Want a surefire way to get a standing ovation on America's Got Talent? Be a precocious 13-year-old and slay them all with a joke about Donald Trump. Lori Mae Hernandez brought her stand-up comedy act to the America's Got Talent stage and delighted the judges with her take on her babysitting qualifications.
"My only qualification to be a babysitter is that I used to be a baby," she said. "That's crazy. That's like saying, ‘Hey, you're sick a lot. Do you want to be my doctor?' Or, ‘Weren't you the host of a reality show? You want to be president of the United States?'"
The judges, including Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel, and crowd gave her a standing ovation. Hernandez said she's been doing stand-up comedy since she was 10 years old as an effort to help her dad smile after he got Bell's palsy.
She ended up receiving four yeses from the judges.
Other acts last night included a singing Chihuahua, tightrope walkers, a senior citizen dance troupe, a trio of acrobats, juggler Viktor Kee, whose strange body suit puzzled the judges and Long Island native Sal Valentinetti, a pizza delivery man who wowed Heidi Klum with his singing voice enough to receive the Golden Buzzer from her and was sent directly to the live shows.
America's Got Talent airs Tuesdays, 8 p.m. on NBC.
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