“America’s Got Talent” One night away from becoming a $1 million champion.
After a “rollercoaster ride” of full season wild cardhandjob breaking the rules And sudden departure, “It all comes down to it,” host Terry Crews said Tuesday during a run of the finale. The top 10 acts have only one more opportunity to blow up America.
“May this night really change your life forever,” said Simon Cowell.
Winning the million-dollar cash prize and headlining the Las Vegas show won’t be easy, with the finalists reaching the addition of one of the season’s golden buzzers: the Northwell Nurse Choir (Howie Mandel), singer Jimmy Herod (Sofia Vergara), World The Taekwondo Demonstration Team (crew), Quick Change artist Lee Kyle (Heidi Klum) and opera singer Victory Brinker (the show’s first group pick).
‘AGT’ contestant NightbirdWithdrawal from competition after cancer ‘takes turn for the worse’
The only golden buzzer of the season is missing from the finale singer jane marczewski, who withdrawn from competition After her battle with cancer “[took]a turn for the worse.” Cowell offered a health update on the Ohio native, who goes by Nightbird.
“The good news is she’s doing better,” Cowell said. “I know she would have been in the finals tonight. We’re all sending her our love tonight.”
Other finalists include aerialist Aidan Bryant, magician Dustin Tavella, singer Brooke Simpson and comedians Gina Brillon and Josh Blue.
Here’s what happened:
After growing up with a “really shy kid” with stage fright in Portland, Oregon, the 30-year-old singer sheds light on the new “confidence” she gained throughout the competition during an uncanny rendition of Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World”. inserted.
Vergara stood up to applaud her Golden Buzzer winner before concluding her closing note, which Cowell called his “Big Power Diva Note”. The rest of the judges and studio audience joined in a standing ovation at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
“I am very proud of you,” said Vergara. Klum called Herod “this season’s favorite find”, adding that he “deserved that million dollars.”
The 25-year-old from Bordeaux, France took visitors to the world-renowned Louvre Museum in Paris, where she magically swapped outfits with the Mona Lisa and other pieces of art. “Every outfit was amazing,” Mandel said.
“I’m not an expert, but I truly believe that you are the best quick change artist in the world,” Cowell declared. Vergara and Klum agreed, declaring it their “best performance”.
The 9-year-old opera singer, the first group of the show’s Golden Buzzer, looked like a princess in a glittering, butterfly-hued gown with a heavenly voice.
“You look like a winner. You sound like a winner. You couldn’t have done anything better,” Klum said after rendition of Brinker’s “O Mio Bubino Caro.” Brinker also made Cowell a believer: “I didn’t have a chance to win, but I think you can win the show after that.”
The 41-year-old New York native dedicated her acting career to her parents, who worked tirelessly to support their family. During his comedy sketch, Brillian joked about their 4-year wedding anniversary this month, couples’ therapy, and marital discord: “Marriage isn’t easy.”
Mandel Takes A Moment Between Laughs To Pay Tribute To Comedian And Former “Saturday Night Live” Cast Norm Macdonald, who died on Tuesday after an undisclosed battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.
“One of the greats of comedy passed away today,” Mandel said. “It broke my heart, but with you… brings us back to the Tonight Show and tells us that laughter is still alive and that laughter is the best medicine.”
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world taekwondo performance team
The crew’s golden buzzer may have missed the 2020 Tokyo Olympics due to COVID-19, but a group of martial artists from the US and South Korea are close to “AGT” gold after a high-flying, gravity-defying fight sequence in which They broke 200 wooden boards and four concrete blocks.
He received a standing ovation and rowdy applause. Klum himself couldn’t stop yelling (“It’s so exciting”), and Vergara offered him a deal (“I want to produce your movie”). Mandel called them “the best act of the night”.
Cowell agreed, referring to the group as “one to beat”. He admitted, “I was getting a little bored with you and then tonight it was awesome.”
The 16-year-old Hawaiian artist, who taught himself to fly two years ago via YouTube after watching a Pink concert, promised Tuesday would be “the biggest performance of my life”. He didn’t disappoint. Bryant capped off his fiery performance with a jaw-dropping death drop, which catapulted Cowell to the judges’ table with thunderous applause—literally.
“I don’t think the standing ovation was big enough,” Cowell said after safely climbing back to the floor. “It was one of the best live performances I’ve ever seen.”
The 30-year-old singer put it all on the line during a rendition of Bishop Briggs’ “White Flag” with hopes of becoming the first indigenous winner of “AGT.” She took the stage with her signature mother-in-law and killer vocals.
Mandel described it as “a drop-the-mic moment”. “Every time you get on this stage, you give us every ounce of your talent and soul,” Cowell said.
A universal message for the 35-year-old Virginia Beach native of magic and another uplifting act. Tavela asked the audience to write a way they could give it back on a piece of paper and throw it at the judges. Each judge selected a piece of paper and Tavela was able to guess the message correctly.
“You are a wonderful storyteller,” said Cowell.
The 42-year-old comedian, who suffers from cerebral palsy, said he is “in the worst pain of my life” because his body “breaks down faster” than the average body. But “all this pain has led to this moment. It’s time for the comic to win ‘AGT’.”
He engaged in his signature self-deprecating humor about cerebral palsy symptoms, including his “twisty arm” and Botox originally created to help people with the condition: “God forbid you have a crow’s foot… That’s not right, Simon.”
Cowell cried with laughter and wiped the tears from her eyes. “Simon said you should be more naughty this time and you delivered,” Klum said.
Northwell Nurse Choir
Mandel’s Golden Buzzer winner, a group of 18 nurses from the largest health care system in New York who fought on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic, turned in another poignant performance of Rachel Platten’s “Stand by You” in Red Scrubs Gave.
“What a way to close the show,” said Varghese. Klum called him a “real hero” and Mandel said he would “stand by you and probably win it… you deserve to win.”
Cowell called the closing performance “a night I’ll never forget. Everyone’s been amazing tonight.”
Fans can vote for each act up to 10 times on NBC.com/AGTvote and on the “America’s Got Talent” app. The Season 16 winner will be revealed during Wednesday’s results show (NBC, 9 EDT/PDT).