Who knew that one-time Spice Girl Mel B could be such a prude? On the June 5 episode of “America’s Got Talent,” she quickly hit her buzzer when an elderly couple, Celina and Filiberto, went from graceful gliding about the floor to dirty dancing to the tune “Talk Dirty To Me.” (Watch their audition video above.)
However, this Cuban couple won over the other three judges — Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum — with their raunchy routine. Part of their appeal is that they don’t look like the type of people to bump and grind. But when they get going, they just can’t stop.
In his “AGT” live blog, our recapper John Benutty observed, “Celina and Filiberto, 66 and 70 years old respectively, fulfilled their lifelong dream tonight by dancing on the national stage together. Though we all expected them to perform a sweet waltz or something else in the ballroom genre, they instead left us shook with twerking, grinding and gyrating all over the stage. Mel was not feeling it and hit her X, saying it’s stuff that should have been done in private. But thankfully the other judges loved it as much as the audience because they achieved the minimum of three YESES needed to advance!“