Judgment week is one of the most intense weeks on ‘America’s Got Talent!’ It’s the make-or-break moment for all of the performers — and it’s so exciting for the viewers. Read on to find out whether the acts you love will continue to the live shows!
It’s judgment week on America’s Got Talent! Which means it’s the performers’ last chance to impress the judges and move on to the live shows! During the episode, judges Heidi Klum, Howard Stern, Howie Mandel and Mel B had to decide which acts would advance to the live shows at Radio City Music Hall. Click here to see if your favorite acts made it through!
‘AGT’ Judgment Week: Impressive Magician Round
Right off the bat, the judges surprised eight different acts by sending them straight through to the live shows at Radio City Music Hall! Fan favorites Dom the Bom’s Triple Threat and Blue Journey were among the acts surprised.
The magic category is kicking off the acts during judgment week. First up was Mike Super a mystifier who “uses a spirit energy called Desmond” to perform tricks. We have to admit, we were super skeptical but this act was mindblowing! Howie was told to hold a blank chalkboard and think of someone that he’s close with. By the end of the trip, the name “Steve” appeared on the chalkboard! Howie, and the rest of the judges, seemed totally freaked out but were definitely impressed.
Psycho Jack was the magician up next. His performance was disappointing to say the least. He attempted the whole “cut someone in half and put them back together” magic trick we’ve seen a million times. He had technical difficulties during his performance and we weren’t surprised that he didn’t make it through.
Franklin Saint is a supernatural magician who uses his energy to bend inanimate objects. For his trick, he crushed a water bottle and uncrushed a can of soda simply by moving his hands around the objects. The judges were in awe, and Franklin moved on!
Mat Franco is a magician who focuses on card tricks. He had Mel B choose a random card a shuffled deck of cards. Mat then laid many cards out on the table in front of the judges creating a picture of Howie holding the same card that Mel B chose. Once again, the judges were speechless and Mat will stand on the live AGT stage!
Dancers Frolick Onto ‘AGT’ Stage
The first dance act up were Sean & Luke, two tap dancing teenagers from Chicago. The boys performed to a mashup of songs revolving around New York City. Their act was entertaining, but it didn’t seem to really wow the judges.
Solto’s performance was interesting, and weird, to say the least! He called his style of dance “robotic” but it really seemed more of body contortion that actual dance.
Dragon House The Agents is a group of 3 men performing another “robotic” style of dance — and their performance was really cool! The were definitely all in sync.
The male salsa dancing duo, John and Andrew, danced onto the AGT stage and once again, won over the judges! Their upbeat and entertaining performance won them a spot in the live shows right off the bat.
Quintavius Johnson: The Next Michael Jackson?
First up in the kid singers category was Quintavius Johnson. The 12-year-old sang “Who’s Lovin’ You’ by Michael Jackson — and sounded amazingly so similar to MJ!
The amazing 11-year-old opera singer, Grace Ann Gregorio, hit high notes that you wouldn’t believe a kid could hit! Although it was impressive, we have to admit her performance was a little boring.
Mara Justine, 12, took the stage and seemed extremely comfortable performing “And I’m Telling You.” Although, she admitted she was nervous, she seemed like a natural-born performer! The judges all decided right after her performance thatMara will go straight through to Radio City Music Hall.
The next singer, Julia Goodwin, sang “Feelin’ Good” and hit every note great. Her performance had the judges wondering how they were going to make a decision on which act will go through.
Darik Santos: The Awkward Comedian Returns
The first comedian up was the awkward comedian himself, Darik Santos. After another painfully awkward performance, he said he felt “like he won.”
Wendy Liebman took the stage and cracked jokes about her family, particularly her husband who thinks she nags. Howie, Howard, and Mel B described her “likeable” “relatable” but Heidi didn’t seem as entertained with her performance as the rest of the judges.
Joe Matarese told similar jokes to the one’s he told during his audition about his family. However, the judgments weren’t as impressed as they were with Joe the first time. It was kind of awkward watching not one of the judges so much as giggle during his performance.
Medics Called To The ‘AGT’ Stage During Variety Competition
Kicking off the weirdest category of the night was the roller blading dancer, Juan Carlos. All of the judges, except for Howard, loved Juan Carlos, but we can’t help but feel like they were laughing at him, not necessarily with him.
John Narum is a yo-yo artist who uses light and music to make yo-yoing an “art.” Overall, his act was unique but wasn’t as captivating as some of the other performances.
Loop Rawlings is a wild west showman who included blazing guns, and blazing ropes in his act. The performance was insane and we were honestly surprised he didn’t catch on fire!
J.D. “The Ice Man” Anderson takes the stage to run through a 15-foot-wall of ice head and shoulders first — cute the medic to the AGT stage. Not surprisingly, J.D. had a cut on the back of his head after he successfully ran into a wall of ice. We were just impressed he was still standing!
At 93-years-old, Mighty Atom Jr. is the oldest strong man to step on the AGT stage. He pulled a truck holding all the judges in the back with his teeth! Yes, his teeth!
A Panic Attack Takes Over An Adult Singer Contestant
Emily West took the stage first for the adult singers category. She had the whole Marilyn Monroe look down as sang “You Got It.” She really performed well and the judges seemed to like her as well.
Caroly Jo Jackson took the stage with her ukelele and did a folky rendition of “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Although she was good, compared to the other singers she didn’t quite measure up to the other acts.
The next act, Anna Clendening, had a panic attack before she was supposed to take the stage. After she calmed down, Anna took the stage and wowed with her rendition of “Radioactive.” Seriously, her version might be as good as the original!
Hitting the high notes in Demi Lovato’s hit “Warrior” isn’t an easy task. That’s exactly what Kelly Glover did as she belted out the song beautifully!
We’ll have to wait until the July 23 episode of AGT to see which of our favorite acts move on to the live shows!
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Did the judges make the right decisions tonight? Let us know your thoughts below!
– Noelle Trainor
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