'America's Got Talent' season 14: Benicio Bryant's audition reminds Simon Cowell of Harry Styles' X Factor performance

'America's Got Talent' season 14: Benicio Bryant's audition reminds Simon Cowell of Harry Styles' X Factor performance

'America's Got Talent' season 14 is on a roll this year. The series premiered recently and despite being only two episodes in with the auditions, the contestants on stage are really putting on a show. 

In the past two episodes, we came across star acts like Kodi Lee, Sophie Pecora, Greg Morton, V.Unbeatable, GForce, Joseph Allen,  and more. Now, another name can be added to this list and that is of 14-year-old Benicio Bryant. 

America's Got Talent -- "Auditions 2" Episode 1402 -- Pictured: Benicio Bryant -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

Bryant took the stage and performed his rendition of 'The Joke' by Brandi Carlile. His powerful voice captivated the audiences instantly and the judges gave Bryant a standing ovation once he was done. 

It was a golden buzzer worthy performance, but even though he didn't get it, he was flooded with amazing comments from the judges. Simon Cowell, in fact, compared Bryant's audition to the first time he watched Harry Styles audition for the UK's 'The X Factor'. 

Interestingly, this is not the first time Bryant auditioned for a competition. Previously, the teenager appeared on 'The Voice Kids' Germany and placed second. Bryant also performed with Carlile on 'The Late Night Show with Seth Meyers'. 


At the of 14, Bryant also released a single last November titled 'My Love.' On his Facebook page, Bryant revealed that Sia, Selena, and Lady Gaga are his inspiration. After seeing his performance on AGT, fans on Twitter shared their love and support for the contestant who received a yes from all four of the judges and advanced to the next round. 

"Incredible performance Benicio, seriously. The song by Brandi Carlile is so powerful, and you nailed it! Congrats! #AGT #BenicioBryant," a fan wrote on Twitter. 


"BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO Mr. Benicio, that was beautiful and very captivating. I can't wait to hear you sing again," said another fan. 

While another added, "Dude u slayed it, freakin' brilliant performance!! Your voice is pure original, you're truly blessed Your future is endless." 

We can't wait to see what Bryant brings to the stage when he performs in the next round. 

'America's Got Talent' season 14 airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information. 


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