'America's Got Talent': From a Malambo group to a Golden Buzzer performance, here are the top acts this week
After airing a recap of the show's best moments so far due to July 4 and its festivities last week, 'America's Got Talent' season 14 returned on Tuesday night for its sixth and final set of auditions, and it was as exciting as the previous episodes.
This week Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Julianne Hough, and Gabrielle Union took on a new set of contestants who auditioned in the hopes of getting four yeses and making it to the next round. The final week of auditions stood out because the series introduced us to some of the best singers the series has featured this season. And one among those singers also received a Golden Buzzer.
From mysterious mentalists, hoop aerialists, singers to comedians, this week's auditions were quite entertaining. While most of the acts were impressive, there were a few that did manage to outdo the rest. Here is a rundown of the best acts and performances this week on 'America's Got Talent' that caught our attention.
This French couple who are former Olympians share two kids and are hands down the sexiest and one of the best acrobatic acts we've seen in a long time. Going by the name Duo MainTenanT, they could barely keep their hands off each other, but at the same time, they performed the most jaw-dropping stunts you could imagine without losing their grip. The judges could barely contain their excitement while watching them perform. Julianne Hough got up from her seat even before the couple could be done with their performance. Their raw and sultry performance earned them a standing ovation from all four judges. "You guys are by far the best acrobatic act that I've seen. I am blown away," Hough said, impressed. They received four yeses and moved on to the next round.
This female Argentinian Malambo group brought the AGT roof down with their breathtaking performance. When they hit the stage, one could make out that they were clearly emotional and nervous. But living up to the phrase 'actions speak louder than words' their performance spoke for them. They put up a crazy act involving drums and bolo spinning that will leave you sitting at the edge of your seat. Even more emotional after a successful performance one of the performers revealed that trying out on AGT was a dream come true for them. Cowell told the group to never doubt their talent and gave them a yes, which was followed by three more from the other judges. Getting four yeses, they also moved on to the next round.
This Swedish crooner's performance brought tears to almost everyone's eyes and it was nothing less than spectacular. Following his passion and waiting for a chance to showcase his talent, Chris performed his version of John Lennon's Imagine. His soulful and passionate performance left most fighting back their tears and that included judge Gabrielle Union as well. After his performance, Chris received a standing ovation from all four judges who were impressed with his rendition and his capability of taking it and making it sound like his own. Chris was praised by every judge including Cowell and received four yeses from the judges. We can't wait to see what he brings to the AGT stage in the next round.
AGT always saves the best for last and this season it was Luke Islam and it was well-deserved. Luke's dreams of being on Broadway and making it big, and after looking at his audition it is evident that this kid will go a long way. He started performing since he was in pre-school and now for the AGT stage he sang his rendition of "She Used to Be Mine" from the broadway show 'Waitress'. His pitch was flawless; throughout his performance he did not only sing beautifully but it was thoroughly emotional as well. Once he was done with his performance, he received a standing ovation not just from the judges but the entire audience as well. Overwhelmed by the applause, Luke broke down even before the judges could give their remarks.
And, finally, the moment we all have been waiting for, "Not only are you going to become a star and get your dream to come true, I don't think you need to wait that much longer," Hough told Luke as she slammed the Golden Buzzer for him. It was an emotional moment that brought Hough to tears.
'America's Got Talent' season 14 airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.