America’s Got Talent (AGT) Season 17 aired the second round of qualifiers on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. During the two-hour time limit, several great contenders performed magic, acrobats, singing, dance, comedy, and so much more. Only two of the 11 acts will proceed. Aiko Tanaka grabbed the stage and performed stand-up comedy in tonight’s program. While the judges applauded her, she failed to wow viewers at home. One user tweeted:
Season 17 of America’s Got Talent (AGT) featured a wide exhibition of humor, beauty, and grace, as well as some inspirational backstories from the contestants. Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, and Sofia Vergara returned to the judging panel and gave critical remarks to all competitors.
Who is Aiko Tanaka?
Aiko is a stand-up comedian, actress, and TV personality who was raised by a single mother in Tokyo. The AGT competitor started her career in film, making her film debut in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. She also appeared in Justin Lin’s mockumentary, Finishing The Game, about Bruce Lee’s last film. She has also been on several other television shows, such as The Jim Jeffries Show, The Howard Stern Show, and Comedy Central Stand-Up Asia! Live. The competitor has also done stand-up in a variety of settings, including naval bases and jails.
Aiko’s ethnicity is three-quarters Japanese and one-quarter Korean. The AGT candidate has also been on the half-hour comedy series Laughs and in music videos for a variety of musicians. She started her career as a catalog and commercial ad model in elementary school before moving to America to seek a career in acting. Aiko has since performed professionally on the television program Soul Train. In addition, the comic has been on MTV’s The Grind, Malcolm & Eddie, The Man Show, My Wife and Kids, and Howard Stern.
Fans respond to the performance of AGT participant Aiko Tanaka.
During her audition, the comic spoke jokes about obtaining citizenship, road rage, and the spirit of being an American. She wowed both the judges and the live audience, receiving a standing ovation. Aiko did a special called I Do My Own Stunts for tonight’s program. She made light of her Japanese accent, English problems, social awkwardness, and self-help books. Although the judges praised her performance and Howie Mandel gave her a standing ovation, the audience was unimpressed.
Continue reading to see what fans are saying about Aiko’s performance:
Aiko Tanaka, sorry if you have to stand there waiting for the audience to get it and react then it wasn’t very funny. #AGT
— OldTallGuy (@OldTallGuy15) August 17, 2022
— 𝔇. 🎯 (@piccoladiamond) August 17, 2022
The qualification round included 54 performers performing live at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. The qualifications will continue for three weeks, with just 10 contenders plus a wildcard entering the final round. The program tomorrow will determine which of the Top 2 artists will proceed to the finals evening. The polls will be open until 7 a.m. ET tomorrow. Remember to see an all-new episode of AGT on NBC.