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All About Travis Japan, the Boy Band That Wowed the Judges on AGT
"Our dream is to become the biggest stars in the world," member Noeru “Noel” Kawashima told the Judges.
America's Got Talent sixth round of Auditions for Season 17 started out strong with Travis Japan.
The group immediately impressed viewers with their charisma, seamless choreography, catchy song, and bedazzled costumes. "Our dream is to become the biggest stars in the world," member Noeru “Noel” Kawashima told the Judges. "For our dream, we gave up everything: Our career and houses, but this is the only place to make it happen. AGT."
Of course, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, and Sofia Vergara each voted "Yes."
"You had me already with the glittery jacket," Klum said. "And then all of you are so beautiful, you're so pumped, so ready, you came all this way. And then it's kind of Broadway? I don't know what it is, but I loved it. Super entertaining."
Cowell added, "You guys are fascinating, and you're very funny. You really made me laugh because you've got great personalities...I have a feeling that, even if I didn't love the song, people are 'gonna talk about you. The energy was through the roof."
If you've also fallen in love with Travis Japan, here's everything you need to know about the band:
Who is Travis Japan?
Travis Japan is a singing and dancing boy band from Tokyo formed by famed choreographer Travis Payne in 2012, according to Anime Expo. Over the course of his decades-long career, Payne has worked with Michael Jackson, Usher, Madonna, Beyoncé, Mick Jagger, Lady Gaga, and others.
Who are the members of Travis Japan?
The group has seven members: Kawashima, Kaito “Chaka” Miyachika, Kaito “Umi” Nakamura, Ryuya “Shime” Shimekake, Shizuya “Shizu” Yoshizawa, “Genta” Matsuda, and Kaito “Machu” Matsukura. You can keep up with them all through the band's Instagram account, @travis_japan_official.
Do they have other songs?
Yes! The group has already racked up millions of views on YouTube for their songs "Crystal of Tears" and their newest release, "BIG BANG BOY." They also competed at this year's World of Dance competition, where they earned third place in the team division. You can catch the performance, which currently has more than 1 million views, below.