The all-boy hip hop — and incredibly flexible — Adem Dance Crew from the Kyrgyz Republic won the Golden Buzzer on Asia’s Got Talent, Season 2 in 2017. They’re now competing on America’s Got Talent and wowing judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, and two newbies Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough. They’ve already won a Golden Buzzer on the world’s largest continent; now they’re competing in the continent that contains Hollywood and Las Vegas!
Kyrgyzstan is a country in Central Asia also known as Kirghizia. Known for its mountainous terrain, the nation-state attained sovereignty after the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991. Although Kyrgyzstan has been backed by IMF and the World Bank, it has been ranked as the second poorest country in Central Asia (after Tajikistan). More than 31 percent of the country’s population (6.3 million) lives in poverty — that’s about 2 million people living in poverty.
All of the contestants on America’s Got Talent dream of winning the grand prize of $1 million, but maybe none as much as Adem Dance Crew. America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8 pm on NBC.