From a self-proclaimed ‘real life’ Sherlock Holmes to the gravity-defying dance troupe, Diavolo, we’re gearing up to see more amazing auditions on tonight’s episode of ‘America’s Got Talent!’
Mia Moore, a mathematician dog, whose owner, Edna Moore, refers to her as a “Canine Einstein,” can read numbers and bark out the numbers she read. According to Edna, Mia can count any number between 1 and 50 when she’s told to and she can read them off of notecards. Judge Howie Mandel asked for Mia to count to the number 4, but the little dog seemed to get some stage fright, but overcame it and barked four times. Judge Simon Cowell shouted out “16,” and challenged the dog to bark 16 times and she went ahead and did it! Finally, Tyra Banks came out with flashcards to show Mia and pulled out a card that had “20” written on it. Mia read the card and barked to 20! Yes, that’s right, the dog can read. After the incredible act, Mia and Edna received four yes’s from the judges!
The highly-anticipated Diavolo dance troupe from Los Angeles performed next. They shared their unbelievable talent, dancing on architectural pieces. They performed a rendition of “What A Wonderful World” on a wooden, boat-like structure. The amazing performance received high praises from the judges and they ultimately were given four ABSOLUTE yes’s!
Chase Goehring is a 21 year old singer from Tennessee. The redhead sang a swoon-worthy original called “Hurt,” and gave off absolute Ed Sheeran vibes in his casual get-up and acoustic guitar skills. However, Chase brought in his own rapping skills and had everyone going crazy from his pop vocals to lyrical skills. Four yes’s from the judges for Chase.
44-year-old hand-balancing Jimmy Slovina does a hand-balancing act. In the beginning he played it off like his partner was missing, but then his partner ended up being a blow up doll, which he does a head balancing act on top of?! What?! Needless to say, Simon was quick to give him the ax and Heidi Klum followed shortly behind with another X. Mel B and Howie laughed through it, but in the end, Jimmy didn’t make it through.
Artyon and Paige are two 9 and 8 year old dancers who absolutely crushed their audition in a pair dance to “Barbie Girl.” The performance involved lifts, tumbling and more! The adorable duo had the whole crowd, and Heidi, on their feet! Cuteness overload! However, Simon, a total buzzkill, gave them an X during the performance. Heidi came to their rescue and gave Paige and Artyon a yes! She was joined by Mel B and Howie, even though Simon still said “no.” The pair still made it through! Phew!
Nick Uhas, 32, from Columbus, Ohio is a science teacher who makes fun science videos took the stage and showed everyone that science can be fun! He gave each judge a balloon filled with a gas that, opposite of helium, makes your voice deep! Each judge enjoyed talking into their mic with demon voices! Howie and Mel then volunteered to participate in two more science project and for the final one, Howie created a tsunami with science! It was insane, there’s no other way to describe it! Each judge gave their vote in their demon voices and it was four yes’s!
Emily and Billy are an acrobatic rollerskating brother and sister duo! Between Emily’s rocking abs and Billy’s long beard, these two came in with amazing potential. In an amazing performance featuring insane lifts and twists! At some points it truly seems like Billy was going to throw his sister off the stage and/or she was going to crack her head open. The performance left everyone on the edge of their seats and in the end, they received a well-deserved standing O! The judges were in absolute awe with the talent and difficulty level! 4 yes’s from all the judges for Billy and Emily England!
An adorable 9-year-old named Angelica Hale, who was a sickly child saved by a kidney transplant, now has a powerful singing voice that brought her to the AGT stage! The Atlanta-native told the judges she wanted to be “the next Whitney Houston” and went on to sing “Rise Up.” Absolutely reminiscent of Whitney’s superstar power, Angelica had the whole crowd taken with her incredible voice. Following the performance, Angelica had tears in her eyes and her parents cried off-stage with Tyra. “Your tiny, your voice is huge,” Simon said, shocked. “I predict that all of your dreams are going to come true!” Howie added. Four yes’s, of course! GO, Angelica!
With medics on standby, the Azeri Brothers took the AGT stage and showed their super-human strength by putting nails through wood, using their fists and their foreheads. In another act, one of the brothers laid on nails while another pitchfork of nails went on his chest and the brother stood on top of the nails. Heidi and Howie both hit their buzzers, especially when one of the brothers balanced a shovel on his neck AND had someone stand on the shovel! These guys are seriously crazy and none of the judges except for Simon liked it. Still, they received three yes’s, from everyone but Heidi, with the help of the audience pushing Howie to send them through!
It’s now time for the self-proclaimed real-life Sherlock Holmes, Colin Cloud! Colin took his fascination with the Sherlock Holmes books and taught himself to read people by their actions, how they present themselves and more. Colin read Howie first with a fascinating coin trick, having him put his hands behind his back and choosing which hand Howie held the coin in. Colin was able to guess correctly based on Howie’s facial expression. Then, moving on to Mel, Colin asked audience to yell two colors and went with white and red. Colin gave Mel the coin and said her left hand was white and her right hand was red, he went on to figure out that the coin was in her left hand, white! For Heidi, Colin had the crowd choose an animal, and he noted that one hand was “Cheetah” and the other was “Cat.” Heidi tried to put on a tough face when it was her turn and she didn’t even flinch when Colin guessed correctly that the coin was in her “Cat” hand. Finally, Colin had the crowd choose two names, which were Charlie and Oscar, and did the same trick with Simon. Simon had his coin in the “Oscar” hand. To top off the trick, Colin took out a white cat named Oscar from a small box, which was there BEFORE the audience even gave those responses! Needless to say, Colin received four yes’s for his amazing show. “We could take over the world together,” a shocked Simon said.
Mandy Harvey, 29, lost her hearing when she was 18 years old due to a connective tissue disorder. All she wanted to do was sing, but she was forced to quit her music program because she couldn’t hear or do the school work. Mandy didn’t give up and told the cameras, “Music now isn’t about the sad, it’s about the feeling.” Mandy chose to sing original song called “Try,” a ballad she wrote after deciding she wasn’t going to give up on her dream. With her shoes off to feel the vibrations of the beat, Mandy gave a gorgeous, tear-jerking performance. The judges didn’t even have to say anything, Simon stood up and hit the Golden Buzzer for the Golden Buzzer-worthy performance. It was such a beautiful moment and we can’t wait to see Mandy go straight through to the live show.
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