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Kippah-Clad Beatboxing Duo Rocks the Crowd on ‘America’s Got Talent’

(JTA) — A kippah-clad, tzitzit-wearing beatboxing duo has advanced on “America’s Got Talent.”

Ilan Swartz-Brownstein and Josh Leviton of Manhattan performed to Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” on the NBC reality show Tuesday night for the final episode of the season’s auditions.

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Their performance was rewarded with a resounding yes from all four judges, moving them to the next round of the competition.

Swartz-Brownstein, a student at Yeshiva University, and Leviton, a consultant, met three years ago at the Western Wall when they were yeshiva students in Israel, they told the judges.

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Leviton, who goes by the moniker “The Orthobox,” has performed with the popular Jewish a cappella group The Maccabeats. Swartz-Brownstein is known as “The Aleph Bass.”

In their audition video submitted last year, they were beatboxing to “Hava Nagila.”

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