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'America's Got Talent' season 14: Joseph Allen gets Howie Mandel's golden buzzer after his original song impressed judges

Hailing from Texas, 21-year-old Joseph Allen advanced straight to the live rounds after he left the judges and audience stunned with his original song.


The second round of 'America's Got Talent' season 14 auditions kicked off on Tuesday night, and we witnessed another breathtaking golden buzzer. 

Judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union were mesmerized by a host of talented performers.  In fact, there was one particular contestant who stunned the judges quite thoroughly, and he received a golden buzzer, making him the second contestant to receive the buzzer this season. 

America's Got Talent -- "Auditions 2" Episode 1402 -- Pictured: (l-r) Gabrielle Union, Howie Mandel, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

 Hailing from Texas, 21-year-old Joseph Allen advanced straight to the live rounds after he left the judges and audience stunned with his original song. Before he could go on stage to perform, Allen who is a motocross racer and student in Phoenix, Arizona, said, "I see myself as someone who can make a major impact in the world and I just want to see how much of a footprint I can leave on Earth before I leave." 

Allen revealed that he always had a way of getting his dreams accomplished, he also taught himself how to engineer and produce music. The contestant further revealed that he was the youngest among 12 siblings and grew up in a blended family. 

His original song was about how everyone is going to know his name, and how he wants to leave his own footprint in this world. After his performance, the judges gave him a standing ovation and the 21-year-old collapsed to the floor in tears. 

America's Got Talent -- "Auditions 2" Episode 1402 -- Pictured: Joseph Allen -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC) 

After the judges were done with their comments, Mandel revealed how inspired he was by his performance, so much so, that he got up from his chair and stood on the table and pressed the golden buzzer for Allen. 

In an interview with People, Mandel spoke about why he pressed the golden buzzer for Allen. "I was waiting for an inexplicable moment. The most gratifying experiences are always my golden buzzer moments because my golden buzzer moments are the most in the moment, emotional and heartfelt. The way it looks on the stage with that huge noise and that golden confetti is exactly the way I feel. If you can visualize an emotion, that’s what’s going on in my heart when it happens." 

Now that Allen is through to the live shows along with 22-year-old blind and autistic pianist and singer Kodi Lee, we can't wait to see what he brings to the AGT stage. 

'America's Got Talent' airs every Tuesday night on NBC. Check your local listings for more information. 

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