directly. Aside from Dokteuk Crew and Gangstagrass, the two acts that were promoted on the show's YouTube channel, there were as many as 15 contestants who floored the judges.
Of the lot, who did Klum greenlight? Since she is someone with impeccable taste in fashion, our guesses were Lea Kyle and Melodie Blaze. While Blaze fuses fashion and live performance by snipping off t-shirts into custom pieces of wearable art, french magician Kyle specializes in quick-change acts. She changes clothes in the blink of an eye. Klum chose the latter. She was visibly impressed by Kyle's fashion tricks.
Who is Lea Kyle?
Kyle "is a magician in Bordeaux specializing in Quick Change. Quick Change is the art of changing costumes in a fraction of a second. Léa offers its Quick Change Act, modern and unique, combining speed and novelty," her website reads. Previously, she has participated and won French Champion of Magic 2019, Mandrake d'or 2020, and the Villebarou International Festival.
The 24-year-old quick-change artist from Bordeaux didn't have it easy. She worked as a beautician before realizing her true calling. She was shy at first but the audience's reaction to her acts gave her confidence. "I made just enough money to buy the fabrics and make my costumes," she said in her introductory video for 'AGT'. In her journey, her boyfriend of eight years, Florian Sainvet, has been with her every step of the way. He is a magician and had participated in 'AGT' Season 15.
Alexandra Cote, Bob’s Dance Shop, Delicious Duane Douglas, The Empower Pack, Jayy, Lea Hinz, Lea Kyle, Melodie Blaze, The Moon City Masters, Peter Antoniou, Positive Impact Movement, The Sklar Brothers, Space Kiddettes, Thomas Evans, and Tory Vagasy performed on the 'AGT' stage tonight.
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