'America's Got Talent: The Champions' Season 2: Simon loves Boogie Storm, but Howie and fans are not pleased
Simon Cowell's favorite Star Wars inspired dance group, Boogie Storm returned to the 'America's Got Talent: The Champions' Season 2 stage for the grand finale and fans are still not impressed.
Forty acts from all around the world performed during the preliminary rounds, only 10 remain in the grand finale, and only one amongst those 10 will walk away with the title of 'AGT: The Champions'.
Judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Alesha Dixon returned to their judging panel. The finalists who will battle it out for the title are Angelina Jordan, Boogie Storm, V.Unbeatable, Silhouettes, Hans, Tyler Butler-Figueroa, Marcelito Pomoy, Alexa Lauenburger, Sandou Trio Russian Bar and Duo Transcend.
Boogie Storm advanced to the finale after Simon stole Howie's golden buzzer and sent the dance group to the finale. Boogie Storm first appeared on Britain's Got Talent, and made it the finale, but didn't win. Back again determined to win the title this year, they brought their best to the stage. While it was enough for Simon to enjoy and love their performance, Howie didn't and fans agree with him.
Simon’s Favs @boogie_storm return for more! The Stormtroopers dance to "Party Up" by DMX and The Cha Cha Slide! #AGTChampions pic.twitter.com/VWAiBSA66h— AGT Auditions (@AGTAuditions) February 11, 2020
Back again, though they had a few moves, it was nothing special, or nothing like we've never seen before. Howie buzzes them. After their performance, he shared, “I don’t get it. The dancing isn’t fantastic, there’s no message.” Simon shared, “The dark side has become the light side and I applaud you.”
Taking to Twitter after their performance, fans agree with Howie sharing that their performance was underwhelming. "I totally agreed with @howiemandel on that buzzer. Boogie Storm was underwhelming. Average dance moves can’t be hidden with some music and stormtrooper outfits. #AGTChampions #AGTFinals #GoodRiddance #SimonIsBlind," a fan wrote.
"Simon Cowell has gone insane. Really Simon? You think that Boogie Storm is the best of the best? You're letting your love of star wars cloud your judgment. Take away the gimmick, and if they weren't dressed as storm troopers, you wouldn't bat an eyelash," a fan wrote.
Adding to that another said, "#[email protected] you are terrible. The "storm trooper" gimmick is already old and played out. You had like 3 weeks to prepare for the final...and THAT is what you came up with?"
"@SimonCowell you are off your rocker with Boogie Storm. More deserving act to be there...ALL OTHER ACTS. Kudos to @howiemandel for buzzing. This act degrades @AGT and Champions. #AGT #AGTChampions," a fan wrote.
While another said, "@SimonCowell has clearly been brainwashed by the dark side. #AGTChampions #[email protected]_storm should’ve been nowhere near these finals tonight."
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'America's Got Talent: The Champions' Season 2 airs every Monday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.