Michael Nejad

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Information
Age (at audition) 56
Sex Male
Act Instrumentalist
Seasons 7
Position Reached Quarterfinalist

Michael Nejad is an instrumentalist act from Season 7 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the Quarterfinals.

Background

Michael Nejad was born in Iran and now lives in the Bay Area. A musician, Michael can play over 56 instruments from around the world. He has invented numerous musical instruments, including his current act and invention, musical gardening tools. He has been performing for over 40 years. 1

Audition

Michael Nejad's audition in Episode 702 consisted of performing "Sway (Dance with Me)" with a broom played as a flute, and "My Heart Will Go On" with a dustpan. Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending him to the Vegas Round.








Vegas Round

Michael Nejad was one of the Standby Acts in the Vegas Round. He was sorted into the "Novelty Acts" category. His performance in Episode 713 consisted of performing "Bad Romance" on an untraditional string instrument and a modified shovel. His audition was strong enough for the judges to send him to the Quarterfinals along with David Garibaldi and His CMYK's and Rock Star Juggler Mike Price.















Quarterfinals

Michael Nejad's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 714 consisted of performing "Moves Like Jagger" with a modified baseball bat, shovel, and vacuum. Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel all buzzed the act, although Osbourne buzzed just after the act ended. The audience could also be heard booing him as well. He did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals, eliminating him from the competition in Episode 715 along with Nikki Jensen, instead of Shanice & Maurice Hayes.

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