During a recent audition, an 88-year-old exotic dancer wowed the judges and the crowd with an “unpredicted” performance. Penny, who claimed to be the oldest burlesque dancer in America, is a national treasure.
Originally from Palm Bay, Florida, was Penny Starr Sr. She had entered the AGT stage donning red, white, and blue feathers. I want to give America a real show, a get-up-and-go show, the endearing senior declared.
Penny responded that she was a widow and had six husbands when Simon asked whether she was single. The media mogul questioned the woman about her thoughts about getting married for the seventh time. Yes, but it takes time to break them in, she said.
Penny opened with the song “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” which was the theme for her act. The older lady chose to remove her garments one at a time, to the satisfaction of the four judges. To commemorate the performance, the presenter, Terry Crews, threw red, white, and blue confetti all over the stage.
The 88-year-old candidate received a standing ovation from Sofia Vergara, who also said, “Penny, I want to be you when I grow older.” Former Victoria’s Secrets model Heidi Klum supported Penny.
The senior dancer’s sass caught Simon’s attention the most, and he started to flirt with her. But after that, he dared Penny with a question that would determine whether she would compete in The Amazing Race. Would more clothing fall off if you moved forward? The media mogul questioned the participant. The enthusiastic senior said that she would do that without a doubt.
I want to see more! yelled judge Howie Mandel at this point. Penny received 4 “yes” votes. The AGT judges had to choose just 54 performers from a total of 138 to advance to the next round. Hence, the burlesque dancer’s AGT odyssey came to an end.
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