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World Taekwondo Demonstration Team was a taekwondo group act from Season 16 of America's Got Talent. They finished in the Bottom 5 of the Top 10.

Background

Demonstration team of the World Taekwondo was established in 2009 and has been playing a leading role in the promotion of Taekwondo across the world by displaying Taekwondo techniques to the public mainly at the official ceremonies of the sporting events such as Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, Universidad as well as WT Promoted or Recognized Championships.

WT Demonstration Team performed also at the special occasions and places like the Vatican City, United Nations headquarters and IOC Museum to deliver a message of peace through Taekwondo as WT's motto of 'Peace is more precious than Triumph'.

WT Demonstration Team’s mission is not limited to promoting Taekwondo but also extended to the contributions to the world peace through the beloved sport, Taekwondo.

In 2020, they auditioned for Italy's Got Talent, where they received the Golden Buzzer from judge Mara Maionchi and advanced to the finals.

Audition

World Taekwondo Demonstration Team's audition in Episode 1603 consisted of performing a taekwondo routine. Impressed by their performance, Terry Crews pressed the Golden Buzzer sending them directly to the Quarterfinals.

Quarterfinals

World Taekwondo Demonstration Team's Quarterfinals performance in Episode 1613 consisted of performing a taekwondo routine complete with flags and synchronized moves. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell all gave them standing ovations. They received enough votes to advance to the Semifinals in Episode 1614 along with Brooke Simpson instead of Anica.

Semifinals

World Taekwondo Demonstration Team's Semifinals performance in Episode 1615 consisted of performing an acrobatic taekwondo routine including tricks where members were fully blindfolded. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell all gave them standing ovations. The group finished in 4th, 5th or 6th place in America's Vote. In the Instant Save, they received fewer online votes than Jimmie Herrod. In the Judges' Choice, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell unanimously voted for them, advancing to the Finals in Episode 1616 instead of Michael Winslow (Howie Mandel's vote was not needed).

Finals

World Taekwondo Demonstration Team's Finals performance in Episode 1619 consisted of performing an acrobatic taekwondo routine including breaking boards while in midair. Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara and Simon Cowell all gave them standing ovations.

Finale

For the finale in Episode 1620, World Taekwondo Demonstration Team performed a mash-up routine with Aidan Bryant, Jordan Chiles and MyKayla Skinner. They did not receive enough votes to advance to the Top 5, eliminating them from the competition instead of Aidan Bryant.

After The Show

World Taekwondo Demonstration Team auditioned for France's Got Talent later in 2021 in which they received a Golden Buzzer from judge Hélène Segara and were finalists. [1]

Trivia

  • World Taekwondo Demonstration Team is the fourth act in Got Talent history to receive the Golden Buzzer on both AGT and one of the international versions of the franchise. The first three were Light Balance (Germany's Got Talent and Season 12), Zurcaroh (France's Got Talent and Season 13 (Coincidentally, in both instances, it was the show's host that gave them the honor (Tyra Banks and David Ginola)), and Emanne Beasha (Arab's Got Talent and Season 14). They were followed by Light Balance Kids (Season 14 and Germany's Got Talent). If you count Kseniya Simonova (AGT Champions 1 and BGT Champions) and Boogie Storm (Britain's Got Talent and AGT Champions 2) from The Champions, they also fit this category.
  • They are one of the four known worldwide acts to receive three Golden Buzzers, with the other three being Paddy and Nicko (the second act to reach this incredible feat), who participated in America's Got Talent: The Champions (Season 2), and Gao Lin & Liu Xin and Gennady Tkachenko-Papizh (the first and third act respectively), who have yet to participate in America's Got Talent or its Champions counterpart.
  • They are the first martial arts act to advance to the live shows since Kung Fu Heroes in Season 5, and the first to reach the final.
  • They are also the third consecutive group act that Terry Crews has given his Golden Buzzer to since taking over as host in Season 14.

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