'AGT: All-Stars' host Terry Crews leaves fans upset after awarding Detroit Youth Choir his golden buzzer
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA: We knew coming into tonight's 'America's Got Talent: All-Stars' episode that Terry Crews would be giving away the Golden Buzzer. Fans were equally unhappy and unsurprised when Detroit Youth Choir, the past finalists from 'America's Got Talent', who received a Golden Buzzer from Terry in their first season, were awarded again on Monday night's episode.
"One Golden Buzzer is not enough," says Terry as he's done it once more! The 'America's Got Talent' host gave the Golden Buzzer to the Detroit Youth Choir on 'America's Got Talent: All Stars,' more than three years after he did it at their initial audition in 2019. The Detroit Youth Choir, led by choir director Anthony White, sang Imagine Dragons' 'Thunder' at their 'AGT: All Stars' audition on Monday, January 9. 'AGT: All Stars' has brought back 60 international talents to battle for bragging rights. Some have previously won the show. On Season 14, the Detroit Youth Choir finished second to Kodi Lee. However, people were not overjoyed to see the choir group win another Golden Buzzer this time.
Only two artists from tonight's two-hour event advanced to the finals. One was determined by a Super Fan Vote, and the other by Terry's Golden Buzzer. Simon Cowell couldn't hold back his tears after seeing the DYC perform. "I'm completely dumbfounded. I’m actually speechless. I mean, seriously speechless," Simon replied. "This was just magic. Absolute creative magic. It’s one of the best things... I’m actually quite emotional."
"You know, that radiated more than just music and song and dance. It was emotion and passion. It was exciting. It was thrilling and exactly what an 'AGT: All Star' needs to be," judge Howie Mandel stated. "That was a championship performance. It really was."
"Some choirs can be little on the smoothie side, but not you guys," judge Heidi Klum noted. "You just mashed that song up and spat out a whole new thing, which was incredible."
Then came Terry Crews' big moment. "We don’t need to go to the Super Fan Vote on this one. Mr. White, you have changed the lives of thousands of young men and women all over and for what you have done for the city of Detroit, for what you have done in this world, one Golden Buzzer is not enough!"
Fans quickly took to social media to call out the 'AGT' host, "Favoritism much?" Another person called it, "What a waste of a Golden Buzzer!" Fans who had their own pick wrote, "I mean let’s be honest, the Argentinians should have received the golden buzzer." Questioning the group's talent, one viewer tweeted, "Out of all the acts tonight who have been amazing, I have no clue how the choir gets the golden buzzer! They didn’t get any better than before. I get their story, but it’s supposed to be about talent."
I mean let’s be honest, the Argentinians should have received the golden buzzer. #AGTAllStars— 𝔰𝔞𝔪 🍊𝔬𝔣𝔪𝔡 🏴☠️ (@the_endverse) January 10, 2023
Out of all the acts tonight who have been amazing, I have no clue how the choir gets the golden buzzer! They didn’t get any better than before. I get their story, but it’s supposed to be about talent. #AGTAllStars— Nancy (@SummerLover47) January 10, 2023
Another fan called this move predictable, "Could see that golden buzzer coming a mile away." Another person added, "Not at all bashing the motivation that the Detroit Choir must bring to young people - but I didn't really feel that act."
#AGTAllStars Could see that golden buzzer coming a mile away.— TheShyGirl (@TheShyGirlAO3) January 10, 2023
"Am I only the one that doesn’t see what was so great about DYC’s performance?" a Redditor wrote on DYC's performance. Fans who preferred Aidan Bryant's performance over DYC wrote, "These clowns got the golden buzzer AGAIN?!! Over Aiden?!"
'America's Got Talent: All-Stars' airs every Monday at 8/7c on NBC.
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