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Myanmar’s Aung La N Sang congratulates Junior Creative on ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ Season 2 performance

Aung La N Sang (©ONE Championship)

Aung La N Sang (©ONE Championship)

Reigning ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion “The Burmese Python” Aung La N Sang, 34, is proud of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” Season 2 contestant Junior Creative. Like the mixed martial arts superstar, the shadow dance group is from Myanmar.

Filmed at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Pasadena, California, United States in October 2019, “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” Season 2 premiered on NBC on January 6, 2020. Junior Creative was one of the 10 acts that performed during the first preliminary episode.

Among the 10 acts, only four advanced to the semi-finals. They are singers Angelina Jordan and Hans, trapeze artists Duo Transcend and magician Dania Diaz.

Using various dance moves, neon lights and shadows, Junior Creative told a story about war and the families that suffer from it. Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Alesha Dixon praised the performance but in general, they were not as passionate about it as they were about other performances.

In particular, the performance was a tribute to the child victims of war. Klum and Cowell gave Junior Creative standing ovations but during the Judges’ Choice round, the group was eliminated after receiving only one vote, which was from Dixon.

Including Junior Creative, 40 acts will compete in “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” Season 2, which is hosted by Terry Crews. Coming from various countries, all of the acts are previous participants of a “Got Talent” franchise.

Junior Creative won “Myanmar’s Got Talent” in 2018. It has 15 members.

Although Junior Creative did not make it to the “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” Season 2 semi-finals, the group earned praises from all over the world. The reigning ONE Middleweight and Light Heavyweight Champion took to Facebook to congratulate the Burmese shadow dance group.

“War is not the answer that’s for sure,” Aung said. “And congratulations to these Burmese youth for showing their talent in America’s Got Talent 2020. Myanmar does have a lot of amazing talents.”

Originally from Myitkyin, Kachin, Myanmar, the Burmese MMA fighter currently lives in Elkridge, Maryland, USA with his wife Katherine Oliphant and their son Aung De. Meanwhile, here is a clip featuring Junior Creative:

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