One of the best parts of the ‘America’s Got Talent’ live shows is seeing your Golden Buzzer winners again! However, technical difficulties totally messed up two of tonight’s performances!
Deaf singer Mandy Harvey, escape artist Demian Aditya, former pop star Johnny Emmanuel and amazing acts more take the tonight stage to fight for America’s votes on America’s Got Talent‘s live show! First up on the show was dance crew Brobots & Mandroidz. After their intricate and clearly very rehearsed performance, Howie Mandel said he wasn’t getting a “Wow!” from them, but the other judges were so impressed, with Mel B even saying, “I need to find me a man who can move like that!” LOL! It was definitely a great way to start the show!
Laverne Cox‘s Golden Buzzer winner Celine Tam, 9, was next up bringing her huge voice to the Dolby Theatre. Singing “When You Believe” by pop’s biggest divas Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey, Celine may have changed her last name to Dion because she was right up there with the best of ’em! However, Mel B didn’t think so, saying the song was “too big” for her — but she was the only one who thought that way! Heidi Klum raved about Celine’s performance and charm, while Simon Cowell praised the young singer for not only doing a great job singing, but doing so while standing on a floating rose on a HUGE stage. Is Simon getting soft…? Let me know.
Mirror Image, the 16-year-old singing twins who Simon just cannot get behind, came on next to singing “Somebody To Love” then break out in dance to a mix of “Poison” and “Jump!” The performance got off to a little rocky start with the pitches, but the boys knew the show must go on. They still couldn’t get Simon from buzzing his “X,” even though the other judges on the panel couldn’t get enough! I’m kind of with Simon on this one though, guys. I don’t know what I’m watching other than what seems like a high school talent show with these two!
Johnny Manuel, formerly known as Lil’ Johnny before he was dropped from his record deal at age 17, got a second chance to achieve his dream tonight! Singing a risky “And I’m Telling You I’m Not Going,” Johnny’s BIG, unbelievable voice left us all SHOOK. “This was your moment,” Simon told Seal’s Golden Buzzer winner. “I think you just hit it out of the park,” Howie added. Couldn’t agree more!
Merrick Hanna, 8, one of my personal favorite contestants, is a dancer who essentially has mastered the art of storytelling with his body through robotic dance moves. Dancing to “Lost Boys” by Ruth B, Merrick brought his incredible talent to the Dolby Theater while dancing amongst illustrations of a mysterious land of robots and long roads. Simon, Howie, Mel B and Heidi were super impressed, with Simon adding that Merrick was the “best act of the night.” “You’re so creative, the originally, I think you are so talented,” Simon said the Merrick, leaving the young dancer at a loss for words! Make sure to vote to see Merrick go through the next round!
Magician Eric Jones was up next. He first performed a trick with the help of Mel B and Heidi, putting aa token through solid glass without breaking the glass! Then, using a card Howie signed, Eric had Howie mash the cards onto a glass wall and he pulled the signed card through the glass. To top off the trick, Eric, himself, walked through the glass! The judges loved Eric’s act, while Simon did give him some advice on his showmanship and performing on the stage.
The Masqueraders, a soulful trio who have known each other for over 60 years, were forced to give up their dreams due to racial violence following Martin Luther King‘s assassination. Now, on AGT, the men sang the sure-to-be hit they were planning to record. Serenading the crowd with an original song called “Average Guy,” and they blew everyone away with their sparkling black cowboy hats, soulful harmonies and amazing performance. Mel B wished the performance was a bit more simplified, while Simon applauded the men for finally performing their own song. “We just watched a dream come true,” Howie added. It’s up to America to vote now!
Light Balance, a Ukrainian dance crew, survived the war and turmoil in their home country used dance as an outlet for their fear. We finally get to see Tyra’s Golden Buzzer group light up the stage again! However, sadly, due to techinical difficulties, Tyra appeared on stage, somewhat distraught, announcing “These are my guys. They’re having technical difficulties. We’re going to be watching their dress rehearsal.” While they were disappointed, the judges were so impressed with just their dress rehearsal performance! Light Balance fans, be sure you VOTE!
Evie Clark, whose dad is currently fighting Stage 4 cancer, shared her heart-wrenching story and promised to give “100 percent in her performance,” because that is what her father is doing. Surrounded by candlelight, Evie sang on her piano to Birdy‘s “Wings.” The emotional performance was honestly the best we’ve seen of Evie thus went to far in the competition. The judges, through tears, complimented Evie and praised her amazing performance.
Performing “The Death Drop,” escape artist Demian Aditya had us all on the edge of our seats for the third time. Stapled into a suspended wooden box and handcuffed to metal rods outside of the box, Demian needed to escape as a blowtorch lit up rope that held Demian and the box up. However, the box began to drop and got caught due to another “technical difficulty.” The drama didn’t stop there, people! Simon compared the disastrous performance to Mel B’s recently failed marriage, which caused Mel to pour water on Simon and then storm out! Yikes….
To clear up the negative energy, The Pompeyo Family and their adorable troupe of puppies performed to Katy Perry‘s “Roar.” “The dogs just saved ‘America’s Got Talent’ tonight!” Simon said. “That made me feel good.” Make sure to vote for the Pompeyo Family if you want to see them again!
For the final performance of the night, deaf singer Mandy Harvey performed and, once again, took our breath away. Simon’s Golden Buzzer winner performed with her Ukulele and sang an original called “Mara’s Song.” Simon was at a loss for words and while holding back tears, he praised Mandy, as did the other judges. “Your voice is just like an angel,” Mel said as Mandy began to cry. I have a feeling this girl will go all the way! What do you think?
HollywoodLifers, who was your favorite performance tonight? Make sure you tune in tomorrow at 8 PM ET for the live show results!