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Tummy Talk were body drummers from Season 8 of America's Got Talent. It was eliminated in the Quarterfinals.


Tummy Talk's members are from Salt Lake City, Utah. Their dream is to give up their day jobs so they can focus on making music. A Tummy Talk video released in January 2013 has garnered over 4 million hits on YouTube [1].

The group is comprised of drummers Matt Nickle, Liahona Seumanu, Tyrell Shepherd, and "drum" Niuvaai Luamanuvae. Niuvaai is a youth counselor.


Tummy Talk's audition in Episode 806 consisted of three of its members slapping Niuvaii, the heaviest member, around his body to create percussion sounds. After the members' performance, they tried their slapping act on Nick Cannon. Although Howard Stern voted "No," Heidi KlumMel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending Tummy Talk to the Vegas Round.

Vegas Round

Tummy Talk was one of thirty acts to advance straight to the Quarterfinals in New York without performing in Las Vegas in Episode 808.


Tummy Talk's Week 4 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 816 consisted of "drumming" on Niuvaai's body as in their audition, but the group garnered additional members who played on actual drums. The performance had a wrestling match theme. The performance ended with Niuvaii refusing pushing one of the drummers down as "retaliation." Howie Mandel buzzed the act. Tummy Talk did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 817, eliminating it from the competition along with David Ferman, SensEtion, and The Robotix.


Tummy Talk is the only act in the Season 8 Live shows to be buzzed by a judge other than Howard Stern aswell as being the only act Howie Mandel buzzed in the Season 8 Live shows.

After the Show

In 2013, Tummy Talk appeared on France's Got Talent. On June 29, 2017, they appeared on the second episode of the revival of The Gong Show, where they received a score of 26 from the judges, finishing in a tie for 2nd place with beatboxer Kaila Mullady.

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