‘America’s Got Talent’ Judges Discuss Their Golden Buzzers

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One of my favorite parts of America’s Got Talent is the golden buzzer. The judges and the host have one golden buzzer per season. That’s when they see someone that is so unbelievably talented that they want them to go straight to the live shows and not bother with further performances to convince them. Lest we forget that many winners start off as golden buzzers, Darci Lynne being the most recent examples. All four judges and Tyra have all hit their buzzers and they are super psyched about the talent. 

Simon hit his buzzer right away and is uncharacteristically giddy about the act. He said,

“I did mine Day 1. He is an extraordinary guy. You’ll see the story. Great talent. Great story. Fantastic. That is why I like doing the Golden Buzzers. I think the best one though is Tyra’s. I won’t tell you much about it, but they flew in 6,000 miles. It is one of the most extraordinary things I have ever seen. Extraordinary. I mean amazing.”

Geez, I wonder who Tyra’s talent could be that Simon thinks she had the best pick over him? Heidi Klum went for a young performer that she thinks could win the show. She said,


Either she’s going to win this show, and if she doesn’t, I think she’s definitely going to go places. She’s 15 years old and she’s a singer. She has the total package. She projects to the people in a way as if she’s done it ten years already. A lot of younger people, they’re still very introverted when they’re on the stage. They kind of sing more to themselves, and they don’t really project to the audience and play with them. It’s part of entertaining when you’re a singer. Most singers have to do that. They strut down and play with the audience, play with the cameras. At 15 years old, she did all of that already. I was pretty impressed, and her voice was incredible. So the looks, the way she moves, the voice, everything was there. So boom, my hand went straight for that Golden Buzzer before anyone else did.”

Howie Mandel, on the other hand is being more discerning with his picks. He wants someone who is really going to knock his socks off. He said,

“I think I am being more discerning than I have ever been. Because I don’t know what it is that I’m looking for. For me, it has to fire on so many different levels, so many different boxes. You can’t just sound good. You can’t just look good. You can’t just do it good. Who are you also? All these things have to come together. It’s like love. You say, what are you looking for? That’s why people have such a hard time on Tinder. I’m on Talent Tinder.”

I for one can’t wait for this summer when AGT comes back and we see what amazing new acts they have for us.

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