The auditions are over. Now it’s time for the judge cuts! See which contestants make it through by reading our recap of the July 17 episode now!
Comedian Ken Jeong is a guest judge this week on the America’s Got Talent judge cuts. He even gets a golden buzzer! This is key. All of the judges have used their golden buzzers, so Ken is going to give one lucky act the opportunity to go straight to the live shows!
The first act up is Junior New System, the all-male Filipino dance group. The boys are back and ready to dance in their gold stilettos. They bring so much energy in their performance, which is full of incredible dancing and tumbling. “You are incredible,” Mel B says. Ken is absolutely amazed.
Us the Duo is back again and ready to make us feel things with their performance of another original song. They reveal to the judges that they’re expecting a baby! Their voices aren’t just great, so is their chemistry. Simon Cowell doesn’t love the performance as much as their first, but he’s a big fan of theirs. “I love you two,” he says. “I really do.” Howie Mandel tells Simon he didn’t like this song at all!
Mochi, the yoyo artist, returns to show off his skills. Once again, he brings incredible visuals and yoyo work. Simon says that Mochi made something that could be very boring “unbelievably fantastic.” Meanwhile, Oscar the singing dog doesn’t really bring it the second time around.
Daniel Emmet knows he’s lucky to get a second chance. After the judges asked him to perform again after a lackluster first performance in his initial audition, Daniel brings his A-game to the judge cuts. The judges are amazed by his latest performance.
Voices of Hope children’s choir decide to sing “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana as their second performance. It’s out of this world great. They’re in perfect harmony. Ken loves them so much that he presses his golden buzzer! They’re going through to the live shows!
Aaron Crow chooses Heidi Klum as his test subject for his next act. With an apple resting on top of her head, and a ring inside that apple, Aaron precisely cuts the apple in half with an arrow! Heidi is beyond stunned, and Ken is left shaking.
Singer Christina Wells performs “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman. Her vocals are pretty darn good, but a little off. Simon believes in her and thinks there is “still better to come.” Young rapper Patches is back and wants to be the next Lin-Manuel Miranda. The kid is great and so fun to watch. Simon calls him a “kid’s Hamilton.”
The last performance is Duo Transcend. The husband and wife trapeze act up their game big time and take even more risk. They even take their performance to a dangerous level. Tyce is legally blind in right eye and needs a cornea transplant. Despite those things, Tyce blindfolds himself during the routine. In a shocking turn of events, Mary accidentally slips out of a blindfolded Tyce’s hand, and she plummets to the ground. Thankfully, she’s OK and not injured.
The 6 acts going through the live shows are: Junior New System, Us the Duo, Mochi, Aaron Crow, Duo Transcend, and Christina Wells. Unfortunately, Patches and Daniel Emmet are sent home.