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‘AGT’ Premiere: WATCH The Emotional, Tear-jerking Auditions

Jill O'Rourke

Jill O'Rourke

Heidi Klum cries during the "AGT" premiere

The Season 15 AGT premiere kicked off on Tuesday night, with an episode filmed before the coronavirus pandemic forced the show to adjust its production. The four judges (including newbie Sofia Vergara) watched the acts with a live audience.


This episode featured a slew of incredible acts, including animal trainers, singers, dancers, and more. There were also a few inspiring stories to go along with the performances. One act made Heidi Klum cry, while another inspired host Terry Crews to hit the Golden Buzzer.

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Check out the night’s amazing auditions in the videos below, and find out which act is going straight to the live shows this season.


Watch The ‘AGT’ Premiere Auditions

Pork Chop Revue

This couple wants to have the first pig act on the Las Vegas strip. Their trained pigs jumped over obstacles like we’ve seen dogs do in other acts. At the end, the largest pig pushed a piglet in a baby carriage. Howie called the act “unique” and “exciting.” Heidi was so charmed, she went on stage to kiss a pig. They received four “yes” votes.

BAD Salsa

These young dancers from Kolkata, India, have dreamt about appearing on AGT. Their act mixed acrobatic flips and leaps with ballroom dancing. Howie called them the “opposite of bad.” Simon marveled at how fast they were, in a good way. “Without people like you, we have no show,” he said. The act got four “yes” votes.

Broken Roots

This musical duo is made up of a homicide detective and a retired law enforcement officer. They met six months ago, and are performing together for the first time. They performed “Wanted Dead or Alive” by Bon Jovi. Howie said it seemed like they’ve been doing this for decades. They received four “yes” votes.


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Malik DOPE Drummer

This drummer was inspired by the movie Drumline, and ended up performing the drums on the street. He came close to death in car accident after falling asleep at the wheel, and is now chasing his dream on AGT. Howie said he’d love to see his show, while Sofia said she wanted to dance. Malik received four “yes” votes.

Ryan Tricks

This mind reader brought Simon and Howie on stage to test their connection. He used two decks of cards, and the hosts ended up choosing the same one from each. He then had Simon control the movement of Howie’s hand. Simon called it an “eerie” experience. Ryan received four “yes” votes.

Archie Williams

This singer from Louisiana was wrongly incarcerated for 37 years and was recently exonerated. He watched AGT in prison, and now he’s appearing on the show’s stage. He performed Elton John’s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me.” The performance brought Heidi to tears. Simon said he would never hear the song the same way again. Archie received four “yes” votes.

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Double Dragon

These twins from Peru wowed the judges with their powerhouse performance of “It’s Raining Men.” Sofia said they were “amazing” and “full of energy.” Heidi said they were “entertaining” with great voices. They received four “si” votes from the judges.

Vincent Marcus

This impressionist is a star on social media, but he’s never performed for a live audience. For his audition, Vincent impersonated various rappers, including Eminem and Snoop Dogg. Sofia called him a “joy” to watch, while Howie called him an “amazing live performer.” Vincent received four “yes” votes.

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Muy Moi

This performer from Spain shocked the judges with his contortion and fire stunts. He also put a knife up his nose and involved Terry Crews in a wild stunt with a blade and a sledgehammer. “Does your mother know you do this?” asked Sofia. He received four “yes” votes.

Golden Buzzer: The Voices Of Our City Choir

This choir was formed from people experiencing homelessness in San Diego. By raising money, the group has helped people get off the street. For their audition, they performed an original song, and received a standing ovation. Howie said he was blown away, while Heidi said it “moved” her. Host Terry Crews interrupted the judges to hit the Golden Buzzer, sending the choir straight to the live shows.

What did you think of the AGT Season 15 premiere? Do you have a favorite act yet? Let us know in the comments, and tune in next Tuesday for the second round of auditions.

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About the Author

Jill O'Rourke
Jill O’Rourke is a contributor at Talent Recap, writing news stories and recaps for shows like ‘AGT,’ ‘The Voice,’ and ‘American Idol.’ She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in English and Film Studies, and has been writing about pop culture since 2012, with previous bylines at Crushable and A Plus. Jill spends her free time binge-watching sitcoms and daydreaming about life as a hobbit

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