The season 16 finale of ‘AGT’ is just one week away, and on September 7, the second round of 11 semi-finalists hit the stage. Some acts were outstanding, but others received Simon’s red buzzer.
With only 5 seats left in the season 16 finals of America’s Got Talent, the rivalry has never been more fierce. First up is 1aChord, a musical trio.
They cover Sting’s “Every Breath You Take” in a unique way. It starts slowly, but when the trio is joined by a chorus, the performance picks up speed. “This was incredible!” exclaims Heidi Klum. This performance, according to Simon Cowell, “could transform” their lives.
Last Semi-Finalists Perform
Next up is UniCircle Flow. With Dua Lipa’s “Physical,” they bring the heat. Simon informs the group that this week was like a “totally new act” after some glitches in their last performance. Howie Mandel agrees with Simon and praises the trio for being “in tune” during their performance.
Heidi’s Golden Buzzer performance After a poor quarterfinals performance, Léa Kyle returns to the stage. This time, she goes for a Secret Garden-style motif and really brings it. Heidi tells Léa, “I think you’re a million-dollar act.” Sofia Vergara described her performance as “excellent,” while Simon described it as “really a million-dollar performance.”
In the semi-finals, comedian Kabir Singh’s nerves got the best of him. Simon presses his red buzzer during his stand-up routine. Simon informs Kabir that the comedian “needed” the boost, and that it “improved the act.” Howie admits that Kabir’s performance “didn’t go as well” as he had intended. Sofia just states that she did not enjoy Kabir’s jokes.
The Northwell Health Nurse Choir performs a dramatic performance of Andy Grammer’s “Don’t Give Up On Me.” Simon admits that he was blown away by the performance. “Right now, the world needs you,” he urges the chorus. The judges are involved in Psychic Peter Antoniou’s act, and Sofia has a minor hitch. Simon finally presses the red buzzer. Heidi, on the other hand, feels Peter is the “whole package” and “ideal for Vegas.”
Victory Brinker has returned to American Idol, and the 9-year-old continues to dazzle and surprise us. Her most recent performance is nothing short of flawless. Heidi tells him, “You’re a rising star.” Victory’s mic is even dropped by her! Chapkidz, a dance group, dazzles the audience with their enthralling performance. It was the “greatest performance of the night!” according to Simon.
Rialcris, a three-brother hand-balancing act, is hopeful that their newest performance will earn them a spot in the final. However, Howie becomes enraged when Simon presses his red buzzer in the middle of the performance! Sofia dismisses Simon’s warning and praises the show as “innovative and fascinating.” Simon explains why he clicked the red button on his doorbell. Rialcris’ performance, he believes, was “extremely slow” and “boring.”
Final 2 Acts Wow The Judges
Comic Josh Blue is hoping that this year on AGT would be the year of the comedian. Josh has a “shot at winning” season 16, according to Simon. It’s not the year of the comedian, according to Howie, but rather the “year of Josh Blue.”
Brooke Simpson gives the night’s last performance, putting a strong and wonderful spin on Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits.” Brooke was “shaky” at first, according to Simon, but the second part of the performance was “amazing.” Brooke glows so brightly, Heidi exclaims, that she’s “nearly blinding.”