All Golden Buzzers on ‘AGT’ through the years: Chapel Hart join the list

The confetti. The tears. The hugs. Admit it: you just can’t get enough of those emotional Golden Buzzer moments on “America’s Got Talent” … and neither can we. This twist was first introduced on the American version of the worldwide talent competition in Season 10, and it’s been an integral part of NBC’s reality TV show ever since. During the auditions the four “AGT” judges (and the host as of Season 11) get to press the Golden Buzzer for a single act that moves them emotionally, which sends the performer straight to the live shows. Want a refresher on all of the “America’s Got Talent” Golden Buzzers through the years? We’ve got you covered — just scroll through our photos above.

The current 17th season welcomed six talented acts to the list: Avery Dixon, Maddie, Sara James, Mayyas, Lily Meola and Chapel Hart. Avery is a saxophonist who earned Terry Crews‘ Golden Buzzer after revealing he’d been bullied growing up because of physical and vocal differences attributable to being born premature. Howie Mandel hit his button for Maddie after the judges “discovered” her singing in the audience. Simon Cowell gave Sara “a moment to remember forever” when he pushed the buzzer for the young singer. Sofia Vergara pressed the button because she wanted to be a part of the Mayyas dance group’s female empowerment. Heidi Klum picked Lily, who blew her away with an original song about her deceased mother. Finally, the entire “AGT” panel gave a group buzzer to country trio Chapel Hart.

Last season, “AGT” made history when the entire panel came together to push the button for child singer Victory Brinker. She joined five other Golden Buzzers: chorale group Northwell Nurse Choir, singer Nightbirde, martial arts group World Taekwondo Demonstration Team, singer Jimmie Herrod and quick change artist Lea Kyle.

Historically, Golden Buzzer performers do tend to have an advantage in the live shows. After all, since the twist was created in Season 10, a whopping five such acts have ended up winning the show: ventriloquist Paul Zerdin in Season 10, singer-ukuleleist Grace VanderWaal in Season 11, singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer in Season 12, singer Kodi Lee in Season 14 and spoken word artist Brandon Leake in Season 15.

Which Golden Buzzer act from Season 17 are you rooting for to win “America’s Got Talent”? Sound off down in the comments section.

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