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August 23, 2012 12:01 pm

America’s Got Talent Semifinalist Edon Pinchot is a Heartthrob Among Jewish Girls

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Edon Pinchot will be competing in the semifinals of NBC’s America’s Got Talent program in the coming weeks, but the 14 year old yarlmuke wearing singer is already a hearthrob among Jewish girls, according to the Chicago Tribune.

“When I first heard him I thought he was really, really good,” Carleen Jones told the paper. “I watched all the videos and I instantly feel in love.”

Dubbed as the “Jewish Justin Bieber”, Pinchot has impressed Howard Stern, Sharon Osbourne, and Howie Mandel – the judges on America’s Got Talent – so much, that he’s two rounds away from claiming the show’s $1 million prize.

A friend of Edon’s sister, who is a counselor at a summer camp in Wisconsin, told the Tribune that she organized a viewing of America’s Got Talent for her campers a few weeks back.

“It was amazing. Everyone at camp knows Edon, so we gathered in the cafeteria with a projector and we all watched it happen. There were 300 people. Everyone was cheering and screaming.”

Jones says she gathers with her friends to watch Pinchot on America’s Got Talent and follows up by watching his performances on YouTube.

“I think he’s going to win,” she said. “I just can’t stop watching him.”

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  • Gridlockmanifesto

    Although not Jewish myself, I lived for several years in the Skokie suburb of Chicago and have many Jewish friends. I understand how a yarlmuke on national television can be a symbol that brings excitement for the Jewish community. I’m sure Edon is wondering how to respond to his new found fame and glory in sight of the Lord. When I was watching on my PrimeTime Anytime recording with my Dish coworker he asked about the religious symbol. I love how watching TV with my family has brought up so many conversations, and we discuss them after the show because we have time left when we use the Auto Hop because it lets us skip commercials easily. Now, the conversations create better intimacy with our family, and we even have time to watch another show quite often.