AFE Variety Show Episode 2
World’s most amazing talents on the digital stage!
Music, comedy, dance, magic, and Spoken Word
About Diego Chavez
At just 19 years old, Diego became the breakout super-star of The CW’s summer hit Masters of Illusion. Born in Wiesbaden Germany, Diego grew up on military bases, and is now a full-time professional magician.
Diego became interested in magic after seeing his first magic/illusion show by Rob Lake, who performed during an Armed Forces Entertainment tour in Wiesbaden. He began to hone his magic skills and onstage presence, and now takes it all to audiences around the world. He credits the AFE show featuring Rob Lake as having “given me life-changing opportunities.”
About The Future Kingz
This brotherhood – 13 dancers who rap and rappers who dance – explode onto the stage and don’t simmer down until they leave. Since appearing on America’s Got Talent in 2018 they’ve been featured on the Teen Choice Awards, performed with Chance the Rapper on the 2020 NBA All-Star Halftime Show, with DaBaby on Saturday Night Live and in commercials and music videos.
About Brandon Leake
Universally, people are moved by the poetry and messages of Brandon Leake. The first spoken word poet to appear on America’s Got Talent, he progressed through the elimination rounds to win Season 15 of the show.
Brandon’s roots in a Stockton, CA, ghetto never held him back. His strong single-parent home life motivated him to attend college. There, he found a spiritual path that led to the enlightening poetic journey he is known to travel with his audiences. Brandon’s debut album, In My Thoughts, allowed him to travel across the country to perform his pieces, lead spoken word poetry workshops, and present as a featured speaker.
About Trent Harmon
You may know Trent from his winning season of American Idol. The Mississippi farm boy began his music career singing in church at five years old. In high school he performed in musicals and continued the work at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
He wasn’t selected by any of the judges on The Voice in 2014, but his audition on American Idol a year later brought the opposite result. Trent was the first R&B singer accepted by the judges in the season, and he went on to win Season 15 of the show, along with a recording contract.
His first single, “Falling,” hit the Top 10 on iTunes. He also recorded a cover of the Gary Wright classic "Dream Weaver" for the Ice Age: Collision Course film soundtrack. His album, You Got ‘Em All (2018) features country and indie-soul influences.
About Vicki Barbolak
One of America’s funniest, freshest, and most authentic comedians, Vicki took her first stand-up comedy class many years ago – at 38 years old. By 2007, Vicki won Nickelodeon’s America’s Funniest Mom show hosted by Roseanne Barr. And in 2010, she was selected for the 2010 Jay Leno Laugh Squad.
Vicki was a fan favorite and top 10 finalist on Season 13 of America’s Got Talent. Her comedy draws on her real life of dueling with ex-husbands, raising two kids and living in the Vista Manor Trailer Park near San Diego.
Lioz Shem Tov was born with superpowers: The power to move objects through telekinesis, mind-reading abilities, and of course, the talent to make audiences laugh. He will make you believe in his magical powers as he takes you on a mysterious journey you have never experienced before.
You may have already seen Lioz perform on television shows around the world including as a finalist on America's Got Talent, Britain's Got Talent, Australia's Got Talent and many more. Online, his videos have had more than 400 million views.
Lioz's magic show is a mind-blowing entertainment experience that involves amazing feats of the mind, audience participation, wacky props, music and real magic.