Every Heidi Klum Golden Buzzer on ‘America’s Got Talent’
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As part of the judging panel of America’s Got Talent, German supermodel Heidi Klum has the chance to send a personally moving act directly to the live shows. Since she’s only given one Golden Buzzer per season, she picks strategically to save a contestant from elimination. Here’s all of her Golden Buzzer picks, Season 10 to present day.
All of Heidi Klum’s AGT Golden Buzzers
Arielle Baril, Season 10
Hailing from Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, Arielle Baril is an opera singer who joined AGT in 2015. During her audition, she sang “O mio babbino caro” with her dramatic voice. Moved by her performance, Klum sent her straight to the Quarterfinals at Radio City Music Hall by pressing the Golden Buzzer.
Sal Valentinetti, Season 11
Sal Valentinetti is a pizza delivery man from Bethpage, New York who competed on the series in 2016. The jazz singer’s audition consisted of singing Frank Sinatra’s “My Way.” This performance convinced Klum to press her Golden Buzzer and automatically send him to the Quarterfinals.
Angelina Green, Season 12
Angelina Green was a 13-year-old singer when she auditioned for AGT in 2017. Through music, she wanted to inspire kids who are going through tough times. For her audition, she sensationally sang The Pretenders’ “I’ll Stand by You,” convincing the German socialite that she deserved her Golden Buzzer.
Makayla Phillips, Season 13
Makayla Phillips is a singer from Canyon Lake, California, who competed on AGT in 2018. During her audition, she powerfully sang “Warrior” by Demi Lovato. This has apparently impressed Klum to press her Golden Buzzer and send her straight to the Quarterfinals.
Deadly Games, AGT: The Champions 1
Alfredo and Anna Silva, more commonly known as Deadly Games, was a knife throwing duo who joined AGT season 11 and came back in 2019 for AGT: The Champions. During The Champions preliminary, they performed a knife-throwing routine set in a technology lab. Fascinated by their performance, the German supermodel pressed her Golden Buzzer.
Angelina Jordan, AGT: The Champions 2
The winner of Norway’s Got Talent in 2014, she joined the second season of The Champions in 2020. During the Preliminaries, she performed a jazz version of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen. This act managed to impress Klum, prompting the judge to hit her Golden Buzzer and send her directly to the Finals.
Cristina Rae, Season 15
Cristina Rae is a singing arts and biology major who joined AGT back in 2020. Her audition consisted of singing “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins. When Simon Cowell asked her to sing another song, she then sang “Gimme Shelter” by The Rolling Stones. This has luckily convinced Klum to press her Golden Buzzer for Rae.
Lea Kyle, Season 16
Lea Kyle is a quick-change French performer who joined AGT in 2021. During her audition, she showed off how she could switch from outfit to outfit in just seconds. Calling her act “pure magic,” Klum pressed her Golden Buzzer.
Lily Meola, Season 17
Lily Meola is a singing California resident who stepped in the AGT stage in 2022. Her audition consisted of singing her original song “Daydream” as a dedication to her mother who passed away. This has brought Klum to tears, prompting the judge to press her Golden Buzzer, sending her straight to the Semifinals.
Aidan McCann, AGT All-Stars 2023
Aidan McCann is an Irish magician who was on Ireland’s Got Talent and Britain’s Got Talent. He later joined All-Stars, amazing everyone with his superhero-themed magic act during the Preliminaries. Klum was so impressed with his performance that she hit her Golden Buzzer for him.
Lavender Darcangelo, Season 18
Coming from Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Lavender Darcangelo is a blind and autistic singer who joined the show this year. During her audition, she sang Irene Cara’s “Out Here On My Own” from the movie Fame. Gone emotional by her performance, Klum decided to hit her Golden Buzzer.