'America's Got Talent' season 14: A rapping youth choir to amazing contortionists, here are the best performers from episode 4
'America's Got Talent' returned on Tuesday night for a two-hour episode featuring amazing talent and surprising acts.
This week on America's Got Talent judges, Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union took on a new set of performers who auditioned in the hopes of making it to the next round and maybe even getting a Golden Buzzer.
Over the last three weeks, we saw three breathtaking and much deserving Golden Buzzers. Kodi Lee was the first to receive a Golden Buzzer this season from Union, followed by Mandel who pressed the Golden Buzzer for singer Joseph Allen, and last week we witnessed Cowell use his Golden Buzzer for 11-year-old violinist Tyler Butler-Figuera.
This week we witnessed a vast number of great performers who were unique in their own way, but overall there were a few performances that stood out amongst the rest. Here is a rundown of the top performers from Tuesday night's episode of America's Got Talent.
Detroit Youth Choir
The Detroit Youth Choir's performance is something that will never be forgotten by anyone who watched it. As usual, AGT saved the best for the last, and taking to the stage were a number of kids with their choir instructor. They performed their version of Macklemore's 'Can't Hold Us Down' and it was nothing but breathtaking and inspirational. They started their performance with perfect harmonies but when least expected they broke out into dancing and rap. The judges and audience were all awestruck by their performance and gave them a standing ovation. But that's not all, host Terry Crews, entered the stage and revealed how the choir is a representation of him and where he came from. That's not all, taking everyone by surprise, Terry Crews used his Golden Buzzer for the Detroit Youth Choir which was the highlight of the entire episode.
12-year-old Ansley Burns' performance was previously released as a sneak peek by the series. Taking to the AGT stage, she performed her version of Aretha Franklin's 'Think.' Halfway through the song, Burns was stopped by Cowell and he asked her to sing the song acapella without the background track because it wasn't doing the song justice. And he was right, Burns effortlessly performed the song without the background track and had the entire audience including the judges cheering for her. Being able to sing a song without the track in the perfect note is not an easy thing to do, but Burns did it and the judges were amazed by her professionalism. Burns received four yeses and moves on to the next round.
The crew entered the stage without any introduction, which might have left everyone puzzled, but once they started to perform the judges were stunned. It was a jaw-dropping performance filled with body-bending contortionism and precise, gravity-defying choreography that looked effortless but surely isn't an easy thing to do. They had brought something new and different to the AGT stage. They received a standing ovation from all four judges and got four yeses moving on to the next round.
Though these three performances stood out, there were other acts that were unique and something that we don't get to see often on the AGT stage, like 18-year-old guitarist Marcin Patrzalek who played a mashup of Beethoven's 5th symphony with "Toxicity" by System of a Down and left judges amazed. Cowell was much more impressed than other judges. Another impeccable act that was loved by all was that of Sos Petrosyan who is a magician and did amazing tricks using cards. He made them change, appear and disappear all out of thin air.
'America's Got Talent' season 14 airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.