We wrapped up The Voice last week, so now it is time to move on to the auditions on America’s Got Talent 2017! Simon Cowell is back as one of the AGT judges 2017, along with Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B. We do have a new host on AGT 2017, as Tyra Banks takes over for Nick Cannon. The new acts will try to impress the judges and earn a spot on the live shows of America’s Got Talent Season 12 tonight! Check it out with us during our America’s Got Talent 2017 Auditions Recap for the AGT 2017 premiere below!
Yes, the AGT Premiere is tonight on NBC at 8/7c! With that premiere, we have Tyra Banks making her debut as the new host. We also have Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Mel B and Simon Cowell back as the judges! No change in the judges’ panel this season! Simon signed on for another season and I am excited for that one. He was a different man last season and I think a lot of people were impressed by the softer side of Simon!
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The fun has begun on America’s Got Talent Season 12, so follow along with the AGT auditions 2017 tonight in our recap below!
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A little Willy Wonka to kick things off, as the “golden ticket” flies around the country and everyone is reaching for it. Then an intro video and it is time to kick these auditions off! Tyra Banks is in the house and she tells us the basic rules, as the Golden Buzzer is back. The judges each have one and it will send the singer on to the live shows automatically! Now time for the auditions on America’s Got Talent 2017!
This happens to be a chicken that can play the piano! Yeah, how do you teach a chicken that? They come out and the chicken struggles at first, but then kicks it in and it is actually playing “America the Beautiful.” Heidi said when you thought you have seen it all, you have a chicken that plays the piano. Simon said we are talking like hit kind of thing normally happens and this is historic. It is four yeses from the judges!
He is a standup comedian and it pretty funny talking with Tyra in the back. Preacher talks about his mother and how she was a big part in him growing up funny. He comes out and he is killing it, but seems to be done after like two jokes. The judges want more, so he brings out more jokes and this guy is good! Howie said he knocked it out of the park. He is funny physically and great with the voices. Mel B said he was confident right from the get-go. Heidi said he is really funny and his timing is really good. Simon said he is unbelievably funny and this could be his time. Of course, it is a big yes on America’s Got Talent 2017 tonight!
She is a singer. Growing up, her parents owned an auto repair shop. If they had a customer they liked, they would make her sing for them. She is a bigger girl and always worried about being the “fat friend” and not being pretty enough. Yoli is trying to move past that now. She comes out and has the nerves working against her.
Simon stops the music and said she is 21 years old and this is not working. She picks a new song and Tyra comes out and helps her take off the heels and jewelry. The song still feels old, but her voice is amazing and I love how deep it is. The tone is great. Simon apologized for what they went through, but he is glad they did it and they may have just found a solid gold star. Heidi said she adores her and will go for in this competition. Mel B said this is her time. Howie said whether it is in life or this competition, she just won. It is four yes votes for Yoli!
The Man of Mystery
He cannot reveal what he is doing tonight, as it would give away the mystery. He said he is the greatest escapologist ever. His voice is so awkward, but it is a funny awkward. He has Tyra and Howie come up and help him out. Howie locks the lock, but the keys are backstage! After a little break, we are back. He gets tied up and locked up and goes in a bag. It takes forever, so all four judges X him out. He comes out of the bag wearing a nightie and the audience loves him! Simon and Mel B take back their X, but Heidi and Howie keep it and he is heading home!
Junior & Emily Alabi
They are a brother-sister salsa duo. Their parents divorced when he was 5 years old and she was 1. Their dad took care of them and Junior started going down a bad path, so their dad put them in dance. Junior still hung out with the gangs and got arrested, but dance saved their lives. I loved the start of the dance and when they got away from the salsa aspect of it. However, the salsa was a little boring. And Emily just seemed to bend down and Junior spun her around, a lot! Heidi said she was spinning and spinning and spinning and it was incredible. Mel B said it was so exciting and brilliant. Simon said he could see their determination and people like them make AGT 2017 incredible. Of course, they get four yes votes and heading to the next round!
He said he is on the AGT Premiere to do magic. Will comes out and is very quiet and shy, but said this opportunity could change his family’s life. He picked up a magic book as a kid and that is where his love came. For his act, he has never done it before and created it specifically for America’s Got Talent 2017! He works on a table and is not the best speaker, but he has four cards and coins and a rose with pedals he removed. The trick is amazing, but I just feel the black table means something. Howie said he has seen so much close-up magic, but this was by far the best he has seen. Heidi said it was incredible. Mel B said her brain did not catch up until halfway through, but when she got it, it was amazing. Simon said as he progresses on the show, he will learn how to have better stage presence. He got four gigantic yeses!
Donald J. Trump
This guy is a Trump impersonator, so I am annoyed before he even starts. Howie said this better be good or they will build a wall around him and the audience will pay for it! He proceeds to break out into some Bruno Mars. Singing and dancing and the audience loves him. Howie said it is funny and in these times, it is the kind of performance we need. Mel B said it was not enough good singing. Simon said this is something they are all going to remember. Mel B is a no, but the other three judges on America’s Got Talent 2017 say yes and he is moving on.
He just turned 12 years old and is very scared about the buzzers. Merrick’s inspiration for dancing comes from his grandmother, who is 80 years old and takes four dance classes a week! He is dancing as a robot and it so works at times, but then just seems awkward at other times. I think he has some great dancing skills and he is telling a story, which is so cool. Simon said it was one of the best dance performances he has ever seen on the show. It is so smart and so clever and so current. Howie said no one has come on this stage and told a story more clearly. Heidi said she absolutely loved it. Simon said he is showing this performance to his record label, as he thinks he is incredible. He gets four yes votes on America’s Got Talent 2017!
Puddles Pity Party
We have a sad clown here, as it is Puddles Pity Party. We see producers talking to him, but he says nothing except gestures he has a broken heart. Same thing when he comes in front of the judges. However, the act starts and he sings “Chandelier” by Sia. It is about the shock value, but if you listen to his singing, is it really that great? Howie said this is not a pity party, but an envy party. Heidi said it was unexpected and different. Mel B said she thought she had seen everything and then he came along. Simon said he never wants to know who he is, Puddles. He does not like clowns, but he may have turned him. Puddles is heading to the next round!
He is an escape artist. His wife is here and very nervous about this all. For tonight on America’s Got Talent 2017, he will be buried alive in a box! He will be locked in a box with cuffs on his legs, arms and neck. Damien will have two minutes to get out of the box before the 900 pounds of sand falls on him. He has only done this act one time before. He gets the cuffs off and then struggles with the one on his neck. The sand falls on him! Everyone is shocked, as people come in and look at the box. A guy breaks the window with a hammer and the sand comes out and Demian is gone! Yeah, it was him breaking the glass with a hammer! Um, how did he get out and in a baseball cap so quickly???
Simon said it was brilliant and it was like being in a movie. Heidi said he scared her. Visually this was incredible. Mel B said it took her a minute and she pretty much is still confused. Howie said he has never been so thrilled he is alive! It is four yes votes on AGT 2017!
Darci Lynne Farmer
She is 12 years old and will be doing ventriloquism today. Darci is a shy girl and this has helped her come out of her shell, as her shyness is getting better. Her puppet is shy too, so together they get to work on those nerves. The puppet is Petunia, a rabbit. Petunia starts singing and sounds pretty good. I do not like how Darci is constantly smiling though. It is cute seeing Petunia and Darci interact though.
Howie said he believes that rabbit is a real person and she is going to go far. Simon said he is going to remember her in a week, a month, a year. When you got it, you got it. Heidi said it was perfect from beginning to end and she loved everything about it. Mel B said the puppet is adorable and charming, just like her. Mel B loved it so much, she hits her Golden Buzzer for Darci and she is going to the live shows on America’s Got Talent 2017!
The AGT Premiere auditions are done for tonight! Who was your favorite?
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