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Karen & Ricardo were a dance duo act from Season 12 of America's Got Talent. They were eliminated before the Judge Cuts.


Karen Forcano & Ricardo Vega are from Santiago, Chile. They are salsa dancers and Latin dance instructors. They have many accolades: dancers invited to "Night 10" program Diego Maradona - Argentina 2005, Salsa Contest Winners "Journal fourth" in 2006, Finalists and Winners "Chile country talent show" channel 13 in 2009, Latin American Winners 2005-2009, Lion dancers d` Oscar, Tito Rojas, Prince Royce, extrem and The Go Go in his concerts in Chile, Winners of the 2010 Argentina Open Córdoba, Winners of the 'Giants with Vivi "Megavisión, 2010 program, 1st Champions "Chile salsa congress" Viña del Mar 2010 ROAD TO LAS VEGAS, 2011, 2011 National Champions Bachata, Finalists of the "Talent Chileno" Chilevisión 2011, Winners of the "Argentina Open Salsa" Heading 2012 WORLD SALSA DE PUERTO RICO, 2012 National Champions Bachata Group, Runners 2 TIMES THE WORLD OPEN WORLD SALSA 2012-2013, and two-time champions CURRENT WORLD CUP WORLD LATIN DANCE 2012-2013. [1]


Karen & Ricardo's audition in Episode 1202 consisted of performing a salsa dance routine together. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes," sending the duo to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts

Karen & Ricardo did not perform in the Judge Cuts round, meaning it either withdrew or was cut by the judges before this stage of the competition.

After the Show

Karen & Ricardo competed on Season 2 of World of Dance. In their audition, Karen & Ricardo received the highest score in World of Dance history at the time from the judges, being a 99.7. Despite being frontrunners throughout the season, they were eliminated in the Divisional Finals, missing out on the Final Four.

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