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‘America’s Got Talent’ Recap: The Red Panda Amazes With Acrobatics

Wed, June 19, 2013 12:20am EDT by 5 Comments
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Due to the season finale of ‘The Voice,’ the June 18 episode of ‘America’s Got Talent’ was shortened to just one hour — but that didn’t mean there wasn’t enough talent to make your jaw drop!

The incredible acts on America’s Got Talent just keep getting better — and crazier. In just one hour, the June 18 episode of the hit show was able to boggle your mind, make you cry and astonish you with amazing acts.

Top 5 Performances From June 18

5. Kenny Chi: The Matrix Meets ‘Dance-ish’

When you first heard Kenny Chi talk about his ‘dance-ish’ act, you instantly thought it was going to be one of those performances. But Kenny shocked us all with robotic-like movements in an unforgettable dance. We’re still unsure of what exact genre this is but we were nevertheless amazed at his choreography. Howie Mandel said, “That was the best dance I have seen in a long time,” and Heidi Klum told Kenny, “You have a control over your body that is unbelievable.” We agree, Heidi, and can’t wait to see what Kenny comes up with next!

4. Sprice: Rube Goldberg Maker Extraordinaire

Wait, what? In one of the coolest acts of the night, 19-year-old Sprice astonished us with his Rube Goldberg machine, which basically combines chain reactions and dominoes. His elaborate construction had us on the edge of our seats as we waited to see if his machine would complete itself. After his act completed successfully, he scored a win with the judges and audience with his very creative and mind-blowing act.

3. Deanna DellaCioppa: Bringing Back Dreamgirls

Who doesn’t love a great rendition of the Dreamgirls classic “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going”? This contestant practically brought us to tears with her story of trying to make in the music industry — but being unsuccessful because of her weight. Deanna DellaCioppa told the judges, “This is the moment I’ve been waiting for my whole life.” She wowed us with her powerful and passionate voice. Keep dreaming big Deanna because you’re going to go far, and as Mel B said, “Girl, you can sing!”

2. American Military Spouses Choir: Voices of America

In the most uplifting performance of the night, these ladies of American troops sang a soulful rendition of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.” They use their music as therapy for those who’ve served our country and are battling traumatic brain injuries. Well, thank goodness they’ve brought their gift to America’s Got Talent because these ladies are inspiring and immensely talented. Heidi — as well as just about everyone — had tears in her eyes as they gave a fantastic performance. Bravo, army wives, bravo.

1. Rong Niu: Amazing Acrobatic Mastery

Seriously, our jaws are still on the floor. This 42-year-old woman known as “Red Panda” blew us away with her traditional Chinese acrobatics. She was initially just on a unicyle — which was enough for us — but then she started juggling bowls in heels! She would toss them from her leg to on top of her head — and it wasn’t just one bowl but several. She had the entire crowd on their feet cheering and with tears in her eyes, it seemed like even she didn’t think she could pull off her amazing and unforgettable act. We agree with Howard Stern‘s statement: “You are fearless. You are the best thing I’ve seen all day here in Chicago.” Rong, we don’t know what you have up your sleeve for your next act — but we are counting down the days until we see you next.

So HollywoodLifers, what was your favorite performance of the night? Let us know what you think!

WATCH: The Amazing Red Panda Stuns With Acrobatics

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