More talented contestants take the stage to show off their skills on the June 20 episode of ‘America’s Got Talent’! Follow along with the week 4 auditions in our recap and find out who the judges pick to move on in the competition here!
The first act of the night is a gospel choir called Greater Works, which has 44 members, all who have various jobs all over the country. Their powerful performance of “This Little Light Of Mine” brings all four judges, Mel B, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel, to their feet, and it’s no surprise when they get four ecstatic YES’s to move on in the competition. Next up is JayJay Phillips, a rock-n-roll keyboard player, who reveals he recently went through a “traumatic heartbreak.” He dedicates his performance to his ex, but unfortunately, Heidi hits her buzzer to stop him because she’s disappointed his act doesn’t include singing. He manages to impress the other three judges, though, and with three yes’s, JayJay moves on!
Light Balance Dance Group, a dance troupe from the Ukraine, is up next. They put on an incredible show, dancing to various hit songs in the pitch black, with their outfits lighting up to go perfectly with the music. The performance results in another standing O from all four judges, and another unanimous YES! It doesn’t matter either way, though, because host Tyra Banks uses her Golden Buzzer on the guys anyway, and they’re automatically moving onto the live shows! Next, Anthony Penoso, a lawyer who always wanted to be a singer, takes the stage. He sings an original song called “Young Enough,” inspired by his wife, who’s 25 years younger than him. Despite Anthony’s overwhelming confidence and persistence, the judges almost immediately press their buzzers, and all four say no.
The next act is another dance group, Just Jerk, from South Korea. In their country, all men have to serve in the military, so this is possibly their last chance to perform as a group together. Every movement of their routine is perfectly choreographed and synchronized, and the judges are totally entranced. Obviously, it’s unanimous — YES! Nine-year-old Celine Tam is up next, and she absolutely blows the judges away with her incredible rendition of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On.” That song is NOT easy to perform, and she completely NAILS it. Plus, she’s too cute for words — it’s an obvious YES from all the judges!
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Up next, the duo, Men With Pans, show how they make the “ordinary extraordinary” with their unique act of stripping totally naked and getting into various odd positions, but always making sure to have their unmentionable areas covered with frying pans. No…literally. It doesn’t take long for Mel and Simon to press their buzzers, and Tyra says the routine “traumatized” her. Howie and Heidi think it’s totally hilarious, though, and are able to convince Mel to change her mind and let the guys move on. The human pyramid foursome, Godfathers’, is also sent through to the next round.
The next act is a Robert DeNiro impersonator named Robert Nash, who looks and sounds exactly like the A-list actor. He proves he can also impersonate other celebrities, too, throwing out the voices of stars like Christopher Walken, John Travolta and Jack Nicholson. In the end, he simply reads a book of nursery rhymes as Robert, and it’s unimpressive to Simon and Mel, who finally push their buzzers. It winds up being a no from all the judges, except for Howie who’s scared into saying yes by Robert. It’s not enough, though, and he’s going home.
Tom London, a magician who’s also an expert in technology, combines his talents for the ultimate performance. First, he has the audience hold up their cell phones, and manages to change the colors flashing on their screens from the stage. With the help of Tyra and three audience volunteers, he comes up with a seemingly ‘random’ number. It’s not random at all, though — he shows a video tape from earlier in the day of himself guessing that that exact number would appear! The large number is broken down into smaller numbers that pertain to each judge, and it’s enough to get Tom a unanimous YES. Next up, the judges push their buzzers to send home a bunch of clown acts in a row.
Hoping to change that is another clown, but also a “comic daredevil,” Bello Nock, who is ready to prove the judges wrong. He dances his way up a giant (like, literally, to the ceiling) pole in the middle of the stage…..with no fear. It gets even more terrifying, though, as he wobbles the pole from side to side while he’s on top of it and hangs upside down from it! Although Simon is initially hesitant, he eventually joins the other judges, making it four yes’s!
After the judges send through Darcy Callus, the final act of the night is 13-year-old Evie Clair, who dedicates her performance to her dad, who was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer a year before the audition and given only a 5% chance to live, but is still fighting. Evie gives a stunning performance of “Arms” by Christina Perri, and it gets her four yes’s…and a big hug from her dad, of course!
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