The June 12 episode of ‘AGT’ featured some of the best and most shocking acts yet. One lucky contestant received the golden buzzer, and another left the judges speechless with his jaw-dropping act.
The June 12 episode kicks off with the most adorable contestant ever. Sophie, a 5-year-old singer from West Virginia, takes the stage to audition. She can’t wait to see her favorite judge, “Mr. Simon” Cowell. She sings Frank Sinatra’s “My Way,” and for a 5-year-old, Sophie’s voice is pretty darn good! She gets a standing ovation! “I want you to date my son,” Simon says, before adding, “You are happiness in a bottle.” She gets all 4 judges behind her, so she’s heading to the next round!
The next act is a quick change couple from Cuba. They may be partners in this act, but they’re not together — at least, not anymore. They change costumes multiple times in a fun audition. Simon calls the quick change “one of the best ones I’ve seen” and “perfect for America’s Got Talent.”
Noah Guthrie auditions next. You might recognize him from the final season of Glee. He’s ready for his second chance now that Glee is over. He sings a gorgeous and soulful rendition of Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain.” Mel B tells Noah that he “killed it,” and Heidi Klum gushed over his “sexy voice.” Simon noted to Noah that “maybe this is your time now.” Not surprisingly, he’s off to the next round!
The bizarre act of the night comes courtesy of Sethward. Yes, like Squidward. He shows up dressed as a caterpillar. It only gets weirder. Part of his act is metamorphosing into a butterfly. When Sethward does that, he flashes the judges! Needless to say, he’s not moving on.
Thankfully, we get a dance group that actually has some talent after Sethward’s disastrous audition. The Future Kings have a lively and fun audition. The boys are all extremely talented. The choreography is incredible, and they’re so in sync! Mel B says the group is “very current, very now, and very, very on point.”
A dynamic duo presents a breathtaking virtual reality experience next. The judges love it. Heidi says it’s “one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen.” Simon calls the audition “perfection.” Next up is Ms. Trysh, who is a gifted singer and a huge fan of Simon’s.
Lord Nil is an escape artist who is going to try and escape from a box before a batch of scorpions invade. Every time this guy performs, he could die. He almost did, too. He fell 15-feet during an act. During his audition, he barely makes it out before the scorpions drop down into the box. The judges are “truly amazed” by Lord Nil. The escape artist is followed by Han, a variety act, and Samuel J. Comroe, a standup comedian with Tourette’s.
The final audition of the night is 13-year-old Courtney Hadwin. She is painfully shy, but she comes alive on stage. She sings a powerful rendition of Otis Redding’s “Hard to Handle.” Howie is obsessed with the performance. He presses his golden buzzer, sending her straight to the live shows!