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Age (at audition) 20–25
Sex Male
Act Dance group
Seasons 8
Position Reached Quarterfinalist

Hype was a dance group act in season eight of America's Got Talent. It was eliminated in the Quarterfinals.


Hype is a crew from Hawaii made up of 30-plus dancers from all over the U.S. Representing the crew on America's Got Talent, is Josh Ulep aka Hazmat, AJ Pak aka Headache, and Mikey Ruiz. The three of them met as competitors and have now joined together in Hawaii at the dance studio they run, where they also teach.

These three talented and humorous dancers bring tricks, technique, comedy and a little bit of sexy to the stage in new and creative ways. They like to put their hip-hop moves to unexpected music. 1


Hype's audition in Episode 801 consisted of dancing to a modernized version of "Singing to the Rain," dancing a routine the group claimed to have choreographed just the previous night. Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel all voted "Yes," sending the group to the Vegas Round, although they urged Hype to practice longer for its next performance.

Vegas RoundEdit

Hype was sorted into the "Dance" category in the Vegas Round. Its performance in Episode 808 consisted of dancing as a group to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody." Hype's performance was strong enough for the judges to send it to the Quarterfinals along with Kid the Wiz in Episode 809.


Hype's Week 1 Quarterfinals performance in Episode 810 consisted of dancing as a group to a remixed version of Frank Sinatra's "I Won't Dance," ending with dancing in a water fountain on the stage. The group did not receive enough votes to be sent to the Semifinals in Episode 811, eliminating it from the competition along with Fresh Faces and Special Head.

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