|Emmanuel & Phillip Hudson|
|Age (at audition)||23, 21|
|Act||Comedy Rap Duo|
|Position Reached||Judgment Week|
Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson were both born in Mississippi but their large family of 10 moved to Atlanta in 1998. As kids, their natural ability to entertain was prevalent while in school easily winning over their classmates with their dancing, comedy, and rapping. In January 2012, the duo received their big break when they shared their video for their catchy and hilarious song, “Ratchet Girl Anthem,” on YouTube. In a matter of months, the popularity of the video has led to a record deal with Archive Entertainment and an album, “LOL;” nationwide performances and appearances, and a spot on Streetz 94.5 “The Morning Grind” morning show.
Currently, their YouTube channel has over 200 million views and their “LOL” album has been downloaded 70,000+ times. In addition to touring and exploring TV development deals, Emmanuel has also found success as a solo entertainer by scoring roles in MTV2 “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out,” the Rain Forest film “Ride Along” starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, and the ABC network series “Nashville.” 1
Emmanuel & Phillip Hudson's audition in Episode 906 consisted of rapping their original piece "Ratchet Girl Anthem." Howard Stern buzzed the act. Although Mel B and Howie Mandel voted "Yes," Howard Stern and Heidi Klum both voted "No," eliminating the duo from the competition. Howie then opted to press his Golden Buzzer, keeping the act in the competition and sending Emmanuel & Phillip to Judgment Week.
Emmanuel & Phillip Hudson were sorted into the "Variety Acts" category in Judgment Week. The duo's performance in Episode 908 consisted of rapping an original piece titled "Church Folks," a piece about the hypocrisy of churchgoers. Emmanuel & Phillip Hudson's performance was not strong enough for the judges to send them to the Quarterfinals, eliminating them from the competition that same episode.