Former “Glee” star Noah Guthrie returned to the “America’s Got Talent” stage this week for the Quarterfinals 2 episode. This time around the fan favorite singer/guitarist took a big risk by performing an original song titled “Show Me Some Mercy.” While the “AGT” judges — Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel — were mixed in their reviews, it’s now up to America’s vote. Do YOU think Noah will advance to the Semifinals? Watch the “Americas Got Talent” performance video above and read the judges’ comments below.
Heidi: “Noah, Noah, Noah, I think that you are a double threat because you have original music and you have an original-sounding voice. Actually, I think you are a triple [threat] because you also look very, very handsome tonight as well, if I might add to that. I like you a lot.”
Simon: “Did you write that song? Then I’m really, really proud of you for doing that because it is so easy to come out here and just do a safe cover sometimes. But you put everything on the line. There’s something about you, Noah. I think your voice is really great. I love your personality. You’re like the comeback kid. You had that opportunity and now you’ve come back on this show, you’re gaining more fans and I think people are really gonna root for you in this competition. I like you a lot.”
Howie: “To be honest with you — it’s subjective — I wasn’t as thrilled with the song. I think you have great talent, you have a great voice. I think that was a bad choice of song. I know who votes. I know what they got for. I don’t think that’s gonna resonate with our audience.”
Mel: “Well, I kind of have to agree with Howie a little bit. I love the chorus in that song because I could understand what you were singing, ‘Show Me Some Mercy.’ The verses, I didn’t quite understand what you were singing about. But I love your voice and I love you, so I hope people vote for you. It wasn’t my favorite but I like you a lot.”
During his “AGT” live blog, our recapper John Benutty summarized, “The second singer of the night was Noah Guthrie, the former cast member of ‘Glee’ who is looking for his second chance in the industry. Instead of covering a known song he performed his original track ‘Show Me Some Mercy’ and served up some serious Marcus Mumford vibes with a gritty vocal and a full band behind him in support. Simon gave him huge props for choosing to do an original tonight and thinks that he will gain a lot of fans for it. Howie detracted from Simon and Heidi’s support and said that he doesn’t think it’s going to resonate with the audience. Amidst a string a boos from the studio audience, Mel agreed with Howie so the judges were split on this one!”
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