Final Auditions Live Blog (Video)
America’s Got Talent End of season 17 auditions tonight! At the end of the episode, the judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara will deliberate on the actions to be taken at the Live Shows. Terry Crews hosts. See the latest of the artists vying for the $1 million prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas.
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Emily Bland – Lip Syncer
She lives in Arkansas and works as a receptionist. She loves Garth Brooks. And the joke is that her husband is off stage singing like Josh Turner. And she has the ability to lip sync precisely without looking at him? I guess it’s a skill? It seemed at first that she was singing with a very deep voice. Yet, I don’t understand. The judges are intrigued and want to see more. – 4 yes.
Mind2Mind – Mentalists
James and Marina, also known as Mind2Mind, is a psychic/mentalist type act. They are recipients of Ukraine has talent Golden Buzzer and appeared on England has an incredible talent. Marina is outside with Terry. Her first trick is to guess the battery percentage of Sofia’s phone. She gets away with it! Then, audience members write “powerful memories” on a piece of paper. Heidi pulls a souvenir out of the bag. She reads it and then concentrates on it. Marina describes a father holding a young child as they gaze out at the ocean for the first time. And she is right. These guys are really good.
“It’s amazing,” said Simon. Sofia calls it mysterious and spectacular. Heidi calls her “savage”. Howie appreciated the extra level of difficulty – 4 yes
Aubrey Burchell – Singer (American Idol S16 Top 70)
Aubrey is a 21-year-old pop/soul singer from the Pittsburgh suburb of North Huntingdon. NBC leaked his audition on Friday (WATCH). In it, Aubrey shares that she was recently diagnosed with Level 1 autism. She hopes to inspire others like her to follow their dreams. She’s already emotional ahead of her performance of The Weeknd’s “Call Out My Name.” His voice is deep and moving. She throws in some grunts in her intense performance. She is very connected and present during her performance. Tears flow right after. It sounded like a religious experience!
Heidi calls her voice “fantastic” and loves her voice. Howie realizes she is nervous and calls her “brave”. Simon calls him “the absolute genius”. Simon thinks his career is about to skyrocket. Sofia calls it the “perfect package”. She thinks Aubrey could win the contest (that’s a bit much – there are a ton of great single singers this season). – 4 yes
The Lads – Hand Balancing Duo
The Lads are an acrobatic duo made up of Jack (UK) and Tiago (Portugal). They mainly perform in festivals/circuses across Europe. Heidi goes there and asks why one likes being downstairs and the other upstairs. They take each other’s shirts off first. They do hand balancing without props. It’s all about strength. It’s almost like wrestling and ballet! Sometimes these balancers seem to work REALLY HARD to keep things in place. But this reason makes it seem effortless. Plus, the routine is beautifully choreographed.
Heidi calls it “smooth and sleek.” Sofia calls it “perfect”. Howie calls her strong and graceful, but that didn’t upset him. Simon agrees with Howie. He found it slow. Howie and Simon are wrong. The audience boos. Simon says no, Heidi and Sofia say yes. The crowd sings, but Howie doesn’t care. He says no. – Simon and Howie say no, Heidi and Sofia say yes.
Penny Starr Sr. – Burlesque
At 84, Penny Starr Sr. is the oldest burlesque dancer. She is a member of the Burlesque Hall of Fame and performs every year in Vegas at Exotic World. She’s been married 8 times, and they’re all dead. She performs a patriotic striptease number. It doesn’t take away much. She is very modest. Terry runs away with a bathrobe for her.
Simon will advance it if more clothes come off. She totally agrees. 4 yes
Mr. Moo Shakes – Drummer
Mr. Moo is dressed as a cow as he drums on plastic trash cans. He’s like a street drummer, basically. He’s talented.
Howie finds the act very Vegas. Heidi is not impressed. Sofia calls it “a lot of fun.” Simon thinks his son Eric will love it, so he says yes. – 3 yes, Heidi says no.
Bay Turner – Singer
Music comforted him as a child after his parents divorced. Bay is a cult and soul singer who participated in the Tik Tok Run challenge “It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday” which has gone viral. He trained as an opera singer. He works in a call center, but virtual and sings to callers. However, during surgery to remove benign tumors, the anesthesiologist cut his vocal cords and he had to retrain to bring them back. He has a commercial tone and sings with a beautiful falsetto voice. It shows its range with some big notes. Another talented singer in a jam-packed season.
Simon calls her tone “beautiful” and compliments her taste. Howie calls it mighty, while rounding out his lineup. Heidi loved its high notes and calls it very special. Sofia noticed that he was nervous at first, but overcame that. 4 yes.
Waffle – Double Dutch Jump Rope
This double Dutch dance team from Japan was the world champion of the Double Dutch competition. NBC leaked this audition early (WATCH). The group incorporates hip-hop moves into their intricate double Dutch routine. It’s very energetic and very fun.
Simon calls it “brilliant”. Sofia calls it “incredible”. Heidi loved fashion and the way they changed her. Howie wasn’t in the house for this audition. 3 yes
Neguin – B-Boy Dancer
Neguin is a Brazilian-American based in New York. He is a performer, DJ and creative director. He has 651,000 followers on Instagram. What little we see of a mounted performance is impressive
Simon calls him “super talented” – 3 yes
Unreal Crew – Dance Group
Unreal Crew comes from Rajasthan, India. They won Dance India Dance 7: Battle of Champions (2019). These guys are a mix of Indian dance and hip-hop. They are also funny.
Heidi loved comedy, and it was never boring. Simon compliments their timing – 3 yes
David Snyder – Pianist
This performance, by a concert pianist, was also edited. Originally from North Dakota, David lives in Los Angeles and also pursues a modeling and acting career.
Camille K – Singer-songwriter
Camille is a 16-year-old singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist based in Philadelphia. She learned to play the electric guitar at age 7. She wants to spread love and joy through her music! Kumbaya! Simon stops him after a measure. He wants to hear an original song. She sings “Still in Love,” something she’s never experienced, she says. “Me neither,” jokes Simon. Does she look a bit… old-fashioned? She needs to express herself better. Its high register and its phrasing are pretty. She is a work in progress.
Simon describes the performance as “magnificent”. Heidi says, “you have that gift.” Sofia calls, as she does many things, “SPECTACULAR”. 3 yes
The Notches Without Nerfs – Danger
The Nerveless Nocks of AGT: Extreme back to AGT with father and daughter, Michelangelo and Angelina Nock. They perform a terrifying act with super high poles. Their family has been in the business since the mid-1800s. Simon mentions that the pair competed on Extreme. They made the final, but Michelangelo got sick. Now they are back. They do a modified version of their act inside. The poles are so high that they are located on the ground outside the stage. The big thing is how they swing and switch poles while Angelina is blindfolded.
Heidi is exhausted after watching this. Sofia calls it intense. “You look so normal, and you’re not!” said Simon. It was more intense for him this time, because it was so close. Michelangelo calls the AGT the greatest stage in the world. – 3 yes.
And it’s the end of the auditions for season 17 of America’s Got Talent! The judges said yes to 138 acts. They must choose less than half. Simon confirms that instead of 36, 55 acts will advance to the next round, now called “The Qualifiers”. An explanation HERE. SIX Golden Buzzer acts pass automatically.