'America's Got Talent' Season 15: Waffle Crew dance their way into viewers' hearts with slick, stylish moves
This is the third quarterfinal of 'America's Got Talent', with 11 acts all competing for five slots in the upcoming semifinals, as decided by the voting public
'America's Got Talent' just aired another quarterfinal episode this Tuesday night, August 25, on the NBC network. As the ever-smiling host Terry Crews reminded us, the eyes of the world were on the AGT set in Hollywood tonight, as a multitude of viewers looked on to determine who might be the nation's next big star. Big-time names like Bette Davis, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, and Will Smith had all the graced the Universal Studios set that they were filming in and now it was up to the audience to see who would go through to the semifinals. Once again, 11 acts were all competing in this live quarterfinal for five slots in the semifinals and the contestants were encouraged to bring their A-game to impress the judges.
Simon Cowell was once again unavailable as he continued to recuperate from his horrific bike accident, so this time it was merely down to the three judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Sofia Vergara. Howie was shifted to sit in between Heidi and Sofia, an occasion he called the most gorgeous man sandwich ever. He also wished Simon a speedy recovery, saying that the entire show's hearts and thoughts were with the straight-shooting British judge.
Although Simon wasn't there, his golden-buzzer winning act from the auditions, Waffle Crew, turned up with a crisp and delightfully choreographed set, full of tricks, flips, jumps and spins. The New York-based dance troupe were looking resplendent in their red and white tracksuits straight out of a hip-hop video and pulled off an effortless-looking routine on the streets of the studio set, complete with a basketball, quick footwork and cartwheels. Later on, they performed some stylish somersaults and gravity defying-shimmies around a pole in a subway car, with one dancer even running up a wall and flipping off it, as they continued to wow us with breathless acrobatics, handstands and breakdancing moves.
These seven Black young men certainly lived up to their name of We Are Family For Life Entertainment, as they put on a show that transported everybody away from the harsh realities of the coronavirus pandemic. As Klum observed, it was like an old-timey Hollywood musical and even loved the slow-motion TikTok moves that these young men pulled off. Sofia was enthralled as well, saying that she wished she could vote for them, because they definitely deserved it. Howie was also effusive with his praise, noting that even though Simon wasn't there, he had definitely seen what the Waffle Crew could offer when he gave them his golden buzzer during the audition rounds. He praised their passion, moves and energy and the fact that they were striving against every unfortunate circumstance that came their way.
The viewers were also wowed by their splendid showing, with one fan noting that they had just blown her mind.
Another viewer observed that their moves were amazing, and she was now in love with them.
If you'd like to vote for Waffle Crew, make sure you do so before the voting closes at 7 am ET on Wednesday morning tomorrow. See you on Wednesday night at 8 pm ET, where we all get to see who made it through to the semifinals of 'America's Got Talent'!