‘AGT’ Recap: 6 Greatest Moments from the Last Auditions

[Warning: The following contains MAJOR spoilers for America’s Got Talent Season 17 Episode 9.]

We’ve already reached the ultimate week of auditions in America’s Acquired Expertise Season 17. Episode 9 aired Tuesday, August 2 on NBC, and after an extended string of performers, judges Sofía Vergara, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel selected who would make it to the dwell reveals with the golden buzzer winners. With solely 55 slots accessible out of the 138 yeses, half of the contestants shall be lower within the Judges’ Cuts spherical.

Hosted by Terry Crews, this group of auditions featured a grandmother doing burlesque, a drummer dressed as a cow, a slew of singers, mentalist acts, acrobats, and extra. After eight weeks of delivering yeses, rejections, and golden buzzers, the August 2 episode confirmed essentially the most disagreement between the judges we’ve seen all season. This time, it wasn’t simply Cowell saying no when everybody else stated sure, and never even the roaring crowd might persuade them to alter their minds.

Mandel took a short break from the present midway by way of the episode, that means solely three yeses had been wanted to make it to the subsequent spherical. Vergara was additionally absent for the Judges’ Cuts spherical, however she despatched a binder filled with notes.

Right here, we break down the very best auditions of the evening.


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Married couple James and Marina delivered an unbelievable mentalist act that concerned Marina standing exterior of the theater with Crews for long-distance mind-reading. For his or her first trick, James held Vergara’s cellphone face-down in his hand, gently touching the again. Marina precisely guessed the remaining battery proportion, 49 p.c, from exterior the theater.

For his or her subsequent trick, viewers members wrote down particular recollections. Klum picked one at random, preserving the knowledge to herself. Marina and James had Klum visualize the reminiscence together with her eyes closed, and Marina precisely guessed that it was somebody’s first time seeing the ocean whereas sitting on their father’s shoulders. It’s simple to see this duo as a headlining Vegas act.

Aubrey Burchell

The 21-year-old Pittsburgh native works at Goal, filming singing movies within the toilet on her breaks. She opened as much as the judges about her dream of promoting out stadiums as a world-renowned singer, then shared she was not too long ago recognized with Stage 1 autism. “I wish to present different younger autistics which can be struggling in silence that you may observe your ardour,” she stated. “You cannot match within the field and do what you do and simply eat at it.”

Singing The Weeknd‘s “Name Out My Title,” Burchell’s vocals prompted a standing ovation. As Cowell stated, “I actually do consider that we’re simply witnessing any individual’s profession about to skyrocket.” Added Vergara, “I believe you’ve gotten an opportunity to win this competitors.”


Dancing to “Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind & Fireplace, the Japanese double dutch group was adored by all the judges and the group. Their high-energy jump-roping act introduced smiles to everybody’s faces, they usually simply made it by way of to the subsequent spherical.

Bay Turner

America's Got Talent Bay Turner

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Turner’s audition was his first large efficiency since recovering from a surgical accident that nearly took his voice away perpetually. After months of vocal teaching, Turner was in a position to deliver his voice again, and his vocals sounded something however broken throughout his audition.

Unreal Crew

America's Got Talent Unreal Crew

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The Indian dance group displayed mind-boggling visuals with their progressive choreography. The act was quick, however full of spectacular stunts that had been completely timed, making for thrilling optical illusions.

The Nerveless Nocks

America's Got Talent The Nerveless Nocks

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The Nerveless Nocks is a father-daughter duo. Their group title was given to them by English royalty, and their household has been performing since 1840. Angelina and Michelangelo Nock made it to the finals on America’s Acquired Expertise: Excessive, however father Michelangelo acquired sick, forcing them to bow out of the competitors. They got here again for his or her second probability, scaling two skinny, swaying towers that reached the apex of the theater’s ceiling — no security supplies concerned.

At one level, issues appeared harmful when Angelina seemed to be struggling. Her father helped her by way of, later telling the judges that he advised her to recollect their coaching and all the pieces can be OK.

You Determine

The Nerveless Nocks had been the final auditions of the season. And thus started the judges and Crews’ deliberations. They first reviewed the six golden buzzer winners earlier than diving into the 138 whole acts, which must be pared all the way down to 55. Cowell, Mandel, and Klum acquired it all the way down to 54 acts, leaving the fifty fifth slot as much as the viewers. They selected 4 acts to compete for the ultimate dwell present spot.

The 4 wildcards you possibly can vote for are Ben Waites (Episode 6), Debbii Dawson (Episode 8), Auzzy Blood (Episode 8), and Jordan Conley (Episode 5). Viewers can solid their vote for his or her favourite at nbc.com/agtvote.

Beginning August 9, the America’s Acquired Expertise Season 17 dwell reveals will air, with two-hour episodes on Tuesdays and one hour on Wednesdays, revealing the outcomes.

America’s Acquired Expertise, Stay Reveals, Tuesdays, 8/7c, Outcomes Reveals, Wednesdays, 8/7c, NBC

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