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Malevo was a malambo group from Season 11 of America's Got Talent. It was eliminated in the Semifinals. They returned for America's Got Talent: All-Stars where they were eliminated in the Preliminaries.

Background[]

Malevo consists of a group of eight men from Buenos Aires, Argentina. They like to consider themselves the "Magic Mikes" of Argentina. The members grew up in poverty, some with no electricity and power. To make ends meet, the members have jobs such as carpentry, construction, and gas attendants. Most of the team have known each other since they were little kids.

Audition[]

Malevo's audition in Episode 1102 consisted of performing a rhythmic Malambo routine with tap dancing in gaucho's boots, beating drums, and whirling boleadoras rhythmically. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes," sending the group to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts[]

Malevo's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1109 consisted of performing a rhythmic Malambo routine to the tune of Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People", beating drums in a horizontal line, whirling boleadoras up and down ramps, tap dancing in gaucho's boots, and whirling flaming and glowing boleadoras. Howie Mandel, Mel B, guest judge George Lopez, and Heidi Klum gave the group standing ovations. Impressed by their performance, George pressed his Golden Buzzer, sending Malevo straight to the Quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals[]

Malevo's Week 3 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1115 consisted of performing a rhythmic Malambo routine to the tune of Woodkid's "Run Boy Run", tap dancing in gaucho's boots in unison, beating drums in a circle, twirling staffs, tap dancing in gaucho's boots, and whirling boleadoras. Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave the group standing ovations. Malevo finished in sixth, seventh, or eighth place in America's Vote. In the Dunkin' Save, the group received more online votes than both Linkin' Bridge and Ronee Martin, sending it to the Semifinals in Episode 1116.

Semifinals[]

Malevo's Week 1 Semifinals performance in Episode 1117 consisted of beating drums in a horizontal line, tap dancing in gaucho's boots in unison, and finally tap dancing on a small pool such that water would splash across the stage and on the dancers, all to System of a Down's "Chop Suey!". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all gave the group standing ovations. Malevo did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Finals in Episode 1118, eliminating the group from the competition instead of Sal Valentinetti.

All-Stars Preliminary[]

Malevo's Preliminary performance in Episode AS02 consisted of performing a fast-paced malambo routine which included tapping, drums and boleadoras, backed by a trio of musicians. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell all gave them standing ovations. They did not receive enough votes from the Superfans to enter the Top 3 of the night, eliminating them from the competition.

After the Show[]

Malevo competed on Season 11 of La France a un incroyable talent, where they were eliminated in the Semifinals.

In 2019, Malevo competed on the World's Got Talent special held in China. They received a Golden Buzzer, which sent them to the Top 8. They did not make the Top 2.

In March 2022, Malevo performed the 'End Of The Show Show' segment of 'Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway' whilst in the UK, alongside both Ant & Dec themselves.

Trivia[]

  • Malevo was the only dance act to make it to the Semifinals of Season 11.
  • Malevo is among a group of acts that received a Golden Buzzer on both AGT and an international version of the Got Talent franchise (even though in their case, one of the Golden Buzzers they received were from a global all-star version of the Got Talent franchise).

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