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Us The Duo Auditioned on 'America's Got Talent': Watch

Us the Duo
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Us the Duo on America's Got Talent. 

Not every contestant on America’s Got Talent is a novice, struggling for a moment in the spotlight. Case in point: Us the Duo

The husband-and-wife act, comprising Michael and Carissa Alvarado, is by most metrics, pretty famous. Previously signed to Republic Records, Us the Duo are recognized as one of the first acts to be signed to a major label following success on Vine. They’ve toured with Pentatonix and headlined their own dates in the U.S. and around the world. A month-long summer tour is booked. And they’ve accumulated 4.3 million followers on Facebook and 1.2 million monthly listeners on Spotify.  

None of that stopped them from taking their chances on the AGT stage, where they auditioned with an original work "No Matter Where You Are,” a song they wrote for their wedding vows and which appeared in the 2014 animated film The Book of Life. “We want to start a family soon, so (winning) would actually make that dream come true,” Carissa said at the top of their performance.

Though known for their cheery covers of contemporary pop songs, the folk-rock duo has pumped out three full-length studio albums and an EP since 2012.  

Check out the AGT performance below.

Twitter was confused by it all. “Us the Duo just auditioned for America's got Talent and I'm immensely confused cause they are already quite famous and they probably have a decent amount of money so....why?,” wrote one viewer. “They shouldn’t be allowed to go on America’s got talent when they’ve already been on a world tour with Pentatonix and have had a record deal,” another tweeted.

Us the Duo’s North American tour kicks off June 19 at Wonder Ballroom in Portland, OR.

UPDATE: This article originally incorrectly stated that Us the Duo is still signed to Republic Records.