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Ben Trigger America's Got Talent Audition Video

Oops! This Guy Gave Himself a Golden Buzzer After Wowing the Judges With a Burlesque Dance

Ben Trigger was awarded a coveted golden buzzer during his America's Got Talent audition on Tuesday — well, sort of. The 25-year-old dancer got so wrapped up in his burlesque-style performance that he accidentally hit the metallic button while showing off his moves, making for one memorable moment. Before taking the stage, Ben explained that he started dancing at a young age, but his goal of being on Broadway was derailed when he dislocated his knee at age 18. He saw auditioning for America's Got Talent as a "second chance" after recovering from the injury — and he sure as heck didn't waste it!

An Australian travel agent, Ben's performance initially left the judges visibly perplexed, but their confusion transformed to amusement and delight as he began to remove articles of clothing while breaking it down to Earth, Wind, & Fire's "Boogie Wonderland." Wearing just a glittery nipple tassel-adorned getup, Ben approached the judges' panel to give Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union, and Howie Mandel an up-close-and-personal show, and that's when he leaned back on the table and hit the golden buzzer. Oops! "It's supposed to be us, not you," Simon joked about him pressing the button.

Despite the accidental button-pressing situation, the judges were still wowed by Ben's entertaining performance, which earned a resounding "yes" from all four of them, sending the Aussie through to the talent competition's next round. Watch his dazzling dance moves in action above, and be sure to look closely to witness Simon's hysterical facial expressions.

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