“America’s Got Talent” airs its final jam-packed audition episode on July 12. Three of the four judges — Mel B, Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel — have already pressed the Golden Buzzer and sent an act straight through to the live shows. Host Tyra Banks has had her turn as well. That just leaves judge Heidi Klum in search of an act to single out for this rare achievement. We know that she’ll use it on this sixth episode of season 13 of “AGT.”
How will her pick compare to the four acts that have been guaranteed a slot on the live shows to date? Which of these do you most want to win the million grand prize and a stint as a headliner in a Las Vegas casino? Take a read of our recap of each of their performances and then vote in our poll below. And be sure to sound off in the comments section with your thoughts on the best (and worst) auditions of the season so far.
Zurcaroh (Tyra Banks on May 29): This dance group made up of non-professionals, defied gravity with a routine that left Banks breathless. After watching them fly through the air with the greatest of ease, the sassy host of “AGT” admitted, “I need some oxygen right now, I am freaking out right now” before she pressed the Golden Buzzer.
Michael Ketterer (Simon Cowell on June 5): This pediatric mental health nurse told his touching story of being a father to six children, five of whom were in foster care, before singing the Bee Gees classic “To Love Somebody.”
Courtney Hadwin (Howie Mandel on June 12): The encouragement of Mel B got this 13-year-old girl, who admitted to being plagued with stage fright, to raise her voice in song. And what a voice it is. Hadwin sounded like a singer who has been performing for years as she belted out the Otis Redding classic “Hard to Handle.”
Amanda Mena (Mel B on June 19): Before performing the Carole King classic “Natural Woman,” this soft-spoken 15-year-old girl revealed she was nervous. But when she sang, all trace of nerves was gone. Indeed, her homage to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, evoked memories of the Motown sound that ruled the charts in the 1960s.