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The Quiddlers was a puppeteer group from Season 3 of America's Got Talent. It was eliminated in the audition round. It returned 9 years later for Season 12, where it was eliminated in the Judge Cuts.


The Quiddlers are a physical comedy group based in Las Vegas, NV. Created by Paul Ebejer, they are known worldwide as “The International Ambassadors of Physical Comedy.” [1] Their acts typically consist of pupeteering puppet costumes resembling midgets or little people, with their hands acting as the "legs" of the puppet and their real legs hidden in a sack or cape that the puppet carries.

The Quiddlers appeared on the 2nd episode of NBC's "I Can Do That", mentoring Nicole Scherzinger and Ciara.

In 2015, they appeared on the tenth season of France’s Got Talent.

Season 3 Audition[]

The Quiddlers' audition in Episode 301 consisted of performing an act involving puppets and other toys. Piers Morgan, David Hasselhoff and Sharon Osbourne all buzzed the act. All three Judges voted "No" eliminating them from the competition.

Season 12 Audition[]

The Quiddlers returned in Season 12. The group's audition in Episode 1206 consisted of dancing in suits resembling small puppets to Village People's "YMCA". Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell all voted "Yes", sending the group to the Judge Cuts.

Judge Cuts[]

The Quiddlers' Judge Cuts performance in Episode 1208 consisted of dancing in suits resembling miniature versions of the four judges to Spice Girls' "Wannabe". The Quiddlers' were not chosen to advance to the Quarterfinals, eliminating the group from the competition instead of Mirror Image.

After the Show[]

Later in 2017, The Quiddlers appeared on the fourth season of the Italian competition series Tu Si Que Vales [2]

In 2019, The Quiddlers competed on the World's Got Talent special held in China. Judge David Foster was highly critical of their act, saying that he would have pressed his red buzzer if he had one. They were eliminated in the Preliminaries after being knocked out by aerialist and Russia's Got Talent contestant Tina Mamonova.

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