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Explosive AMERICA’S GOT TALENT Season 14 Sneak-Peek!

Posted on May 26 2019 by Editor

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Explosive AMERICA’S GOT TALENT Season 14 Sneak-Peek!

NBC’s mega successful talent show “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) returns for a fourteenth season on Tuesday, May 28 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with two new judges added to the juding panel and a slew of unconventional talent acts that will not let viewers down, living-up to traditional AGT style acts.

Creator and executive producer Simon Cowell returns to the judges’ panel along with Howie Mandel. Also joining the panel this year are newbies – award-winning actress, author and producer Gabrielle Union and Emmy Award-winning choreographer, actress, singer and dancer Julianne Hough. Terry Crews, actor and host of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” returns as host for “America’s Got Talent.”

Pictured: Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough, Simon Cowell — Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Hollywood Junket got a sneak-peek at some of the talent acts auditioning this season. As the same with past recent seasons, AGT judges will also have Golden Buzzers on hand to push once they see a stellar act that they want to send straight to the live shows. The day that we attended, the judges stated that they has already used their Golden Buzzers.

New judges Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union proved to be very vocal, expressive and direct to the acts. Sometimes coming-off in a too direct way which leaned a little bit on the harsh side. New host Terry Crews, similar to past host Nick Cannon, kept things upbeat by occasionally adding comentary. But, for the most part stayed off-stage with the up-coming acts.

EMILY SMOOGA (Singer)

Emily is 13-years-old from Colorado. Emily was extremely excited to be on the AGT stage and said she couldn’t sleep the night before. She was more than ready for her audition. Emily sang “Take Me Home, Country Roads” by John Denver. She said she chose the song because John Denver loves Colorado as much as she does. Simon corrected her that John Denver is dead. So he “used” to love Colorado. Howie responded to her audition with that this competition is not a singing one. So, when people get on AGT and sing, it has to be “explosive.” Simon said it was “safe” and it started-out like orange juice, then later it was tomato juice.

ANDREW (Trapeze Artist)

Andrew is 42-years-old from Russia.  Andrew got up on a trapeze which lifted him about 20 feet in the air.  The judges pointed-out that there’s no padding underneath him.  He spun while doing various maneuvers. The finale of his act was when he spun on his head on the trapeze. The judges liked his act. Gabrielle thanked him for risking his life to entertain them.

JOSH (Whistler)

Josh is 20-years-old. He said his siblings are “aggravated” by his talent. But, his mom traveled six hours to support him at AGT. His talent was ventriloquist whistler. He could whistler while brushing his teeth. The judges were annoyed.

BENICIO BRYANT (Singer)

Benicio is 14-years-old. He said his dad decided to be a rock star at the age of 40. Benicio has been singing since a very young age. Benicio sang Brandi Carlile’s “Joke” song for his audition which was definitely explosive and he got a standing ovation. Gabrielle said the song connected with her and she’s 46 and he’s 14. Simon said Benicio is going to be a star and reminded him of Harry Styles when he first came in and auditioned for him. Benicio said his influences range from Elton John to Lady Gaga. He likes all singers. Both Simon and Julianne said they would have used their Golden Buzzers on him if they had their buzzers left. They had already used them.

SOS

Sos is from Germany. He said he’ll see how his AGT audition goes on whether or not he’ll stay in the U.S. Sos said he’s the son of Sos & Victoria who were on AGT season 11 with the rapid changing of clothes. Simon didn’t remember. But, Howie remembered right away.

Sos said his act is a kind of magic called “manipulation.” He then left the stage briefly to “get ready.” When he came back he pulled-off an incredible choreographed card act that consisted balancing and throwing decks of cards in the air and in and out of his jacket. Howie said Sos’ act “filled the theater” which maybe home viewers may not sense how grand his performance was. Gaberille said it was unlike anything they’ve seen so far this season. Simon gave a positive review with his statement, it’s not a “kind of magic.” It IS magic!

Sos & Victoria, “America’s Got Talent” season 11/ Photo: NBC

NIKKI BOND (Nose Drummer)

Pictured: Insta Girl — Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC

Nikki said she’s on Instagram under “Instagirl” doing her talent. She said her influences are “all drummers.” When the judges asked what her talent was, she said drumming with her nose and for them not to worry if it looks like she’ll pass-out. She said it’s best if they listen with their eyes closed. Her act was possibly the worse of the night. She got three “X’s” and Simon walked over to Howie’s buzzer to give her a fourth “X”. Howie said he has no idea who used his buzzer because he had his eyes closed. This is where the mean girls in Julianne and Gabrielle kicked-in. Because Gabrielle reacted that Nikki should change her handle to “InstaGrownAssWoman.” Julianne asked if Nikki needed any tissues and waved up a stack of tissues.

Flutess

A young “flutess” who insisted on pronouncing it “foutess” attempting to wow the judges in a act similar to that of former AGT contestant, now famous, Lindsey Stirling. The judges said they would like her to come back with some original material with her flute. She said as of now, the only original song she has is of her singing and rapping.

ADALINE JAMES

Adaline is 66 years old giving her music career a second shot. She said she was in a group with her sisters when she was young. But, a record deal never happened and she put her career on hold to raise her children. Howie told her to “break a leg” before her audition. Simon scolded Howie for saying that because Adaline had a brace on her leg. Simon said Howie is “a monster.” Adaline excused herself to go back off-stage to “get ready.” We didn’t see Adaline again before the end of the first half of the show.

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