If you watched America’s Got Talent last night, you may have noticed that some of your favorite performers did not even appear on the Judge Cuts episode. With the different format this year, there were so many questions and unknowns popping into our heads so we’re here to break it all down for you.
‘America’s Got Talent’ Judge Cuts Followed A New Confusing Format
The coronavirus pandemic has definitely caused several changes to be made to ensure the set of America’s Got Talent remains safe. First, Judge Cuts were moved outdoors with the judges sitting six feet apart. They interacted with the acts from a giant screen, while the acts were safely at home. It was announced that the fate of 100 acts would be decided during this single Judge Cuts episode. At the beginning of the show, each of the acts was represented by a little icon on the screen. The show went right into giving some contestants results without even seeing them perform one more time. There were a few that went soaring into the live shows like Daneliya Tuleshova and Annie Jones. But for some it was the end of the road like Broken Roots. Normally this would be done in more than one episode.
At the end of the results portion, there were just 10 acts that the judges could not make their minds up about and wanted to see perform again. After seeing 10 performances, five of the acts were cut while the other five went straight to the live shows. It seems that the live rounds might be held in Las Vegas this year which flashed across the screen at the beginning of the show. When the episode ended, we were left scratching our heads wondering where over 20 memorable contestants were and why they were not featured on Judge Cuts.
What Happened To The Missing ‘AGT’ Acts?
Our first question throughout the Judge Cuts episode was definitely where is Shevon Nieto? The inspiring Olympic runner who gave up her dreams to take care of her injured husband really garnered a huge fanbase after her audition. She was a clear front runner, yet she was not on Judge Cuts. There was also no appearance from Olox, the Serbian singing duo that put a modern spin on traditional music. We also did not see comedians Marty Ross or Crystal Powell, Indian dancing duo Shakir and Rehan, the Bonebreakers and several other early favorites. We tried to get in touch with some of the acts to get to the bottom of this, and one of them told us anonymously that they are as = clueless as the fans are and don’t know why some acts disappeared from the show.
There Are Several Possible Judge Cuts Theories
There are several theories that we can look to that may bring us answers. The first theory is that with the ongoing pandemic, some acts may have dropped out of the competition. If the show actually does go live and requires the acts to travel to Vegas, some people might not want to risk getting infected or have travel restrictions in place in their countries that prevent them from doing so. Singer Sheldon Riley who was not featured in Judge Cuts lives in Australia so he might not want to travel across the world during the pandemic for ‘AGT.’ While Shevon who announced she was pregnant may not want to risk getting sick during this important time in her life.
Another theory is that some of the missing acts went through to the live shows but it was just not shown on television. The producers could just be leaving everyone in suspense until the live shows are announced. Something that points to this being correct is singer Kenadi Dodds who was not featured in the Judge Cuts episode at all, took to Twitter to announce that she made it through to the live shows. We did not see her results on television so we thought her fate was up in the air. Are there other acts out there like Kenadi who just did not appear on the episode, but will still be going through to the live shows? The answer is probably.
How did you guys feel about this new format of Judge Cuts. Of course, ‘AGT’ did its best to give the acts and fans a complete season of the show during the pandemic. It was just very chaotic and confusing and gave us more questions than answers.