‘America’s Got Talent’ Recap: Who Got Howie’s Golden Buzzer?

The second episode of America’s Got Talent Season 14 was full of comedy, suspense, and fun. Plus, we got to see Howie press his Golden Buzzer. Read on for our recap of all the action we saw onstage this evening!

The night kicked off with Jonathan Burns unzipping himself out of a suitcase to do some sort of weird recreation of Napoleon Dynamite involving some odd contortion moves. It felt a little awkward, but that was clearly the intention. All four judges loved it and he got four yeses.

Benicio Bryant is a 14-year-old singer with some serious pipes. The judges loved him and all said yes.

The Emerald Belles performed an awesome high-kick routine. Howie wasn’t all that impressed and said no, but Simon loved it and he and the other judges said yes, sending them forward.

The Messoudi Brothers performed a three-man balancing act. They did lots of cool tricks and brought out the sex appeal, to the delight of the audience. The judges also enjoyed it and all four of them voted for them to move on.

Karamjit and Kawaljit Singh came all the way from India to show off their danger act. It had the crowd and judges cringing in fear, but somehow in a good way. The ultimate verdict? Four yeses!

GFORCE is a girl group who are already making headway on branding – each of the five young girls has a nickname related to their personality. They sang a cute song and their dance moves were on point. The judges were pleased with it (we can already see the dollar signs in Simon’s eyes) and the group got unanimous yeses.

Adaline Bates was the biggest surprise of the night. We thought she was just going to be your typical, run-of-the-mill, average singer but then she came out in the double outfit and sang an “Unforgettable” duet with herself. She got four yeses and we can’t wait to see what she does next!

Self-proclaimed “cripple threat” Ryan Niemiller performed a hilarious comedy routine mostly consisting of jokes about his arm disability. The crowd laughed, the judges laughed, and Ryan laughed all the way to the next round with four yeses!

The Light Balance legacy lives on with Light Balance Kids! We were a little worried this would be either more of the same characters and scenarios we’re used to seeing from the original group or a lesser act with the same technology, but as soon as the Iron Man setup flashed on and the Queen song started playing, we were instantly sold. These kids are just as strong dancers and performers as their predecessors, and the judges clearly recognized this because they got for yeses!

This episode had pretty much everything…except the creep factor. Luckily, Nick Wallace swooped in to deliver that with his scary magic act. He brought Gabrielle up and appeared to do some sort of voodoo spells on her with an old doll. The judges were impressed and gave him four yeses.

Last week we got to see Julianne hit Simon’s red buzzer with her heel, and tonight we got to see Howie stand on the judges’s table and hit the Golden Buzzer with his foot. Joseph Allen is a singer-songwriter from Texas who performed an original rap song for his audition, and he was the lucky recipient of said Golden Buzzer.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Julia Delbel
Julia Delbel

Julia is a writer at Talent Recap and hails from the Greater Toronto Area. She is currently pursuing a degree in Media Studies. When not sharing her latest reality TV hot takes she's likely enjoying a game night with friends, collecting enamel pins, or spending time with her cat, Zoey.

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