'America's Got Talent' Season 15: Noah Epps surprises with real dance skills despite his puppet-like appearance
Dancing to dubstep-flavored EDM, Noah surprised and delighted with some shocking contortions and double-jointed shudder steps that looked like a puppet had come to life
The latest episode of 'America's Got Talent' kicked off on Tuesday night on the NBC network. Starting things off was the incredibly talented Noah Epps, an 11-year-old boy who was made up to look like a Pinnochio-like puppet or a ventriloquist's dummy come to life. He said that he had been dancing for four or five years already and that his inspiration came from kids who were dancing at recess while he was in first grade at school. However, Noah's talents at the time weren't up to par to enable him to join their dance crew, something that motivated him to keep honing his talent. He said that he might have sucked at the time, but he was now up on the biggest stage on national television to prove that he has what it takes to be an outstanding entertainer.
Despite Howie Mandel expressing his doubts about a single dancer holding their attention on a big stage, Noah proved he had genuinely good dance moves. Dancing to dubstep-flavored EDM, Noah surprised and delighted with some shocking contortions and double-jointed shudder steps that looked like a puppet had come to life and was breaking out his favorite robotic dance moves. At one point he twisted his body a full 180 degrees, looking like something out of 'The Exorcist' movie. It was both eerie and compelling to watch his incredible and bizarre moves.
Despite his strange get up, his performance was exemplary and Howie declared that his performance was lit! He said that he had been wrong about Noah and that he had commanded the stage. Sofia Vergara said she loved seeing his dance moves and Simon Cowell said that he was one to watch. Heidi Klum also loved him and said that she wanted to give him his first yes. Noah naturally got four yeses from all the judges.
Fans on social media were also agreeing with Howie and saying that Noah's moves had been lit. One viewer said, "Damn this kid got skills" and another fan said, "That performance was indeed fire, I’ll be rooting for that kid" and posting gifs of Pinnochio dancing from the Disney film that first launched puppets into pop culture. Make sure you tune in to America's Got Talent every Tuesday night at 8 pm ET for more slick dance moves.