'America's Got Talent' season 14 premiere acts include 'unbeatable' dance troupe, a 22-year-old blind pianist and more
The two-hour-long premiere of 'America's Got Talent' season 14 introduced us to a host of brilliant talent from around the globe.
After a long and endless wait, 'America's Got Talent' season 14 premiered on Tuesday night, and it was nothing short of amazing.
While Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel took the judges seat once again this season, Mel B and Heidi Klum didn't return. They were replaced by Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union.
'America's Got Talent' also kicked off their season with a new host. Terry Crews who hosted 'America's Got Talent: The Champions' replaced Tyra Banks this season as the series' new host.
The two-hour-long premiere of 'America's Got Talent' season 14 introduced us to a handful of impeccable talent from around the globe. We even got to see a glimpse of what Hough and Union will bring to the AGT judging panel this season.
The first act this season was 60-year-old Greg Morton who is a voice specialist and a comic. Being a 'Star Wars' fan Morton nailed impressions starting from Darth Vader, the sound of spaceships, the lightsabers and of course, Chewbacca. Receiving a standing ovation from the judges, Morton became a little emotional but all that praise was rightly deserved.
Morton wasn't the only strong contestant who stood out during the auditions, he was followed by Eric Chien, a magician from Texas, 47-year-old Jackie Fabulous a stand-up comic from the Bronx and classical pianist Patrizio Ratto, who came all the way from Italy to participate in the competition.
Apart from outstanding talent, we also got to see a few not so good ones who received X's from the judges; here we'd like to warn viewers about having to see a fully grown man in a leotard who called himself 'Monkey'. He appeared on stage with a tutu, monkey ears and ballet slippers. Cowell, Mandel and Union all three X'd him immediately after he uttered the words 'You could probably even braid my back.' Which could probably be the most disturbing sentence we've ever heard on the AGT stage. Though Hough was nice enough and didn't hit her X, Cowell did it for her. Following 'Monkey' the other four acts that came after him also received X's.
But back to the contestants that really stood out for us. Starting from singer-songwriter Sophie Pecora who performed an original song called '7th Grade' which is about her being bullied at school to an Indian dance group, the V. Unbeatable crew that came all the way from Mumbai to showcase their talent.
But as usual, AGT saved the best for the last, with Kodi Lee, a 22-year-old autistic and blind pianist and singer who dreams of becoming a rockstar. He brought the judges to tears with his performance of “A Song For You' and also received a Golden Buzzer from Union which means Lee has now advanced straight to the live shows. Fans had earlier predicted Cowell would be giving him the golden buzzer, but in the end, we know he got what he deserved.
'America's Got Talent' airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.
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