'America's Got Talent: The Champions' Season 2: Howie opts not to hit golden buzzer for Marcelito, fans upset
After his performance, Simon tried to convince Howie into using his golden buzzer for them. But Howie wanted to save it for someone else.
'America's Got Talent: The Champions' Season 2 continued on Monday night with Episode 2. This week, it was Howie Mandel's turn to decide who gets the Golden Buzzer and advances directly to the finale.
Last week we saw the first 10 contestants take to the stage and perform. Amongst them only two made it to the semifinals after the superfans from all 50 states voted for their favorite performances. Angelina Jordan was the one contestant who won Heidi Klum's golden buzzer after her out-of-the-world Jazz rendition of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. One contestant was saved by the judges and joined the other two in the semifinals.
Back again this week, Heidi, Howie, Alesha Dixon, and Simon Cowell returned to their seats as the judges. The first contestant who kick-started the night with a stunning performance was Marcelito Pomoy who won 'Philippines Got Talent' in 2011. Proving that he still has those vocals, he went back and forth between countertenor and tenor and it was absolutely brilliant.
After his performance, Simon was smiling ear to ear and tried to convince Howie into using his golden buzzer for them. But Howie wanted to save it for someone else on the show claiming it is too early to use the Golden Buzzer with nine contestants remaining. Heidi was impressed with his unique performance, she was jumping up and down.
Though Marcelito didn't win the Golden Buzzer, he still has the chance to make it through if the superfans vote for him. But fans are not happy that he didn't get the golden buzzer, affirming that Howie made a mistake.
"@howiemandel #AGTChampions you should have sent that Marcelito through with the Golden Buzzer...you are the fool that put through that idiot last week that dressed like a crazy woman that could not dance, sing or do anything ... what for who knows...why are you even there???" a fan wrote.
"@howiemandel #AGTChampions how you should have used you golden buzzer I don't think you will anyone better them him you may have made the worst mistake of your life," a fan shared.
Adding to that another wrote, "@howiemandel #AGTChampions If you don’t have the cojones to use the buzzer - you shouldn’t have it!!! Marcelinho was worthy of it, regardless of his placement in tonight’s lineup."
"Howie what are you thinking you will never have a chance to be the one who gave us one of the greatest voices @howiemandel #AGTChampions," shared a fan.
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'America's Got Talent: The Champions' Season 2 airs every Monday night only on NBC. Check your local listings for more information.