'America's Got Talent' Season 15: Summer's hottest show is back with a bang, stunning acts guaranteed

We greeted new judge Sofia Vergara as she took her place alongside Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and returning judge Heidi Klum


                            'America's Got Talent' Season 15: Summer's hottest show is back with a bang, stunning acts guaranteed
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Another summer is upon us and we all know what that means. Another season of 'America's Got Talent' — the hottest talent show on the planet has just kicked off. There have been some changes and shakeups since last year, but none more welcome than the recent tweaks to the judging panel. This year, we said hello to the new judge, Sofia Vergara, as she takes her place alongside Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel and returning judge Heidi Klum, who was a dearly loved member of the show. Once again, Terry Crews reprises his hosting duties, bringing his trademark energy and smile to his interactions with the contestants.  

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Pork Chop Revue on AGT (NBC)

Season 15 of 'America's Got Talent' promises to be bigger and better, and we certainly kicked off the auditions round in an entertaining fashion. The very first contestants to make it through the gate were Pork Chop Revue, a collection of performing pigs led by husband and wife duo Les and Nina. The audience was stunned as these pretty pink animals did their best to emulate human performers, as they hopped on stools, rolled out red carpets (literally), and slalomed in between Nina's legs like an Olympic skier. 

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Heidi Klum gets a kiss (NBC)

The Olympics theme then continued, as the pigs then managed to hurdle over some mighty high obstacles, pushed forward big wheels and the big mama pig then stole the show by sauntering by us with her baby pig in a pram. The judges were blown away by this spectacular level of showmanship, and Klum was so charmed by the intelligent creatures that she even went on stage to sneak a kiss. Naturally, they received four yeses and a huge ovation from the crowd.

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There were more highlights to come, including an electric dance duo from India called Bad Salsa and an acoustic rock outfit called Broken Roots. The latter consisted of two no-nonsense Chicago law enforcement officers who brought the crowd to their feet with their rough and gruff version of Bon Jovi's classic, 'Wanted Dead Or Alive'. Their soaring, gritty voices were powerful and emotional, resounding with the crowd who loudly cheered for their efforts. They earned four big yeses from the judges for their efforts, and there were even bigger performances and memorable moments to come.

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Suffice it to say, it's been a spectacular Season 15 premiere from 'America's Got Talent' thus far. There have been some amazing singers, dancers, magicians, comedians and plenty of not-so-amazing performers too, which just adds to the entertainment value. Fans were also excitedly crowing about it on social media, saying, "You know it's summer when AGT is on," and another fan exclaimed, "There are so many talented people who deserve to make a living doing what they love and entertaining others while doing it. Wouldn't that be a wonderful world?" We definitely agree.

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Tune in next Tuesday at 8 pm on the NBC network to catch up with more 'America's Got Talent'.