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  1. Our first act of the night is a gospel choir named Greater Works. They are from all around the country, and people from various careers. They do a lot of rehearsing online and this moment means everything to them. This performance could be life changing. Simon greets Greater Works and asks a few basic questions about their act and where they are from. Simon asks if they think they could win and the leader says he thinks they will. Simon says he loves choirs and wishes them luck. The choir starts with a soloist who really impresses the crowd and Howie. They are singing This Little Light of Mine. The crowd seems to enjoy it and is really behind them. Greater works gets a standing ovation and Mel says that hit her in every single way. She says they gave her more purpose. Howie says the soloist’s voice was just insane and she is a star on her own, she’s amazing. Howie generally doesn’t like choirs, but they took this Jew to church. Heidi says in the 5 years she’s been there they are the best choir they have had. She loved their energy. Simon says they were fantastic, he likes them, and they have a little Aretha as a secret weapon. Simon asks her name and says if she ever leaves the choir to get ahold of him. Howie gives them a yes, Mel gives them a yes. Heidi gives them a yes, and Simon gives their fourth yes. Next we have JJ who is a rock ‘n roll keyboard player. He just broke up with his girlfriend, which really sucked. He’s going to play a song that’s dedicated to the last heartbreak he went through. He thanks God he has his cat and his music. This is his rebirth moment, and when she sees him she’s going to be so jealous. Simon asks his name and where he’s from and how old he is. Simon wants to hear a little about him and he says he’s a rock ‘n roll keyboardist. JJ says he’s a one-man band and he can put his spin on any song. Simon wishes him best of luck. He starts playing I Hate Myself for Loving You by Joan Jett and the audience is enjoying his keyboard playing. Heidi realizes he isn’t singing and she isn’t impressed. Heidi eventually buzzes him and the crowd boos her. JJ gets a huge round of applause from the crowd. Simon asks Heidi about buzzing him and she says he was good but he didn’t sing and she got bored. Mel says he plays that keyboard really, really good. Howie says on one hand he thinks he’s an amazing musician, but on the other hand it’s so dated and so goofy. Simon says there’s something about him, but what will he do within the act. Howie says he put a smile on everyone’s face and he’ll say yes. Mel also says yes. Heidi says no. Simon says he likes him and he’s really cook, and he compares him to Wayne’s World and he also says yes. Next we have a dance group called Light Balance Dance Group from the Ukraine. They talk about how people are losing their jobs and it’s difficult to get food for their table. Dance gave them hope for a better life in America and they can change the lives of their families and bring them to America. They are an illuminated dance group and they dance to 24K by Bruno Mars and the crowd cheers for them as they come out and start. The song switches to 5 More Hours by Chris Brown featuring Deorro. As they finish they get a standing ovation and the crowd seems to have loved it. Heidi loved it and says she’s seen lighted dance groups, but none as good as they were. Howie says he loved it and people tend to miss the synchronization of the lives, and they were great and they should be proud. Mel loved the whole thing and she says it was perfection. Simon thought the act was incredible, imaginative, it was great! Time to vote. Tyra comes out and says it was incredible and crazy good and she’s going down to hit the golden buzzer. Next we have Anthony who is a 58 lawyer from Florida. Before he had law as his dream job, he always wanted to be a singer and have a number one pick. He’s the total package. His wife is his muse. He wants to be as large as he can in the short time he has in order to make it into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame. Simon greets him and begins to ask a few questions. The name of Anthony’s song is called Young Enough and his wife is 25 years younger than he is. Simon asks if his wife is there and she comes out and he asks if Anthony is good and she says he is awesome. Howie, Mel, Heidi, and Simon all buzz immediately within about 10 seconds and the crowd is booing. Heidi says she thinks he holds the record for fastest to be buzzed. Simon asks if he has a second song and he starts singing and the crowd continues to boo. Mel and Howie are trying to hit their buzzer again, but it’s still on from the first buzz. Simon says he doesn’t think they need to say too much. Howie says no, but he has a beautiful young lady. Mel and Heidi both say no. Simon says he likes him, and he’s very nice, it didn’t go to well, but thank you. He sings backstage with his wife and Tyra. The next hopefuls are up and they are dancers. They are a dance group from South Korea and they dedicate themselves to their craft. Synchronization is a big part of their act. Making a career out of dancing in South Korea is unimaginable, but here in America they can change their lives. Howie greets them and asks what their name is and why they decided to come on AGT. The crowd is enjoying the performance and the judges seem impressed. They get a standing ovation from all four judges. Howie says they are by far the best dance crew he’s seen this season. Mel says they’ve taken the choreography to a place she’s never seen before, they gave it everything and then some. Heidi says they weren’t lying, they have never seen anything like that before. It was in sync and it was so good. Simon says they made themselves standout and they had a great personality. Mel says yes, Heidi loves them and she says yes. Simon asks what yes is in Korean and they tell him. Howie gives them their fourth yes. Next, we have Celine who is 9-years old and she loves to sing. Her father realized she could sing when they were in the car and he was surprised. They named her Celine because they love Celine Dion very much. She wants to grow up and be like Celine Dion because she’s beautiful and has great singing techniques. Mel greets her and asks her name. Her younger sister’s name is Dion. Celine sings My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion. Everyone seems to enjoy her voice and the crowd cheers. Simon is listening intently to her performance. She gets an ovation from the crowd as she hits the big part in the song. As she finishes she gets a standing ovation and she thanks everyone. Simon says he knows that’s not her singing and she says it’s her and he says there’s no one behind the screen? She says no. Simon says she is incredible. Heidi says she knocked it out of the park. Howie says he can’t get the smile off of his face, that was amazing. Mel was impressed with how confident she was and how she wasn’t nervous, and she controlled her notes. Simon gives a yes, Heidi gives her a yes, Howie says yes, and Mel also says yes. Up next we have a couple of chefs with an act called Men with Pans. They’ve performed together for ten years. People have said after seeing their act, they never cook the same way again. Simon wishes them luck. Heidi thinks they are going to juggle. The chefs run off and come back out naked with the pans covering their private area and their chest. Simon buzzes them. They turn and have pans over their bottoms. Mel buzzes them. They wind up down to one pan and Howie is cracking up and is on his feet and Heidi seems to have enjoyed it as well. The crowd is laughing and cheering. They head off towards Tyra and she runs on stage because of their nudity. Heidi says that was the funniest thing she’s seen all day and can’t believe Mel and Simon buzzed. Mel was not amused and it was weird. Simon says no, Heidi says yes, Howie says yes and their fate is in Mel B’s hands. Heidi says it was hilarious and Simon gives them a chance to say something to Mel and they say if they come back they have beautiful things to show them. Mel says she’ll give them another chance and says yes. As we come back from commercial we have a strength, acrobatic act with guys standing on each other and balancing and doing flips off. They were called the Godfathers and Howie says they kept escalating and it kept getting more dangerous and Mel interrupts and says it was so exciting. They get all the judges to say yes and they advance. Up next, we have a Robert De Niro look alike. Howie greets him and Howie says he’s very good with the impression. He does a Christopher Walken impression next, followed by John Travolta. The crowd is booing. He moves on to Jack Nicholson and puts on some sun glasses and the crowd is booing even louder. He then reads nursery rhymes and the crowd boos loudly and Simon buzzes him. Mel and Heidi then follow with boos. Howie says he didn’t want to buzz him, but it didn’t go that well. Simon says he’s funny, but the act is terrible. Simon says no, Heidi says no, Mel says no, and Howie says yes because it doesn’t matter. We have a magician next named Tom and he’s 25. His dad has been his inspiration and if it wasn’t for him he wouldn’t be able to do what he’s about to do. He wants to try and do something he’s never done before. He asks everyone to hold up their phones. As they hold them up the phones begin flashing red, white, and blue. Tom asks Simon to choose three cell phones that are red and ask those people to join him on stage. He asks three audience members questions about how many hit artists Simon has had on his label, how many millions of records did Mel B sell while with the Spice Girls, and what year did Heidi began modeling. The audience members say 52, 102, and 1987. Tyra has a calculator and follows Tom’s directions and they come up with the number 73, 928, 547. Tom plays a video from a few hours earlier and he holds up a board with the number they came up with. Tom then says Simon had 47 artists and circles the last two numbers, Mel B actually had 85 million records and circles those two numbers, and Heidi started modeling in 92, but Howie married his high school sweetheart and has been married to her for 37 years and underlines the first two numbers. He gets a standing ovation. Mel says she is speechless and she’s so amazed and he’s kind of hot. Heidi loved what he just did. Howie says he’s amazing and he loves the variety and he’s really good. Simon says Tom has taken something that is perceived as old-fashioned and made it current and it was one of the best things they’ve seen today. Howie gives a yes, Mel gives a yes, Heidi gives a yes, and Simon gives the fourth yes. Next we have Bello Knock and he’s 47. He’s not an average clown, he’s a comic daredevil. He could ride a unicycle before he could ride a bicycle. His act is very unique and it’s something they’ve never seen before. Simon greets him and asks if he’s married. He’s hoping to change everyone’s perspective of a clown because he’s different. Bello has a 37-foot high pole in front of the stage and he climbs it and as it gets to the top it sways back and forth. He sits on top of it and then does a hand stand. He then stands on it as it sways back and forth. Simon looks uncomfortable. He then hangs from it upside down by his feet. He takes his hands off the pole and slides down with just his legs. The crowd is on their feet cheering loudly. Howie says sometimes he screamed like he was in trouble and his neck hurts and he was scared. Mel is on the fence because she found it a little bit cheesy, but it was dangerous. Heidi really enjoyed it because he made it fun, but it’s dangerous. Simon likes him, he’s a nice guy, but he finds the act as something he’d like if he were 2-years old. Howie says he’s crazy and dangerous and it’s a yes. Heidi gives him a yes. Simon says no. It’s up to Mel B. Bello asks if they would give him a chance if he doubles the height of the pole. He’s willing to do even more, like getting shot out of a cannon and over a helicopter. Simon changes his mind and gives him a yes and Mel also gives him a yes. Coming back from commercial we have a young man playing the keyboard and singing God Only Knows by The Beach Boys. The crowd cheers and Simon seems to be enjoying it. Heidi gives an ovation and the crowd liked it. Simon says he has an amazing voice and was curious why he chose that song and he says it’s for his dad who flew in from Australia. He moves through to the next round. The final act of the evening is Evy Claire whose father is her biggest supporter. Simon asks why she came to AGT this year and she says it’s always been her dream and she starts to get emotional. She says her father was diagnosed with cancer and they gave him a 5% chance to live. He continued working and supporting their family and she’s here to sing for him. Evy is going to sing Arms by Christina Perri. Simon gives her a moment to compose herself and Tyra brings her some water. She gets an ovation from all four judges and the audience. Howie says there was so much meaning and he felt like America and everyone from AGT would like to give her a hug. Mel says she’s so special and her voice is so amazing. Heidi thinks she has a beautiful voice. She gets a yes from all four judges and she moves on.
  2. We start the show tonight with Simon asking Tyra how she’s enjoying being on the show and she loves it. We meet Oscar and we hear a little about his backstory. He says his father was a traditional guy who believed guys Oscar’s size should be a football player, but Oscar wants to perform. He meets the judges and Simon tells him good luck. Oscar is a dancer and has a routine to Anaconda by Nikki MInaj. Mel seems to really like the performance and the crowd is cheering and behind Oscar. Simon is shocked and as Oscar finishes his performance the crowd is on their feet cheering. Simon says well we weren’t expecting that! Howie says it’s like he was possessed by tiny Laker’s girls. Heidi says she likes those moves coming from him than those girls. Mel says he has sass and swagger and he owned the whole entire stage and she was surprised he went into the splits at the end. Simon says that was amazing! Simon says he’s the person that could start a new trend. Howie gives a yes, Mel gives a definite yes, Heidi gives a definite yes, and Simon gives the fourth yes. Up next is Elena and Sasha, she’s American and he’s from the Ukraine. They had to use a translate app to communicate when they first started dating. They’ve been married for almost four years. They explain to another contestant backstage that he balances her on his face. They take the stage and are greeted by Simon. Simon asks how dangerous is the act, has she nearly died and Elena says oh yeah, millions of times. Sasha has a long pole and Elena climbs it and puts a harness around her neck and he spins her around. She then comes down and gets some hula hoops. He puts the pole on his head and she climbs to the top and Sasha lets go and Elena spins one hula hoop on her arm while holding one leg and then does a hand stand while he continues to keep the pole on his head while not holding it. The crowd seems to enjoy it and the judges give a standing ovation. Howie says he liked it and it was probably one of the most dangerous things that’s ever been done on his show. Mel did like it and Elena seemed so child while being on his head. Elena says she had to get over her fear of heights to do this. Heidi thinks they are incredible and she loved it. Simon says Elena is kind of nicely stupid, but that makes her human and the act becomes more recognizable. Howie loves it and votes yes. Mel votes yes. Heidi gives a yes. Simon gives the fourth yes. Up next is Shemika who is going to limbo. Her grandmother and mother were both limbo dancers. She grew up watching her mom perform and that’s when she discovered her love for limbo. She starts with a stretch which shows her flexibility. Her mother comes out and sets the limbo bar and she says lower and she slides under it and Howie is impressed and the crowd is too. She then goes under a series of bars while balancing a bar on her face. Heidi is curious how she’s doing it. They then bring out a car and she’s going to limbo underneath the car. The crowd is cheering and the judges are shocked. Simon has never seen anything like that in his life. Heidi loved it and she thought it was fantastic. Mel says her 9 year old showed her a video of her and she’s going to be so jealous she got to see her live. Howie was amazed when he went through the first one. He says she’s amazing. Simon says obviously he votes yes. Heidi gives the second yes. Mel says yes, yes, yes, yes, yes. Howie gives the fourth yes. Up next is Kechi. She wants to share her voice with AGT and she’s been singing since she was 7 or 8. She was in a plane crash when she was 16 and she was one of two survivors back in Nigeria. Music was her escape and that’s why music means so much to her. Simon turns the stage over to her. She sings Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran. Everything is quiet for the first verse, but as she gets to the chorus the crowd starts cheering. Howie and Simon gave a standing ovation. Howie says she’s one of the most beautiful people he’s ever met and she blew him away. Mel says she’s very brave and she’s going to inspire millions of people and she has a great singing voice, but she could feel Kechi was nervous. Heidi loved her energy and she loved her voice and she really enjoyed it. Simon says what he’s most proud about is the show gives people a platform they don’t normally get and he thinks there is more to come from her. He thinks there’s more she can do than she realizes she’s capable of. Howie gives a yes, Mel gives a definite yes and Heidi is excited to see her again and she gets her third yes. Simon gives her the fourth yes and says congratulations. We meet Big Benji, the one and only. She’s been dreaming a long time to get on AGT because she loves Simon. She asks her husband if she can flirt with Simon and he says yeah, he might steal her. She takes the stage and Simon asks how old she is and she says she’s 73-years old. Benji tells Simon he is as handsome as her husband. Heidi asks what she loves about Simon and Benji says he acts tough, but on the inside he’s juicy with love. Simon asks what she’s going to do and she responds she’s going to sing and asks for a kiss later. He says if she does well. She sings L.O.V.E. by Nat King Cole. The crowd and judges are laughing but giving applause. Howie says she’s adorable and wonderful but it’s a no from him. Mel says she thinks she got to do what she wanted which would serenade Simon, but it’s a no from her. Heidi also says it’s a no from her. Simon says he would have said yes, but it’s a no. They let her come down and Simon gives her a kiss and Benji says kids, you have your dream and you make your dream come true! Howie tells Benji’s husband if he wants to come kiss Heidi he can. He comes down and Heidi gives him a couple of kisses on his forehead. We see Joan who is 82 and she is single and loves Simon and asks if Simon loves older women. Howie says you two go get a room and Joan says she’s willing. Joan sings to Simon after taking her long skirt off to reveal a shorter skirt. Mel buzzes Joan and says she didn’t like it and Joan asks if Mel is jealous, but the other three give her yesses and she gets to move on. We see another woman in a super hero outfit who asks where Simon is from and says he’s gorgeous. We get another group of older women who are sitting and clapping and kicking and apparently either aren’t wearing underwear or you can see their underwear. Simon says they are seeing the ugly side of show business, jealousy from Heidi. Simon says yes, but the others say no. Simon says it’s tough being a heart throb. Next we have a magician named Tony and he’s 21 and he’s French. He wants to show to America his kind of magic. Simon asks if his parents support him and he says honestly, his parents hate magic. He wants to prove to the judges and his parents that he can become a magician. The crowd is impresses and the judges seem to be enjoying it. The crowd like it and they get an ovation from the crowd and all four judges. Simon is speechless and goes to Howie. Howie says it’s because of moments like this that he believes they are experiencing the best season ever. Mel asks if they are identical twins and she says they are hilarious and magically brilliant and she absolutely loved it. Heidi says it was amazing, very entertaining, and full of surprises. She thought it was fantastic. Simon says this 100% a Vegas act and it was a really, really special audition. Howie votes Oui! Mel says yeah! Heidi says it’s a definite yes from her. Simon says they have four Ouis. Next up we meet In the Stairwell which is an a capella group from the United States Air Force Academy. They talk about their future potential to go into battle and protect the country. They want to show the judges something they’ve never seen before with precision and exactitude. They take the stage and are greeted by Simon. He wishes them the best of luck. They perform Nobody Can Drag Me Down by One Direction. Howie buzzes the group. The crowd cheers and gives an ovation, as does Simon and Heidi. Simon goes to Howie and he is booed by the crowd. Howie thanks them and respects them for their service, but on talent alone he was bored. The crowd boos again and Simon says they aren’t booing him loud enough. Mel says she wasn’t bored but what they did with the harmonies they made it full and fresh and new and she liked that. Heidi thinks they are very talented and tells them well done. Simon thought the choreography was too much, but he thinks people are really going to like them but they have a lot of work to do. Mel gives a yes, Heidi gives a yes, Howie says for the service it’s a yes, but for the talent it’s a no. Simon gives the third yes and they are through to the next round. We see a montage of no’s. Some of the people backstage are saying the judges must be in a bad mood or having a bad day. Up next is Daniel and Wyatt, two separate acts. Both are talking about how nervous they are. Wyatt is dreading his performance and Daniel has never performed in front of people before. Wyatt is up first and is greeted by Mel. Wyatt is a comedian and the crowd is quiet and isn’t very receptive. Simon buzzes and the crowd is now starting to boo. Wyatt says it’s not going well for him and Heidi also buzzes. He finishes and says he will throw himself on the mercy of the judges. Simon and Heidi both say no and Howie advises him if he really wants to do comedy to not give up and use this experience. Daniel is up next and he is super, super nervous. He takes the stage and is greeted by Mel. He is going to sing for them and Mel asks if he’s performed a lot and Daniel says this is his first time in front of an audience. Mel advises him to not think about it and just do it. He sings Cake by the Ocean by DNCE, but he does it in character voice. He starts in the Goofy voice and the crowd boos to start and as Daniel continues they start to warm up. His second voice is Scooby-Doo and the crowd is starting to get into a little bit and the judges are laughing. The next voice as he hits the chorus is Kermit the Frog and the crowd loves it. Next is Peter Griffin and then Simon Cowell is performed next. Mel and Heidi are cracking up. Next is Mickey Mouse and the crowd is into it and Heidi is laughing. The crowd gets on their feet and so do the judges. Mel says she’s never seen anything like that and he killed it, he nailed it. Howie says this is what he loves about the show, it shows the variety they offer and he loves seeing things he’s never seen before. Howie says he is awesome. Heidi says he put the biggest smile on her face. Mel asks Simon if he realized Daniel did an impression of him really well. Simon says thank goodness for him because he was losing the will to live and then Daniel comes out and everyone is going to love this act. Howie loved it, it’s a yes. Heidi gives him a second yes and Simon says obviously yes. Mel gives the fourth yes and we’ll see him in the next round. Next we have a family with six dogs with them to perform. It’s the Pompeyo family and they are from Florida. They have 18 dogs all together and most of them come from shelters. They love their dogs like their kids. They want their own show in Vegas. Simon wishes them good luck. The crowd immediately cheers for them and the judges are smiling and seem to love it. The crowd and judges love it and they get an ovation. Mel says the dogs are so excited. She says that made her smile it seemed like they were having a ball. Heidi says she’s never seen a dog do a handstand, it was amazing. Howie says the little girls is just stunning and everyone enjoyed themselves. Simon says this is the natural follow up to Keeping up with Kardashians. He could see this as a reality program. He wants to know if they could get all 18 dogs on next time and the mother says all 18?!? This stage would be crazy! Howie gives a yes. Mel gives a definite yes and Heidi says a definite yes from me as well. Simon gives the fourth yes! Up next we have Dancing Pumpkin Man. He says dancing is his life and he wants to test himself against the best in the world. He takes the stage and is greeted by Simon. Simon asks for his real name and he says his name is Jack and he’s married and has kids. Simon asks what the dream is and he says to bring the magic of dance to the world. Simon wishes him good luck. Dancing Pumpkin Man dances to Somebody’s Watching Me by Rockwell. Simon buzzes him pretty quickly. Mel says he’s actually quite good. The crowd is laughing and seem to be enjoying it. Howie is also laughing. Heidi is singing along and dancing in her chair. Mel loved it and she gives a standing ovation and the audience seemed to love it. Simon looks stunned. Simon asks why Mel would stand up for that and she says that was incredible. She says her tummy hurts because she laughed so much. She wants to see more because it’s brilliant. Simon says it’s not. Heidi says she enjoyed it but to be honest she seen it once and she doesn’t need to see it again. Howie loved it and he loved the way he moved and he loved his repartee with “Simes”. Simon thought it was stupid so he’s obviously saying no. Howie says it was stupid, but he loves that stupid and it’s a yes. Mel says he made her laugh so hard, yes, yes, yes! It’s up to Heidi and the crowd is chanting Heidi. Heidi says it’s going to be a no, sorry. Mel is begging Heidi and she gets up and goes to the stage and says she isn’t leaving until someone changes their mind. The crowd cheers. Simon asks what the audience would say, yes or no. They cheer and Smon says he’s not going to change his mind because it was stupid, but he does have a 3-year old who will get it better than him so he will give Mel the third yes. Our final act is Christian and he’s 16 from New York, and he’s a singer. His mother is a nurse and his father is a pizza man. His parents met when his mother was in Italy. His mother tells us when he was 6 they knew something was wrong and they were told he was going to completely blind, but he doesn’t give up and the only thing he ever wanted to do was music. They found an experimental therapy when he was 12 and it worked. His mother says it’s a miracle. His dream is to become a singer. He feels nervous. Simon greets Christian and Christian says he’s nervous and Simon tells him not to be nervous. Simon asks when he first started singing and Christian says he’s been singing for as long as he can remember. Simon wishes him the best of luck. Christian sings Who’s Lovin’ You by The Jackson 5. The crowd is on their feet and cheering and Howie also stands for Christian. He gets a complete ovation and Christian thanks them and is emotional. Simon says he needs 10 seconds because he’s speechless right now. Mel says what just happened? He was so nervous but then started singing and he was bright light. Heidi thinks he’s incredible and there’s no reason for him to be nervous. Heidi says he’s going to go very far in this competition. Simon asks if he was being funny when he said he was nervous and Christian says no. Simon says he was like a mouse that turned into a lion. Christian is one of Simon’s favorite people he’s met this season. Howie says he agrees with everything Simon said he asks if Christian could make one wish right this second what would it be? Christian says right this second? Probably the golden buzzer. Howie says well your wish just came true!
  3. To start the show, we meet Edna from Florida and her dog Mia. Edna thinks Mia was born to be a mathematician and numbers come naturally to her. Edna says Mia is her K-9 Einstein and she thinks Mia can see the world in a different way. Edna says Mia can count any number between 1-50 and she can read flashcards. Simon gives her the greenlight to begin her act. Howie asks her to count to the number four. After a moment, Mia barks four times. Edna asks for another number and Simon says 16. Mia complies and barks 16 times with the audience counting along. Edna calls Tyra out. Tyra has flashcards and Edna tells her to choose a card with a number on it. Tyra selects the flashcard with the number 20. Mia begins barking and the audience counts along. The crowd gives a standing ovation and Howie says that’s amazing. Howie asks if Mia has a favorite judge and Mia barks once and Edna says Mia has a crush on Simon. Simon says he has a little crush on Mia as well. He says Mia is like a super dog and he’s really blown away. Mel says she hasn’t seen anything like that before and that’s why she loves America’s Got Talent. Heidi says she loves the act, she loves Mia. She thought the act was a lot of fun and there were a lot of great tricks and they were really good. Simon says it’s time to vote but he wants Mia to do it for him. Edna asks Mia if she wants four yesses and Mia barks four times. The judges agree and Mia goes through with four yesses. Simon welcomes the next act, a large group all in white. They are Diavolo: Architecture in Motion. They mix a lot of different movement types together. The leader of their group, the person who came up with the concept, is the creative director Jacque. Jacque says he got his inspiration for this type of act from an earthquake he experienced. Simon tells them best of luck. The judges are watching the group on a large platform that rocks back and forth and they seem to be in awe. The audience is also excited and they give gasps of shock as Diavolo performs. They get a standing ovation and Simon says he feels they need to bring Jacque out. Howie says when he sees people dance and do acrobatics he wants them to take it to the next level, and he says they did take it to the next level. Heidi says they brought them something different with the piece they built and it made it dangerous looking and the timing and people flying off of it, it was incredible. Mel says it was so exciting, it was too short and it needed to be longer. Simon says this was something he will remember, it was incredible. They get four yesses and they are through to the next round. Up next is Chase from Tennessee. He says growing up he was shy until he started taking music lessons and it changed his life. He says he has a love music and it turned into song writing. He’s going to perform an original song about a real-life situation about a friend who is in a bad relationship with a guy who isn’t perfect for her and she should get into a relationship with him, because he is the right guy. He’s going to sing an original song called Hurt and Simon thanks him and says good luck. The crowd cheers for him and they seem to enjoy the song. He gets a standing ovation from the audience and the judges and Simon says wow and Mel says that was brilliant. Howie says they look for these moments that excite them and surprise them, and when Chase started rapping he thought it was a unique sound that he will never forget. Heidi says he’s super talented, she loves his confidence, his song, and he’s very cute on top of it. Simon says it was bloody fantastic. Chase did something Simon wasn’t expecting in the middle, he’s a great writer and he thanks him for coming on the show. Mel says he is a great writer because he took a topic that isn’t talked about often and it was spot on. She says that song is going to mean so much to so many people. The judges vote and he gets 4 yesses and he moves on to the next round. We see a montage of four couples who dance together and one is also a strength act. All four get sent through. Up next is Jimmy from Chicago and he does a hand balancing act with his partner Judy. He says what they do is incredible technical and difficult and this is the break they’ve been waiting for. His partner is not there yet and the producers tell him to call her because at this point it’s now or never. Mel welcomes Jimmy to the stage and he goes out alone. Simon says he bets the partner is weird. As the act starts, a blow-up doll descends from the ceiling. After a moment, Simon hits his buzzer. Howie is laughing and says he loves it. Heidi says this can’t be it. The audience is laughing. Mel is also chuckling. Heidi also hits her buzzer. Jimmy kicks her at the end of the act and she deflates and floats around and he holds her for the audience to see. Howie says this was comedy, it was hysterical, and he’s a great character. Howie says his partner seems out of breath and Jimmy says she seems a bit deflated. Heidi says she doesn’t mind that’s his partner, but he needed to so something unbelievable. Howie says No!, this is comedy, this is funny. Mel says it was hilarious and Howie says she gets it. Simon asks when he decided to do a weird dance with a blow-up doll. Howie says yes, Mel says yes, Heidi says no. Howie is upset because Heidi won’t listen to him. Simon asks what would come next and Jimmy says I don’t know, helium? Howie says it’s going to be funny. Simon says categorically never! We get a little montage about Simon and how he will tell you if you he thinks you are bad. Up next we have two kids, Paige who is 8 and Artyon who is 9 and their act is called Artyon and Paige. They head out to the stage Heidi greets them and says they are so excited and they are smiling from ear to ear. Howie says this looks like Heidi’s wedding photo. They tell the judges they will be dancing. Simon buzzes the act and Heidi pushes him in the arm and Mel asks what’s wrong with him. The crowd is seeming to enjoy the act and they are cheering. Mel is singing along to the song they danced to which was Barbie Girl by Aqua. The crowd chants put them through. Heidi says they were so well rehearsed. He swung her around and it reminded her of mornings at home with Seal way back when. Heidi really loved it. Simon says he liked them and they’re talented, but they needed more experience and that song is not fun. He thinks they need experience, but they have great chemistry. Mel says Simon is very grumpy and she loved it, and their song choice, and they were so good. Howie says he loved how expressive they were and it was so exciting to watch and it made him smile the whole time. He actually did like the song. Mel says they’re going to play the song over and over again in the dressing room for Simon. Heidi and Mel both say yes and Simon says no, even though it’s not going to make him popular. The crowd boos. Howie gives them their third yes and they go through. Up next is Nick Uhas and he’s a science teacher from Ohio. He went to college for science and he’s a published Chemist. Simon asks Nick why he entered the show and Nick says because he loves science. Simon tells him good luck and he comes to stand before the judges to begin his act. Nick gives the judges balloons to suck in the helium and they are having a blast talking with their voices deeper. The audience is cracking up and the judges had fun. Nick then has Howie and Mel come to the stage to help him. He explains the chemicals that are on the science table and he says they’re going to mix them and make some reactions go really fast. Nick calls Howie over for a third trick and has him put on a faceguard. Howie is going to boiling hot water with an extremely cold chemical (carbon dioxide?) and they get a big explosion of steam. Howie sucks in the balloon and says he thought it was wonderful and he’s giving him his first yes. Mel sucks in the balloon and gives him a second yes. Heidi also gives a yes. Simon thought it was absolutely terrible, but it’s a yes from him. Did you catch the last act? Did he look familiar or the name sound familiar? It was Nick Uhas from Big Brother 15. We see a “family” montage. We have a family of kids, around 8 kids and they sing We Are Family and Simon really liked them. They get through. We then see the judges arguing like children and siblings. We then have a pair of siblings, a brother and sister and they are on roller skates. They are Emily Billy and they are acrobatic roller skaters. Emily says they like roller skating because it’s elegant and graceful, like ballet. Simon says Billy and Emily came on Britain’s Got Talent two years ago and he always hoped they would come over to America one day and show them what they could do. They live in America now. They have a head piece connected to their next as he skates and spins and she rotates. Mel is shocked. Billy then takes Emily by one arm and one leg and spins her and does a headbanger (spins her while moving her in an up and down motion. He then does picks her up by her legs and does the headbanger and Howie can’t believe how close her head is coming to the ground. They get a standing ovation. Howie says people don’t realize how dangerous that was for them and at any moment she could have flown off and hit them. They blew Howie away. Mel says what just happened? The speed of everything was just crazy, but crazy good. Heidi says she has never seen anything like that before, it was incredible and they are both so nice to look at. Simon says they are incredible and it literally is death defying. He says what they did when he first saw them was good, but this was even better. They get four yesses and move on. Next we have Angelica who is in fourth grade. She started singing when she was 2 years old. Singing is her dream and her parents are there and they think she’s pretty special. Howie welcomes her to the stage and asks how old she is and she is 9 years old and she just found out she’s going to be a big sister. She wants to be the next Whitney Houston. Howie gives her the green light to begin. Angelica sings Rise Up by Andra Day. She immediately shocks the crowd and the judges. Simon is impressed and he is smiling. Her parents are off to the side and crying. The audience is on their feet. Howie is up and the other judges stand and she gets an ovation. Angelica is overcome with emotion as she finishes. Howie says OMG! Simon says this shouldn’t actually happen. She’s tiny, her voice is huge and he has a feeling they may be looking at a star of the future. Heidi says wow, she had goosebumps. Mel says she is so special and her voice is so amazing and she thanks for sharing today. Angelica says Mel is her favorite judge and Simon hits his buzzer. Mel goes up to give her a hug and a kiss on the cheek. Howie says he predicts all of her dreams are going to come true. Mel says yes, Heidi says yes, Simon says who did you say your favorite judge is? Simon gives her a third yes and Howie gives her the fourth. Next we have a pair of brothers, Azeri Brothers, and they are super humans. They have a spokesman and he says they don’t talk very much but one look from them tells them exactly what you need to know. Their act is incredibly dangerous. Mel welcomes to the stage and their spokesman introduces them and says they are going to do something impossible. One of the Azeri brothers’ stabs four nails into a board while the other two hold them. They have a new board and he has two nails and he hammers them into the board with his head. Next we have a small board of nails and one brother lays down on them and then there is a stick to stand on with nails they put on top of him and one of the brothers stands on it. The judges look away and Heidi hits her buzzer. They ask for a volunteer from the audience. We have a brother laying on the floor and one other brother with a shovel at his neck with pegs to stand on. They have the audience stand on the pegs while it’s at the brother’s neck. Heidi says that was disgusting, that was horrible to watch. Howie says it was like a buffet of torture. Simon says it was disgusting but he loved it. That’s what he likes about the show, you aren’t going to see this anywhere else. Howie says it’s too much too far, it’s ridiculous, and this was way too dangerous. Mel says she didn’t like it, but she knows there’s a lot of people who did like it. Simon says he needs to see more and he says yes. Heidi says no, it’s a no. Mel says she’s going to give them their second yes. It’s up to Howie. He asks the audience if they enjoyed watching it and they stand and cheer. Howie says he hates it, he doesn’t think they should do it, but he’s a man of the people so it’s their third yes and they move on. Next is Colin Cloud and he’s been described as the real Sherlock Holmes. What he does is the closest thing to a real life mind reading and today he’s going to show the world what the judges are really thinking. Mel welcomes him to the stage and he explains his act. He gives a quick demonstration and points out a lady in the audience and asks if she is a teacher, and she is. He then says the man next to her by his body language is a police officer, and he is. Tyra comes out to assist and is holding a prediction that may prove very important. His background is in criminal profiling and he wants to teach them how it works with a simple game he learned as a child. He gives Howie a coin and an anti-bacterial wipe. He is guessing which hand the judges are holding the coin in. He gets them all correct, with the help of a little audience participation. He takes the scroll from Tyra and the scroll wants Tyra to open the lid of the stool she was sitting on and see what’s inside. It corresponds to what the audience yelled out which was white, cat, and Oscar and he pulls out a white cat named Oscar. How is mesmerized by Colin. Heidi loves him and thinks he’s fantastic. Simon thinks they could become partners and they could take over the world. Mel says she’s not quite sure what she saw but he was mesmerizing. Howie says yes, Heidi says yes, Simon says yes, and Mel gives the fourth yes and we’ll see him in the next round. Our final act is Mandy and she has an interpreter named Sarah. She’s deaf, she lost all her hearing when she was 19 years old. Simon asked how old she was and she says 29. Simon asked how she lost her hearing. She has a connective tissue disorder and she got sick and her nerves deteriorated. She always wanted to sing and she went to school for vocal music education. She was waiting for a test to start, but she realized she didn’t hear enough to start the test and that was the last day she was a part of the music program. She’s going to sing a song she wrote called Try. Simon asks her to tell him about it and she says she gave up after she lost her hearing, but she wants to do more with her life than just give up. Simon wishes her good luck. She has a couple of people accompany her on keyboard and guitar. The crowd applauds as she begins. The judges seem impressed and we see a few members of the audience wipe tears away and they applaud and give a standing ovation. Howie also stands before her performance is even over. All the judges stand as she finishes. Simon says I don’t think you’re going to need a translator for this. He stands and hits his golden buzzer. Her dad runs out to give her a hug and Simon goes on stage to also give her a hug and a thumbs up. He says it was one of the most amazing things he’s ever heard. He says he never thinks he’s going to be surprised or amazed by people, but then she shows up. She is straight through to the live shows. Howie is doing the sign for applause and the audience follows.
  4. We’re ready to race our final leg of season 29. Ready, Set, Go! Phil starts off and tells them they’re going to fly more than 6,000 miles to the windy city, Chicago, Illinois. They will all be pampered in premium class and they are going to need the rest because the last leg WILL be brutal, and there will be only one winning team! The teams are reflecting on their partnership and discussing their focus to win the final leg. They each talk about how they are only there to win. Once they land in Chicago, teams will start the final leg with a pit stop, known as “The Pit” here in Chicagoland Speedway. Scott and Brooke decided to gate check their backpacks so all they’re carrying is a fannypack. Scott says as superfans they know it’s common for the last teams to check their bags so they don’t have to carry them and the other four people didn’t figure that out. Scott and Brooke are the first to arrive and Scott reads join an official racing team. Phil tells us this is Chicagoland Speedway, a 1.5 mile NASCAR racetrack where the best drivers cover almost the length of a football field every second. It’s time for teams to really get their adrenaline pumping as they start the engines in one of these high powered professional stock cars. One team member will head behind the wheel, while the other will get their hands dirty in the pit changing a hard to handle racing tires in under 40 seconds. When they’re ready to roll, teams will take to the racetrack one at a time and attempt to clock a lap in under 48 seconds. If they move fast enough, they’ll get the checkered flag and their next clue. Scott and Brooke are being shown how to change the tire. Scott is going to drive and Brooke is going to change the tire. Tara tells Joey she will drive because she can’t change a tire. Brooke is yelling at Scott the tire is stuck and she knows they have to start over. London and Logan arrive and Logan is going to drive. Brooke makes her second attempt and is frustrated. Logan says he’s ready to drive fast. Brooke makes her third attempt and still struggles and gets frustrated and says she gives up on this one. Joey is ready to make his first attempt and Brooke is on her third attempt. Brooke gets hers done in 36 seconds and Joey gets his done in the same amount of time. Scott asks for a high five and London is set to make her first attempt. Scott heads out to make his first attempt driving. London finished but forgot to drop her gun and she wasn’t fast enough, she finished in 51 seconds. Scott did not complete his lap in 48 seconds, he hit 58 seconds instead. Tara is making her first attempt. Tara’s first attempt was even slower at 1:06. London finishes her second attempt but is still over 50 seconds. Logan gives her encouragement to keep her from getting frustrated. Scott is now on his second attempt and he finishes with a time of 49 seconds and missed by 1 second. Tara is making her second attempt and London is now on her fourth attempt at changing her tire. Logan is telling her not to give up. London finished in 38 seconds. Tara finished her second attempt at 49 seconds also. Scott is now on his third attempt and he finishes in 45 seconds and has completed this task and they drive in to victory lane. Logan is making his first attempt. Brooke and Scott get the winners treatment and they get their next clue. Phil tells us teams must now make their way to downtown Chicago and find the Monroe Street Station, one of the few below ground stops on the city’s famous L train. There they must find a worker to receive their next clue. Logan’s first attempt finished at 50 seconds. Tara is now on her third attempt and finishes in 46 seconds. Logan completes it on his second attempt with 46 seconds. All teams are now headed downtown. Brooke and Scott are looking for a clue box and Scott says it might not be a clue box. They walk right by the worker with the clue. Tara and Joey have arrived and they are also looking. Brooke and Scott see the worker and get their next clue. Phil tells us teams must solve three riddles to identify these iconic city landmarks, collecting post cards containing letters as they go. Once they unscramble the letters, they’ll discover their next destination. Brooke and Scott are reading the riddles as Tara and Joey run by and get their clue. Brooke and Scott are asking for assistance from a local and borrow their phone. Tara and Joey also go to ask for help from another woman with a cell phone. Tara and Joey think they have the destinations and ask for directions. Brooke and Scott also think they have the landmarks and they decide to get on a train. London and Logan arrive to get their clue. Brooke and Scott end up not taking the train and find their first destination. They can’t find the post card but Scott spots someone wearing yellow and red and they get their first postcard. London and Logan ask some people for a map and get directions. Scott and Brooke think they have found the second destination and they get their second postcard. Brooke doesn’t think she can run it but Scott asks her if she wants a million dollars. Tara and Joey are at their first destination and are looking for their postcard and Joey spots a guy on a bike and they have their first postcard. London and Logan arrive at their first destination and they get their first postcard. Brooke and Scott arrive at the last destination and Brooke spots the guy on the bike and they have all three postcards. Phil tells us teams must make their way to Chicago’s historic city hall and then find this secret garden on the rooftop where Michael, the city beekeeper will hand them their next clue. Brooke is crying and Scott asks what’s wrong. Brooke says she doesn’t want to let him down but she’s going as fast as she can. Tara and Joey are at their second destination and now have their second postcard. London and Logan have arrived at their third destination and they have all three of their postcards. Scott offers to give Brooke a piggyback ride but Brooke takes offense. Tara and Joey have arrived at a third destination, but it’s not the correct one and Tara tries to tell Joey they aren’t in the right place. Tara realizes the building isn’t tall enough and a woman gives them directions to the correct destination. Scott and Brooke have reached the rooftop and give find the beekeeper. Scott reads they need to travel by taxi to Wrigleyville Dogs. Once there they must search for their next clue and they head out. Tara and Joey are running to their third generation and they see the guy outside and they now have all their postcards. London and Logan are taking a subway to the city hall rooftop. Brooke is in the cab still telling Scott she doesn’t want to let him down. They find their next clue. Phil tells us teams need to deliver ten world famous Chicago style hot dogs to this rooftop overlooking Wrigley field. Once there, they must hand them out to these hungry Cubs fans, and then Amazing Race winners Ernie and Cindy (season 19) who happen to be from Chicago will swap their franks for tickets to Wrigley field. Brooke and Scott get their hot dogs and head out to make their delivery. Tara and Joey have arrived at the city hall rooftop and have found the beekeeper and get their next clue. London and Logan get off the subway and they get to the rooftop and find the beekeeper and get their next clue. Brooke and Scott make their delivery of hot dogs and Scott is asking for extra tickets and Ernie hands them to him. Scott reads they are to make their way to the marquee entrance of Wrigley Field located at the corner of Clark and Adamson. London and Logan get a cab and ask to go to Wrigleyville Dogs. The cab driver asks for the address and he doesn’t know where it is. Logan says should we get a different cab and the driver says that would be best. London asks Logan to get her bag and she goes to find a different cab frustrated. Tara and Joey are off to deliver their hot dogs. Brooke and Scott have arrived at Wrigley Field and find their clue: Who’s been keeping score? Roadblock: Wrigley Field is more than 100 years old and home to Chicago beloved baseball team, the 2016 World Series Champion Cubs. Here in the friendly confines, teams will take on their final challenge of the race. They’ll use this iconic hand operated scoreboard displaying eleven destinations they visited during the race. Working from opposite sides of the stadium, teams need to finish what place they finished at each location and communicate that information through a one-way radio. They must then haul the corresponding giant sized numbers up these steep stairs and place them in the proper position. When they’re in the correct order, they can solve an equation that reveals a three-digit number representing an aisle in the ballpark where teams will find their final clue on The Amazing Race. Brooke is going to communicate with the radio and Scott is going to climb and put the numbers up. London and Logan have found a second cab and are headed to Wrigleyville Dogs. Brooke is giving numbers to Scott through the radio and she’s hoping she’s right. She has a pair of binoculars also. London and Logan have arrived and get their hot dogs and leave to make their delivery. Brooke and Scott are working well so far. Brooke tells Scott to put up a 5 and Scott puts up a 6. He fixes it and they keep going. Tara and Joey have arrived to deliver their hot dogs and Brooke sees Tara and Joey and tells them they will be headed over. Joey gets their tickets and says go Red Sox and their crowd boos. Brooke and Scott are starting to struggle just a little bit because Brooke isn’t very loud and Scott can’t hear very well. Brooke asks for a check from the usher. Brooke gets the ok and they both head to home plate to figure out their equation. They are to use the specific destinations and the numbers that correspond to get their numbers to find the corresponding aisle. Tara and Joey have arrived and read their clue with the instructions. Brooke and Scott are looking for their clue and Brooke is wondering what they’re doing wrong. Brooke sees the clue and read it’s the finish line. Phil tells us along the way these 8 teams were eliminated, and now the final three are racing here to the finish line with a chance to win one million dollars and The Amazing Race. Brooke and Scott take off and Scott says to stay focused. London and Logan have arrived to make their delivery and they get their tickets. Tara and Joey are still working and Joey says Fenway is so much easier because it’s all the ground floor. Scott and Brooke grab a cab and Scott says they deserve this. Tara finishes her last couple of numbers and asks for a check and they get the approval and go to home plate. They get their seat number and head to find the clue. London and Logan have arrived and see Tara and Joey and they know they have to catch up. Joey finds the clue and they read it. London is giving the numbers and Logan is going to place them and they are struggling. Brooke is realizing they are going to win and they are so excited. They head into the final mat and everyone is there cheering when they hit the mat. Phil says they started this race as strangers, and now after 9 countries, 17 cities, and more than 36,000 miles racing around the world together, he is pleased to tell them they have won one million dollars and are the winners of The Amazing Race. Phil asks them how their first impression changed and Scott says they are very different people but they wanted the same outcome and they used their skills to come out on top. Phil congratulates them again. Tara and Joey run up and they give a hug to Brooke and Scott. Phil tells them they had an incredible race, some great moments, and he’s glad to tell them they are team number two. Tara says they’re elated. They ran a really good race and she couldn’t have asked for a better partner and she’s proud of what they accomplished as a team. Joey says it’s been an epic ride, it’s just been awesome. London and Logan arrive and Phil says he is pleased to tell them after travelling 36,000 miles and Logan interrupts and says are we done yet? Phil says the race is over for them but they are team number three and they should be very proud. London says it’s lucky they got paired up because were farther apart and to finish in third was great. Logan says it as an honor to race with her and she’s like family at this point. All the teams come in to say their congratulations. Joey says The Amazing Race was epic for him. Tara says it’s one of her proudest accomplishments, after serving in the military and being a mom. Scott says he opened himself up to new experiences and pushed himself to new limits and he’s fulfilled a dream of a lifetime. Brooke says the race made her a better person, a stronger person. She says the money is gravy, the experience is priceless.
  5. Simon introduces America’s Got Talent’s new host, Tyra Banks, and the show is off and running. We get a quick review of the buzz’s and the golden buzzer. And we immediately get into the first act. We meet Shannon, Sahi, and Jokgu. Shannon and Sahi have a chicken named Jokgu and they gave her music lessons, and she plays the xylophone and they keyboard and they say she’s a natural. They think she’s a musical protégé and love to watch and listen to her play. They say she’s ready and this is her time to shine! Simon asks them their names and what they are going to do and they tell him Jokgu is going to play the keyboard and Simon wishes them good luck. The chicken seems to have stage fright and the judges look bored and the crowd boos. They finally get Jokgu’s attention and she plays America, the Beautiful and the crowd begins to cheer. Heidi says just when you think you’ve seen it all, you see a chicken play the keyboard. Howie tells Simon he has a new band of chicks. Simon says this is historic and he calls for a vote. Howie says yes. Mel says yes. Heidi says a definite yes. Simon says it’s the most incredible things he’s ever seen on any of the shows, it’s a yes. Jokgu gets four yes’s and Simon says they’ll never see that on any other show and they’ll never see it again. Next up is Preacher Lawson, and he’s a standup comedian. He talks about how great his mom was raising four kids by herself and says she’s super creative and she influenced him. He’s been doing comedy for 8 years, but it’s hard to get stage time. He’s says this won’t make all his dream come true because money doesn’t bring you happiness, but yes it does. Simon has him introduce himself and then asks if he’s single, which he is not. He begins his routine and has a little bit of a slow start. The crowd seems to warm up a little more and then Mel asks for more. Simon asks Preacher for one more joke and Preacher looks surprised but begins one more joke. Howie says he knocked it out of the park because nothing is harder for a comedian than to be asked for another joke, and he delivered. Mel says he’s brilliant. Heidi says his timing is good and he’s funny and she wants to see more. Simon says the last joke he adlibbed was the best and told him so much. Howie gives a yes. Mel also gives a yes. Heidi says yes. Simon asks if Preacher’s grandmother is still around and Preacher says yes and Simon says to give her his love because he’s got a yes from Simon. Preacher calls his grandmother to tell her the news and thank her for letting him make fun of her on television. Next is Yoli Mayor and she is going to sing. She doesn’t know who she would be without singing. She’s struggled her whole life being a big girl and she always thought she had to change who she was to be successful. She says at this point in her life she realized life without singing would be devastating and she wants to live her life. Simon asks Jolie for her name and age and what she’s going to do. She begins to sing I Put A Spell On You by Nina Simone. Simon stops her after her first line and says it’s not working for him. Simon says this is feeling very old-fashioned with the cocktail dress and she’s only 21. Tyra yells at her to keep it young. Simon asks if she has a second song and she says Make It Rain by Ed Sheeran. Tyra comes out and fluffs her hair up and takes her jewelry off. She starts again with her second song and she’s getting a better reception. By the time she finishes she has the crowd cheering and she gets a standing ovation from all four judges. Simon apologizes for what they went through, but he’s glad they did it. Simon says they may have just found a solid gold star. He says she has something special about her and he thinks she’s fantastic. Heidi says she adores her and she has no doubt she’ll go far in the competition. Mel says this is your time, young lady. Howie says something she has already won. They vote and Howie says yes. Mel says she’s giving her a second yes. Heidi says a definite yes. Simon says four yesses. Simon says she is a dark horse. Next we have a man of mystery and he can’t reveal what he’s going to do. He says the greatest escapologist they’ll ever see. He says he’s going to bring a little danger, excitement, and mystery. He says it’s only gone wrong once and everything will go right tonight. If not, it will go left. Howie asks him who he is and what hotels he performs at and the man of mystery responds the ones people stay out. Howie tells him to proceed. He calls Tyra out and Howie up and asks Howie to lock him and asks Tyra to make sure he’s doing a good job. He left the keys backstage and Tyra ropes the Man of Mystery and takes him out. They come back, with the keys and Howie resumes locking his wrists up. Tyra ties him up and the put him in a red bag. Simon remarks on how long it’s taking and Howie buzzes him. Mel and Heidi both all buzz him. Simon finishes buzzing him and they call for him to come out. He finally emerges and he’s wearing a leopard dress. Simon says he might have buzzed him a little early and he tells them to take his X off. Mel also tells them to take her X off. They both give a yes. Howie says based on what he saw it wasn’t good enough to go on and he says no. It’s up to Heidi. Heidi says he’s funny but she doesn’t know if it’s good enough to be a million dollar act. Everyone is cheering and chanting and Heidi says it’s going to be a no. We next get a guy named Ruddick and he dances, but not well. He gets 4 X’s and Tyra says she’s never seen anyone so happy about rejection. Next we have a unicorn dancing and that’s “pooping” balloons and that act did not seem to go over well. Then we get a group of older ladies called the Kazoo Queens and they are booed and buzzed. They don’t stop despite Howie trying to get their attention. Next up is Junior and Emily and they are a brother and sister salsa duo. They were raised by their father and he sacrificed everything for them. Junior says he was a troublemaker and their father put them in dance classes to keep them out of trouble. Junior says he was hanging out with a bad crowd and he got arrested. Emily says Junior was destroying his life and she felt like she lost her brother. Junior says he couldn’t see his sister’s dreams because of him and Emily says dance saved both of their lives. Mel welcomes them and has Junior and Emily introduce themselves. Simon asks why their father put them in dance and Junior explained a little. Mel wishes them good luck. The begin their routine and the crowd seems to really be enjoying them. The judges also seem impressed. They also get a standing ovation. Mel says wow. Heidi says they were spinning, and spinning, and spinning and she loved it, it was incredible. Howie says they sometimes hear dance is their life, but this is the first time their art form saved their life. Mel says it was so exciting and they were brilliant and so precise. Simon says he’s trying to think of a word beyond sensational. Simon says people like them make the show special. Simon gives them their first yes. Heidi says of course they get a yes. Howie says yes and Mel says I’m going to give you your fourth yes, I can’t wait to see you again. Up next we have a magician named Will. Simon asks if he has any kids and Will says no and Simon asks if he has pets and Will says yes. Simon asks why America’s Got Talent and Will says this is his dream and he hopes this will be a turning point for his life and he wants to make it happen for his family. His family moved to the United States when he was 16, but the language barrier was difficult and that’s when things went bad. He said for a good period of time, he was homeless. He says normally magician’s do things in a box or under cover, but he’s going to do things out in the open. Simon asks if it’s something they’ve seen before and Will says it’s something he created just for the show. He has a camera put right in front of him and he’s on a large screen for the audience. The crowd is impressed and the judges look at each other in awe and surprise. The crowd is completely in awe by the end and he gets a huge round of applause and one more time we have a standing ovation from the crowd and all four judges. Howie says this is by far, the best close-up magic he has ever seen in his life. Heidi says it was exciting and she thought it was incredible. Mel says her brain didn’t catch up until halfway through and it was amazing when she got it. Simon says Will doing the act for the first time was even more incredible and he’s with Howie, this is the best magic he’s ever seen on the show. Mel says yes. Heidi says of course, it’s a yes. Howie says his family will be so proud, it’s a yes. Simon says Will has four gigantic yesses. Our next act comes out and we hear boo’s immediately and Mel hits her buzzer. It’s someone who looks like Donald Trump. He considers himself a native New Yorker, but presently he’s in Washington D.C. for work. He’s trying to make the world a better place. He says the president on AGT, you don’t get better than that. He says he’s there to make America’s Got Talent great again. It’s going to be yuge! Howie asks if he thinks he can win and he knows he can win it. He’s here on a mission of love. Howie says this better be good or they’re going to build a wall around him and the audience is going to pay for it. Mell wishes him good luck. He’s singing 24K Magic by Bruno Mars and he’s dancing. He stops and the judges wonder if that’s it, but he says wait, there’s more. He then switches to Uptown Funk. The crowd is on their feet clapping and they give a huge cheer. He says if he doesn’t make it to the next round after that, this thing is rigged. Howie thinks it’s funny and in these times this is the kind of performance they need. Heidi says it’s not about like Donald Trump or not liking him, this is about AGT. Mel says it was not enough good singing. Simon thinks Mel is missing the point and that is the thing everyone is going to remember and it was original and what they’re looking for. Howie gives a yes. Heidi says it’s crazy but she’s giving a yes. Mel says no. Simon says he’s won for the second time, three yesses. We are getting a montage of acts that didn’t make it. We have a male and female dancing and Simon says they needed better choreography. We have a second act, but it’s an aerial act and Simon says it was quite boring. We meet 12-year old Merrick, and he’s a dancer. He’s really excited but he needs to stay calm because apparently the buzzers are really, really loud. He comes out and Mel has him introduce himself and ask what he’s doing. She asks who influences him on his dance style and he says his grandmother because she takes four dance classes a week. He’s doing robotic dancing to a slow song. It’s very quiet during his performance so it’s difficult to gauge how the judges and audience are reacting. The audience cheers very loudly at the end and he gets an ovation from the audience and Simon and Howie. Simon says that was one of the best dance performances he’s ever seen on the show and he’s someone he would put in a pop video to tell a story. Simon says it’s clever and very well done. Howie doesn’t think anyone has come on stage and told a story that gets that kind of emotion and he says he’s amazing. Heidi also loved it and Mel says everyone has said it except she wants to add he’s incredible. Simon says he’s actually going to show his record label a video of Merrick because he thinks it’s meaningful and new so it’s his first yes. Howie says tomorrow he’s going to show this to his wife and he gets a second yes. Heidi says she’s going to show this tape to her children and tell them to get off their iPad and start dancing and it’s a yes from her. Mel says she’s giving the fourth yes and she’ll see him in the next round. We have a sad clown up next and his act is called Puddle’s Pity Party and he apparently doesn’t talk. Puddle’s comes out and Mel is asking questions and he’s still not talking so Mel turns the stage over to Puddles. He begins singing Chandelier by Sia. He gets a surprised reception initially, but by the time the chorus hits, the crowd is cheering and on their feet. Simon, Howie, and Mel give ovations. He’s crying and the judges notice he has real tears. Howie says this is not a pity party, this is an envious party. He has so much talent, he’s so original, and it’s amazing. Heidi says it was unexpected and different and she wants to see more. Mel says she thought she’s seen everything on the show and then he comes along and she loved it. Simon says he never, ever wants to know who he is because he has a problem with clowns, but he may have turned Simon. Simon says that was originality at its best and that’s why he loves the show. Howie gives a yes. Heidi gives a yes. Simon thinks he’s fantastically brilliant, yes. Mel gives Puddles his fourth yes. Next up, we have an escape artist named Damien. His wife is there and she’s very scared that something will go wrong. He says one day everything went wrong and he had nails stabbed into hand and he had to go to the hospital. His wife tells him to make sure he re-checks everything. He has to escape in two minutes before all the and he’s under falls and crushes him. They have medics on stand-by and he says the act is dangerous and not to try it at home. Howie asks how long he’s been doing this and Damien says this is the second time. Howie says so he is risking his life for this and he says yes. Simon wishes him good luck. He has his hands bound in handcuffs, he’s chained to the box and has shackles around his ankles and neck. His wife covers her face and sand begins to pour in with a cover between him and the sand. He has his first arm free. He has both arms free now and he begins working on the shackle around his neck. He seems to be struggling with it. The cover gives and the sand is dropped and everyone is screaming and Howie gets up and asks if that’s a problem. We see two men come in and check the box and one takes a sledgehammer and breaks the glass, and that someone is Damien. The crowd is screaming and the judges are amazed. Heidi says he scared the bejeezus out of her and visually it was incredible, it was mind blowing. Mel says it took her a minute to figure out what was going on and he took her on a roller coaster ride, she loved it. Howie says he’s never been so thrilled he’s alive. Howie gives a yes and Mel says it’s a definite yes. Heidi says it’s a yes and Simon says he was ready with the axe and it’s his fourth yes from the panel. We see some dancers and Simon hits his buzzer. Simon says he thinks they’re talented but he won’t remember them in an hour. Next is Darcy and she’s 12-years old and she’s a ventriloquist. She’s shy, it’s always been hard to talk to people. She first saw ventriloquism at church and she decided she wanted to do that. She got her first puppet on her 10th birthday and it helped her find her voice. Without her puppet with her, she would never have imagined walking out onto the AGT stage. Darcy comes out and she introduces Petunia, the bunny. Simon wishes her the best of luck. Petunia decides to sing and Darcy looks nervous. The crowd laughs and applauds and the judges are impressed. Darcy cuts in and starts singing, but Petunia covers her mouth. The crowd and judges seem to love it. The crowd gives a standing ovation, and the judges follow. Howie asks her how long she’s been doing this and Darcy says two years. Howie says he believes that rabbit is a real separate person and he loves her and he thinks she’ll go far. Mel asks what made her start doing this and she says because she used to be shy and she asked for a puppet and her mom surprised her with one on her tenth birthday. Simon says shortly before Darcy they had an act that he wouldn’t remember. But he will remember her in a day, a week, and a year. When you’ve got it, you’ve got it. Heidi thinks what she does is really special and it was perfect from beginning to end. Mel says what’s really sweet is her puppet is exactly like Darcy, very charming and adorable. Mel says they made her heart melt and she’s trying to explain how amazing it was and she hits her golden buzzer sending Darcy straight to the live shows. Darcy’s mom comes out and hugs her and Mel congratulates her. Tyra comes out and says Darcy is going straight to the live show.
  6. Ready, Set, Go! Matt and Redmond are the first to leave and they are heading to Seoul, South Korea. Phil tells us teams will now leave Vietnam and will fly 1600 miles north, over China, to Seoul, South Korea. Teams must make their way to the Gangnam District. Matt and Redmond are saying this leg will determine the final three, they believe one more team will be eliminated. Only one of the four remaining teams has beaten them, and that’s “Mom and Pop”, so that’s who they’d like to see eliminated so their competition isn’t as tough. Brooke and Scott say they are the underdog team and they are only one of two teams to never win a leg. Tara and Joey are on their way and they say they had no expectations coming in. They say the last leg was the toughest, but they aren’t focusing on anyone but themselves. London and Logan are the last out and say South Korea is going to be a change of pace. All teams are the same flight. Brooke and Scott are first out and they head to get a tax, with Tara and Joey and London and Logan right behind. Matt and Redmond decided to go to the subway because everyone they talked to told them not to take a taxi. Tara and Joey are talking and they say the pros of the subway is it could be faster, but it’s very confusing knowing which line to ride. Matt and Redmond think the subway is faster than the taxi and they said the taxis could be going through rush hour right now, so they think they made the right decision. Scott says he’s telling Brooke patience is a virtue. Matt and Redmond get off and head to a second line, but they missed it and have to wait. Tara and Joey are the first to arrive at the Gangnam District and they get their clue. They are to take a taxi to Hanyang University Olympic Gym and search for their next clue. Tara and Joey head back out just as Brooke and Scott arrive and get their clue. London and Logan arrive and celebrate with Brooke and Scott. Matt and Redmond are still hoping they’re first and that they made the right decision. They get out in two stops. Tara and Joey have arrived at the gym and it’s time for the Roadblock: Who stacks up? Phil tells us this is sport stacking, a highly competitive event that takes fast and furious to a whole new level. Teams will give this high speed sport a go, racing against the clock, they must complete a sequence in less than seven seconds. And by the way, the world record is less than two! Joey is going to do the roadblock and he begins to practice. Brooke and Scott arrive and Brooke says she can do it before seeing the roadblock, so she decides to do the roadblock. Joey and Tara are talking about how amazing those kids are doing the stacking. Several of the kids are doing it in 3 and 4 seconds. Matt and Redmond have arrived at the Gangnam District and get a taxi and head out. Matt has a bad feeling because there were four girls on stage and only one had a clue. Joey and Brooke are both getting close around 8 and 9 seconds. Brooke went over by just a little at 7.044 seconds. London and Logan arrive and Logan is going to do the stacking. Brooke is trying again and she gets it right on the dot at 7 seconds and gets her clue. They are to make their way by taxi to the Mugyewon Arts and Cultural Center and search for their next clue. She says good luck as they head out screaming because of their excitement. Joey tries again and just misses with a time of 7.076 seconds. Joey is going again and hits the clock at 6.962 seconds. Logan gets his at 6.699 seconds and they head out right after Tara and Joey. Matt and Redmond still have not gotten to the gym yet. Matt and Redmond are in the taxi and they are not going the right way. The taxi driver offers them a discount and Matt and Redmond are upset. Matt and Redmond are hoping they aren’t in last but they say they just have to get through the roadblock. Scott and Brooke have arrived at the Cultural Center and they are to make kimchi. Phil tells us kimchi is a spicy dish made from cabbage that is a part of almost every meal. Teams must properly make six servings of kimchi, pack it into ceramic jars, and bury it to begin the fermenting process. Brooke tells Scott not to mess this challenge up and he says he cooks at home. Tara and Joey have arrived and Brooke and Scott go to watch the demonstration and Brooke says they already messed up and she wants to dump it and Scott does not. Tara and Joey realize they have to wait until the woman starts again so they can see the mix. London and Logan arrive and they begin watching the demonstration. Redmond and Matt have reached the roadblock and Redmond is doing the roadblock. Redmond says he has done cup stacking at a party to impress the ladies, but never in a professional setting. Brooke asks if they are supposed to do the servings one at a time and Scott says it doesn’t say that. Tara and Joey think they are done and ask for a check. The judge says four are perfect, but two aren’t good. London and Logan ask for a check and they need more sauce. Brooke and Scott ask for a check and they have three done and three are not good. Tara and Joey ask for a second check and they have it and they start putting it in the ceramic jar and go to bury it. London and Logan ask for a second check just as Tara and Joey finish burying their jar. They get a sample of the kimchi and get their next clue. They now need to take a taxi to Seoul OGN E-Stadium. London and Logan and Brooke and Scott are both burying their jars now and they get their samples. Redmond is struggling with the cup stacking but he’s hitting around the 8 second and 7.2 second mark. Redmond says it’s a puzzle and he likes puzzles. He hits it at 6.976 seconds and heads back out to the cultural center. Brooke and Scott passed Tara and Joey in their taxi and London and Logan also slid past them and then they get past Brooke and Scott too. All three teams get there at essentially the same time and are at the next clue box and it’s another roadblock: Who’s ready to take control? Phil tells us E-sports is South Korea’s national pastime, the gamers here are household names and have millions of fans around the world. They also attract audiences in excess of 100,000 who turn up to watch them play live. Teams need to win a round of this popular martial arts game, Street Fighter 5, against professional gamers. And just to be nice, every ten rounds, they’ll give our racers an advantage (one armed or blindfolded). The racer who performed the first roadblock cannot perform this one. Scott, London, and Tara must do this roadblock. They all get a crash course in how to play the game and Scott is ready for his first try. Tara got beat by a perfect KO. All of them are now on round 3. Scott is talking trash to his gamer but he still got beat, but he’s getting better. They all hit round 11 and each professional now has an arm tied behind their back. London almost had her opponent, but got beat at the last second. All of them are now on round 15 and Tara is still struggling. Matt and Redmond have arrived at the cultural center to make the kimchi. Scott is on round 19 and he is close. London is on round 20 and she gets beat as well. Tara is on round 19 and she is still struggling. London is the first to do it with her gamer blindfolded on round 21. Scott beat his on round 20 with his gamer having an arm tied behind his back. Scott and London open their clues with their partners and they must make their way to the roof of Gavit Some. Phil tells us Sevit Some are Seoul’s three floating islands on the Han River. Teams must find this one which is the pit stop for this leg of the race. Tara changes character’s as her opponent is being blindfolded. Tara is still struggling and getting frustrated as is Joey in the audience. Matt and Redmond are still working on their kimchi and telling the ladies they are making them the best kimchi ever. Redmond says he thinks they buried it because they were so embarrassed by their kimchi. Matt and Redmond head out and Matt says it isn’t over yet. Tara tells her opponent she is going to have nightmares about him for the rest of her life. She is on round 31 and Matt and Redmond have now arrived and see they have caught up and Tara is disappointed it’s going to come down to a video game. Tara says this is her worst nightmare. Joey says this comes down to a kid with an ego trip and Tara has lost about 100 matches. Matt is now beginning his fights. Brooke and Scott and London and Logan have arrived at the pit stop and it’s a race. London and Logan take the stairs and Brooke and Scott take the elevator. Brooke and Scott hit the mat and they are the first team to arrive and they are one of the three teams to race to the finish line. London and Logan come up and they hit the mat as team number 2. Phil says the underdogs are now the top dogs and he tells London and Logan they are one of the teams to race to the finish line as well. They celebrate together. Joey is still upset with Tara’s opponent. Tara is close and about five hits from winning. She is trying hard and her opponent gets a few hits in. Tara finally KO’s her opponent and she gives them a hug, get their clue, and they head out looking for a taxi. None of the taxis are stopping. Matt has completed his fight before his opponent was blindfolded and they head out. Tara and Joey have found a taxi and Matt and Redmond also have a taxi. Tara is upset and says she didn’t race around the world to lose to a video game. Tara and Joey have arrived at the pit stop and are in the elevator. Matt and Redmond hit the stairs. Tara and Joey hit the mat as team number three and they are the third team to race to the finish line. Joey says he’s proud that Tara didn’t give up. Matt and Redmond arrive and they are the last team and they have been eliminated from the race. Matt says this wasn’t the way we wanted to lose and Redmond wanted to shock the world and show them that no matter what is holding you down, you can succeed. London and Logan say they don’t think they would have made it as far as they did with anyone else. Logan says they are in the last leg of the race for a reason and their communication has been exceptional and they have 100% faith in each other. Scott says his bickering with Brooke will not hurt them and Brooke says she hopes not. Scott says together they bring everything to the table. Brooke says there is no stopping us. Tara says for being strangers it’s been interesting, but they made it work. They relied on one another and Joey says they don’t complain and they don’t fight. Joey says going into the final leg, they are the only team that has come back from the brink of elimination. They’ve shown throughout the race how much heart and strength they have. Tara says she is there for her family and there is no other option than to win. Next week on the season finale of The Amazing Race, teams get revved up as they sprint through the windy city. Who will win one million dollars and The Amazing Race?
  7. Immunity is back up for grabs! It’s the final immunity challenge! For today’s challenge, you’re going to race through an obstacle and won a giant water slide collecting bags of puzzle pieces as you go. Once you have all three bags, use the pieces inside to solve a lighthouse puzzle. First to finish guarantees themselves a spot at the final tribal council. Losers, tribal council where one will be the 17th person voted out and the 10th and final member of our jury. This is the biggest challenge of the game, win you go to the end, lose you may not. Good luck! Jeff gives the go! Culpepper is first out, then Sarah, then Tai, then Troyzan. Sarah is through the first obstacle and has her first bag and is out. Troyzan gets his first bag. Sarah is heading out for her second set of keys. Troyzan heads out for his second set of keys. Culpepper and Tai are side by side and head out for the keys. Sarah has her second set of keys and she’s down the slide. Troyzan has his and heads down with Culpepper shortly behind and Tai bringing up the tail. Sarah releases her second bag and she extends her lead and heads back for her third set of keys. Culpepper and Tai are both heading back for their final set of keys. Troyzan is struggling with his second bag. Troyzan has his second bag and is back out. Sarah and Culpepper are working on their last bag. Culpepper gets his quickly and Sarah is right behind but has lost her lead. Tai has his third bag and Troyzan has his last set of keys. Culpepper, Sarah, and Tai are opening their bags with their puzzle pieces. Troyzan has his bag and is back in it. Everyone is working on their puzzle. Tai has his first piece with Culpepper behind with his first. Culpepper has his second and third pieces. Sarah is looking to get on the board. Culpepper has his fourth and fifth pieces. Tai has his third piece. Sarah is still struggling. Culpepper adds another piece and starts working on a combination lock to get his final piece to his puzzle. Culpepper has it and wins immunity! Culpepper says after winning five immunity challenges he’s clearly in control of the game. He’s in the final three and he thinks he can beat every single one of them. But as for tonight, Tai betrayed him the entire game and he’s going home. It’s good to be the King. Back at camp after immunity and Culpepper and Troyzan are celebrating. Troyzan says it was close and Culpepper says Tai did better than he thought he would. Culpepper says he knew he was going to win before they started and that necklace makes him bulletproof. He’s final three and it’s his decision who is going home and it comes down to who has done him wrong the most and that would be Tai. Troyzan thinks they should just tell him and Culpepper doesn’t want to. Culpepper wants Tai to think he has a glimmer of hope and then let him down at tribal. Tai has done nothing but backstab Culpepper the whole game and he had a chance to go to the end but Tai wouldn’t give Culpepper the idol. Culpepper says as far as the jury is concerned after winning five immunity challenges he knows he can beat both Troyzan and Sarah because after football he became a trial attorney. He thinks he can sell his case better to the jury and he’s in control and Tai is going to get what he deserves. Tai and Sarah are talking and Tai knows he’s in trouble. Sarah says it’s whoever those two vote for and Tai pitches creating a Tai and making fire. Tai says he and Sarah could both beat Troyzan in a fire making challenge and they could both make it to final three. Sarah says Culpepper and Troyzan have been tight the entire game so clearly they are going to make a move against Sarah or Tai. She says she has to consider creating the tie even though it scares the crap out of her. Sarah says Culpepper is cocky right now and thinks he’s calling the shots. Sarah considers the options and notes that Tai has made moves and found idols, but he’s also all over the place with the jury. Troyzan hasn’t done anything without Culpepper’s permission, but he also hasn’t made anyone on jury made and Sandra won twice by not making anyone mad. Sarah has Tai refresh her memory on how to start fire. Sarah says if she does this and wins, she could rack up points with the jury, but it’s a risk. Tribal council and we bring in the members of the jury. Last big decision is who to send to the jury and which three will get to face the jury. Jeff congratulates Culpepper and he says it’s an amazing feeling. Tai brings up forcing the tie and Jeff asks if they talked about it. Sarah says they did talk about it and she says her decision will come from who she wants to sit with in a final three. Tai tells Jeff about Culpepper asking for the idol and Tai says he’s not naïve. Culpepper says he has the necklace, Tai is in the minority, and nothing is for free. Tai says Culpepper treated him like simpleton, or a child and he decides on his own terms how his destiny ends. Troyzan says this is the first he’s heard about a tie happening and it wouldn’t be out of the normal for him to say wow. Jeff says to Culpepper this isn’t a revolutionary idea to force a tie and build a fire. Culpepper says if they both feel uncomfortable they can do that. Jeff says to Troyzan this is a simple vote but now all this other stuff is coming in. Troyzan says it’s never a simple vote and he’s just going to trust himself and his intuition and if it’s right, he’ll walk out here a final three guy and if not he’s building a fire tonight. Time to vote. Jeff goes to tally the votes. First vote, Tai. Troyzan. Tai. 17th person voted out and the final member of our jury, Tai. Jeff says congratulations you made it to the final three. You have one more night in Fiji. Tai says he’d like to be in the final three and possibly win, he did a lot a couple big moves, idols, and people liked him. This is a really tough game but he bounced back and he’ll just go stronger. Troyzan marks his 39th day on a tree. He says this is part of a dream from the first time he watched Survivor. Troyzan says his social game was real, he has the ability to speak to people. He thinks people trusted him and they never wrote his name down and he’s at day 39. He has a good feeling about this. The final three have their final three breakfast. Sarah says knowing she made final three is the best feeling in the world. She says it’s what you dream of when Jeff says go on day one. She says she made moves other people were scared to make. She made moves SHE was scared to make and she’s proud of how she played. She says as a police officer she doesn’t respect being lied to, but she’s the criminal tonight and the people on the jury are the police offers. She says if they ask for honesty, she will tell the truth because she rewards honesty and she hopes they’ll do the same. Culpepper says he controlled his destiny the entire game. He won five immunity challenges. Culpepper says he doesn’t need the money, but he really wants the win. He says no one drug him there, he went to the end with who he wanted. Winning the game means everything to him and he can argue his case at the end of the day and walk thinking it’s a slam dunk. But he hasn’t been to trial in a long time. We bring in the jury. Jeff says it’s been a season of first. Most idols ever played at one tribal: three. Most people ever safe at a tribal: 5. First person in Cirie ever voted out simply because there was no one else to vote for. First time the steal a vote was played effectively to knock out Michaela. Culpepper with five immunity wins that includes an elite group that includes Ozzy. We also have a new leader in most days played on Survivor, Ozzy with 128 days followed right behind with Cirie at 121. Jeff says so given this a season of game changers and there have been so many first it seems only appropriate that we end with another first. We’re going to change tribal council up this year in a way that will allow for a more open discussion between the jury and the final three. We’re going to center it around the three aspects of the game. Outwit would be the social part of the game. The emotional intelligence, the alliance, the relationships you had outside of those alliances. The outplay portion would be how you responded to the conditions put on you by the game. You have to build shelter, you have to compete in challenges, there are switches, there will be twists, how do you respond to the hand you’re dealt. The final aspect, outlast. Did you put people on the jury who respect how you outwitted and outplayed more than the other two and if not tonight is your last chance to sway them. I’m going to give you a moment to take it in. We’ll get started. Let’s start with the outwit portion of the game. Who wants to address them first and Zeke volunteers. Zeke says on day three of the game he gave Sarah his jacket and then he was blindsided and every night she wore his jacket to tribal council and all he could think was hot damn! That was badass! She made such amazing relationships. Sierra, who she was responsible for voting out gave her the legacy advantage because she didn’t process Sarah was responsible for controlling the game. So Sarah, Zeke says he is her champion. Andrea says she is in such a dilemma. She says Sarah had some brilliant game moves, like Sarah convinced everyone there they were her best friend. She brought people’s personal feelings into it and their emotions and she feels kind of gross. Andrea asks if she knew she was going to have that effect on people? Andrea says yes, in one side she can respect Sarah fooled them all, but she isn’t going to feel good about that vote. Sarah says she wants everyone on the jury to know her personal relationships were 100% real from the bottom of her heart. Debbie and a couple of others start laughing and Sarah says she’s being honest. Ozzy says the problem is why should we trust what you’re saying to us right now? He’s played the game more than anyone else. There is a way to play the game without going as low as Sarah had to go. Sarah says yeah, she lied but it’s what she had to do to sit there and she was willing to do whatever it took. Ozzy says then again I have someone like Culpepper, he gives him props because he was in a position where he had to win, win, and win and no one understands how hard that is and he didn’t have to get his hands dirty. Ozzy says he’ll be Culpepper’s champion at this point. Jeff says Cirie says outwit part of the game, what’s on your mind. Cirie says most of them sitting there voted Sierra out because they knew she was the brains of their operation and that without her, Culpepper and Troyzan would bump into each other. Cirie wants Culpepper to explain how Sierra didn’t run the first half of their game. Culpepper says when he landed on the beach he started working with people like Tai, Sierra, and most importantly JT. Culpepper explains how that tribal went when Malcolm was sent home and how it was he who saved Sierra and if that hadn’t happened none of them might not be here. Michaela added from her side it did look like Sierra was the brains of the operation, but this is a social game built on relationships and she wants to know how much Culpepper actually knows about her. Culpepper says she’s from Texas and works with a sales company for vacation and he wants to know what she wants to know and she says no further questions. Andrea says maybe that’s where you were lacking because while we feel gross about it, Sarah made personal relationships. However, Andrea is curious how Sarah managed people’s personal feelings and emotions. Tai interrupts before Sarah answers and says he’s shocked to learn about Sarah doing all these things because what he had with her he thought was real, but now he’s not sure. Sarah says her first season she played who she was in real life and that got Sarah nowhere and her support systems at home basically gave her the permission to open the floodgates and do whatever she needed. Aubry says what she thinks Andrea is asking is what specifically allows her to say this is real Sarah and this is game Sarah? Sarah says it comes from working undercover as a police officer. When you’re undercover you have to hide things who you are, if you’re undercover for a drug bust, then you’re a drug user. Debbie says if the ends don’t justify the means, then what does? Debbie says Machiavelli, think Lady Macbeth. You know you want to win and you will do it all costs and that’s why she has zero respect for her or her game and that’s why she’s Ozzy’s lieutenant in arms and is a champion for Culpepper because Sarah would never have been sitting there without him. Jeff says Michaela has a look on her face in reaction to Debbie. Michaela says she doesn’t understand the emotional feeling that people have for Sarah. Even when Sarah used the advantage to vote her out she didn’t take it personally. Michaela did want to ask Troyzan a question. She wants to know what Troyzan did from a social perspective in the game. Troyzan says he talked to every single one of them and was ready to have an alliance with all of them if that was to his benefit, but it was difficult for him to play out because he felt like he was playing with two loved ones. Ozzy says hold up! From my stand point there’s a difference between being a passenger and being a driver. Troyzan says he’s sitting here and Ozzy is sitting there. Basically, Troyzan made moves to help his game. When he made it to the merge he got together with six people that he knew he could trust at that point and if they wanted to vote him out, of course he was going to do that. Cirie says but you said THEY wanted to, you didn’t say I wanted to so you were a passenger like Ozzy is saying. Aubry asks Troyzan what role he played in the decision making. Troyzan says he wasn’t as direct by saying this person or that person, he did things more sneaky by making suggestions. Aubry says she’s hearing so it’s an anyone but him, a little bit of Sandra without the sass. Troyzan says it’s a little bit anyone but him and he could make moves from the middle or the bottom just as easy. Ozzy says it sounds like you’re sitting in the right place. Sierra says people who weren’t in an alliance with you maybe didn’t see the way he played. He was a part of votes but he it was a more subtle way. Aubry says own it, it’s not done yet. Jeff asks Andrea to weigh in on Culpepper’s social game, the outwit portion. Andrea says he played a solid game, he’s loyal and won immunities, but he never reached out and tried to form relationships with people on the bottom. People like Michaela, you were very nasty towards, people like Tai. Culpepper says as far as Michaela they were like oil and water and he doesn’t know why they didn’t connect. Culpepper says as far as Tai he must have been doing something right because Tai told him he had two idols. Culpepper says he was doing everything he could to get Tai to give him one of the idols. Tai says do you know how you talk to people? The way you approach people? Time after time he says he controls who goes home next and that’s how he came across. Culpepper says Tai tried to go with the girls instead of staying with his alliance, which was fine, but after that he gained a lot of power winning immunity and he was trying to use it to manipulate him and his idols. Hali says so excuse me Culpepper, did you just say you used condescension as a strategy to control Tai? Culpepper says he did condescend to him, he gave him an option, that was a choice he had he was just trying to make a deal and it came with a price. Jeff asks Debbie to weigh in on Culpepper’s social game and she says she has three brothers and she’s surrounded by people in the military. She understands his testosterone is 100x the average male. She gets he’s not the warmest, fuzziest, cuddliest teddy bear and she loves him anyway. Zeke says let’s be honest this ship, this game, had one driver and that was Sarah. Sarah always voted the right way because Sarah always knew the right way to vote because Sarah was always directing the right way to vote. Hali says she wants to throw out there this is so informative and so helpful, her mind is even less made up than when she stormed into that tribal council. Jeff says obviously there are varying opinions on the outwit portion of Survivor, let’s move into the outplay. Ozzy says the outplay portion goes to him. He never stopped working and if he hadn’t won immunity the last five times, the chances of him sitting there would have been zero. He took a risk playing in a way Ozzy respects and a lot of them will never know what it means because you brutalize your body to play this way. Ozzy says he thinks he deserves to win because he relied on himself when he needed to. Ozzy says we are the authors of our destiny, we are the authors of our story in this game, and Culpepper played from the very beginning to win and that’s what he did. Jeff asks Debbie how much weight she gives to camp life and providing. Debbie says she agrees with Ozzy completely. Debbie says Troyzan and Sarah would not be there without Culpepper. Sarah says I just want to point out Culpepper is a professional athlete. Culpepper says he’s 47 and puzzles aren’t athletic. Michaela asks for him to let Sarah finish please. Sarah says she isn’t trying to take anything from Culpepper at all, but winning five immunities is tough. What she had to rely on was her tools in the outplay department. She mentions Sierra telling her about the legacy advantage and she had to figure out how to get her out but do it in a way to get her to will it to her. She had to adapt. Sarah also mentions Cirie getting across that beam was emotional for everyone, but the game didn’t stop and she explains Michaela sitting on the bench right over the secret advantage and not seeing it but Sarah paying attention to detail was what got her right there. Jeff explains to Michaela about the secret advantage. Michaela says that makes Sarah badass because if your working people so well that the advantage was for her and she got it and then top it off and use it against her was brilliant. Jeff asks Cirie about the varying opinions and what it says about all the elements that go into deciding who wins. Cirie says they have to look at every single aspect because if someone is lacking somewhere they have to bring it up. They are about to award someone one million dollars and they want to make sure they are giving it to the right person. Jeff says game is still clearly alive. Now we are at the outlast portion. Did you put the people on the jury that respect your outplay and outwit more than the other two? Culpepper we’ll start with you. This is your last chance to sway anyone you think might not be on your side. Culpepper doesn’t think you have to lie and deceive every single person in the game. He let people come to him that changed the game at certain points and at certain points he had to rely on his athleticism and his brain. He didn’t provide around camp to get votes, he did that because that’s the type of person he is. Sarah says you have to strike first in this game. The reason you are there and these two aren’t is because I truly believed you guys couldn’t beat me. I just hope you guys respect the game play and how hard it was to play with 20 people at such a high level and be one step ahead every time. Sarah says she is the one person here who was in on every vote. Sarah says history shows the training and ability to adapt was what has saved her life at work, and she applied that to the game to save her life in the game. Troyzan says he’s going to keep it light because he thinks he knows where they stand. He says he might not have been the strategist, or the best game player, but he appreciates them all for the adventure. They are a part of his dream. He’s watched from season one where Richard Hatch was running around naked and people were eating rats, whatever that is he wanted to be a part of it. The jury votes and Jeff gets them and we get the results live. Jeff thanks them for another amazing season of Survivor. Time to read the votes. First vote, Sarah. Culpepper. Sarah. Culpepper. Culpepper. Sarah. Tied again. Sarah. Sarah. 5 votes Sarah, 3 votes Culpepper. The winner of Survivor game changers… The winner of Survivor: Game Changers is Sarah. Jeff says it was an epic win and he gives it to her husband. Live Reunion is up next! Jeff asks for a big shot of the entire cast and thanks them all. Jeff says to Sarah thought the switch to play officer to criminal, the way Tony played was a game changer. Sarah says you seen how well it worked out for Tony vs her on Cagayan. Jeff asks why Sarah had to get permission from her friends to play that way. Sarah says no one wants to play in a way that would make their family or colleagues look bad. She got that permission and she came out guns blazing and it was good to have their blessing. She says she’s proud of how she played the game, but she’s not proud of the way she treated people. Jeff reminds Culpepper he said he could beat anyone and did he miscalculate the bitterness of the jury. Culpepper says he obviously needed snickers out there because he hated that he treated like that and he gives Tai a hug and he says he loves him. He says he was frustrated and he feels awful. Culpepper was going to answer Jeff’s questions but Jeff says forget what I just asked let’s talk about that frustration. Jeff wants to see what happens if Tai is in and Sarah is out and Culpepper doesn’t like that game. Culpepper keeps interrupting. It might have been a five five split if there had been a tie with Tai and Culpepper. Jeff says everyone asks and this is the rule. The person who is not in the tie goes to the jury and decides the vote. So Troyzan in this case, you would choose and he says he would have voted for Culpepper. Jeff says the point he was trying to make is this game is hard. You have to make a decision in this instance he made the wrong decision. He played a game good enough to win. Jeff says Sarah realizing that and maneuvering what needed to happen shows her social play at work. Jeff asks Tai why the game is so hard for him emotionally. Tai says it’s in his nature. Tai says it’s easy to be kind to people, but it’s not as easy to lie and deceive people and manipulate them. Jeff says but why? Why does Tai feel the need to be nice? Tai says he gave himself permission to lie and deceive it’s just not in his nature. Jeff goes to Cirie and notes the reception she got earlier. Jeff asks what does she think it is about her and what she represents. Cirie says she thinks because she has had so many insecurities, she’s her harshest critic, and she doesn’t come into any situation judging anyone. She thinks because she’s not up here like a big athlete and she’s not a challenge beast, she’s more like the people at home so she’s easy to relate to. She’s not threatening to everyone. Jeff says let’s boil it down. There are people watching from home debating whether they should do it. Cirie says they should absolutely do it. Cirie says the first time Jeff asked her that same question she said to stay on the couch. She says get off that couch! They should absolutely do it, get out and live and do it. Jeff asks what is an ingredient for a good player, just in general. Cirie says you have to be able to connect with people on general, person-to-person level. You have to listen and hear what these people have to say, you have to learn about their families, and their fears. You have to learn how to relate them otherwise it’s like talking to a brick wall and you’re never going to get their vote. Jeff starts to touch on the Varner/Zeke tribal council where he was outted. Jeff asks Zeke to take him back to that moment as it was unfolding. Zeke says he was scared because he didn’t know what the reaction was going to be. But what this experience has shown him is he has so much love in his life. He watched with his family and friends and he never felt as loved as he did then. Jeff says where Zeke is now with the experience. Zeke says when he first transitioned he was hit with a huge bout of depression and he started watching Survivor and it took him away. He got to go on adventures with Ozzy and Cirie and Sandra and he found the courage to go play Survivor. He says in so many ways Survivor gave him his life back. Jeff brings in Sarah and her reaction and she says she was nervous how people around her would react to it. She says it’s been positive and she talked to her dad about it before the show aired and he was proud of the way she handled it. Sarah says her grandmother was the one she was most concerned about, but when she voted Zeke out she scolded Sarah for it and they were accepting and Zeke was the one person her grandmother wanted to meet. Jeff mentions Zeke has been doing a lot of writing for the Hollywood Reporter. He’s so thankful for the platform he’s been given. He’s also been working with GLAD and he feels like their partnership is a model for how trans stories should be approached. Jeff says he feels there’s a little bit of pressure of expectation. Jeff says in a perfect world what comes from this. Zeke says he felt being trans there were things he couldn’t do and he doesn’t believe that anymore. He doesn’t want any trans person to believe they are limited and the journey might be harder, but the adventure is worth taking. Jeff addresses Varner and he says Varner has been vocal about owning his mistake. He asks what the reaction is to him since his apology. Varner says it’s been a difficult situation for them both and he doesn’t ever want to talk about his journey without acknowledging the real victim is Zeke. It’s about him and it always has been. He got hit hard, he knew he would and it was ugly for a period of time. But then it changed and the way he reacted and handled it, he was always taught to stand up and admit his mistakes and own them and turn them into something positive and he did that. Varner says he got fired, but he has a new job and he’s so grateful for the support in his life. All his clients went with him. Jeff brings up the immunity challenge Aubry won and mentions her saying she has a crush on Cochran. Aubry says she was a little crestfallen that Debbie stole her man, but everyone has a crush on Cochran. Jeff goes to Sandra and says the game seems so easy for her. Is it as easy as it appears? Sandra says it’s a job to her. She’s got 39 days to win a million dollars and she’ll do whatever to whoever to get to the end because that’s her job. Jeff goes to Michaela and asks what advice does she give to Michaela? Michaela says to recognize the outplay part of the game is not just a physical part of the game. It’s responding to the situation you’re put in and learning how to do it with style and grace when you need to, and in your face when you need to, but without isolating yourself. Jeff says she was so blinded by rage she didn’t see a million dollar opportunity. Michaela says she’s checking her stump right now. Jeff goes to Sierra and says he has a quick question. Why did she tell Sarah about the legacy advantage? Sarah says at that point she made the biggest mistake because she was being honest, she had just seen her father and she was in a weird place, and ultimately it was trust and she dug her own grave. Jeff goes to Malcolm and says you come out and you do everything you have to do to get into this game, and then you’re blindsided in a crazy tribal. How hard is it to recover from that? Malcolm says you cry for a few days and everyone chuckles. Malcolm says we’ve all done this and know how unpredictable it can be but it’s part of the reason we love playing it and people love watching it and 17 years later it’s still the greatest thing on television. Jeff goes to Ozzy before the break and says Ozzy seems to be a great spokesperson on whether they liked the new tribal format. Ozzy says they all come together and the game changing theme for the tribal council and give them an open forum to discuss and express these ideas, it’s really amazing they had an opportunity to choose the right person to win. And it shows the rest of the world they need to unite as a people to make better decisions on how the United States should be run. Here’s a sneak peek at next season…For our 35th season, Survivor returns to one of the most beautiful places on Earth, Fiji. And for the first time ever we’ll divide the tribes by positive traits most often associated with them by others. Heroes, they are heralded for their courage, their achievements, and ideals for which they stand. Healers, they receive gratitude for their acts of service in helping people heal their emotional and physical pain. Hustlers, they are respected for their work ethic, get it done no matter what, they stop at nothing to achieve their goals. Three very different approaches to life will once again be tested in the greatest social experiment on television. It’s Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers on CBS this fall! Jeff gives Varner a chance to add something. Varner says he’s been living in shame and he wants to be able to help people. There’s a book in the works called Living in Shame and Jeff will get the first copy. Jeff thanks everyone for viewer loyalty and for staying with them.
  8. It’s the season finale of The Voice! Tonight we will find out your winner! It’s going to be a star-studded night. They’ll have Rascal Flatts, Little Big Town, Zedd, Alessia Cara, Gladys Knight, and Chris Stapleton. Plus, previous coaches Cee-Lo Green, Usher, Gwen Stefani, Miley Cyrus, and one future Voice coach Jennifer Hudson. We’re going to kick-off a collaboration with Mark Isaiah performing Despacito with Luis Fonsi. Up next is Brennley Brown who is on stage with Rascal Flatts singing their song Yours. There’s a secret language that seasoned musicians speak that not everyone understands that Jesse and Adam seem to speak. Tonight, there is no one more perfect to join Jesse on stage than Cee-Lo Green. They are performing Shining Star by Earth, Wind, and Fire. Howie Mandell and Derek Hough are visiting and they are talking about America’s Got Talent and World of Dance. Howie talks about their new host and Derek says World of Dance is like the Olympics of dancing. They both premiere May 30th. Tonight, singing Better Man, Lauren Duski will join Little Big Town on stage. Gwen is such a dedicated coach and never stops thinking about her team. She is performing Don’t Speak with Hunter Plake. Next up is Zedd and Alessia Cara performing Stay. Now from the moment Alicia heard Chris Blue’s voice, she knew he had something special. In light of the recent tragedies in the news, our next two incredible artists want to sing a song to lift people up all around the world who may be struggling tonight. With Everybody Hurts, here is Chris Blue and Usher. Now, he’s a two-time award winning country superstar, here is Chris Stapleton. The music just keeps on coming. Your two most soulful favorites join the Empress of Soul herself. Here are TSoul and Vanessa Ferguson with Gladys Knight! All four finalists get a brand new car from Toyota. They all get a 2017 RAV4. Aliyah can’t even drive, she says. Miley Cyrus is performing next with her new single Malibu. Next is Alessia Cara and Aliyah Moulden singing Scars To Your Beautiful. Our new coach who will be on next season is about to take the stage. Jennifer Hudson will be performing her single Remember Me. We’re about 20 minutes away from revealing your winner of The Voice! Let’s bring out the four finalists. Monumental voting on iTunes last night. Carson tells them great job and they are proud of all four of them. It is time to find out who will win it all! Carson will first read the name of the artist in fourth place. Here we go… The finalist in fourth place is…Jesse Larson, Team Adam. Now Carson will read the name of the artist in third place. Here we go… The third place artist is…Aliyah Moulden, Team Blake. Lauren Duski and Chris Blue, one of you is The Voice! We’ll find out who it is after a moment. The moment has come for one of these incredible artists, Lauren and Chris, their lives are about to be changed. Carson add this is the closest voting has ever been on the show. One more time, here we go! The winner of the voice is… Chris Blue, Team Alicia, is the winner of The Voice! The very last artist in the blind auditions goes on to win it all! Alicia Keys, after two seasons, gets her first win! We close out with Chris very emotional but asked to sing his original song, Money On You.
  9. Tonight, your Top 4 take their shot at being named the voice. From Team Blake, Aliyah Moulden. Blake says she’s the youngest to ever make the finale and the way she moved people, this kid will be around for a long time. Representing Team Alicia, Chris Blue. Alicia says it’s so exciting to see an artist do something that surprises you. Representing Team Adam, Jesse Larson. Adam truly believes Jesse is the most talented in the competition. No one can play and sing like Jesse. Representing Team Blake, Lauren Duski. Blake says there is no one else like Lauren, she tells a story and is a one of a kind country artist. Before we get going, on behalf of everybody at The Voice, our hearts go out to the people of Manchester, England at the Ariana Grande concert where incident has occurred, lives have been lost and many have been hurt. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Here, it is the most important night of competition. Tonight, you are going to pick the winner of The Voice, and here is how we are going to do it. We’ve got 4 finalists. They are going to perform three times, a new cover, a special duet with their coach, and they’re also going to debut a brand new original single. Every vote matters. We’re going to kick the night off with Team Blake’s Aliyah Moulden who’s going to perform a song that’s a perfect fit for her. Her first original song is called Never Be Lonely. Blake says it has a vintage throwback sound and it’s just fun. Blake thinks it sounds like it could be a radio hit and he says there’s nothing more for him to say to her. Gwen says she thinks the funnest thing is watching Aliyah evolve. Gwen says with this song she can finally see where she’s going and she thinks she did such a great job tonight. Blake says that sounds like a hit and it’s so perfect for Aliyah. Blake says her singing has improved so much and to see that kind of performance from her is so awesome. He's so happy to see her there because she’s an awesome person to be around. Voting is open now on all platforms for all artists. Up next is Jesse Larson. Jesse thanks Adam for always having his back and his wife for being so supportive. He’s going to sing Takin It To the Streets by The Doobie Brothers. Adam says no one is going to do a song like this and he advises him to just get into the song and be in the pocket. Alicia says that was dope and fresh and his voice has never sounded better. Alicia says he was in his element and she respects what he and Adam are doing together, it’s very authentic and genuine and Adam is helping him stay in this space that is all his own. Adam says he’s so happy they managed to get through this whole thing without deviating from who he is. Jesse says Alicia was right, Jesse never sounded better. Adam believes Jesse should win the whole thing, but the coolest thing about Jesse is he does it with a humble attitude and he kills it every night. Chris Blue from Team Alicia is up next and they are going to sing Diamonds and Pearls by Prince and the New Power Generation. They are both excited and Alicia says this will not be the last time she performs on stage with Chris Blue. We’re going to continue right away with Team Blake’s country singer, Lauren Duski. Blake doesn’t think there’s every been anyone on his team who is believable as Lauren. Lauren is going to sing The Dance by Garth Brooks. Blake offers some advice on the melody and says this is a great song for a great story teller. Blake thinks Lauren can have a huge impact on the country music industry. Adam says Lauren has a voice they all have loved since the beginning and it’s very familiar and comforting. He thinks what is great about her that she can relate to the audience and it’s been a joy to see her throughout the competition. Blake says he can’t stop smiling. He says that’s one of the most important country songs in the history of country music and Lauren literally made her feel like he was hearing it for the first time tonight. Blake says, country fans, music fans, Lauren Duski is the one we’ve been waiting for this entire time. Remember, all the live show songs will be on Apple iTunes music and if any of the artists are in the Top 10 of iTunes at the end of voting, their votes will be multiplied by 5. Next, Blake Shelton and Aliyah Moulden are going to sing Dancing in the Street by Martha & The Vandellas. Now a perfect debut song for Team Alicia’s Chris Blue. Chris’s original song is called Money On You. Alicia says the thing that is going to sell his song is his energy. She says he is so ready and there isn’t a soul in the world who won’t dance to this song. Chris says that’s what he wants is people getting up and dancing and he’s excited. Alicia says wow! When she watches his perform she feels like she’s already at his show and listening to his music. She says there is like an electricity when he comes into the room and everyone here was clapping for him because it was the first time they heard the song and they could feel him. Alicia says Chris performed like the stage was his and he is ready. Now two seasoned musicians with a love of music come together to perform. Adam and Jesse are going to sing Let’s Go Crazy by Prince. They are both excited. Jesse says they approach things from a musician’s stand point because they wanted to play guitar first and singing was an afterthought. Up next is Lauren Duski and Blake Shelton singing one of Blake’s favorites. They are going to sing There’s A Tear in My Bear by Hank Williams, Sr. Blake says he’ll be the senior and Lauren will be the junior. Jesse is up next to debut his original song Woman. Jesse says he’s going to think about his wife while singing to pull the right emotion for the song. Adam tells him to plan it out and follow it and not get lost. Jesse says this is the first time he’s ever done a song on his own. Adam says he has a good vision of who he is, where he is, and where he wants to go. Adam says he’s been doing the show for 12 seasons and the show has evolved and there’s many different ways people become successful from the show. Adam says the show is called The Voice and he wants to get back to thing that embodies what The Voice was intended to be about. Adam says Jesse is the man. Now another performance by Team Blake’s Aliyah Moulden. She is going to sing Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours) by Stevie Wonder. Blake says this song brings her full circle to the beginning to the Aliyah they were introduced to in the blind auditions, but she’s a way better singer. Aliyah wants to make Blake proud. Blake thinks Aliyah could be the next big popstar. Blake says he thinks balloons coming down are a sign. He says there’s not much left to say about her that’s great. Every time she’s on that stage she makes people smile and makes them forget their life. Lauren is up with her original song that she has a personal connection to. Lauren says she hasn’t had the confidence to record on her own before. Her song is called Déjà vu. Blake says she’s going to be some record producers dream. Lauren says she feels like she’s back to where she was to sing, let it go, and have fun. She says it feels good. Blake says having the number one song on iTunes is hard and this is what she is born to do. He says this is going to be incredible. Blake says let me congratulate you for writing your first number one hit song. He doesn’t know if they’ve every had an artist come out and sing something they wrote that was that beautiful and that perfect. Chris Blue will close out the night with an iconic Janet Jackson song. Chris is going to perform Rhythm Nation. Alicia says she is so excited because the song has the epicness and the fun, but also the soul that suits Chris. Alicia gives advice on tone and breath control and sings along with him. Chris says he needs to leave everything on the stage so when he walks off he knows he gave it all he had. Alicia is on her feet screaming and the crowd is fired up. Gwen is on her feet too. Alicia says Chris came out and showed people that he is everything. That he can be as quiet in his power, as he was in Diamonds and Pearls, and he can be alone like he was on his original song, and he can come out and rule the stage. Alicia says America, we can say we started Chris Blue’s career tonight.
  10. Ready, Set, Go! Tara and Joey are the first to depart and the rip their envelopes and reads they need to take a taxi to the bridge at the Corinth Canal. Teams must head to this manmade wonder, the Corinth Canal, a 4-mile waterway cutting through an isthmus in the middle of the country. Joey is not happy with Brooke and Scott for their U-turn last week. Tara and Joey reach the clue box and it’s a roadblock: Who is ready for the long stretch? Road block: To kick start this leg, teams will take on a challenge last seen on Season 9 of The Amazing Race. Today, there can be no hesitation. Joey is going to do the road block and he doesn’t seem thrilled. Tara goes up with him and she says she feels sick because she doesn’t like heights at all! Joey makes his jump and says it was awesome. Now it’s time to fly to Hanoi, Vietnam. Once there make your way to Ly Thai To and search for your next clue. Tara asks him if it was fun and he says yeah. Brooke and Scott are talking and Scott says they have split the road blocks, so whatever today’s is, he has to do it. (If you recall, he is afraid of heights and had to do the window washing road block) Scott closes his eyes and says please don’t be bungee jumping, it’s the only thing he doesn’t want to do. Matt is doing the road block for his team. Matt has never bungee jumped, but he has jumped out of planes. Matt makes his jump and says it is beautiful. They get their clue and move on. Matt also says he enjoyed it. Redmond says Scott is afraid of heights and he is going to cry so hard. Scott asks if they are kidding because it’s the one thing he did not want to do. He says he has a fear of heights and falling and bungee jumping is his number one fear. He can’t cross the bridge to get to the platform and Brooke is trying to calm down and Scott is freaking out. He gets to the platform and is rigged up and steps to the edge but he says he can’t do it. Scott is still not sure he can do it and the guys who are run the bungee jump tell him it’s a mind thing. Brooke is encouraging him and he finally makes the jump and screams and says Oh My God! He says that was horrible. He will never do that again in his life. Ever. If he doesn’t win a million dollars for doing that… When he comes back he says it was actually ok. Logan is going to do it for their team. She asks Scott if he did it and he says yeah and she says she’s so proud of him. Becca is doing it for her team. Both of them make their jumps. Everyone is ready to make their flight to Hanoi and they are all on the same flight. Becca and Floyd and London and Logan are the first two with Matt and Redmond and Brooke and Scott following behind. Tara and Joey are in last and Joey isn’t feeling well and Tara isn’t feeling great. They didn’t get much sleep. They are remarking on how crowded it is and the traffic. Becca and Floyd arrive first. Phil says after travelling 5000 miles to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, teams will pick up their next clues in this park where locals are starting their day with morning exercises. Becca and Floyd are walking through the people and Floyd sees someone with a yellow stick and she gives them their clue. Brooke and Scott ask if they found anything and Floyd tells them to look for a yellow stick. Phil says Buddhism was first introduced to Vietnam about 2000 years ago and is now this country’s most popular religion. Practiced at temples like, Quan Su Buddhist Temple. Brooke and Scott get their clue and London and Logan come in. Brooke tells them to get their clue from a person, but not what to look for. Brooke says she will always help London and Logan. London and Logan get their clue and Matt and Redmond also get theirs. Tara and Joey show up and they also find their clue. Becca and Floyd have reached the temple and it’s the detour. Bamboo Climb: Some species of bamboo can up to an inch an hour, and is as strong as steal. Teams must pick up one of three bamboo ladders and then navigate these busy streets to a nearby apartment. They will squeeze their way up a narrow stairway and retrieve a birdcage from the roof. That is just the half of it! They’ll then have to return the ladder and drop off the birdcage where they started. Window Design: To get the attention of shoppers, a good window display like this is an important selling tool. Teams need to pick up three mannequins, find Chan Cham Street, and then use a photo to dress an empty window to match. When their display is picture perfect, they’ll get their next clue. Becca and Floyd decide to do Bamboo Climb and head out just as Brooke and Scott arrive. Brooke and Scott also decide to climb and London and Logan arrive just as they are getting directions. Matt and Redmond are also there and London and Logan are doing bamboo climb and Tara and Joey decide to do window design. Becca and Floyd get their ladder and head out and ask for directions. Matt and Redmond pass Brooke and Scott running and Matt and Redmond go for a ladder and Scott tries to grab it but Redmond gets it. They see one more ladder at the top and Brooke sees it but London climbs to get it first. Everyone got a ladder except Brooke and Scott. Scott is mad at Redmond and Matt and Brooke tells him to quit yelling. Scott says they have to switch detours because there are no more ladders. Scott is still complaining and realize it’s a limited number and he wants to know where the other detour is. London and Logan get directions and say they were on the ladder to grab the last one and the friendship is over. They say they need to do what they need to do to win. Brooke says Scott wasn’t holding her ladder like Logan was holding London’s ladder and that’s why she couldn’t get the ladder first. They decide to switch and they bicker with each other. Becca and Floyd are running through the streets and say it’s mayhem. Becca says there are no stop signs or stop lights so it’s a mad rush of pedestrians and scooters. Matt and Redmond also say it’s mayhem on the streets, it’s unreal. Brooke and Scott are trying to find the other detour and Scott and Brooke are still arguing and they stop to argue in the street. Tara and Joey run by and ask what’s the matter and Brooke says she’s losing her mind. Becca and Floyd have found the apartment and are squeezing up the staircase. Floyd says it’s easy just as the ladder gets stuck trying to move up the stairs. They are struggling to get it moved up. Tara and Joey found the Bamboo Climb but see there are no ladders and realize they have to go back and try and beat Brooke and Scott. Brooke is freaking out they have to carry three mannequins and Scott gives her one that’s not very heavy. Brooke wants to wrap the limbs in a scarf so they drop and break anything. Brooke and Joey have found the mannequins, but they only got two of the three. Joey drops the female mannequin and it falls apart. Becca and Floyd have finally gotten the ladder up to the roof and they are now climbing for the birdcage. They get the birdcage and Matt and Redmond arrive to climb and they have to wait for Becca and Floyd to come down. Matt decides to help them down so they can get going. Matt says he’s got some experience moving furniture so they are fairly quick getting up the stairs and they get their birdcage and head back down. London and Logan have arrived and they pass Matt and Redmond already down and they start their climb. Scott drops his mannequins and Scott yells at him to figure it out. Tara and Joey are still going and they are having difficulty with the mannequins. Becca and Floyd are headed back and they decide to run in the street. Matt and Redmond are still behind. London and Logan are having trouble with their ladder. Brooke begins crying because the mannequin is hurting her back. Scott asks for directions and Brooke says she is angry because they were at the other one and she doesn’t think Scott is supporting her. Scott tries to restack the mannequins and Brooke says no it won’t work and Scott says Brooke is the worst. Brooke says the mannequins will slide right out of her hands because she’s sweating like a maniac. Becca and Floyd get the clue and Matt and Redmond are immediately behind. Becca and Floyd get their clue. Pit Stop: This serene lake in Thong Nhat Park offers locals a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. Phil will be waiting for teams under some trees in the middle of the park. The last team to find me may be eliminated. Becca and Floyd find a taxi driver who says he knows where to go. Matt and Redmond grab a taxi and the race is on to the pit stop. Tara and Joey have arrived at the marked store front and they realize they forgot the man. They start dressing the two mannequins they have. Scott asks Brooke how she’s doing and she says they’re going to fall and to stop asking her how she’s doing. Scott says you have to tell me what you need and Brooke says I NEEDED you to hold the ladder and he says you didn’t even grab the ladder, so shut up about the darned ladder, it’s your fault we didn’t get the ladder. Brooke says Scott is so abusive it’s disgusting and he says it’s reality. Scott says no chance at a million because he does all the work for the team. Brooke drops the mannequin and say she can’t because she is soaking wet. She is crying and says she needs this to be over. London and Logan finally get their ladder up the stairs and they climb to get their birdcage. Matt and Redmond and Becca and Floyd are neck and neck to the finish line. Becca and Floyd are the first out and Matt and Redmond are on their tail. Becca and Floyd are first to the mat and Phil checks them in. Phil says as the winners of this leg of the race they have won a trip for two from Travelocity to the Galapagos Islands. Matt and Redmond run up a minute later and they are team number two. Brooke is still complaining because she is in pain and she’s screaming Ow! Brooke can’t believe Tara and Joey are there. Brooke has stopped again in the street still struggling with the mannequins. Scott says he used to be a retail manager. Tara and Joey ask for a check and they are missing the man and they can’t figure out what they’re missing. Brooke and Scott are working and trying to get it right the first time. Tara and Joey have realized they are missing the male and they have to go back. Tara says it’s her fault and they leave to head back. Scott realizes they only have two mannequins. Tara apologizes to Joey again and says they are done. London and Logan have arrived back with their ladder and bird cage. Tara keeps apologizing and they get their man mannequin and head back. Tara is trying to stay positive. Scott thinks they have theirs right and they ask for a check. The judge is looking and they got it. They grab a taxi and head out. London and Logan have found Phil and they are team number three. Brooke and Scott are at a standstill in traffic and Brooke is freaking out because she says Tara and Joey always get places before them. Tara and Joey are quickly back and dress their mannequin. Brooke and Scott arrive at a park but they aren’t sure it’s the first one. Brooke is freaking out because she doesn’t trust her driver and she is asking for help. They ask for directions from another taxi driver. Tara and Joey finish their task and head out and Tara is visibly upset. They get a taxi and head out to the park also. Brooke and Scott hit the mat and they are the fourth team to check in. Tara and Joey run up just about two minutes later and Joey collapses to his knees at the mat. They help him take his bag off and get him some water. Brooke asks if they are ok and Tara says now you care? Tara and Joey are the last team to arrive and this is a non-elimination leg. Joey says Brooke and Scott have been devious the whole race. They have a speed bump next time, but they just have to crush it and move on. Phil says while some relationships were destroyed beyond repair while showing Tara and Joey and Brooke and Scott, Phil tells us others were mended and we see Scott hugging London. He wants to talk about the ladder situation later and London says they don’t have to talk about it. Scott says they are still in alliance and the race is all about alliances, but you drop them when it’s time to win. Ready, Set, Go! Becca and Floyd are the first to depart and they rip the envelope and read: Race to the spectacular limestone mountains of Ninh Binh, Vietnam. Phil tells us teams will now catch a bus to the ancient city of Ninh Binh, famous for its rugged topography. Matt and Redmond head out and they note they have $30 for this leg of the race. London and Logan are out and they say last leg was disappointing because it was the first time mom and dad came in last and of course it was a non-elim. But they have to look on the bright side they are starting in last place and they have a speed bump. Scott says they are going to a bus stop and hopefully they all catch up. Brooke says she hopes just they catch up. Then she complains about not moving in the taxi and it’s going to take three hours to get there. Scott asks if she wants to stay in the taxi and she says the other option is to walk and they aren’t going to walk six kilometers. Becca and Floyd arrive and the team bus leaves at 9:00 am. Becca says at least one team will not catch the bus, maybe multiple teams. Tara and Joey are heading out and they are positive. Joey says it’s going to be a comeback like the Red Sox and the Yankees. Matt and Redmond are on the bus and they hope Becca and Floyd are on the bus and they are. The first bus leaves carrying Becca and Floyd and Matt and Redmond. London and Logan get their tickets and they will leave at 9:30 am. Tara and Joey arrive at the same time as Scott and Brooke and they all get tickets. Scott says their driver was fast. London and Logan feel good that no one will be on the bus with them. Brooke and Scott get on and London tells them to tell the driver to go. Brooke and Scott offer to pay the driver if he will leave. Tara and Joey get their ticket and they make it by about a minute. The first bus has arrived and Matt had hoped it would be cooler but he notes that it is still hot. Becca and Floyd find the clue box. Phil tells us teams must now travel by bicycle to Bich Dong Temple where they will meet up with their travelling companion, the Travelocity roaming gnome, who will join them for the rest of the leg. Matt and Redmond are there and they get directions and head out. They have found the temple and run to find their gnome. Becca and Floyd get their gnome and open their clue and they have to take a ride to Thon Hai Nham and once there they must search for their next clue. Matt and Redmond grab their gnome and get the clue. The second bus is stuck in traffic. London says she is sure Becca and Floyd and Matt and Redmond were probably stuck in traffic too, so she isn’t worried. Becca and Floyd and Matt and Redmond have arrived at the next clue box and it’s the road block, who’s feeling trapped? Road Block: There are more than a billion bicycles in the world and here in Vietnam just one bike can carry hundreds of shrimp traps. For some people, this is a balancing nightmare. We see a flashback to Season 3. If teams can transport the correct number of traps to this fisherman they’ll receive their next clue. Matt is going to do and Floyd is going to do. Matt and Floyd are working together to figure out how many traps they need to take. Matt says they need to work together so they can stay in front of the others. Becca says she hopes Brooke and Scott and London and Logan work together to stay ahead of mom and dad. Becca says mom and dad are a strong team and they U-turned them and they’re tricksters. The second bus has arrived and they all head out. Matt says it’s hot and Floyd says he’s not used to temperatures like this. Floyd says he’s so confident right now he’s not even worried. Matt counts his and he thinks they got it and Floyd does as well. Floyd goes to head out and immediately has trouble with balance. Matt is going and he says it’s shaky but he’s making progress. Floyd has dropped a couple of traps. Floyd tells Matt he’s doing great. Matt is swerving all over the road. Floyd is making his way, but he’s behind and he’s dropped more traps. Becca says she might have been better at that than him. Floyd is fighting through but has dropped more and then his bike completely falls over. Floyd is struggling to get his bike up. Becca says she bikes everywhere and she could tell she would have been more stable than Floyd. Matt says he’s got it because as long as you keep your speed up you’re alright. Redmond is glad Matt took this one because he might have struggled with balance. Tara and Joey arrive first and they get their gnome and they see the speed bump. Tara reads they have to collect six dozen duck eggs for a local farmer before continuing on the race. Phil explains that ducks are an essential part of farming here in Vietnam. For one thing, they help to fertilize the rice fields and provide nutrient rich eggs. Tara and Joey will need to collect six dozen of them before they can continue racing the other teams. London and Logan get their gnome and find their clue and head out. Brooke and Scott are behind. Brooke is struggling on the bike. Matt arrives to make his delivery and he falls as they get there so he is nervous while the guy is counting. He gets the thumbs up and gets the clue. Matt begins unloading his bike. Floyd says he knows he’s missing some but it’s ok because he can go back and get the rest. Floyd falls over again and Matt rides by and stops to help Floyd lift his bike back up. Matt says Floyd is struggling and sees how many traps he’s dropped and realizes Floyd is in trouble. Brooke and Logan have arrived and get their gnome and Brooke is struggling to breathe, she’s sweaty, and she’s saying it’s hot. Matt is back and they read their clue. They are riding to Den Thai Vi-Ben Thanh to search for their next clue. Becca asks about Floyd and Matt says he’s going to have to come back because he’s dropped more traps. Tara and Joey are looking for their eggs and they each grab a basket and decide to split in half to make the work quicker. London and Logan have arrived at the road block and London is going to do the task. Becca says Floyd has been gone a long time. He is told no good and he has to take the entire bike back and reload everything. Floyd thought he could drop off what he had and now he has to go all the way back. Tara and Joey have found their eggs and they go back and head to the road block. Matt says making that bus changed everything for them today. Matt and Redmond find an arrow and we see a woman rowing a boat with her feet. Matt and Redmond reach the clue box. Redmond reads: Row the boat the way the locals do by using your feet instead of your hands and they laugh and Redmond says great. Phil says considering your legs are three times as strong as your arms, it makes sense that when you row a boat you row them with your feet. This technique was developed so that rowers could protect their faces from the sun using an umbrella. With their gnome leading the way, either team member may choose to row. If teams can master the method and deliver these offerings to a ceremonial dragon boat, they’ll be rewarded with their next clue. Matt and Redmond are getting their offerings and get on the boat and Matt is going to row. Redmond says he doesn’t like to complain, but realistically some things just hold him back. Matt struggles with the technique but he says there is a trick and he is going to find it out. Brooke and Scott have arrived at the road block and Scott is going to do the road block. Becca is worried Floyd is lost and Floyd pulls up and Becca realizes he had to come back. Logan feels bad for Floyd and Becca notes Floyd is struggling. Scott heads out and Becca encourages Floyd. Tara and Joey stop and get directions and they realize they overshot their turn by two kilometers and they have to go back. Matt has gotten the technique and they deliver their offerings. Matt starts back slowly. Scott makes his delivery and he prays he’s right and he gets the clue and asks for a hug and the guy doesn’t give him a hug. Scott starts to unload the traps. Matt and Redmond come back and they get their clue. Pit stop: This is Hang Mua Peak where locals climb almost 500 steps for these spectacular views. The last team to find me at the pit stop may be eliminated. Matt and Redmond head out to find the pit stop. Scott gets back and they celebrate and head back out. London and Floyd head back out to make their delivery. London’s bike falls over and she is frustrated that she can’t do it. Floyd is also struggling. Floyd tells London to calm down and he moves forward to help her and in the process his starts to tip. When he gets his up London’s tips over again. They see a guy walking by and they ask for help. Floyd encourages London. Tara and Joey have arrived at the road block and Joey is going to do it. Joey says it’s like a big puzzle and you have to hook them the right way. Matt and Redmond grab a taxi and they head out. London is asking how much farther and Floyd is struggling and has lost some more traps. London says they have the right number of traps and asks if they are almost there. Brooke and Scott have arrived to do the rowing with their feet which Scott is trying to master. Scott is frustrated because the current is sending them the wrong way and then they start arguing. Matt and Redmond arrive at the pit stop and see they have to climb up. They yell to Phil they are coming. Joey heads out with his bike. Floyd and London have arrived to make the delivery and Floyd is told his is not good. London starts to worry and begs and hers is good. London gets her clue and Floyd rests for a minute and says he doesn’t want to give up and he doesn’t think he can do that again. Joey pulls up and gets his checked and he gets a thumbs up. London hugs Floyd and says she is so sorry. Floyd says he was just exhausted and feeling light-headed. He stops to drink water and lays down. Matt and Redmond are climbing the steps and encouraging each other. London is riding back and she says her bike is broken. Joey unloads his traps and heads back out. London says she doesn’t want to lose this for Logan but she knew something was wrong with her bike when she started riding back. She thinks something snapped and it was the icing on top after such a hard challenge and she had to run in the heat and Joey passes her. Becca sees Joey back and she can’t believe. Tara cheers and says Joey smoked that. London gets back and tells Becca that Floyd has to do it again. Matt and Redmond almost reach the top and Phil yells down they are team number one. He tells them to come up to the mat because he has good news. As winner of this leg of the race they have won a trip for two from Travelocity to Costa Rica. Floyd has found that one of his things has fallen off so he goes back to get it and puts it back on. Becca doesn’t understand how they were the first there and every other team passed them. Becca changes her fun meter and sends it down. Floyd is finally successful with his delivery and he heads back to Becca. Brooke and Scott have delivered their offerings. Floyd makes it back and he apologizes and they are staying optimistic. As they’re riding and Floyd rides off the road and hits a tree. Becca is concerned and she carries Floyd’s bag for him. Tara and Joey have arrived and Tara is doing the rowing. Brooke and Scott arrive back and they get ready to head to the pit stop. Logan is trying to row but he seems to be too tall. Joey is coaching Tara on the rowing. Becca and Floyd are still going and Floyd rides off to the side and he is dizzy and he passes out. Becca runs back to check on Floyd and they have a race medic come in and help him. They give him water to help cool him down and he takes his helmet off. Becca is coaching him through telling him to take deep breaths. Tara tells Joey to keep his mouth shut and be positive. Logan is frustrated because when he rows the oar gets stuck under the seat. Brooke and Scott are riding and Brooke is screaming and saying she can’t go. Scott says she’s giving birth again. They pull up and return the bike and get a taxi. Tara and Joey deliver their offerings and head back and Tara encourages London and Logan and ask about Floyd and London tells them he had to do it again. Brooke and Scott have arrived and see the steps and she can’t believe that’s right. Brooke says that’s torture. Tara and Joey head out to return their bikes while London and Logan deliver their offerings. Brooke and Scott have reached the top and they are team number two and Phil agrees. London and Logan are heading to return their bikes. Floyd stands up and the medic asks if he is dizzy and Floyd says yeah and the medic says he’s overheated. Floyd says his head is starting to hurt and Becca is emotional saying she can’t believe this is happening. She says she’s never seen anyone in this state before and it’s scary and she doesn’t know what happens at this point. Tara and Joey have arrived and start up the stairs. London and Logan have arrived and see the steps and London can’t belive it either. Tara and Joey arrive at the top as team number 3. Tara says Joey creamed the traps. London and Logan come up and they are team number four. The medic is getting Floyd back up and ask how he feels and he says he’s a little dizzy. Floyd isn’t sure if he can keep going and Becca says, yeah don’t hurt yourself. She’s crying and she feels sad they made it this far and this is the way things panned out. It’s not the way they wanted to go out. Phil comes to where Becca and Floyd by the side of the road and tells them all the other teams have checked-in at the mat and it is an elimination leg and they have been eliminated. Phil asks what happened, if they just got to a breaking point. Floyd says he kept trying until he physically just couldn’t. Becca says Floyd has been the best teammate for the race. Becca says once upon a time, Floyd and Becca were total strangers. Phil says and? Becca says and now Floyd and Becca are great friends. Next week on The Amazing Race, the pressure stacks up as teams fight it out to earn a spot in the final three. We see Redmond stacking some cups and teams playing a fighting video game.
  11. We’re back at camp after tribal council and Cirie, Andrea, and Aubry are talking about Sarah’s reaction after Sierra was voted out. They are discussing she looked surprise so maybe she can look like she didn’t know Sierra was going. Andrea says maybe it’s time to get out someone like Sarah because she has lied to her before. Cirie says Sarah has been getting her work in with a lot of people and she says that’s ok because all the people Sarah has screwed over might vote for whoever Sarah goes to the end with. Sarah tells us Sierra had told her about the legacy advantage and it was a good thing to get her out. Sarah says she looked like she was shocked with Sierra going in hopes Sierra would keep her word and will the advantage to her. Sarah now has two advantages, the legacy advantage and she can steal a vote. She wants Andrea gone because she can’t stand her, but it has to be the right time. Immunity is back up for grabs. For today’s challenge, with one hand you’re going to stead a balancing board while simultaneously building a house of cards with the other hand. The first person to build their house of cards high enough to reach the finish mark wins immunity, safe from the vote. Losers, tribal council where someone will be the 13th person voted out and the 6th person of our jury. Jeff gives the go and says this is a Survivor classic, last won by Cochran who set a record at 17 minutes. Aubry is off to a quick start. Michaela is not far behind and Andrea is off to a good start. Michaela drops. Everyone is moving slowly and being careful. Andrea drops. Aubry is in the lead by herself. Culpepper drops and has to start over, Sarah drops right after. Aubry is taking her time and Michaela is close behind. Tai is still at the bottom and Cirie drops here small stack. Aubry hasn’t faltered yet but Michaela is quickly back in this. Troyzan has made progress. Michaela loses everything once again and Aubry is still in the lead. Jeff notes we’re 5 minutes in and at a record pace. Troyzan drops one on the ground and bends to get it and loses everything. Aubry has used all her tiles and is not able to reach the top. She starts taking some off so she can rebuild. Andrea is back in it. Michaela is doing well but she drops again. Jeff notes that the wind is blowing. Andrea is doing well, but the wind blows her stack over. Aubry is close and trying a new strategy. Aubry has it and wins individual immunity. Jeff says Aubry set a new record by doing it in six minutes. Andrea says Sarah is good at pulling people in and they need to get her when she least expects it and the next tribal might be the time to strike. Sarah asks Aubry how she did that so fast. They are congratulating Aubry on the win. Aubry says she needs to build a resume and now she needs to do something and maybe Troyzan is someone she can work with and he is likeable. Aubry thinks Culpepper is a big threat and she wants to get rid of him. Cirie says everyone is on board and Michaela wants Culpepper to go fishing so they can eat. Michaela notices Culpepper is nowhere to be found and she wants to make sure Culpepper isn’t looking for an idol and she wants him to go fishing so they can eat. Michaela finds Culpepper and “suggests” to him to go fishing. Culpepper asks what she means and she says go fish and bring back fish at low tide. Culpepper didn’t take well to the “suggestion” and thinks Michaela is blackmailing him and he’s not going to kowtow to a diva’s demands. He’s just looking for a way to get back into the game and make it another day. Andrea and Aubry are talking and Andrea is talking about Sarah again and the look she gave Sierra at tribal council. Andrea is worried Sarah is pandering to the jury to get votes. Aubry thinks Culpepper is the next step logically. Aubry says she is not acting on that gut feeling with Sarah and she really believes it’s time to send Culpepper home. Cirie says Andrea is trying to work her, but she needs Sarah to stay in order for Cirie to make it further. Cirie goes to Sarah and suggests it might be time to get rid of Andrea because Andrea and Aubry might be trying to do something slick. Sarah thinks they are trying to pit Cirie against Sarah. Cirie says everything is about timing and when to make a move. Cirie says it now is up to her and Sarah to decide if they want to vote out one of their own and drop their numbers or keep five strong and vote out Culpepper because he’s too dangerous to keep around and he can win challenges. Cirie says it’s a difficult position to be in, but timing is key. We bring in the members of the jury. Jeff asks Aubry about the last tribal council and Andrea and Sierra both being worried they were in trouble and if it signified a turning point in the game where people are a little more willing to put a name up and let them battle it out. Aubry says there might be a solid “we” than they’ve had before. Jeff says to Sarah it’s tricky because you have to account for everyone else’s best move and figure out where you fit within that. Sarah says right but if you have your support behind you, it ain’t broke, what is there to fix? Jeff turns to Troyzan and says when you hear Sarah saying if it’s not broken, don’t mess it up, what is your move. Troyzan says you go to the bottom people and say here I am and if you get me now, you have the most loyal person on the planet. Jeff says Aubry, it’s a pretty good argument. Aubry agrees, but there are still 8 people left in the game and a lot can happen. Jeff asks Cirie what the vibe in camp was after the immunity challenge. Cirie says it’s uncanny it’s so quiet there. There’s no scrambling, deal making, conversations going on and she’s never seen anything like it. Jeff notes that Andrea was nodding her head. Andrea says there was no scrambling going on, or at least no one came up to her because you start to feel uneasy and you start to wonder why people aren’t trying harder. Jeff says to Culpepper if you look at the number of players in the game now, there is a move, what is his? Culpepper says he hasn’t talked to Andrea because he wrote her name down twice, but he’s talked to other girls here and at some point maybe it will click with one of them and maybe it is the chance to make their move, they’ve got someone else that is willing to go with them to the end and he doesn’t know what else to do. Jeff asks Sarah when it comes to the jury does your gut tell you they are going to respect game play. Sarah says this is game changers and it’s about playing the game and playing it hard and she’s sat over there and it sucks, but at the end of the day she rewarded game play giving credit where it was due. Jeff asks Aubry if she agrees with that and she thinks a lot of people underestimate the emotions involved, but when you’re voted out of the game, the first thing you feel is something that’s human. People aren’t robots. Jeff says Tai, on one hand you have people saying the jury will reward game play, blindsides or not and on the other people saying that’s crazy, you blindside someone their feelings get hurt. Tai says to him the game is built on personal relationships. Tai thinks jury will reward who played the best game, not because they are best friends with them. Jeff asks Andrea where she sits on this and Andrea says for this season she would hope they would reward good game play, but it’s also not rubbing salt in the wounds. If you’re going to blindside someone but then be their best friend that entire day, that seems a little vicious and some people do that. Jeff turns to Michaela and says big picture, tonight’s vote is about what? Michaela says tonight’s vote is about advancing your group and keeping yourself as safe as possible without screwing your end game. Culpepper says but Jeff, here’s an argument against waiting until the end to get rid of your big “we”. You guys are final five. Someone is going to get got and you’re gonna wish at 7 you could have got who got you at 5. Jeff says alright, it is time to vote. Jeff goes to tally the votes. If you have a hidden immunity idol and would like to play it, now would be the time to do so. No one plays an idol. Jeff reads the votes. First vote Andrea. Culpepper. Andrea. Culpepper. Andrea. Andrea. 4 votes Andrea, 2 votes Culpepper. 13th person voted out…Andrea. Andrea points at Cirie and says you! She says it in a playful manner. She says good job to everyone. Jeff says even when all hope seems lost, keep talking because someone might be listening. Grab your torches, head back to camp. Andrea says it’s frustrating going out on day 33. She thought she was playing a better game, a smarter game and she thought she had real relationships, but it’s Survivor and you can’t really trust anyone! Back at camp Aubry apologizes to Culpepper saying it was the only plan she knew of. Cirie says they sent Andrea to the jury but they still have a lot of people that need to go and although Aubry is in her group she can’t trust her that much. Aubry says it was a standard day for her in Survivor. She felt good that she’d won immunity, which she’d never done before, and she had a good relationship with Andrea so naturally she got killed off too. She says her pattern in Survivor seems to be really high highs and really low lows. Cirie notes that Tai ran right to Aubry’s side which was weird to him. Cirie says Tai works people and he works their emotional side. Immunity is back up for grabs! For today’s challenge, they’ll be perched on top of a pole in the ocean. On Jeff’s go, they’ll use a bucket to retrieve water and pour it down a chute raising a key. Once they have the key they’ll swim back to shore and use the key to unlock a bundle of puzzle pieces. They will then use those pieces to solve a block puzzle. First to finish wins immunity and is safe at tribal council. Losers someone will become the 14th person voted out and the 7th member of the jury. Everyone is standing on their platforms except Cirie because she’s nervous. Jeff gives the go to start! Michaela is doing a great job. Troyzan is doing a good job. Cirie’s bucket is stuck. Aubry’s key is moving. Michaela has enough water and gets her key and begins her swim. Troyzan gets his key and jumps for his swim. Cirie has to climb down to free her bucket that is tied up in the ladder. Aubry gets her key with Culpepper right behind. Tai and Sarah still working on getting their keys and Cirie is climbing back up so she can get a shot at her key. Michaela is back and is unlocking her puzzle pieces with Troy, Aubry, and Culpepper right behind. Tai has his key and is swimming towards shore. Michaela and Culpepper are working on their puzzles. Sarah has her key and Cirie gets her and Jeff asks if she’s going to jump or climb. Jeff encourages Cirie and she jumps for her swim. Cirie is swimming towards shore and everyone has their pieces and is working on the puzzle. Cirie is last to get to the pieces and begins her puzzle. People are making progress but they are rearranging pieces. Sarah is close and is down to two pieces if she’s right. Sarah doesn’t think something is right and she takes some pieces off. Tai is down to a few pieces left, but he has a gap at the bottom he hasn’t seen. Sarah is rebuilding. Culpepper is making progress but he also has a gap he hasn’t seen yet. Michaela has figured out what she thinks is wrong and races to finish and calls for a check. Jeff says no, she has two pieces reversed. Culpepper is close and asks for a check. Jeff checks and Culpepper wins individual immunity. Jeff says Culpepper is guaranteed a spot in the final six and he says darn right! Pick someone else people. Jeff says he clearly felt in trouble tonight. Cirie says Culpepper is safe and they have to re-calculate who to take out and she wants to take out someone who is a threat to her. Back at camp, everyone congratulates Culpepper. Troyzan says he’s going to tribal with his idol and if he thinks he’s in trouble he’ll play it. Tai says he feels like with the jury he has to do something to prove he’s a player and he needs to break away and do something that’s best for him. Aubry says look at the people who’s made moves and Tai says Sarah. Tai says he has to show the jury a big move and Sarah is a big move. Aubry thinks Tai has been drinking the kool-aid that he needs to make a big move in the game, but if she wants to make a big move for her resume, she has to get Tai before he gets her. Aubry goes to Cirie and says Tai sees Sarah as a threat. Cirie tells Sarah and Sarah asks if Cirie thinks she’s lying. Sarah says for some reason Cirie wants to believe Aubry and everything that’s coming out of Aubry’s mouth. Sarah says she believes Tai over Aubry and says if she gets voted out she’ll give Cirie the advantage to steal a vote, because if it doesn’t scream loyal, she doesn’t know what does. Cirie says when we come back and nothing has gone wrong she’ll give the advantage back and never question her judgement again. Cirie says Sarah is so confident in Tai that she can’t even get her to use her own advantage, but does she play it tonight and save Sarah and risk her being mad. Cirie says she’s from the old school and if you got it play it, so she’s going to play it. Cirie tells Michaela about the advantage and says Sarah trusts Tai so much. Michaela says officer Sarah is confused because if she’s wrong about Tai, it doesn’t just screw up her game, it screws up Michaela’s game and Cirie’s game as well. Cirie says she will take Sarah’s vote away because she’s going to vote for Aubry. Cirie starts running numbers and scenarios and explains how the advantage works and realizes someone could play an idol and she thinks Tai has an idol. Cirie says she has to get Tai comfortable enough to trust her and wonders if she could pull it off. Cirie goes to Tai and tells him about the advantage (she pulls the tears out). Tai says what Cirie told him about being targeted took him by surprise and he’s freaking out. He isn’t sure if he should believe Cirie and he wonders if he should play one of his idols. He’s terrified inside. Tribal council and we bring in the jury. Jeff asks Sarah what happened when they got back to camp. You can’t vote off Culpepper and there’s only six people. Sarah says there was a lot of sneaking around and lies being told and for her she had to get to the bottom of who’s telling the truth and they’ll find out if she’s wrong or not. Jeff asks Cirie if it’s common knowledge or is it happening in private. Cirie says it’s both. There are several lies being told, there are several untrue stories going around and she thinks tonight will show where the deception is coming from. Jeff asks Culpepper if he felt the same way, that there were a lot of lies because not everything can be true. Culpepper says you expect the lies, and then try to piece out the truth in the lies. Michaela says she doesn’t think everyone is lying to everybody. She thinks there are a couple of people in this group who get caught in lies and the problem is when you start telling the truth, people remember you from your past. Jeff says to Tai the game is about deception. How do you determine when to trust someone you know is deceiving you because you knew they were and now you can come together. Tai says he gives people the benefit of the doubt first and he’s scared all the layering and he hopes he’s on the right vote tonight. Jeff says to Troyzan it sounds like fear is leading the group. Troyzan says if you say too much people use it against you and even if you do something good for someone, the favor is rarely returned. Troyzan says his hope is he stays and gets into a position where he has more control of what his game will be like. Jeff asks Michaela which is more likely to happen after tonight’s vote, the deck will start to re-shuffle or will the deck stay intact. Michaela says that before we vote people need to decide what’s best is now the time to try and make a big move and try to make a name and risk going home next time. Or is now the time to be happy with what you have, play for a “we” and get to the end of this game. Jeff says it’s time to vote and Cirie says Jeff, there is a rat in this group and by me exposing it the person I’m saving will wake up tomorrow and thank me. She wants to use the advantage and she takes away Sarah’s vote. Sarah says that’s her advantage and it says it can’t be stolen. Cirie says it wasn’t stolen, it was given to her and Sarah says it’s not transferrable. Jeff asks Cirie to read the advantage and the rules that go with it. Cirie reads the advantage and the rules and Jeff says the key word is non-transferrable. Sarah is the only person who can use that advantage. Jeff tells Cirie things are crazy now because her intention was revealed. Sarah gets up and whispers something to Tai. Cirie tells Sarah why she was going to use the advantage and says she can ask Michaela if she thinks she’s lying. Culpepper asks Tai what Sarah said and Troyzan gets up to listen in on Michaela, Cirie, and Sarah talking and Michaela and Troyzan argue because Michaela wants Troyzan to back up. There is a lot of whispering going on back and forth and Sarah uses her advantage and she takes Tai’s vote. Jeff says how she’ll vote and she says she’s ready. Jeff says another crazy and unpredictable tribal. Time to vote! Jeff will tally the votes. If you have a hidden immunity idol and want to play it, now would be the time to do so. No one plays their idol. Jeff reads the votes. First vote, Tai. Tai. Aubry. Michaela. Michaela. Michaela. 3 votes Michaela, 2 votes Tai, 1 vote Aubry, one vote left. 14th person voted out and the 7th member of the jury…Michaela. She doesn’t know how that makes sense Sarah, but good luck to everyone else. She leaves before Jeff finishes snuffing her torch. Culpepper points at Cirie and Sarah and mouths to Tai that they voted for him. Jeff says well tonight’s tribal clearly a game changer. And with only six players and four days left and very little trust, I can’t wait to see how it finishes. Next week, on the season finale of Survivor, the final six and the biggest game changing move of the season. It’s a 2 hour season finale and live reunion show. Michaela says she was kind of bummed, but she was excited she made it to day 35 and it was a wild experience. She says it’s a compliment to be voted off because people think they can’t beat you. She wanted to win a million dollar so maybe she has to come back and play a third time to get to the end.
  12. We are live right now! The top 8 will go to the top 4! We are revealing the name of the first artist to be safe and who will advance to the Top 4… Chris Blue from Team Alicia is the first artist going to the finals! We’re about to find out next artist who is moving on to the finals… The next artist moving on to the finale is…Lauren Duski! It’s time to find out the third artist who will be moving on to the finals… The third finalist is…Aliyah Moulden! We have found out who three of the finalists are. America will save the fourth artist via the Instant Save. Stay tuned for the cue to vote! We are bringing out the 5 remaining artists. We are about to find out the THREE artists who will be performing for the Instant Save. The first artist performing for a spot in the finale is…Jesse Larson! The second artist performing for a spot in the finale is…Hunter Plake! The last artist performing for a spot in the finale is…Brennley Brown! That means we have to say good-bye to TSoul and Vanessa Ferguson. Brennley Brown is singing first and she has chosen the song Warrior by Demi Lovato. Carson asks Gwen if that was enough to keep her around and Gwen says that was absolutely enough. Hunter Plake is singing Love Runs Out by One Republic. Gwen says Hunter is ready! She says who doesn’t want to buy that record and she doesn’t understand how someone so gifted and she wants people to understand how rare and unique and talented he is. Jesse Larson is the last to perform and he has chosen to perform Tennessee Whiskey by Chris Stapleton. Adam says Jesse is a guitar player who decided to try singing and it’s staggering to him that people can spend their whole lives wanting to be a singer and Jesse has only been doing it for a short time. Adam says if Jesse goes through he will be the first one chair turn to be in the finale and he thinks Jesse is one of the most pure artists in the competition right now. The time has come to find out who the last finalist is! America instantly saved, your fourth finalist…Jesse Larson! That means we say good-bye to Brennley Brown and Hunter Plake. Team Blake will have 2 artists in the finals, Alicia will have 1 artist, and Adam will have 1 artist. Team Gwen will not be represented in the finals.
  13. This is the Top 8 semi-finals! They’re each going to perform two songs tonight, one new song by themselves and they’re also pairing up with each other for duets. In a Voice first, these duets are eligible for votes. Tomorrow only four artists will advance to the finale, which means tomorrow four artists will be going home. It is all on the line tonight! Voting is open for all artists on all methods. We’re starting the night with Hunter Plake from Team Gwen. Gwen wants Hunter to step it up to keep his momentum. He is going to sing With or Without You by U2. Gwen says this is going to be a vocal performance for him. Gwen says she is glad he is sticking close to the original and Hunter says he wants to make an emotional connection to the song and honor Bono and U2. Blake says that was by a mile, that was Hunter’s best vocal performance and he honored the original. Alicia says she was swept away and she thinks that what music is supposed to make you feel and she’s super excited for him. Adam says that was the most straight-forward production he has done and that was so great to hear that song and do the vocal the way it was supposed to be done. Gwen says she wants America to realize Hunter is so talented. He has so much heart and personality and doing the song was enough to change it but it was amazing tonight. Our first duet is two Team Alicia artists. Vanessa Ferguson and Chris Blue is going to perform If I Ain’t Got You by Alicia Keys. Chris thinks Vanessa’s voice can fit any mode and Vanessa says Chris is a Michael Jackson type performer when he hits the stage. Carson tells them great job and says they are a super duo. Alicia was on her feet and Carson explains the ways to vote. TSoul from Team Blake is next. He is going to sing Ain’t No Way by Aretha Franklin. Blake says there’s no better time to swing for the fence. Blake says this song is soulful, emotional and it will allow TSoul to come to life on stage. Blake says TSoul’s performances are epic and TSoul says he wants to be able to create a legendary moment on stage to take him to where he needs to be which is the finale. Alicia says that’s one of her all-time favorite songs and TSoul has a showmanship about him. Blake says he’s proud of TSoul. Blake says TSoul once told him he knew if he could get on The Voice and that stage he could show America what he could do and Blake is so proud of him because he’s in the semi-finals. Up next is Brennley Brown from Team Gwen. Gwen says they need to speed it up and show a different side to Brennley America hasn’t seen yet. She is going to sing Suds in the Bucket by Sara Evans. Brennley is excited to show a different side but there is some fear behind it. Gwen tells her to show her attitude in the song and this is her chance to show Nashville where she wants to be. Blake says he feels like for the first time her personality and visually she seemed she was 15 and it was what she needed to do to remind America how young she is. Gwen says she is so proud and emotional songs can sometimes be easier, but to entertain and do a song that’s uptempo takes a lot of confidence and she did a great job and it took a lot of courage to tackle it. Hunter Plake and Aliyah Moulden are our next duet. They are going to sing Let it Go by James Bay. Aliyah says when she first heard Hunter she wanted to know where to buy an album and the first time Hunter heard Aliyah he thought she was so good and he is honored to sing with her. Carson says both duets have been awesome so far. If you vote for a duet, both members of the duet get one vote. Up next is Team Blake’s artist Lauren Duski. Lauren says there is a larger country following in Michigan than she expected. She’s going to sing Ghost in This House by Shenandoah. Blake says America connects to her storytelling and this song is perfect for that. Blake advises her to sing out because he thinks the song needs strength. Blake says if Lauren does what she does every week he has no doubt she’ll have a spot in the finale. Adam says it seems sometimes these days grace and simplicity is going out of style and it’s so nice to see Lauren do that. Adam says he thinks she’s amazing. Blake says there’s a handful of song that are untouchable and she picked one of them. Blake says what she just did was absolutely monumental and he can’t wait to see how country fans respond to that. The next duet is TSoul and Jesse Larson. They are going to sing I Wish by Stevie Wonder. Jesse says he loves everything about TSoul, his personality and his approach to music. TSoul says the first time he heard Jesse he thought he was incredible and he was going to win, his voice is awesome. The two say they are single handedly going to put soul back on the map. Adam and Blake are on their feet for their artists. Carson says the crowd loves it and TSoul and Jesse are rubbing each other’s beards. Next is Team Alicia’s Chris Blue. Chris is going to sing Take Me to the King by Tamela Mann. Alicia says it feels like it’s back home for Chris and we haven’t seen that tender, sensitive, higher-power connected Chris. Alicia says she knows he’s going to be emotional and they are going to be crying. Chris says he’s nervous and he’s going to be vulnerable and open up and express in this song. Chris gets a standing ovation from the coaches and he is visibly emotional. Alicia says she knew he could do it and let all the walls down and tap into that place that is so pure. Alicia says he just did that and she is so proud of him because he got out of his way and he let the words come through him and that was moving. Next is the artist America instantly saved last week, Team Alicia’s Vanessa Ferguson. Vanessa is going to perform Superstar by Luther Vandross. Alicia says this is the type of song that is emotional and beautiful. Alicia offers advice on one part of the song and demonstrates for her. Vanessa says her grandfather wants to see her in a dress, so she may wear one this time. She says she is representing her entire family this time. Alicia says she knew what Vanessa went through to find that beautiful place and for her to uncover herself in that way is amazing. Alicia says she is blossoming and she couldn’t be more proud of that incredible, unbelievable performance. Lauren Duski and Brennley Brown are paired together. They are singing Good Hearted Woman by Leann Rhimes. They sang against each in the battle rounds, but now they can just have fun. Lauren says Brennley has an old soul and it’s been great to see her evolve. Brennley says Lauren is like a big sister to her. We’re going to continue with Jesse Larson. He is going to sing I Was Wrong by Chris Stapleton. Jesse says this song reminds him so much of his dad and he thinks this song will allow him to show his genuine self to America. Adam says he thinks he can win and advises on phrasing. Adam says Jesse is out of this world talented and he genuinely thinks he’s the best singer in this competition, he’s the real deal. Carson asks Adam what does Jesse need to do right now? Adam says they found a gold mine in this song and thanks Chris Stapleton and he thinks he deserves to win. Adam says his belief in Jesse is so real, and he was the only one who turned around for him. He genuinely believes Jesse is the best they got and the fact there is a slim chance he may not be in the finale is a crime to him. Adam says if America votes him into the finale, Adam promises they will blow America’s minds. Aliyah Moulden is closing out the night from Team Blake. She is going to sing I Can Only Imagine by MercyMe. Blake says he gave her this song because it’s emotional and inspirational. Blake says her voice is so powerful and every week her confidence level goes up and she’s singing out more. Aliyah says having Blake as a coach and like a father figure to her is incredible. Blake says he hoped someday he’d get to meet and work with an artist like her. Someone they could watch change and see grow throughout the competition. He says she is the model Voice contestant, bar none.
  14. Ready? Set…Go! Matt and Redmond are the first to depart and they are getting ready to travel to Greece. Matt and Redmond talk about how much fun they are having. Becca and Floyd are right behind leaving the mat and they talk about how staying positive has helped them do well. All teams have now departed and are talking about how they are doing with their partners. Liz is hesitant on self-driving because that’s when her and her partner fight. All teams are now travelling by plane to Bari, Italy where they’ll take a 16-hour ferry ride across the sea to Patras, Greece. They’ll then drive themselves nearly 100 miles to the small mountain village of Arahova and a traditional Greek wedding where teams will have their last chance to U-Turn another team forcing them to perform both sides of the detour. All teams are on their way to the village. Liz and Michael work together and agree on a direction and Michael says they are going to take it nice and slow. Becca and Floyd realize no one is going the same way they are so they turn around. The teams are discussing the U-Turn and Scott says to Brooke that they might target Michael and Liz because they have a speed bump and if they get U-Turned it might help him and Brooke stay in the race longer. Liz and Michael see some cars behind them and Liz tells Michael to go left and Matt and Redmond go right and say Liz and Michael turned the wrong way. Brooke and Scott and London and Logan also turned right behind Matt and Redmond and they are discussing Liz and Michael going the wrong way. Michael realizes the other three teams turned and Liz says they can turn around and Michael doesn’t want to do that and they start bickering. Becca and Floyd are still behind. Tara and Joey are the first to arrive in Arahova and they go to find the clue box and they can’t find the clue. Matt and Redmond and Brooke and Scott are still heading in the right direction, but they’ve lost London and Logan who are struggling with their car. Matt and Redmond and Brooke and Scott have arrived and Brooke and Scott are the first to find the clue. Brooke and Scott U-Turned Michael and Liz. Tara and Joey decide that Michael and Liz are their friends so they U-Turn Becca and Floyd to give Michael and Liz a chance. Detour: For the Bride or For the Groom. Greeks love to celebrate life at traditional festive weddings. Both sides of the detour require teams to deliver a gift to either the bride or groom. For the Bride: Delivering two big tins of sheep’s milk to two cheese makers, teams can exchange them for some local specialty cheese which they can then give to the bride. For the Groom: Teams can take part in a sporting custom where they’ll be joined by locals as they race up the steep staircase, 252 steps, past the Church of St. George to find this shepherd, who will give them a gift for the groom. Brooke and Scott and Tara and Joey decide to do For the Bride. Tara says she can’t believe Brooke and Scott U-Turned Liz and Michael. Becca and Floyd get directions and they realize they can’t turn around where they are. Becca says oh well, at least they aren’t on target for the U-Turn. Liz is telling Michael they are getting too far up the mountain and they are going the wrong direction which they need and Michael gets frustrated. Liz apologizes and Michael still is frustrated. Liz is trying to get Michael to turn around and Michael does not want to turn around and go back down. Liz says she hopes no one turned them. Becca and Floyd have found the bridge they need to go over to head in the correct direction. Matt and Redmond also chose for the bride and they are getting their donkeys ready with Tara and Joey and Brooke and Scott. Tara and Joey are the first to head out with their donkey. Matt and Redmond head out with their donkey. Brooke and Scott struggle with their donkey and Brooke pulls on the lead until the donkey goes. Becca says it doesn’t feel good to be behind like they are. Liz and Michael are still arguing because Liz still wants to turn around and Michael does not. Tara and Joey have made their first delivery and got their cheese. Scott and Brooke and Matt and Redmond both find the same delivery and both get their cheese as well. Tara and Joey have made their second delivery and they left the donkey behind. Matt and Redmond and Brooke and Scott are trying to find their second delivery. London and Logan arrive at the detour and celebrate they weren’t U-Turned, but they are surprised Tara and Joey U-Turned Becca and Floyd. They also decide to do for the bride. Tara and Joey have given their gift to the bride and they break a dish and find their clue in the broken remnants of the dish. Teams will now drive themselves to the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens where they will find their next clue. Brooke and Scott are still struggling with their donkey but they find their second delivery with Matt and Redmond. London and Logan are starting to get their donkey prepared. Matt and Redmond give their gift to the bride, followed by Brooke and Scott. London and Logan make their first delivery. Becca and Floyd are talking saying it’s been impossible to navigate but Liz and Michael still have a speed bump and they’ve also struggled driving and who knows where they might be. Liz and Michael are lost in the mountains and Michael says they are dead north where they are supposed to be. Liz is upset with herself for not saying something sooner. London and Logan have made their second delivery and they deliver the gift to the bride. Tara and Joey have found the stadium and get their clue. Phil tells us the Greeks invented the Olympic games and the first modern Olympics where held there in 1896. Teams must complete one lap of honor around the track to get their next clue. Tara says the stadium was incredible. Phil says the oldest team in the race is on track for a win here in Athens. Tara and Joey finish and they must make their way on foot to The Zappeion and search for their next clue. Matt and Redmond have arrived with Brooke and Scott right behind and they go to run their laps. Redmond falls and trips over his bag but gets right back up. Matt and Redmond finish in second and Brooke and Scott are in third. Liz and Michael have parked and they see they got U-Turned. They are upset with Brooke and Scott and Michael is frustrated that he helped Brooke with her ladle at a previous road block. Becca and Floyd arrive and see they are U-Turned as well. Floyd says they never expected to be U-Turned and even though they know they’re a strong team they didn’t know they were perceived as that. Michael and Liz are still complaining about Brooke and Scott but they have found their first cheese maker and make their first delivery. Becca and Floyd have named their donkey Speedy McSpeederson. Liz and Michael have found their second delivery and go to take the gift to the bridge. Becca and Floyd have found the first cheesemaker to make their delivery. Liz and Michael head to do the other detour and they pass Becca and Floyd and they realize they are still in it. Tara and Joey found their next clue and it’s the Roadblock. Roadblock: The changing of the guard is a tradition that takes place all around the world. But those who keep watch over the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier here in Greece could be the most unique. Working around the clock, they perform this complicated choreography with extraordinary precision. Teams must master a small part of it under the watchful eye of a no-nonsense command instructor. Tara is going to do the road block. Matt and Brooke are also behind and going to do it. Liz and Michael have arrived at the stairs and begin. Michael struggles on the stairs he’s out of breath and Liz says her legs feel like jelly. Becca and Floyd make their deliveries and give their gift to the bride. Liz and Michael finally make it to the top and Liz gets a goat to give to the groom and they head back. Becca and Floyd head to do the other detour. Liz and Michael make their delivery to the groom, but they realize Michael also had to get a goat. Michael and Liz are heading back to get their second goat and Becca and Floyd are starting their climb. Michael gets his goat and they head back down. Becca and Floyd have reached the top and go to get their goats and they both get them and head down. Liz and Michael give their gift to the groom and get their clue and they head out. Liz and Michael see Becca and Floyd as they leave and see they got both goats. Becca and Floyd give their gift and get the clue and are shortly behind. London and Logan have finished their lap at the stadium. We see the first three teams practicing their routine in a practice area. They are given strict instructions on the choreography. Tara is out to make her first attempt. Joey hides behind a column so Tara doesn’t get nervous or lose focus on what she’s doing. Tara is told no good and she has to make a second attempt. They have a line because only team can make an attempt but no one else is ready so Tara gets to try again immediately. She is successful on her second try. Pitstop: Teams must make their way to The Acropolis, an ancient Greek citadel which represents the pinnacle Western Civilization. They’ll find Phil nearby at Areapagus. The last team to check-in may be eliminated. Brooke is making her first attempt. She makes a mistake in the step and is told no good. She goes back in to practice. Brooke comes out to make her second attempt. She is successful and gets her clue. Scott says they could get first, but it’s a foot race, then he says second is fine. Matt is making his first attempt and is successful and gets his clue. London and Logan have arrived at the roadblock and London is going to do it. Liz and Michael are driving to the stadium and still complaining about Brooke and Scott and Michael says he will tell Brooke she wouldn’t be in the race if he hadn’t helped her. Becca and Floyd are right behind and saying they are still in it. Tara and Joey have found Phil and are team number one. They have each won $7500 to take home. Brooke and Scott are looking for Phil. Matt and Redmond have found him and are team number two. London is making her first attempt and she is successful and got her clue. Brooke and Scott still haven’t found the pit stop, but finally see the arrow and find Phil and are team number three. Phil asks them about the U-Turn and Scott says they had to push someone down to keep themselves in. Liz and Michael are still looking for the stadium. Becca and Floyd aren’t sure if they found it but they got there first. Michael sees them and wonders how they got there so fast and he says it’s do or die. Becca and Floyd go to run their lap. Liz and Michael are at their speed bump. Prepare Kokoretsi: Phil explains after wrapping these prize meats in a web of intestines, it will be inspected by the chef who will decide if it’s ready for the kitchen before they continue racing. Liz and Michael find the stand to start their speed bump. Becca and Floyd have finished their lap and get their clue. Michael says the challenge was right in his wheelhouse because it’s basically what he does every day. Liz is grossed out and says it smells like anatomy class. They finish pretty quickly and head out to go back to the stadium and they say they are still in it because Phil hasn’t told them to go home yet. Becca and Floyd have found their next clue. London and Logan have found Phil and are team number four and London celebrates because that’s their highest finish yet. Becca is doing the roadblock and Liz volunteers. Becca has made her first attempt and made a mistake and is told no good. Liz is in the practice area. Becca is making her second attempt and is told very good and she gets her clue. Liz is out making her first attempt and Becca and Floyd are off to look for Phil. Liz completes it on her first try and they head out. Becca and Floyd took a cab and they found the arrow and head to find Phil. They are team number five. Liz and Michael hit the mat and Phil says they survived eight legs of the amazing race. Unfortunately, with all the obstacles they had today they are the last team to arrive and they have been eliminated from the race. Michael says he appreciates everything they did and with a partner who was a stranger and is now like a sister. Liz agrees and says he’s like a big brother. Michael says he’ll be checking out her Facebook page to make sure there aren’t any creepers. Next week on a two-hour episode of The Amazing Race, in Hanoi teams get “hung up” and Brooke and Scott “fall to pieces”.
  15. We begin at Maku Maku after tribal council. Tai questions what happened and them voting for Zeke and asks if they want to talk about it. Culpepper says it was a blindside and he thought his alliance were on the bottom. Culpepper says unfortunately they all wrote down Tai’s name and Culpepper thinks he lost Tai. Michaela says them turning on Zeke so early means there is nothing solid in a big group. Cirie points out they voted Tai and they could pull him in. Sarah asks what the next move is and Cirie says they need to break up a pair, maybe Sierra and Culpepper. Cirie says if that couple stays together they might be able to pull someone in and they could be in trouble. Sierra says she’s in an uncertain spot in the game and she feels burned by Sarah, but she needs to put that behind her and see if they can still work together. Sierra tells Sarah about her legacy advantage. Sierra says she can’t use it until six and maybe it can help them and if she gets voted out Sarah is going to get a pretty present. Sarah says Sierra telling her about the idol makes her want to keep Sierra because she’s sharing information and Culpepper’s game is over. It’s time for the reward challenge! The winners of today’s challenge will have a good old-fashioned American barbecue. Burgers, hot dogs, and cupcakes for dessert. There’s more! You are also playing for your loved ones. It immediately gets serious and emotional as Sarah breaks down. Jeff says clearly Sarah is ready for this and Sarah is up. Out comes Wyatt, Sarah’s husband. Sarah says Wyatt and her son are the two most important people in her life. Jeff asks if Wyatt gave her an update on how her son is doing and he says yes and they are ready for her to be home. Andrea is up and her mom Linda is sent out. Her mom says she is so proud of Andrea. Jeff asks Andrea what it is about her mom that connects her so strongly to Linda. Andrea says she is so loving. Linda says Andrea had some hard things happen in high school, she lost her sister, but it’s because of her sister why Andrea is here. Aubry is up and Jeff asks who’s here and Aubry says her sister Kerri. Jeff asks Aubry outside of food and the hierarchy of needs, there’s a bond of siblings unlike any other bond. Aubry says that’s right because it’s someone who’s seen every shade of you and loves you unconditionally. Sierra is up and Jeff says she was lucky enough to see her loved one last time she played and it was her dad, Dan, and he’s back. Sierra hugs him and says everything is so hard and Jeff says this is the first time in 30 days he’s seen her body language, like she feels safe. Dan says he’s proud of her for playing with such a high level of competition. Michaela is up next with her mom, Candy. Her mom says she’s shocked to see her cry and Jeff asks Michaela what it is about her mom. Michaela says she works hard every day and she’s one of those people who did everything she was supposed to do and sometimes life knocks you down. She says seeing her in Fiji without her worrying about how to pay for it is awesome. Troyzan is up and Jeff who he’s expecting to see. He says his brother but he didn’t know if he could make it. Jeff says come on out and it IS his brother. Jeff says he doesn’t think he’s ever seen a brother reunion like that and Troyzan says they’ve always been very close. Jeff says Tai looks like he could use some love and Tai wants to see the love of his life, Mark. Tai asks how the cats are and everyone chuckles. Jeff asks Mark to tell him about Tai. Mark says he’s incredible person and he brings out the best in him and he’s so lucky to have found him. Culpepper is up and Jeff says he’s in a unique situation because he’s the only one with a loved one who’s played the game. Monica comes out and Culpepper runs to her. Culpepper says Monica is tougher than nails and strong, and he never realized how tough it was on Monica. One person left, Cirie. Jeff says she made a giant sacrifice this time and Cirie says her youngest graduated high school while she was there and Jeff calls for Jared to come out. He says his graduation was good and he’s so lucky because he has friends who can’t talk to their mom and he and his mom are like two peas in a pod. Cirie says she has a relationship with her kids where they can come and talk about anything. Jeff says now you know what you’re playing for, your loved ones will go with you and enjoy that barbecue. Here’s what you have to do to earn the loved ones. For today’s challenge, you’ll be tethered together in groups of three. On my go, you’ll race through a series of obstacles to a table where you’ll untangle braided rope to release a key. That key will open a chest full of sandbags and you’ll use them to knock down a series of targets. The first team to win will go with their loved ones, you’ll have a nice barbecue, a nice afternoon. Big stakes. We’ll draw for teams and get started. We have our three teams. It is Culpepper, Aubry, and Andrea as red. Cirie, Troyzan, and Sierra as green. Tai, Sarah, and Michaela as blue. For barbecue and love, Surivor’s ready? Go! All teams are even at the first obstacle. Everyone pushing hard. Teams are still dead even coming out of the second obstacle. Troyzan drags Cirie and Sarah drags Tai. They are digging under a log at the third challenge. Andrea is the first through and they are starting to pull ahead. Tai gets stuck and Sierra is mostly through. The red team is entirely through and are at the table. Tai is still stuck and Cirie is trying to squeeze through and she makes it. Red team has the keys and moving on to the sandbags. Blue is through and Green is right behind both teams working on the table. Culpepper has a huge lead and finishes before anyone else even gets their sandbags. Michaela slams her chest shut and kicks it and her mom tells her to calm down. Big decision. The three of them can choose ONE player and their loved one. Andrea chooses Cirie and Jared comes over. Cirie apologizes and says she knows how they feel. They get to choose one last person to join them and they choose Sarah and Wyatt comes over to join. As they all leave, Andrea tells us Michaela looked defeated but she’s a smart girl and knows it’s a game. They’ll give her a day and she’ll get over it and they’ll be back on track. The winners are enjoying their barbecue and lots of loved one conversations. Cirie says her son is like his mom, he’s not an island boy. Culpepper talks to Monica and tells her about them flipping on Zeke. Culpepper is hoping Michaela is ready to flip and Troyzan and Sierra are working on her. Michaela is telling Tai she was disappointed and Tai says it’s very telling on who they pick for reward. Michaela says you can see where people’s loyalties lie and she’s a loyal person, but maybe people are taking advantage of that and maybe they don’t see her in their plans. Michaela says she saw a huge opportunity to move herself forward in the game and Tai has no one and maybe they can work together. Sierra is talking to Troyzan and says she is ride or die with him and Culpepper. Troyzan suggest Michaela and Sierra isn’t sure she’ll turn on them. Sierra doesn’t want to turn her back on Troyzan and Culpepper. Sierra says maybe they can pull Tai back in and maybe they can pull Michaela back in. Michaela says she’s trying to figure out how to make these last days work. She says she doesn’t understand voting Zeke out and she’s just been doing what she’s been told so far. Tai thinks Andrea should be next to go and they all seem on board and Michaela says she’s in a good position. She can go with the group that votes out Andrea, or the group that votes out Culpepper and she’ll make that decision when it comes to it, but from here out it’s all about Michaela. Immunity is back up for grabs! For today’s challenge, you’re going to balance on a narrow perch while holding a buoy between two handles. If at any point the buoy drops or you fall off the perch, you’re out. Last person left standing wins immunity and safe at the vote. Everyone else tribal council where someone will be the 12th person voted out and 5th member of our jury. Let’s draw for spots. Jeff has them take their spots and counts them in. Sarah wobbles quickly but recovers. Aubry squirms a little, but drops and she’s the first out. Sierra is squirms also is out right after Aubry. Culpepper is wobbling and recovers. Sarah wobbles and almost falls but recovers. Andrea out of nowhere drops and is out. Sarah is wobbling again and steps down and she’s out. Down to 5 now. Cirie is now squirming and she’s out. Troyzan squirms and is out and he throws down his handles. We are down to Tai, Culpepper, and Michaela. Michaela has not budged at all. Tai readjusts and Culpepper squirms and almost drops but recovers. Tai is moving a little again. Michaela shows a little movement in her feet and she’s shaking. Michaela drops out of nowhere. Down to 2. Tai squirms a little more and Culpepper is wobbling. Out of nowhere and Tai drops and Culpepper wins individual immunity and is safe at tribal council. Back at camp after immunity and they congratulate Culpepper. Andrea says Culpepper winning immunity limits their choices. They are targeting Sierra and Tai says he’s weighing his options because the others want to vote out Andrea. Tai says right now he’s closest to Michaela and both groups need them. Michaela and Tai agree at the waterhole it will be Andrea and they tell Sierra. Sierra says Michaela told her that her name is being thrown around and she’s terrified. But she has an alliance and if they keep their word, it should be Andrea and she’s hoping people are looking at the big picture right now. Sarah talks to Aubry and they agree on Sierra. Sarah says she didn’t want to vote out Sierra but since Culpepper won immunity she’s ok with Sierra going. Sarah says it’s not all bad because Sierra told her about the legacy advantage and that she would will it to her if she leaves. Now she needs to confirm with Sierra that they are good to ensure she gives it to Sarah. Sarah says she doesn’t want to vote out Sierra, but this isn’t about making friends, it’s about winning a million dollars. Sierra tells Sarah that Michaela is going to vote Andrea. Sarah is surprised and says she needs them to help her vote Sierra out because she needs that advantage. Sarah talks to Michaela and says she thinks they need to get Sierra out because Sierra told her about the legacy advantage and what it is, it is an immunity idol. Michaela says initially it was just get Andrea because she might win everything, but the fact that Sierra has an advantage further convolutes what’s the best move to make right now. Sarah encourages Michaela to vote out Sierra because of that advantage. Michaela says her and Tai need to decide which way to go tonight. Sierra is a good person to get rid of, but they want Andrea to go sooner or later. The question is, is now is the best time. Michaela says it’s a great thing to have a decision in your hand, as long as you make the right one. Otherwise you end up on the jury looking stupid. Time for tribal council. We bring in the members of the jury: Hali, Ozzy, Debbie, and Zeke voted out at the last tribal council. Jeff starts with the loved one visit. Jeff asks Andrea why they chose Cirie and Sarah. Andrea says it was tough and you enjoy your loved ones, but you wonder if there will be consequences. Jeff asks Sierra and she points out the four left out were left out the previous reward and it gives them a chance to get even closer. Jeff says to Aubry the game can change on emotion, you make one wrong decision and someone doesn’t like and the game pivots. Aubry says yes that holds true with every interaction, all the little things add up. Jeff talks to Culpepper about immunity and says it’s his first big win in Survivor. Culpepper says it helps him, but not necessarily the four on the bottom. Jeff asks Sierra when she falls out of a challenge do you cheer for someone to win or your pitch back at camp. Sierra says she didn’t worry about winning, she worried about her and she hopes people see there are bigger targets. Jeff says like who and Sierra hesitates and then says Andrea. Jeff says to Andrea she was singled out and Andrea says she gets what Sierra is saying that she’s won two immunities and that looks threatening, but the people on the bottom are big underdogs and if they sneak by they have a huge chance at winning. Jeff says Aubry, big point. Aubry says yeah we all view Survivor through a lens and we’re all at the center and we have to decide who is most threatening to me. Jeff asks Sarah if it’s hard to put this season in its spot because it has been so uneven and unpredictable. Sarah says yeah, just when you think you know what’s going on you realize you don’t know what’s going on. Sarah says we have a solid group right now and hopefully they all stick together but has the deck reshuffled. Jeff asks Michaela if they can ever trust anyone who says they have a group, isn’t that often how blindsides happen? Michaela says “we” is relative to whoever feels like they’re in the big W at the moment, and the W can flip upside down and be a “me” if you don’t watch it. Michaels continues you stick with the We until it’s about to turn and bite you and then you run. Jeff says to Andrea one of the toughest things about tribal is you can’t believe a single word, so what do you do? Andrea says she’s already heard things tonight that have raised a lot of red flags, but then you wonder if they’re really good and bluffing. You just have to think about the conversations you’ve had and the people you feel good about and hope it’s sticking true tonight. Sierra agrees that the people who spoke to her today she’s believing in them and sticking with them and that’s how she’s voting tonight. Andrea says she’s talked to the same people Sierra talked to and either they are lying to Andrea, or they are lying to Sierra. Jeff says Michaela that’s exactly what you were talking about. As long as the we is a we, and not a me and it’s about to become a me for somebody. Time to vote! Jeff will tally the votes. If you have a hidden immunity idol and want to play it, now would be the time to do so! Jeff will read the votes. First vote…Sierra. Andrea. Sierra. Andrea. Andrea. Sierra. Sierra. 12th person voted out and 5th member of our jury…Sierra. Sierra says it’s been a privilege guys. Sierra gets to will the legacy advantage and she gives it to Sarah because she was honest and real with her. With 8 players left and several seats still on the jury, it might be time to prepare for a storm. Because it’s coming. Grab your torches head back to camp. Good night! Next time on Survivor, tensions are high. Michaela says she’s making sure Culpepper isn’t looking for an idol and Culpepper says he’s not going to kow tow to some diva’s demands. And it forces Cirie to make a tough decision and we see her talking to Tai. Sierra says she thought she was a part of the “We” but she was not. She thinks what got her in the end was her being a little too comfortable, but she came in with guns blazing, gave it hell, and she made it further than she thought she could. She wanted to go further, but she couldn’t be prouder of herself right now.