WATCH Sofia Vergara Break Down On ‘America’s Got Talent’ Recalling Her Family’s Addiction History

WATCH Sofia Vergara Breaks Down On 'America's Got Talent' Recalling Her Family's Addiction History

AGT returned this week with another round of auditions for Season 15. During Tuesday’s episode, Sofia Vergara broke down for the first time on the show after a performance from a singer who overcame addiction.

Part of the way through this week’s show, Heidi Klum had to leave the set due to illness. The show changed the rules so that two “yes” votes was enough for an act to go through. Meanwhile, three red buzzers means an act is automatically eliminated.

Watch Tonight’s ‘AGT’ Auditions

Noah Epps

This 11-year-old dancer says he feels like he has “superpowers” when he performs. During his audition, he danced like a marionette puppet. Howie said it was “lit,” while Simon said he liked how he told a story. Noah received four “yes” votes.

Luca Di Stefano

This 19-year-old singer from Sicily wowed the audience with his deep voice. He performed “Let’s Get It On.” Howie said he wasn’t expecting him to sound like that. Simon described it as like a cat barking. All four judges voted “yes.”

Golden Buzzer: WAFFLE Crew

These lightfeet dancers regularly bring their moves to the New York subway. They say it saved their lives, and they want to send a positive message. The group didn’t have a subway car here, but they worked the stage in their audition, and had the audience on their feet. Simon said he doesn’t usually love dance acts, but this was his favorite audition so far. He loved it so much, he hit the Golden Buzzer.

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Nolan Neal

This Nashville musician shared the story of his father’s suicide, and struggling with substance abuse. He performed “Lost,” the first song he wrote since getting sober. Simon called him “spectacular” and “inspirational.” Sofia was brought to tears, saying she understands the “sickness of addiction” (her brother Julio struggled with it) and adding that it gave her “hope.” Nolan received four “yes” votes.

Feng E

This 12-year-old ukulele player from Taiwan wowed the judges and audience with his skills. Simon called him “unique,” and he received four “yes” votes.

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Christine Hurley

This 55-year-old stand-up comic was a stay-at-home mom with five kids. She grew up wanting to do comedy, but didn’t get into it until later in life. She messed up a couple of jokes, but the judges urged her on. Howie encouraged her to embrace it. Christine only received two “yes” votes, so she won’t be moving on.

OLOX

This duo from Arctic Siberia brought their unique style of music to the stage. They performed “Zombie” by the Cranberries, and had the AGT audience cheering. Sofia said it reminded her of a soundtrack to a movie. Howie called it “captivating” and “hypnotic.” Simon said he would remember them. They received four “yes” votes.

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Ashley Marina

This young singer had a dream that she appeared on AGT. Simon stopped her in the middle of the song, saying the backing track was “overbearing.” Ashley sang the second song a cappella, but Simon said she “brought the wrong songs.” The audience booed him, and they let Ashley come back to perform an original song about her dad. The judges praised her, and she received three “yes” votes.

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Spyros Bros

These Filipino brothers showed off some amazing diabolo skills. Marco talked about being bullied growing up, and what a fan of the show he is. They were overjoyed even before they received comments. Howie said he’d never seen anything like them. The brothers received three “yes” votes.

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Brett Loudermilk

This performer was inspired by his preacher grandfather to be an entertainer. He brought Sofia on stage to participate in his sword swallowing act. Sofia was terrified, and it took a few false starts before she pulled the sword out of Brett’s mouth. After that, he swallowed three swords, and all three judges pulled one out. Brett received three “yes” votes.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jill O'Rourke
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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