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OC Music and Dance
Ocmusicanddance
Information
Age (at audition) 10-53
Sex Mixed
Act Orchestral Band
Seasons 13
Position Reached Judge Cuts

OC Music and Dance was an orchestral band act from Season 13 of America's Got Talent. It was eliminated in the Judge Cuts.

Background

OC Music and Dance was created by Charles (“Charlie”) Zhang. A talented clarinet musician, he came to the U.S. at the age of 23, with $20 in his pocket and acceptance to the Pasadena music conservatory. After one semester, dropped out because of lack of money, and worked as a dishwasher. A work related injury caused him to lose his ability to play. Soon afterward, Charlie bought one Chinese restaurant, then another, and next thing you know he created Pick Up Stix, building it to more than 100 locations. He eventually sold the chain, created another food company, which he sold as well. With his financial success came a strong desire to give back, and as a result, he created OC Music and Dance to Nurture, Inspire and Empower students of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay for instruction. [1]

Audition

OC Music and Dance's audition in Episode 1303 was not televised, but it consisted of an orchestra playing instruments as a choir sang Harry Styles' "Sign of the Times.  " At least three judges voted "Yes", sending the group to the Judge Cuts.


Judge Cuts

OC Music and Dance's Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1309 consisted of performing "Praying" by Kesha accompanied by drums and an orchestra. Their performance was not strong enough to advance to the Quarterfinals, eliminating them from the competition along with Kazi, Ms. Trysh, and Bensax International.

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