Simon Cowell Is Shocked by an 88-Year-Old Stripper Auditioning for ‘America’s Got Talent’

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Her Facebook page says: “Living Legend of Burlesque Penny Starr Sr., still lights up the stage at 88!” And on Tuesday night, she will be bringing her bump and grind to the America’s Got Talent stage.

“She’s not going to take her clothes off,” judge Simon Cowell says worriedly in the exclusive video below.

To which Heidi Klum responds, “It’s coming off!” as Penny, dressed in a patriotic red, white, and blue ensemble, including a feather boa, shows off her skills as an exotic dancer to the tune of “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”

You’ll have to tune in to find out if she gets her three yeses!

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Penny, who now lives in Palm Bay, Fla., was born Janet Gaynor Colby in Allentown, Pa., graduating from Allentown High School in 1951 and marrying shortly thereafter. Now a widow, Penny was married six times. In between one of her marriages, she pursued her dream of being in show business and became a burlesque queen. She went on to become Miss Bump-and-Grind of 1963 at the Cotton Club in Atlantic City, N.J., and was inducted into the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2012.

<p>Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC</p>

Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Then on the second half of the show, Simon, Howie Mandel, Heidi, and Sofia Vergara will make the annual Judges Cuts when they whittle down the 138 acts they said yes to, to just 55, which means that more than half of the acts will not move on.

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The lucky ones chosen will go through to the Live Shows, plus the six Golden Buzzers—Avery Dixon, Madison Taylor Baez, Sara James, Mayyas, Lily Meola, and Chapel Hart—will compete for the $1 million prize and the chance to headline the AGT Live show at the Luxor Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Look for a lot of arguments as the judges fight for the acts that they feel deserve a shot at the title!

America’s Got Talent airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

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