The “America’s Got Talent” Season 14 auditions are a thing of the past, which means we know all five of the Golden Buzzer acts chosen by judges Gabrielle Union, Howie Mandel, Simon Cowell and Julianne Hough and host Terry Crews. While each of these performers’ audition videos have gone viral for all the right reasons, we want to know which one is YOUR favorite. Get a quick refresher on each of them below and then be sure to vote in our poll for which 2019 Golden Buzzer act had you reaching for the tissues.
Gabrielle’s Golden Buzzer
Singer/pianist Kodi Lee was born blind and autistic, as his mother explained to the judges. “We found out that he loved music really early on,” she remarked. “He listened and his eyes just went huge and he started singing. That’s when I realized, oh my gosh, he’s an entertainer.” Gabrielle then made Kodi’s biggest dream come true swhen she pushed her Golden Buzzer for his pitch-perfect rendition of Donny Hathaway‘s “A Song for You.”
Howie’s Golden Buzzer
Singer-songwriter Joseph Allen decided to audition for Season 14 of “AGT” because he sees himself as someone who can “make a major impact in the world, and I just want to see how much of a footprint I can leave on earth before I leave.” Well, his footprint will definitely be felt thanks to Howie, who jumped up on the judges’ table and stomped on the Golden Buzzer following Joseph’s performance of his original rap song.
Simon’s Golden Buzzer
Soon after violinist Tyler Butler-Figueroa was diagnosed with leukemia, the 11-year-old was bullied at school for being different. “When I play the violin, it helps me forget about all the bad stuff,” he revealed. “I just didn’t want to be the kid with cancer, so now I’m the kid who plays the violin.” Following his performance of Kelly Clarkson‘s “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You),” Simon was so impressed that he slammed his hand down on his button.
Terry’s Golden Buzzer
The new host pushed his button for Detroit Youth Choir, a “community-based choir,” stated director Anthony White. “We have a lot of inner-city kids. Some of them have bad home situations or they can be in the street — there’s violence. We give them something positive to come and be a part of.” The singers put an original spin on Macklemore & Ryan Lewis‘ “Can’t Hold Us” and had Terry in tears as he ran over to the judges’ table and hit the Golden Buzzer.
Julianne’s Golden Buzzer
Finally, Julianne pushed her buzzer after 12-year-old singer Luke Islam moved her emotionally with his rendition of “She Used To Be Mine” from “The Waitress.” Prior to his audition the New Yorker told Julianne that she was his favorite judge, which no doubt helped sway her decision. Julianne told the Broadway fanatic that she truly believes he will “become a star” one day, so she helped him along his path by giving him a golden confetti shower.