So many acts brought their A-game for the second round of the ‘America’s Got Talent’ quarterfinals. Duo Transcend slayed, while multiple singers wowed the judges!
The first performance to kick off another night of the America’s Got Talent quarterfinals is none other than Heidi Klum’s Golden Buzzer — Makayla Phillips! The 16-year-old hits the stage and slays with her a gorgeous rendition of Julia Michaels’ “Issues.” It’s a dramatic performance, and she transforms the song into a ballad. Heidi is thrilled with the performance. “You sing the song better than the original,” Heidi declares. Mel B just has a tiny bit of vocal criticism, but other than that she loves it. Simon Cowell thinks the performance was way better than Makayla’s first audition.
Da Republik is up next. The dance group from the Dominican Republic absolutely kills it with their high energy and fierce performance. They all have so much personality! Simon Cowell makes a bold statement about this amazing group: “This is best dance group we’ve seen in the live shows so far.” Simon is very hard to impress, but Da Repubik has done just that!
Glee alum Noah Guthrie returns to the stage with his original song, “Show Me Some Mercy.” His performance has so much heart and some serious grit. You can feel it when he sings. When Simon learns that Noah wrote the song, he says that he’s “really, really proud.” Simon sees something in Noah, whom he has dubbed the “comeback kid.” Howie Mandel actually didn’t like the song at all. He thinks it was a “bad choice,” and Mel B kind of agrees! WTF?!
Comedy group Yumbo Dump is memorable only because their act is just ridiculous and a waste of time. Heidi, Mel B, and Simon all press their red buzzers in the middle of the performance. They turn things around with their “dolphin love story” at the end, Simon and Mel B even take back his red buzzer. I still don’t get this act. Sorry, not sorry.
Comedian Samuel J. Comroe comes back with yet another act. He gets in some good laughs, but Heidi doesn’t love it. “You are amazing,” Simon says. “I really like you.” The Voices of Hope children’s choir is next. The adorable group sings “A Million Dreams” from The Greatest Showman. While Mel isn’t head over heels with the song choice, Simon stops her and says it was “absolutely the perfect song.” He wants to see this group make it all the way to the end!
The girls of the Savitsky Cats act try to turn things up to a new level with their Keeping Up With the Kats act. Their furry friends are so cute, but they act up a bit during the performance. Mel isn’t blown away, and Simon can’t stop laughing to give his opinion, so that tells you something.
Glennis Grace makes her triumphant return to the stage to sing “Never Enough” from The Greatest Showman. Her voice is astounding, but is The Greatest Showman the only soundtrack out there?! Simon, Heidi, and Howie give Glennis a standing ovation. Simon calls the performance “classy, brilliant, fantastic.” Howie says what we’re all thinking: “That was a moment.”
The final acts include the Sacred Riana, whose act is just not good nor scary this time around. Go ahead, curse. Dancing duo Quin and Misha bring their A-game with a fun and energetic dance. Quin is 71 years old, and she doesn’t miss a beat. Heidi, Mel, and Simon give the duo a standing ovation. Front Pictures also returns with a performance that Simon calls “genuinely, astonishingly good.”
The last act of the night is Duo Transcend. The couple had a close call during their last performance when Tyce dropped Mary while blindfolded. This time around, they try the move again. THEY MAKE IT WORK THIS TIME. Their performance is truly jaw-dropping. Their chemistry is absolute fire. They have complete trust in each other, and it shows. They push the limits together to create something magical. All four judges give the couple a standing ovation. What a way to end the night!