‘America’s Got Talent’ Recap: Skilyr Hicks Amazes In Tender Tribute

Wed, July 10, 2013 11:31pm EDT by 6 Comments
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The July 10 episode of ‘America’s Got Talent’ was the final round before Vegas, so the contestants had one last chance to impress the judges!

America’s Got Talent was on at a special night July 10 for one last round of incredible acts! Some acts great, some were really bad but it looks like we’re Vegas bound with some phenomenal talents!

Top 5 Performances For July 10

5. Tavi & Antonio

This aerial love duet is definitely something we’ve never seen before. Both performers were shirtless (we’re not complaining) and used their insane acrobatic skills to wow the audience and the judges. Their tribute to love even caused Howard Stern and Howie Mandel to almost kiss! Now that’s a first.

4. Aquanauts

This synchronized swimming group put a new twist on an old sport. This all-girl group that combines swimming, dancing, and gymnastics added high heels to their routine! The act was fun, fierce, and an act we haven’t seen yet. Wonder what the ladies will add to their routine next? Possibly evening gowns?

3. Timber Brown

After this routine, we felt like we’d seen a modern day Jack and the Giant Beanstalk! This 28-year-old stunned with his acrobatic wonder. The amount of agility and strength from Timber’s act was amazing. Mel B couldn’t vote because she had worked with Timber in one of her past Las Vegas shows but that doesn’t mean he didn’t love from the rest of the judges. Heidi Klum thought he was “unbelievable” and Howie “did not notice one single flaw.” We agree with the judges, Timber! You were great!

2. Milton Patton

This 21-year-old electrician from Arkansas caught us completely by surprise with his sweet, sweet voice. Milton stole our hearts with his touching rendition of Brad Paisley‘s “Whiskey Lullaby.” He has a smooth voice you won’t forget and with one listen, you’ll fall in love with Milton too. Mel B told him, “I see a superstar in you,” and Howie called him a “diamond in the rough.” This guy could be a new face of country music. We’re serious.

1. Skilyr Hicks

If there weren’t tears in your eyes are this 14-year-old’s heartbreaking homage to her late father, then there must be something wrong with your eyes. This sad yet stunning original song from Skilyr was one of the best performances we’ve seen all season. Even though it was still a touchy situation for Skilyr, she sang through her pain in a wonderful song that her father would be proud of. Heidi proclaimed that, “I feel like you just won all of our hearts.” That’s exactly right, Heidi. Skilyr is going to go so far in this competition, we can feel it.

Well, it looks like America’s Got Talent is heading to Las Vegas to the next round of auditions! We can’t wait to see the next stage of the competition!

So HollywoodLifers, are you ready for Vegas? Who was your favorite act of the night? Let us know what you thought about tonight’s episode!

WATCH: Skilyr Hicks Wows With Her Touching Homage


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