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‘Donald Trump’ “America’s Got Talent” Video: Impersonator Gets Groans During Quarterfinals

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Singing Trump AGT Quarterfinals

By Shari Weiss |

Singing Trump AGT Quarterfinals

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“The Singing Trump,” the Donald Trump impersonator, received groans on Tuesday’s “America’s Got Talent” quarterfinals. Check out the video below.

As Gossip Cop reported, “The Singing Trump” was featured on the “America’s Got Talent” season 14 premiere in late May. When he took the stage, full of gruffness and self-praise, it initially seemed he was just a run-of-the-mill impersonator. But this was no ordinary impression. After talking with the judges and withstanding boos from the audience, “Trump” sang and danced to Bruno Mars. He managed to top that for his call-backs during the Judge Cuts round. For that, “Trump” sang Backstreet Boys songs, and even had “Secret Service” agents as his backup dancers.

The entire panel gave a standing ovation, something “Trump” hoped to earn again tonight, which marked the first time he had to perform live for America’s votes. In his pre-taped opening package, the faux president gave a tour of Washington, D.C., and the White House… from outside the fence. If he wins the reality show, “Trump” said, his first concert will be on the National Mall. Of course, there’s a long road still to go. A few more primaries, if you will, and it seems unlikely he’ll be winning the popular vote after tonight.

For his performance, “Trump” got off a makeshift Air Force One and launched into “Shut Up And Dance” by Walk The Moon, again joined by pretend “Secret Service” agents for a choreographed routine. That led into M.C. Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This,” and a surprising wardrobe change. This time, however, an ovation from the judges did not follow.

Mel B told the contestant, “I’ve got a love-hate relationship with you, clearly. The beginning, your timing was so off… But you got me with ‘Hammer Time,’ and your choreography is on point.” Simon Cowell admitted he was thinking as he watched, “What’s happening?” He added, “If I’d just tuned into the show for the first time this year, I’d be like, ‘What the bloody is that?'” The mogul also advised, “Cut down on the tweeting, little more work on the choreography.”

Heidi Klum was more complimentary, saying, “Some people hate Trump, some people love Trump. But I think we can all agree, right America, we all love this Trump.” And Howie Mandel admitted, “It makes me laugh. That is what this show is about.” But then an attempt at a joke about his poor singing and dancing, using a play on the real Donald Trump’s controversial remarks this week, did not go over well. “As you said earlier in this week, there’s bad things on both sides,” the comedian said, quickly adding, “Horrible line.”

“Trump” asked to speak at the end, and vowed to make the reality show “great again.” He went on, somewhat seriously, “Together, we can bring our country together.” At that, the audience groaned and Mel B put her head down. While he may have genuinely meant the sentiment, it seemed people did not appreciate “Trump” invoking that statement in light of recent events. Watch the video below.

 


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