On Tuesday night, the AGT live shows finally started for Season 15, straight from Universal Studios Hollywood, and it’s time to vote!
In place of an in-person audience, a number of fans appeared on a screen via video chat. As for the acts, some appeared on stage, some were out and about in Universal Studios, and others performed remotely.
Since Simon Cowell is recovering from an injury he sustained over the weekend, The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson filled in as a judge on the panel. Eleven acts performed, but only five will move on during Wednesday night’s results show. You can vote on the AGT website until 7 a.m. ET.
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Pork Chop Revue
This act involving trained pigs performed for the judges remotely from a set at Universal Studios. The pigs jumped over obstacles and even went down a slide. Howie Mandel called it “a very lethargic dog act,” but Heidi Klum said she wished the audience was there to boo him for the comment.
This young ukulele player appeared remotely from Taiwan, playing some iconic rock ‘n’ roll tunes. Howie called him “the Hendrix of the ukulele.” Heidi said she wished she was “half as cool as you are.”
This singer spoke about the insecurities she’s dealt with while pursuing her dreams. She appeared on the stage in front of the judges singing “What Hurts the Most” by Rascal Flatts. “Can you please sing more?” Sofia Vergara asked. Kelly Clarkson remarked on how difficult that song is to sing.
Simon & Maria
These young salsa dancers got their own private tour of Universal Studios before their performance. They danced a fun routine in an empty restaurant. Howie said they get better with each performance on the show.
This street dancer and contortionist has reconnected with his family after his parents rejected him for pursuing his passion for dance. He performed on the stage, showing off some crazy contortion moves. Heidi said it’s “hard to watch, but you just can’t look away.”
Bello & Annaliese Nock
This father and daughter daredevil duo planned to perform on a “wheel of death” this week. During rehearsal, Bello was injured, and Annaliese performed alone. At one point, she was blindfolded and spinning in the air on a flaming wheel. Kelly said it was “insane but awesome.”
This 10-year-old singer performed “You Say” by Lauren Daigle on the stage. Sofia, who previously hit the Golden Buzzer for her, said she was “spectacular.” Kelly Clarkson, meanwhile, said she was “incredible.”
This comedian got emotional talking about how he survived COVID-19 after auditioning for the show. During his on-stage performance, Michael talked about being in the delivery room when his wife gave birth. Howie said he “delivered,” and Sofia said this time was better than the last.
These twin sisters performed “Bang Bang” on an Old West set, wearing cowboy boots and walking through sparklers. They transitioned into “Taki Taki,” ending the performance with fire and streamers. Heidi asked to be their triplet, but Sofia insisted it should be her. She said they “deserve a reality show.”
Heidi and Sofia joined Brett on stage for a trick involving playing cards and a crossbow. Just like last time, Sofia was very nervous. Howie said it was “more dangerous” and “more magical” than before.
This singer was wrongly incarcerated for over 30 years before he was exonerated. This time, he performed “Love’s in Need of Love Today” by Stevie Wonder. “You deserve this more than anyone,” Sofia told him. Kelly called him a “storyteller” and said it was a “blessing” to listen to him.