America's Got Talent (Season 12)

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This thread is for the episode recaps and conversation around America's Got Talent, Season 12.  Please let us know what you think of the acts this season and who you think deserves to win!


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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Up first we have Henry Richardson, and he’s going to be doing some magic. He’s 15 from New York and he started getting interested in magic by watching AGT. He gave up doing magic for awhile because it reminded him of his dad, but he decided to pursue and tonight he’s going to imagine his dad is encouraging him. He comes to stand in front of the judges table to do his act.


He is a success and has impressed the judges and the audience. Simon says a little Harry Potter and he thought it was brilliant. Heidi loved the presentation, his confidence, it was fantastic. Mel says he made it so slick, and he’s so young, it was just great. Howie thinks he is the shining example of their audience and then coming to perform. Time to vote. Simon says yes. Heidi gives him a second yes. Mel says it’s a definite yes. Howie says he made four yesses appear.


Up next is a married couple who attempted to do an act together, but it didn’t work out. They are here to perform individually. Up first is Maksim and he is greeted by Simon. He stacks chairs on a table at odd angles and climbs up on them. He then does a handstand at the top and the crowd applauds and gives a standing ovation. He also gets an ovation from Mel and Heidi.


Mel says he is a true entertainer and he is absolutely brilliant. Heidi says she loved it he was great at showmanship. Howie says he was brilliant. Simon says he’s going to be followed by someone who may be better, his wife. Howie votes yes. Mel says yes. Heidi says it’s a yes from her. Simon gives the final yes.


His wife, Maria is up next. She has a curvy contraption that she climbs on and does a handstand and then slides down the curves. She then climbs back up and does a handstand while contorting her body. She then has a mouth grip that she uses to balance with no hands. She also gets an ovation.


Mel says she is speechless. Heidi says her husband is a very lucky man, but she might be a tiny bit better. Howie says she was good and he can’t believe they couldn’t work together. Simon is interested to see where it’s going to go. Howie votes yes. Mel votes yes. Heidi votes yes. Simon gives the fourth yes and she is through.


Up next we have a trio called The Masqueraders, a group of elderly gentleman who are going to sing. They met in 1959 and they could just never catch a break. They are still dreaming though and AGT could be the step they need to get back where they wanted to go. All the time they’ve been together, this is the moment they’ve been waiting for. They sing A Change is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke. The crowd seems to be enjoying, as do the judges. They get an ovation as they finish from the audience.


Heidi says never stop dreaming, she loved them and they did a fantastic job. Mel says they are what she calls the three feel good brothers, she loved it. Howie loved them and he thinks they are the new boys to old men. Simon says he absolutely loved them and he doesn’t understand why they put age limits on talent shows. Howie says yes. Mel asks if they are all single, and two are married. Mel says yes. Heidi gives the third yes. Simon says they got four yesses.


Up next is Dionte Diggs and he is a law enforcement officer, but the other side of him is a performer. Simon greets him and asks how long he has been a deputy and he answers eight years. He dances to Confident by Demi Lovato. The crowd seems to be enjoying it. The judges laugh and Mel B and Simon buzz him. He continues and Howie and Heidi both also buzz him.


Mel says she thinks he’s a nice guy but his dancing wasn’t up to standard. Simon says Mel could choreograph him. Howie says no. Heidi says she likes him but it’s a no. Mel says for AGT, it’s a no. Simon says Mel isn’t giving him enough credit. Mel throws her drink on Simon, then Heidi offers her drink and Mel throws that too. Simon says no also.


Next we have dancing Dave who is booed by the crowd. Simon, Howie, and Heidi all hit their buzzers and then Simon goes and hits Mel’s buzzer. We then have Harmony and she is a dancer and Mel buzzes her. Mel says she didn’t get it and Simon says she’s jealous. When Mel talks Simon makes cat noises to aggravate her.


Next is Sarah and her dog, Hero. She was shy as a child but she always loved animals. She says performing in front of America is a dream come true. Simon greets her and he asks for their names. She is “sword fighting” with her dog and he is doing some tricks, such as walking on hind legs and jumping through her arms as she holds the sword. The crowd really enjoyed it and Simon gave her an ovation.


Simon says that was fantastic. Howie says it reminded him of medieval times and he didn’t see one unique trick. Heidi would like to see more because she liked the flips. Mel agrees with Howie and if she goes through to the next round she needs to focus on the performance. Simon says he’s never seen anyone have a sword fight with their dog before. Simon loved it.


Howie doesn’t understand and he votes no and gets booed by the audience. Mel says sorry, but no and she also gets booed. Sarah gets emotional and Simon goes up to the stage and asks Mel or Howie to please change their minds. The crowd is chanting Howie and he changes to a yes because he knows people like dogs. Heidi she wanted to see Sarah again in any case and Simon says she got a yes from Howie and Heidi and a no from Mel, boo, but she has a yes from Simon.


Up next is Johnny from Michigan. When he was 14 he recorded a cover of a Run DMC song and he ended up on tour with Lil Bow Wow, but all of the sudden he was just dropped. He’s been building back towards his dreams for years and this is where he is at AGT. Simon greets him and asks a few questions and then wishes him luck. Johnny sings I Have Nothing by Whitney Houston. The crowd is skeptical at first, but when he begins to sing they are impressed. He gets a huge round of applause at the chorus and the judges seem impressed. Howie says wow as Johnny finishes the song. He gets an ovation from the crowd and Howie, Mel, and Heidi.


Mel says he is so powerful and she thanks him for showing that. Howie says he was not expecting that and that was a jaw dropping moment on AGT. Heidi says that’s not what it sounds like when she sings that song in the shower, he’s incredible. Simon says he was surprised Johnny is a little diva, but he’s someone who can nail and sell a song. Howie says yes. Mel says she loved it, yes. Heidi says of course it’s a yes from her. Simon says he’s going through with his fourth yes.


Next is The Amazing Hoover. He hopes to bring joy and happiness to people who inspired him when he was a kid, like Howie. He begins by blowing into a turkey baster and gets buzzed by Simon. He then begins making sounds on his arm and gets booed and Heidi also buzzes. He then taps on pots and pans and Howie buzzes. Finally, Mel buzzes. Simon says that was the most annoying act on the show this year.


Up next is a trio, Babham, Emilio, and Ejve. They say they are acrobats and they take the stage. Howie greets them and asks what they do and they say acrobats like they’ve never seen before. They begin their act. One has a “torch” and a megaphone while the other two have ribbons used in gymnastics. They have a “tv” on a screen and they lay on the floor and “run” and “balance on a stick” held by the other two. Simon buzzes the act. Howie and Mel seem to love it and they are laughing. The audience is laughing and seems to enjoy it. The audience loved it and Heidi and Mel give an ovation.


Simon asks if that was a joke and the crowd boos. Simon says that was the worst act they’ve had on this year. Mel boos and says Simon doesn’t get it. Mel says they kept everyone entertained and says they are great. Heidi loved it so much, she says it was a lot of fun and very entertaining. Howie asks if they know who the three stooges are and he says they are the new three stooges. Simon votes no. Heidi gives the first yes. Mel says yes, yes, yes. Howie says like the stooges they need three yesses to move on and he’s giving it to them.


The next act is Final Draft from Atlanta, Georgia. They are a quartet who have been together for six years. They sing It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World by James Brown. The crowd seems to enjoy the performance. They get an ovation from the crowd and Howie.


Mel says what they’ve got you can’t teach someone. She thinks they have something really, really special. Heidi loved everything about it and they all have great voices. Howie says he feels like this group wants to be here because this is their life and they are really talented and their life will never be the same after tonight. Simon says he thinks it was a great, great audition. Simon says he saw real passion, ambition, and they have absolute talent. He thinks there is a real shot with them. Howie gives them their first yes. Mel says yes. Heidi also gives a yes. Simon says he’s got a good feeling, this is four yesses.


Next we hear some phones ringing and people checking their phones. We meet three gentlemen, Eduardo, Reuben, and Giome who are representing Oskar and Gaspar and they are twin brothers and the minds behind the performance. They don’t like to be seen in public. The twins sent them because they have something huge they want the world to see. They are going to try and turn a human body into something magical and they want Heidi to join them.


They take Heidi away and when they come back Heidi is in an all-white jump suit with white gloves. She stands in the middle of the stage and the lights go dim and you can see the outline of Hedi and her jumpsuit becomes colored and it changes to different colors or “outfits”. The faces also morph over Heidi’s to the other judges and Tyra. Then we have animals too, a lizard and then space and earth elements. There are also some robotic images and then a superhero like costume with AGT on it. They get a standing ovation from the crowd and the judges.


Mel thought it was incredible. Howie says it was so creative and so phenomenal he could have watched it for much longer. Simon says it was sensational. He says it’s the most original, most beautiful think he’s seen on the show to date. Heidi doesn’t know what went on so she needs help from the audience and they cheer loudly. Howie gives a yes. Simon says obviously it’s a yes. Mel gives the third yes. Heidi asks the audience if they are saying yes, and they are.


We see a montage of a couple of magicians who go through. Then we meet Vinnie who is also a magician. He’s 41 from New York. Simon greets him and wishes him best of luck. He calls Howie up to the stage with him to help him out. He has Howie pull a card out and not look at it and he puts it in his pocket. He gives Howie a flashlight and has him look in his ears for a listening device. Nothing there.


Vinnie then says he could be wearing a wire but he’s not and he takes his suit off and he strips down while standing behind a screen. Tyra comes out to stand behind and look and says motions he’s really wearing nothing. Howie says he’s not wearing a wire and he can’t unsee that. Vinnie then tapes his eyes shut and he’s going to stick his tongue out and he wants Howie to tap the card on his tongue. He licks the card and he says he can tell the card is not just red, but it’s also a heart. It’s the three of hearts and Howie shows the card and he is correct.


Heidi wants to know why he didn’t pick her or Mel. Howie says he’s seen too much tonight. Mel says he’s never seen that combo for a magic trick and he guessed the card. Heidi says he was charming and funny and he did a fantastic job. Simon says he can’t help thinking where does this go? Howie thinks he performed an amazing trick and he votes yes. Mel enjoyed it and votes yes. Heidi says he’s very entertaining and gives a yes. Simon says he was going to say he wanted to see more of him, but he takes that back. But he will give the fourth yes and he moves on.


The final act of the night is Carlos from Florida. He drives a car, but he wants to be a professional singer. He sings for his passengers all the time. He comes out on stage and he looks very excited. Heidi greats him and she asks what he does for a living. She wishes him good luck. He sings Nessun Dorma from Puccini’s Turandot. The crowd loves it and he gets an ovation from the crowd and all four judges. He gets emotional and everyone seems to love it.


Heidi says he’s so good. Howie says that was amazing because his character, he is so giving. Mel says he sings with such passion that comes right from the depth, it was brilliant. Simon says he doesn’t know a lot about classical music, but he loves doing this show because the only people that matter are the audience. Simon says he is one of the most likeable contestants they’ve ever had on the show. Simon would love to vote first so he can be the first person to say yes. Howie says everyone is America I love you and it’s a yes. Mel gives him his third yes. Heidi gives the fourth yes and he moves on.

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Tonight is the final night of America’s Got Talent auditions for 2017. Is there something you’d like to see tonight that you haven’t seen yet? Let us know!


Up first is Five Alive and they are a boy band from Miami. They sing a medley of two songs, Poison by Bel Biv Devoe and Pony by Ginuwine. Mel B says they sound like the Backstreet Boys. The crowd immediately starts cheering. Mel B loves it. Mel says she is so excited and she says they haven’t had a boy band like this in a very, very long time. Howie doesn’t think it’s a phenomenal act and he doesn’t think it’s worth a million dollars, but he sees the humor. Heidi says it didn’t totally blow her mind, but she loves their confidence and everyone had their own personality and swagger. Simon says it was fun but for him it was like a joke. He says it was horrible, old-fashioned, and terrible. He likes them because they are so bad. Mel B says she’d go to their concert all day long and Simon says he wouldn’t. Howie gives them a yes, Heidi gives them a yes, and Simon says for all the right reasons, it’s a no. Mel B says she has the power to put them through and yes, yes, yes she will do that.


We come back to a montage of dancers that do not impress. Heidi asks for someone good now, please. We have a group of dancers from Argentina and they dance tango, but they also dance a fusion. The crowd seems to be enjoying it and some of the tricks the performers are doing. The audience and all four judges are on their feet.


Mel says they looked like whippersnappers. Howie says they are amazing and proficient. Heidi loved the surprises and it was so much fun to watch. Simon says it felt very contemporary, he could see it as a show, it was incredible. Mel B says she wants to see more and more. Howie gives them a yes, Mel B follows with a yes. Heidi gives a third yes, and Simon gives the fourth.


Next, we have Angelina Green and she just turned 13. Heidi says she can see where she got her smile from because she can see her mom on the side and she’s gorgeous. Angelina says she’s singing since forever, but she started taking it seriously when her parents divorced. She sings I’ll Stand by You by The Pretenders. The crowd cheers and gives an ovation as she finishes. Howie, Heidi, and Simon all give standing ovations too.


Howie tells Angelina he can see how she feels pain and uses music emotionally and he thinks she just moved people. Mel B says she can feel this is very overwhelming for her but she did an amazing job and considering the nerves, she was good. Simon says she has a great voice and this is one of his favorite auditions of the day. She made his goosebumps have goosebumps. He’s genuinely excited because he thinks she’s a really talented person. Heidi really loves what she just did and it feels like there is an old soul inside that body. She loved it so much she’s going to hit the golden buzzer.


The next act is four people dressed as The Village People. They are called the Quiddlers from Nevada. Simon asks them why they look guilty right now and one answers they may have something up their sleeve. They are a comedy dance act of sorts. They turn into “midgets” and dance to YMCA by The Village People.


Mel B says The Quiddlers were hilarious and it’s a definite yes from her. Heidi says it was a surprise and unique and she gives a yes. Simon says it was one of the weirdest things he’s ever seen and he gives a yes also. They move on to the next round.


Next we have a woman named Veronica who uses her feet and legs as puppets and the judges says they’ve never seen anything like that before. Howie says she has a “leg up” on the competition. She goes through.


Then we have another dance group of about 20 young men who are in school. Simon says they are going to have the best day at school after the show airs. They go through as well.


Up next we have a woman named Eileen in a body suit who dances on a pole to Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler. Howie says he felt like that performance was directed at Simon. She gets put through. Mel B asks Howie if he’s ever tried to do any of those moves on a pole, and he says he’s never had an opportunity. He goes up to dance on the pole and Mel B says he wasn’t very graceful.


Next we have a comedian named Harrison. He says he’s officially the nerdiest nerd and he went Harvard and his family was proud and they thought he would be a lawyer. He graduated from college top of his classes and then he had to break the news to his parents. He wants to do well to prove to his parents he made the right decision. Mel B greets him and asks him how long he’s been doing it. He says 12 years. Simon asks what’s the tipping point to take him to the next level, and Harrison says hopefully this. Mel B gives him the stage.


The crowd seems to enjoy Harrison and the judges seem to enjoy it too. Mel B says she doesn’t want him to stop. He gets an ovation from the crowd and three of the judges. Simon says he’s really funny and naughty and he was so confident and people will really like him. Well done. Heidi says she really like it, he made her laugh and she could tell he had years of experience. Howie says this set just “tipped him” as his tipping point. Mel B says he is incredibly funny and he’s really likable and that will take him a long way. He was great. Simon says it’s an easy yes. Heidi gives his second yes. Howie gives him the moving on yes and Mel gives the fourth yes.


Next, there is a young boy doing a balance act that impresses the judges. We have a couple of more acts that are also balancing acts and they go through. We then have a woman danced in a “spacesuit” who is dancing in air. She’s a wind tunnel and she’s has the audience and judges on their feet by time she’s finished. Howie says the ability to do that in time with music and make it routine was amazing. Mel B says she’s a human female casper the ghost. Heidi says it was so exciting. She gets four yesses and moves on.


Next, we have Jonathon from Argentina and his act has never been done before and no one has ever seen it. He’s there with his wife Caroline. His mother-in-law doesn’t know they are married and they don’t think he is good enough for her daughter. He has a round pipe that he stacks a board on and then four skate boards on top of that and he balances on it and then takes off his black and white suit and he has a white suit on. He then takes some cans and stacks them then the pipe on its side and two more cans and then another pipe on its side, then two more cans and a board on top that he climbs up on. Mel B says there is no way. He balances up there and the crowd loves it and the judges seem frightened but impressed.


Simon says it was the best roller bowler he’s ever seen and there’s something edgy about him that made him nervous. Heidi says she was worried for him a little bit, but he didn’t seem confident. Mel B was so nervous and she got even more nervous and it was whole roller coaster ride. Howie asks what it means to him and he says everything. Simon thought it was brilliant and he got a yes. Heidi gives him a yes. Mel B has to give him a yes because it was very good. Howie gave him the fourth yes on behalf of his in-laws.


Up next is Mike from New York and he’s a subway singer. He says when he sings in the subway sometimes people don’t have money and they give him a hug, and sometimes that’s better because he made someone’s day. Simon greets him and asks what he does for a living. Howie says for 37 years? Mike says that’s a good thing. Simon asks what was the low point and he says on Monday or a Tuesday and you don’t make that much, but people get paid on Thursday or Friday and people make up for it. Simon wishes him good luck. Mike sings Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers. He has a lone guitarist on stage with him and the crowd really seems to enjoy the performance. Howie looks surprised by his voice. He gets a huge round of applause and a standing ovation by the audience and Heidi, Simon, and Howie.


Heidi says she liked Mike even thought at times it sounded rough around the edges but she didn’t mind it because she felt every word he sang meant something. Howie says whatever Heidi is referring to as the roughness is what he loved, what enveloped him. If this show can give him the next level of fame, the train has left the building. Mel B says he does have a great, incredible voice but there is a difference between someone singing on the subway and someone singing on the stage. The crowd boos Mel B. Simon says he was listening to something Mel B was listening to during the break that was auto-tuned junk, but this is the real deal. No machines, this is 40 years of going out there and makes him remember what great singers can be. He wouldn’t change a thing. Simon gives him his first yes. Howie says oh, yes. Mel B gets what everyone else is saying but he doesn’t think he’s quite there and says no. She is booed. The crowd starts chanting Heidi. Heidi is on the fence and she agrees a little with Mel B and the crowd chants louder. Heidi would like to see him again and she gives him a yes.


Next we have a dancer with a technology act on a projection screen. The crowd seems to enjoy it and Mel B and the audience are on their feet. Simon thought there were two people and it was just him on the projection screen and he gives a yes. Heidi says he fooled Simon! He moves on to the next round.


Next we have Oscar, who is 8, and Daniel a father and son act. They have been doing this for three years. Howie wishes them luck. They are a dance/contortion/strength act performing to Sax by Fleur East. The crowd seems to enjoy it and they are cheering. The judges seem to be having fun and they all give a standing ovation.


Mel B says it was brilliant. He loved how much they were enjoying it and how flexible he was. Heidi says he was in absolute awe and she loved his winks and facial expressions. Simon says he wasn’t expecting that. He was so shy and then he became a little star. Howie asks how they say amazing and he says ok. He then says how do you says wow! Howie says yes. Mel B says oh, yes, yes, yes. Heidi says yes! Simon says 4 yesses!


Next we have twins, Trent and Colton and their act is called Mirror Image and they are 16. Simon greets them and asks why they decided to audition. They say they’ve been singing since they were in the womb. Simon says they have 90 second to make a massive difference. Simon wishes them the best of luck. Heidi says she hopes they are good because she loves them already. They sing Who’s Lovin’ You by The Jackson 5, then they start dancing to Pump It by The Black Eyed Peas. The crowd loves it and Heidi is screaming. They get a standing ovation from the audience and Howie, Heidi, and Mel B.


Mel B says what just happened?!? They are definitely memorable. She asks if they are both single and one has a girlfriend he’s been dating for four years, and the other is a single pringle. Heidi loved them and she wants to adopt them and take them home with her. She got ten more wrinkles from laughing so much. Howie loved them. Simon says he’s struggling because he doesn’t know what they are. Simon thinks they are funny, he likes them but he didn’t think the singing was great and the dancing was terrible. Howie says yes. Mel B says she’s definitely giving them a yes. Simon says as much as he likes them he’s going to have to say no. Heidi says she predicts they will show him wrong and she gives them a yes.


Next we have a martial arts act with two gentlemen. One says it’s very dangerous and not to try it at home. The name of the act is Blind-folded Veggie Cutting. One guys has is holding cucumbers and has them taped to his body. The other guy is blindfolded and cutting the veggies. He then cuts various fruits and veggies as the one guy is laying down and cutting it on his stomach and then does one on his head, and then one on his throat. Heidi, Mel B, and Howie hit their buzzers. Simon is shocked they got three buzzers. The one guy is bleeding. Mel B says it was so bizarre. Heidi didn’t like it all. Simon says he saw something they didn’t see and he’s never seen anything like it. It was amazing. Howie says no, Mel B says no, and Heidi says it’s a no. Simon apologizes he doesn’t have a golden buzzer. It’s a yes from him but they don’t move on.


Up next is Tony, a stand-up comic and he gets buzzed by everyone except Simon. He says he’s annoyingly funny. Next we have a woman in a black cat suit and she believes she was a cat in a past life. She’s singing Toxic by Britney Spears and she gets buzzed by everyone buy Simon again. Simon says he would have said yes and Mel B says he just has a soft spot for cats. Next we have a woman with a lasso and she’s telling people to have a breath mint and she’s throwing breath mints at everyone. She gets buzzed by everyone but Simon, again. Mel B throws breath mints back. They all says no except Simon.


Finally, we see a notice:  On June 11th one of our contestants, Brandon Rogers, tragically passed away in a car accident. At the request of his family we would like to honor his memory by sharing his audition with you.


Brandon is a doctor from Virginia. When he was 6, he came home from school and found his mom in a pool of blood and that made him want to be a doctor. His way of coping with stress has been music. If he could find a way to combine being a doctor and music, that would be a dream come true. Simon greets him and he asks about his job and what kind of doctor he is and he says he’s a family doctor. Simon wishes him good luck. Brandon sings Ribbon in the Sky by Stevie Wonder and the crowd seems to love it. He gets a standing ovation from the audience.


Heidi says the doctor is handsome and the doctor can sing. He really enjoyed that and there’s something so special about his voice. Mel B says he’s good looking, he can sing, and the fact that he helps people? She thinks he’s great. Howie says he has real control and passion, he can be a star. He thinks going to school was a waste of time, but it’s good to have something to fall back on. Simon says his voice was stunning. He’s one of the best singers they’ve had in the competition so far. Howie says yes. Mel B says yes. Heidi gives a yes. Simon says he has four yesses.


America’s Got Talent posts at the end Brandon Rogers, October 30, 1987-June 11, 2017  Thank you for sharing your talent.

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Tonight, 20 acts will compete for 7 spots in the live shows. We have a special guest job Chris Hardwick. Chris gets a golden buzzer to put any act he wants straight through to the live shows.


Sarah Carson and her dog Hero are next and she said she was devastated when she realized she wasn’t going through, but Simon fought for her and a lot of people don’t believe in her. She wants to prove to her family she can be successful at this. Simon asks her what we’re going to do to make it better this time and she says she added more props, a story line, and tricks.


The crowd so far seems to be enjoying the act and Heidi is laughing. Simon is also enjoying the show. The story line is Hero a burglar and he stole a dog bone. Howie says he didn’t love the last act, he loved tonight. Mel B says that was a brilliant, perfect audition. Chris says the dog is a cat burglar, and he loves the connection they have. Heidi thinks they stepped it up from the last time to today. Simon says to Hero if he gets through to the next round there are things they can do better and he will be fighting for him later. Hero goes to give Simon some love and runs away from Chris Hardwick.


We see the Baker family who perform bluegrass and they sing Stuck Like Glue by Sugarland. Chris said he loved it, it made him feel like home. Next, we see Mariachi Nuevo Santader who are sing Larger Than Life by Backstreet Boys. Mel B says the audition couldn’t have gone any better for them.


We have Sam who is 73, Chase is 72, and Harold is 74 and they are the Masqueraders. Things weren’t happening for them and they had to get a job to take care of their families. They are older guys but they still love singing. They worked all their lives to get here for this performance and it might be their last big opportunity. Simon asks them about where they are now and what it would mean to move on. They say they never stopped dreaming.


The Masqueraders sing Bring It On Home to Me by Sam Cooke. Simon says wow and the crowd seems to be enjoying themselves. They get a standing ovation from all 5 judges and the audience. Howie says there are only 7 spots and it’s a hard fought battle for everyone, but he believes they are like a fine wine and he wants another glass. Heidi says she loves that about AGT, that anyone can come young or older, and it’s their moment right now. Chris says they are a testament to anyone if you follow your dream you can get to where you want. Simon says it’s like a movie, the fact they did this all those years ago and they come on the show and they have confidence. Simon thinks America is going to fall in love with them.


Next we have a comedian, Eric Jennifer, who Simon absolutely doesn’t like. He keeps saying Make Some Noise! The audience is booing them and Simon and Heidi both buzz him. Simon finds the thing is uncomfortable. Howie says either you love it or hate it and he loves it. Chris agrees with Howie and he’s making some noise for him.


Next is Harrison Greenbaum, also a comedian. Mel B says she didn’t want it to end. Chris says what he did is not easy and he loved his set. Heidi enjoyed it but she wasn’t like that was the best thing she ever saw. Howie says comedy is subjective but he’s going to fight for him because he thought what he did was brilliant.


Next is Dancing Pumpkin Man who is 42 years old. He had a brush with fame in 2006 when his dancing video went viral. This time around he wants to pop everyone in the mouth with the wow factor. Chris says he knows who this guy is and he’s an internet meme legend. Simon asks what he’s going to do different from the first time and he responds he added a cape.


Dancing Pumpkin Man dances to What is Love? by Haddaway. He takes off his black jumpsuit and has on a purple sparkly jumpsuit. Heidi buzzes him. Chris says do you just want to announce the season winner now? Heidi says her X tells what she thought about the performance. Chris says he gave a standing ovation because he knows who he is from the original viral video. Simon asked him what his dream was and he answered to bring happiness and love to everyone. Chris loves him.


Next, we have Tom London who combines technology and magic. He asks Chris to write down one landmark from around the world and show it to the other judges, but not him. Tom gave Chris a boarding pass to go to Washington DC to see the Lincoln Memorial. He asks the other judges their landmarks and Simon says Big Ben, Heidi says the Statue of Liberty, Mel B says the Trevi Fountain, and Howie said Cairo and the Pyramids.


The crowd really enjoyed Tom London. Chris says they are processing what he did, that was incredible. Simon says what he does magic wise is amazing, but he has to learn how to become a great performer.


Next is Eric Jones and he tells us his father his best friend. He says when he told his father what he wanted to do his father asked him if that’s what made him happy and encouraged him to do it. He says tonight’s performance will literally make him or break him. He wants him to do this more than anything. Simon asks what he’s done to prepare and Eric says he took all their comments into consideration and he hopes they like what they see, especially Simon who gave him a no in the auditions.


Eric comes down and has Chris sign the face of a card and he does a quick trick with it. He does a special trick for Simon with a hammer and Chris’s card and he has Simon move down to the other side of the table. He says when the card vanishes people asks where could it be and he hits Simon’s buzzer and Chris’s card is in the buzzer. Simon says that was brilliant. Howie says people backstage are so happy because he broke Simon’s buzzer. Chris says that was some black magic. Simon says there are 7 places left to go forward and he picked a day where there are lots of good acts and he gave himself a shot.


Next is Angelica Hale and she’s 9 years old. She’s going to sing Girl on Fire by Alicia Keys. The crowd is cheering for her. She gets a standing ovation and the crowd seemed to love it. The crowd is cheering golden buzzer. Howie says he will never forget her. Mel B says she is a beautiful ray of light. Chris says he is blown away and she looks like an adorable child and he doesn’t understand how those pipes fit in that tiny body. He hits his golden buzzer and she’s straight through to the next round.


Next is Danylo and Oskar, the child who is flexible who is performing with his father. Chris says he wishes he had that kind of fun with his dad when he was a kid. Mel B says it was a whole new act with different tricks. Next we have two girls who are doing an aerial act. Simon says it’s traumatic today because they are up in the air with no net. Heidi says they are little daredevils.


Next is Yosein Chi who is a danger act. He says tonight he is bringing on something much more dangerous because he wants to win over all the judges. He used to it but retired from it 10 years ago but he brought it back to make it to the live shows. He balances his head on three tiers of glass with a crystal bottle on top. He unveils another platform with knives around a balance beam and he places blocks up that he’s going to balance on with the knives on the ground around him and he pushes the blocks out and lands on the beam.


Heidi says she literally held her breath the entire time, and Yosein says me to. Chris says the audience seen him push those blocks out and they didn’t realize it was part of the act and he thanks him for not dying on the show. Simon said he did win him over with that act. Heidi says it will be tough to choose who will go through.


Next is Darcy Callus and he sings Somebody to Love by Queen while playing a keyboard. The crowd is cheering in the background. He gets an ovation from the audience and four of the five judges. Chris says he’s a sensitive piano guy and that was really well done. Mel B says he gave them sexiness and range.


Next is the opera singing cab driver, Carlos De Antonis. He seen America’s Got Talent while he was in the hospital with two broken legs and he knew one day he would be there. Chris greets him and wishes him luck. He sings O Sole Mio by Mario Lanza, also done by Luciano Pavarotti. Heidi thinks he’s lovable but she wonders if it’s good enough for the live shows. Simon doesn’t think he’s the best singer, but he’s likable and more enjoyable. Howie says the moment he walks out to the moment he starts talking everyone has a smile on their face.


The next act is Canion Shijirbat, who uses the projection screen for his act. Heidi buzzes, and Simon follows with his buzzer. Simon says he’s seen this act done a lot of times and he’s seen it done better and it was a let down, but he likes him.


Next is a dance group from South Korea named Just Jerk. The had to look at how they top their audition performance and they’ve been practicing every chance they got. They prepared something more dynamic. They want to prove even if you’re from the other side of the world, you can still achieve the American Dream. Mel B wishes them luck.


The crowd really seems to enjoy Just Jerk and the judges are wowed. They get an ovation for the audience and all five judges. Mel B says she’s never seen that kind of precision on the show before. Simon is impressed the amount of work they put into it. It’s like a machine and it’s brilliant. Howie thinks there are only 6 spots left and they just made this really, really, really tough.


Simon tells Chris that he went through a phase in the auditions where he’s only attractive to 80-year olds and Chris says that’s fantastic. We have Maw Kitty who is singing My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Marilyn Monroe. Mel B says she liked her the first time, but not this time. Simon starts making cat noises into the microphone and Mel B chases him with her drink. Simon says when she was coming towards him he got scared. Simon thought he was amazing as usual.


Next is The Singing Trump and he’s going to win AGT. He says his first audition was spot on and he did it better than Bruno Mars. He says he can sing like anyone and he does a Michael Jackson impersonation. He says they are going to be blown away like his hair on a windy day. He comes out and says he’s going to make AGT great again! Simon asks if he’s going to improve upon the first time and he says yes. He dedicates the next song to the one and only love of his life, him. He sings I Want it That Way by Backstreet Boys. The crowd is laughing. He then changes to Everybody and the crowd is on their feet dancing.


The Singing Trump gets a standing ovation. Simon says he loves this show. Chris says this was something he didn’t know he needed in his life. Heidi doesn’t think he has the best voice in the world, but she loves his dancing. Mel B says she is eating her words from the audition because he entertained them with the two best Backstreet songs of all time. Chris says this could be a tour.


Finally, we have the escape artist Demian Aditya. His wife is scared but she supports her husband. He’s going to be buried alive. He says 10% of him is saying don’t do this. His wife is crying and she’s really scared right now. They are outside to watch this act. He has a ten foot hole and he’s going to be tied to a chain, padlocked, and handcuffed and he’s going to buried and they are going to drop the sand. Simon asks if he’s sure he wants to do this. We see a warning that says dangerous stunt, do not attempt.


There’s a timer on the screen of 1:30. The judges are concerned and the tv they are watching, the camera goes out. His wife starts screaming to get him out and the judges start calling for the same and one of the guys who’s putting dirt in the hole turns out to be Demian. Simon says he genuinely thought he was dead and he didn’t know whether to kill him or the producers because he was going to have a heart attack. Howie says 6 spots, they are going to deliberate.


The judges are now deliberating. Chris says it was an honor to be there. Howie says he’s a great host, comedian, and now he’s a great job. The first acts called up are Mariachi Nuevo Santader and Heidi is sorry, they didn’t make it through.


Next is Darcy Callum, The Masqueraders, and Carlos de Antonis. Simon gives them the news and says they sounded good but only one can go through to the next stage. Mel B says this is the worst and Simon says it really is a tough one. The act going through is The Masqueraders.


Next is Danylo and Oskar, Sarah and her dog Hero, Yosein Chi, and the aerial little girl act. Simon explains they can only put 7 acts through and the act going through is Sarah and Hero. She congratulates her.


Next is The Baker family, Harrison Greenbaum, Eric Jennifer, and Canion Shijirbat. Heidi addresses them and she says they felt that none of them stepped it from their previous audition and none of them make it through to the live shows.


Next is The Singing Trump, Maw Kitty, and Dancing Pumpkin Man. Howie says the one act moving on to the live shows is…The Singing Trump.


Next is Demian Aditya and Just Jerk. Simon is thrilled to tell them both of them will be joining them for the live shows.


Last are the two magicians, Tom London and Eric Jones. Mel B gives them the news and the act moving on is…Eric Jones.

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