The “America’s Got Talent” 2017 judges — Heidi Klum, guest judge Seal, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Howie Mandel — were all caught howling as Pompeyo Family Dogs performed their amazing dog tricks Tuesday night. The family act graced the stage during the Judge Cuts 4 episode of NBC’s long-running reality TV show and will surely go viral in the coming days. This is only the second time America has seen the family in action after their puppies first popped up in the third round of auditions. Watch Pompeyo Family Dogs’ “AGT” video above.
“This is a big opportunity for us,” admits the Pompeyo matriarch as the family steps out onto the stage with their seven adorable, yipping canines. “We’re one step closer to have a show in Las Vegas for these amazing puppies and give them a better life. We’ve been practicing every day, so you are hopefully gonna be amazed.”
As the Pompeyo dogs prepare for their trick, Cowell can be heard whispering to his fellow “AGT” judges, “They have some of the worst haircuts on dogs I’ve ever seen, actually.” Hmm, is Cowell just biased because of his closeness with Season 12’s other dog act, Sara Carson and Hero?
The dog tricks consist of running and hopping around “Pompeyo’s Ranch,” with many of the dogs jump-roping, jumping through hoops, sneaking through each other’s legs, climbing a ladder, and even riding a fake horse. “That doggie is riding a horse,” remarks host Tyra Banks while backstage.
Guest judge Seal said in a pre-taped segment, “I’m really excited to be here, it’s gonna be a lot of fun. Let’s go see some great talent.” Seal was no doubt asked to join the “Americas Got Talent” judging panel this week because he knows one of the full-time judges quite well. Heidi Klum and Seal were married between 2005 and 2015, and the couple have four children together.