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5 Alive “America’s Got Talent” Audition Video: Boy Band Divides Judges On “AGT”

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5 Alive AGT Audition Video

By Shari Weiss |

5 Alive AGT Audition Video

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A boy band named 5 Alive divided the judges on Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent.” Watch the video below.

The five guys from Miami came out on stage in coordinated outfits and were asked to explain how they know each other. After four of them were revealed to be close friends, distant friends or related, the last guy drew laughs when he randomly said, “Oh, I work for a private limo company.” They all claimed to be between the ages of 18 and 20 despite looking a tad older than that.

Asked “what’s the dream,” one of them dramatically responded, “Well, with everything going on in the world today, I think what America really needs… is a boy band.” They then launched into an incredibly polished performance of “Poison” by Bell Biv DeVoe and “Pony” by Ginuwine. They seemed to harmonize perfectly while carrying out a dance routine. There was even a gratuitous moment when the lead guy lifted his shirt as all the others pointed at his chest.

Most of the audience seemed to eat it up, but no one more so than Mel B. The Spice Girls member could hardly contain herself as she watched in utter delight. Simon Cowell, however, appeared to have a look of disdain throughout the performance. After Mel gave a standing ovation, she exclaimed, “I am so excited right now! You have no idea! We haven’t had a boy band like this in a very, very long time. I loved it.”

Howie Mandel, who also stood to applaud, was more measured when he said, “I don’t think it’s a phenomenal act. I don’t think it’s worth a $1 million. I love the humor… You’re a whole new direction. See what I did there?” And Heidi Klum admitted, “It didn’t totally blow my mind. I have to be honest.”

But that was nothing compared to Cowell’s brutal critique. “Look, it was fun, but guys, honestly, for me, it was like a joke. So horrible. Old-fashioned. Terrible. I like you because you’re so bad,” he said amid boos. Mel B shot back, “No! They can sing and they can dance and everyone’s gonna get it apart from you!” She also told the group, “I would go to your concert all day long.”

And since everyone but Cowell gave a “yes,” 5 Alive is now on to the next round. Check out the videos below!

 


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