“America’s Got Talent” aired the first live show of season 12 on Tuesday (Aug. 15) and a dozen acts took to the stage of the Dolby Theater in Hollywood. While seven of these are guaranteed to move on to the semi-finals in three weeks time, were any of them good enough to be crowned season 12 “AGT” champ next month?
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Christian Guardino: This formerly blind singer had won over Howie Mandel at his audition and was the first of the Golden Buzzer acts to perform on the live show. He delivered a stirring rendition of Ed Sheeran’s hit “Make It Rain,”
Artyon and Paige: These talented tykes made it to the live shows with their toe-tapping tribute to “Dirty Dancing.” This time around, they feted “Footloose.”
In the Stairwell: This a capella group had all the judges but Mandel on their feet at the end of free-wheeling performance of Fun‘s “Some Nights.”
The Singing Trump: The ersatz Commander-in-Chief segued from Walk the Moon‘s “Shut Up and Dance” to MC Hammer‘s classic “U Can’t Touch This.”
Angelica Hale: The second of the Golden Buzzer acts of the night, Hale had won over guest judge Chris Hardwick several weeks back. With her crystal clear vocal on Zedd‘s “Clarity,” she had all four regular judges in her corner.
Bello Nock: The wild card of the night was this veteran circus performer who wowed the crowd with the Wheel of Death.
Just Jerk: This dance troupe from South Korea delivered another dazzling routine that was dominated by their precision movements.
Puddles Pity Party: While Simon Cowell hit his buzzer, his fellow judges demurred allowed this sad sack of a clown to finish his surprisingly good version of Lorde‘s power ballad “Royals.”
Preacher Lawson: This stand-up comedian has been struggling to break through for the better part of a decade and proved he could command an audience numbering in the thousands as well as the four judges.
Yoli Mayor: With host Tyra Banks in her corner, this soulful singer showed a softer side of herself with a new look and a new take on Rag’n’Bone Man‘s hit song “Human,”
Billy and Emily England: The roller skating brother and sister defied gravity numerous times in their rollicking routine that had all four judges in awe.
Darci Lynne Farmer: The third Golden Buzzer act closed out the show with a new puppet, Oscar, who professed his love for Mel B, who had put this 12-year-old ventriloquist through to the live shows.
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