The second night of auditions on ‘America’s Got Talent’ brought tears, chills and thrills to the panel of judges and the audience! Hear about all of the performances and find out who stayed and who went home!
America’s Got Talent continues with season 13’s second episode of auditions! On June 5, the two-hour episode will consist of the craziest, most unique and windy creative acts, performances and talents from around the world. Here’s the deal: During the auditions, each act needs at least three of the four judges — Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B — to vote “yes” to to advance the act to the next round. If two or more judges buzz the act, it is eliminated. Now, here’s where things get interesting: Each judge has one “golden buzzer,” which is a chance to advance an act straight to the live performances. If you watched the premiere, you would have witness the show’s host, Tyra Banks hit her golden buzzer to push dance group, Zurcaroh to the live performances. Follow along with our live updates for tonight’s show!
Yumbo Dump — The sound making duo actually performed an act of making sounds with their bodies, without saying a word. They held up cue cards with what each sound was, and actually succeeded! It was so cool… and weird. “Sound of water dripping,” the first cue card read. And, they did it. “Sound of pulling a cork from a Scottish malt whiskey,” the second read. And, they did it. The same went for the last two sounds, “dolphins crying,” and the sound of a UFO flying. Each sound was created with their bellies! Mel gave the duo their only “No” with every other judge raving over their odd comedy. It didn’t do anything for me…so, I agree, Mel. — Moving on
Shawn & Lindsey — The married standup comedy duo had the most awkward skit that just didn’t work. Each judge gave the group a “no,” with Simon also hitting his red “X”. He even added that their performance was like “being at an awkward dinner party.” — Going home
Carissa & Michael — The couple, “Us the Duo”, who got married after six months of knowing each other, performed the most adorable original song together. The almost didn’t advance when Mel gave them a less than thrilled critique. But, she ended up joining Simon and Heidi in the “Yes” corner. Howie didn’t budge. Nonetheless, Us the Duo will advance! — Moving on
Lilly Wilker — The young girl lived on a farm and pretty much communicated better with animals than humans. And, it turns out, the animals were the inspiration behind her talent. She actually imitated the sound animals including a turkey, a duck, a dogs, a horse, a turkey and a rooster. She won over each of the four judges, although Simon wasn’t sure how far she’d advance after the next round. — Moving on
Brothers Alejandro & Ricardo — The tumbling act terrified and impressed the judges with their extremely dangerous (and cool) performance. Although one of the brothers was just coming off a UCL injury, they attempted the intense act. There were spins, lifts, flips, tosses, turns and everything you can think of. But, one of the brothers fell in the middle of a spin and the judges were so concerned, especially because there were already injuries in earlier acts. However, the pair got up and tried their routine again and… they nailed it! Despite being scared for their safety, all four judges (especially Mel who called it “hot) gave the brothers a collective “yes.” — Moving on
Christina Wells — The mother of two, who’s in her 40s, quit singing because she was told she couldn’t fulfill her dreams because of her weight. She story was emotional and inspiring all at the same time. And, when she took the stage she blew the judges and the audience away with powerful voice. Her incredible performance (my personal favorite so far) made the judges stand up with praise. All four judges votes “yes!” — Moving on
Da RepubliK — The co-ed dance group from Dominican Republic performed the most tricked out, energetic routine. Each dancer was in sync as they moved and tumbled to a mashup of different songs and genres. They wowed the crowd and the judges to earn a “yes” from all four judges. — Moving on
Aaron Crow — Just when I thought I was done witnessing danger, the fearless Crow took the stage. First, he used his sword to slice an apple in mid-air. Then, he brought Howie into the act. Crow covered his eyes with candle wax, bandages, duct tape and foil show the judges and the audience that he couldn’t see whatsoever. Next, he stuck a knife through a bag of rice (while blindfolded); He then used numb chucks to break a board in half; Then, he sliced a pineapple in half that rested on Howie’s head with a sword. After being in complete shock over Crow’s magician-like talent, each judge gave him a “yes.” — Moving on
Alex Hooper — The comedian didn’t impress the judge with his jokes, or should I say, his insults. Instead of belting out friendly jokes, he roasted the judges, poking fun at their careers and more. His digs were met with collective boos from the crowd. And, Mel then walked over to Simon’s chair and hit his “x” buzzer. Howie, Mel and Heidi all gave him an obvious “no.” However, to the surprise of many, Simon gave him a “yes,” because he actually thought Hooper was funny. — Going home
Mochi — The bubbly young male pleasantly surprised the judges with his synchronized moves, accompanied by an animated LED screen behind him. — Moving on
Celina and Filiberto — The married couple, 66 and 70, lived out their dreams of grinding and twerking to Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty”. Everyone thought they’d perform a sweet slow song or ballroom routine after their love story (that was out of a Nicholas Sparks book) was aired ahead of their performance. But, no. They actually dirty danced on stage, sending Mel into a state of shock and disgust. And, while each judge and the screaming crowd enjoyed it, Mel gave them a “no.” But, they’ll advance on because Howie, Simon and Heidi all gave the couple a “yes!” — Moving on
Michael Letterer — The final act of the night was a father of six, who was extremely nervous to take the stage. First, Letterer was introduced by his incredible story. Him and his wife had a child of their own, and then adopted over three more children who needed a home. Three kids were living in a home that had a meth lab in it. Then, they adopted a little boy with cerebral palsy. He performed an emotional rendition of “To Love Somebody,” a nod to his family, which the judges raved over. After receiving a “yes” from every judge, Simon shocked everyone when he hit his golden buzzer! Letterer is the second act of season 13 to receive a golden buzzer.