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Michael Rayner was a novelty act from Season 11 of America's Got Talent. He was eliminated in the audition round.


Michael Rayner's show has been described as “preposterous brilliance” and “whacky jugglement,” a combination of hilarious tricks and stunts with uproarious stand-up and a bounty of improvised fun and zingers. His signature trick is spinning a McDonald’s cheeseburger on an umbrella which garnered him an appearance on The David Letterman Show. Other TV appearances include Sesame Street, The Extreme Gong Show, Thirty Seconds to Fame, Attack of the Show, and various local TV shows. He is a favorite of Nickelodeon Television having performed his antics on What Would You Do? and Nick Arcade. [1]


Michael Rayner's audition in Episode 1101 consisted of spinning a parasol in his right hand and inviting Heidi Klum to throw a cheeseburger onto the parasol's canopy. When Heidi hesitated and Simon Cowell pressed her to just throw the burger, she responded by tossing the cheeseburger at a cup near Simon on the judges' desk and knocked it off. Michael's verdict was not televised, but Mel B and Simon both buzzed the act. Although Heidi voted "Yes", Howie Mandel, Mel B, and Simon all voted "No", eliminating Michael from the competition.

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