‘AGT: Fantasy League’: Meet People’s Choice Award Winner Junior New System Ready to Battle Under Mel B

MANILA, PHILIPPINES: After a series of championships in Philippine competitions in 2014, Junior New System ventured into international competitions with appearances on “Asia’s Got Talent” in 2015, “World Championships of Performance Arts” (WCOPA) in 2016 and “America’s Got Talent.” Talent’ in 2018. Junior New System rose to international fame after starting out on the streets of Manila, Philippines.

This all-male dance troupe, made up of 11 close friends, has defied expectations and overcome difficulties to become a force in the dance world. Here’s everything you need to know about the all-male dance company that won its first People’s Choice Award in 2016.

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'AGT: Fantasy League's Junior New System has won numerous awards (Instagram/juniornewsystemofficial)
‘AGT: Fantasy League’s Junior New System has won numerous awards (Instagram/juniornewsystemofficial)

For this group, the path to success was not easy. They come from the slums of Manila and have faced challenges that most people cannot understand.

Their perseverance and dedication to their work, on the other hand, has led them to areas they could only have imagined. They have been dancing together for 14 years and first got noticed on “Asia’s Got Talent” in 2015.

Junior New System rose to prominence by participating in the show “Asia’s Got Talent”, where they qualified for the grand finals while gaining significant exposure in the Philippines and Asia. Following this success, their popularity skyrocketed, leading to requests to headline television shows, business celebrations, private events and government-sponsored gatherings, not only in their country of origin. origin, but also in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

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Their growing popularity has earned them major awards, including the coveted Aliw Award for Best Dance Company in 2015 and the People’s Choice Award for Best Dance Group in 2016.

Junior New System’s biggest achievement came in July 2016, when they won the World Championships for Performing Arts (WCOPA) in California, USA. They won gold medals in all their competition categories, as well as the titles of Senior World Dance Group Champion and Senior World Grand Champion.

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Junior New System, the highly regarded all-male hip-hop dance ensemble, was founded in 2009 (Instagram/juniornewsystemofficial)
Junior New System, the highly regarded all-male hip-hop dance ensemble, was founded in 2009 (Instagram/juniornewsystemofficial)

Junior New System dazzled the ‘AGT’ audience by dancing in six-inch heels

Their debut on “AGT” in 2018 was nothing short of incredible. Despite their humble beginnings as homeless youths, this dedicated group stunned the judges with their innovative routine, which included breathtaking maneuvers and a starting twist: dancing beautifully on six-inch heels.

Midway through their rendition of Jessie J’s “Bang Bang,” they switched from shoes to stilettos and surprised the audience with a mix of acrobatics, stadium-style choreography and gravity-defying flips.

The judges, including Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Mel B, were stunned. Simon anticipated their performance would be the talk of the town, complimenting not only their heels but also their enthusiasm and charisma.

Mel B was impressed by their unity and praised their journey from humble beginnings to current prosperity.

    Junior New System competed on season 13 of “AGT” (Trae Patton/NBC)
Junior New System competed on season 13 of “AGT” (Trae Patton/NBC)

What happened to Junior New System after “AGT”?

Junior New System competed on the Chinese version of “World’s Got Talent” in 2019. They won their preliminaries, which propelled them to the semi-finals.

Junior New System was eliminated in this round, after losing to Danylo and Oskar.

Junior New System also participated in the special
Junior New System also participated in the special show “World’s Got Talent” organized in China (Instagram/juniornewsystemofficial)

Junior New System Joins Team Mel B in ‘AGT: Fantasy League’

Junior New System was a dance group on season 13 of “AGT.” They were ousted in the semi-final.

They returned for “America’s Got Talent: Fantasy League” and competed alongside Mel B. Junior New System was selected as one of the top 40 groups, which propelled them to the Draft Pool.

Junior New System participates in “AGT: Fantasy League” under the leadership of Team Mel B (Instagram/juniornewsystemofficial)
Junior New System participates in “AGT: Fantasy League” under the leadership of Team Mel B (Instagram/juniornewsystemofficial)

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