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Puddles Pity Party fails to make the cut in semi-finals of 'America's Got Talent'

LOS ANGELES, CA (WWBT) -

Virginia native "Puddles Pity Party" failed to make the cut on Wednesday after performing in the semi-final round of "America's Got Talent" on Tuesday.

He was grouped with Preacher Lawson and The Singing Donald Trump during Wednesday's live shows. America voted Preacher Lawson to move onto the finals.

On Tuesday, Puddles sang a rendition of Lorde's "Royals."

Judge Simon Cowell hit his buzzer because he did not think the vocals were great and could not get into Puddles' world.

Judges Howie Mandel and Mel B. loved his performance, while judge Heidi Klum had mixed feelings about Puddle's performance.

Puddles Pity Party is the creation of Michael Geier, a native of Richmond, according to his website. 

"I was born in Philadelphia and raised in Richmond, Virginia. I am the fifth of seven children," Geier wrote on his website. "My dad, Big Oz, was a big music fan and a lover of Manhattans and Martinis. And the apple don’t fall far from the tree. My mom, Peg, loves to sing although she is a bit shy about it. I got the singing gene from her I guess."

On Facebook, Puddles Pity Party is described as a "sad clown with the golden voice. ... the soft-hearted crooner continues to wander the world with melancholic pop anthems and free hugs for all the party people."

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