(LOS ANGELES) — America’s Got Talent continued on Tuesday night with more singers, comedians and magicians.
Tuesday’s showcase included a teen contortionist who ate an apple and shot a bow and arrow with her feet over her head.
Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B were back behind the judges’ table to offer their opinions and decide which acts would advance. Also back this season is “The Golden Buzzer,” which gives each judge one opportunity to send an act straight to the live shows.
Here’s a rundown of some of Tuesday’s highlights:
Ryan Beard is a home-schooled 18-year-old singer who lives with his parents and has never dated. He amused the judges with a tongue-in-cheek song about his situation, called “Ladies Man.” Ryan got four “yeses” from the judges and moves on to the next round.
Magician Kaden Bart Brocket, 10, placed his assistant/sister Brooklyn Nicole Brocket, 8, in a cardboard box and sawed her in half with a chainsaw. He then removed the box to reveal Brooklyn laying there in two separate pieces. Kaden told the judges he wouldn’t put her back together until the next round. Luckily for his sister, the judges voted unanimously to send them on.
Patrick rescued his dog Ginger, and claims the pooch eventually rescued him from the crushing effects of OCD. Patrick guided the dog through a series of tricks that included jumping rope, balancing on a rope and doing back flips. They earned four “yeses” from the judges and advance to the next round.
Husband and wife duo Raii and Whitney Smith – A.K.A — The Smiths — sing background vocals for major recording artists. Their version of Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “You’re All I Need to Get By” floored the judges. Mel declared they were her favorite singing act so far. Howie felt it was a “great throwback,” adding that it was “amazing.” Simon thought it sounded “a bit karaoke” at first, but blew him away in away in the middle. They earned four ”yeses.”
Another husband and wife act, Throwings, thrilled the judges with a dangerous acrobatic act. Perched high above the stage, Andre – the male half of the duo – threw his wife Annie high in the air and she performed a series of flips and spins. For Annie, it was a triumphant return to the stage after falling and breaking her spine four years ago. Simon declared “It wasn’t just good, it was incredible.” The duo received four “yeses” and advances.
Sword-swallower Dan Meyer insists his act is incredibly dangerous and has the scars to prove it. After swallowing a sword, he did the same with a car axle. For his finale, he pulled a car tied to a sword that he swallowed using just his stomach and his mouth. Mel B said “I don’t know why you would want to do this, but I couldn’t stop looking.” He racked up four “yeses” and advances to the next round.
Contortionist Sofie Dossi, 14, amazed the judges not just with her ability to bend her body in impossible positions, but her showmanship as well. During her routine, Sofie bent herself in half while balancing on her hands on pedestals, ate an apple with her feet, and hit a bull’s-eye with a bow and arrow using her feet, over her head. Sofie earned four “yeses” and she moves on to the next round.
Brian Justin Crum, 28, was bullied in school for being overweight, gay and wanting to sing. His performance of Queen’s “Somebody to Love” drew a standing ovation from all four judges. Four “huge yeses” later, Bryan was on his way to the next round.
America’s Got Talent returns next Tuesday at its normal time, 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.
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