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W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew was a dance group from Season 15 of America's Got Talent.  They were eliminated in the Semifinals.


WAFFLE (We Are Family For Life Entertainment) is an innovative New York City-Based artist collective from almost all 5 boroughs. The group was founded by Andrew Saunders (Goofy), Yushon Stroughn (Sonic), and Joel Leitch (Aero Ace) in 2011. The inspiration behind the name came from hearing “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge. [1]


W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew's audition in Episode 1504 consisted of dancing to Chaka Khan's "Like Sugar". Impressed by their performance, Simon Cowell pressed the Golden Buzzer, sending them straight to the Quarterfinals.


W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1513 consisted of performing a dance routine to "Party Up" by DMX and "Good Times Roll" by GRiZ and Big Gigantic. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara all gave them standing ovations.  The group finished in 4th, 5th or 6th place in America's Vote.  In the Dunkin' Save, they received more online votes than Malik DOPE and Nolan Neal, advancing to the Semifinals in Episode 1514.


W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew's Semifinals performance in Episode 1519 consisted of performing a dance routine to Joe Budden's "Pump It Up".  They did not receive enough votes to advance to the Finals in Episode 1520, eliminating them from the competition along with Voices of Our City Choir instead of Daneliya Tuleshova.


  • The group is Simon Cowell's first main series Golden Buzzer act that doesn't rely on singing or playing a musical instrument.
  • W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew was the only Golden Buzzer act in Season 15 that relied on the Dunkin' Save to proceed to the Semifinals. All of the others advanced with the public vote.
  • W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew was the only judge Golden Buzzer act in Season 15 to not make it to the finals.

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