After being bumped last week for July 4 celebrations, “America’s Got Talent” returns with a jam-packed audition episode on July 11. Three of the four judges — Mel B, Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel — have each hit the Golden Buzzer to send an act straight through to the live shows. And new host Tyra Banks has as well. (See our Golden Buzzers photo gallery below.)
That only leaves judge Heidi Klum. Will she find an act to back this Tuesday? Odds are that she will, as we have seen the Golden Buzzer used in each of the first four episodes.
During the premiere episode on May 30, Mel B was won over by Darci Lynne Farmer, a winsome pre-teen from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Farmer, 12, looked like a seasoned pro as she sang a duet of “Summertime” with her puppet Petunia. Indeed, she is the frontrunner to win season 11. Watch Farmer’s audition video.
We saw the curmudgeonly Cowell crack when deaf singer Mandy Harvey performed on the June 6 episode. The 29-year-old singer-songwriter from St. Cloud, Florida performed a heartfelt rendition of her original tune “Try.” Watch Harvey’s audition video.
Mandel was next to press the Golden Buzzer when Christian Guardino came before the panel on June 13 and told his story. Blind since almost birth, he regained his sight four years ago and now, at 16, he is ready to show the world that he can sing. This native of Patchogue, New York dazzled with “Who’s Lovin’ You. Watch Guardino’s audition video.
Banks may be new to hosting the show but she looked like an old pro when she sent Light Balance through on June 20. She was impressed with this dance group from the Ukraine, which made their audition stand out by the use of neon lights attached to their costumes. Watch Light Balance’s audition video.
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