This week on 'America's Got Talent' judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Julianne Hough, and Gabrielle Union took on a whole new set of performers who auditioned in the hopes of making it to the next round. Season 14 continued on NBC on Tuesday, June 25, night with a two-hour episode featuring stunning acts and performances.
Over the last four weeks, we've witnessed exceptionally good auditions that left the judges stunned.
There were four contestants who also won golden buzzers over the past weeks. 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 Figueroa.
On June 24, we witnessed a number of impeccable performances that received a standing ovation from the judges, but among them all, there were a few performances that stood out. Here's a rundown of the top performers:
Ndlovu Youth Choir
Hailing from South Africa, the Ndlovu Youth Choir appeared on AGT, hoping to live the American dream. Coming from Limpopo, a small community that suffers from poverty, many of the choir members are orphans. Performing 'My African Dream' on the AGT stage, it was something we've never watched on the series till date. Apart from leaving everyone stunned with their voices, the choir also had choreography to go along with their performance. Union and Hough were on their feet even before their song could end. Mandel and Cowell followed suit once the choir was done with their performance. The judges were overall thrilled that they were waiting for a choir that sounds like something they've never heard. The Ndlovu Youth Choir might not have gotten a Golden Buzzer, but they did get four yes and moved on to the next round.
Izzy and Easton
11-year-old Izzy and 14-year-old Easton are best friends and have been dancing together for the last five years. Their performance was already revealed in a sneak peek that was shared by the series over the weekend. Performing a contemporary routine, the young dancers changed Cowell's mind and made him a fan of the genre. Their moves were on point and the emotions portrayed in their performance were remarkable. No wonder they received four yeses from the judges and moved on to the next round.
Lukas and Falco
Falco is an adorable furball who performed a K-9 freestyle routine with his owner Lukas. This performance will leave your hearts melting at the level of cuteness. Since Falco is getting older, Lukas reveals that after AGT he will retire since he wants Falco to go out with a bang. Performing to 'Footloose', Falco does the cutest tricks ever. Though it might feel like you have seen these dance routines a million times, it will leave you adoring Falco. After their performance, Lukas and Falco receive a standing ovation from the judges and Cowell called them the best dog act this season.
Super talented kids are taking over AGT. Top of the list is Emanne Beasha, a 10-year-old girl with a voice that will leave you confused about her age. Performing her version of the opera classic 'Nessun Dorma', she stuns the judges and audience with her voice. Though she was nervous before her performance, the second she started singing she aced it nailing the high notes like a professional. Cowell told Beasha that she is absolutely fantastic and Mandel said that all her dreams are about to come true. She moved on to the next round with four yeses.
Apart from these four performances, there were other contestants who stood out with their performances, like Verba Shadow troupe, and IDEGO VR – who used phobia based technology. Though we didn't get to witness a Golden Buzzer this week, Hough took to Twitter and promised fans that we will get to see her press the buzzer next week.
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