On the fourth round of auditions for America’s Got Talent Season 14, Japanese musician RiRia will perform in front of judges Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union and Howie Mandell. She’s a classical flutist with a cool punk look: pink hair, furry peach coat and jeans with glittery pinstripes.
RiRia isn’t just a classical flutist but a professional dancer too. The Japanese-born artist who moved by herself to Los Angeles at the age of 17 — and taught herself English — got her big break as a dancer in Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea’s 2015 music video “Pretty Girls” (see below).
RiRia has also appeared in Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood (a soldier), Demi Lovato’s “Cool for the Summer” (one of Demi’s friend), Chris Brown’s “Anyway” (Sulem’s friend), 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Jet Black Heart” (Hero), Nick Jonas’s “Remember I Told You” (Hero), and Justin Timberlake’s “Supplies” (Hero girl), among many others. America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8 pm on NBC.