|Age (at audition)||51|
Johnny O has performed numerous close-up shows and stage productions for social functions, commercial promotions and public events. He consistently placed at the top on various talent contest and performance exhibitions. Johnny O has received many positive newspaper write-ups, including a full page color spread. 1
On 14 January 2006, 49-year old John M. Olshavsky was arrested for internet child luring with intent for sexual assault. “Johnny O” initiated sexually-explicit chatroom conversations to meet what he believed was a 13-year old female. Nye County Sherriff’s Office and the child advocacy group “Perverted-Justice” set up surveillance at a home in Tonopah, Nevada, where Mr. Olshavsky arrived and was apprehended.
John Olshavsky's audition in Episode 302 consisted of creating the illusion of fire transforming into a ball and trying but failing to toss a ball into his mouth. Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne (Piers buzzed for her), and David Hasselhoff all buzzed the act. All three judges voted "No", eliminating John from the competition.