Young singer Angelica Hale received the golden buzzer on night one of the Judges’ Cuts on season 12 of America’s Got Talent and she was given the buzzer by guest judge Chris Hardwick. This left six other spots open for acts to head to the next round on this episode. Singing trio The Masqueraders were put through over a cheerful, opera-singing driver and a young musician named Darcy Callus. The next act that was put through was dog trainer Sarah Carson with her dog Hero, followed by the Singing Donald Trump. Just Jerk Dance Crew and escape artist Demian Aditya both made it through to the live shows as well, followed by magician Eric Jones.
When it comes to episode two of the Judges’ Cuts, guest judge DJ Khaled gave singer and songwriter Chase Goehring the golden buzzer. And, the other contestants who made it through to the next round included Salsa dance duo Junior and Emily Alabi, song and dance duo Mirror Image, singer Evie Clair, mentalist Colin Cloud, the sad singing clown Puddles Pity Party, and singer Yoli Mayor.
Check out the performances that sent each of these acts to the live shows during the Judges’ Cuts.
Little Angelica Hale, the Celine Dion mega-fan, hits the stage again and guest judge Chris Hardwick is head over heels for her performance.
The Masqueraders singing group performs a cover of “Bring It on Home to Me” by Sam Cooke.
Sarah Carson and Hero
Sarah Carson first got mixed reviews from the judges, but in this round, she totally redeemed herself, performing a fake robbery with her dog Hero.
Singing Donald Trump
The Singing Donald Trump made it through to the live shows by singing and dancing to The Backstreet Boys.
Just Jerk Dance Crew
This South Korean dance crew has made it through in the competition once again.
Aditya is a dangerous escape artist, who makes his wife and the judges nearly have a nervous breakdown when they think his “buried alive” act goes awry.
Chase Goehring returns to the stage with another original song to perform, singing “A Capella”.
Junior and Emily Alabi
These two siblings love to impress their family almost as much as the enjoy dancing.
These two are not Simon Cowell’s favorites, but here they sing The Mamas & the Papas song “California Dreamin'”. They also showed off their dance moves once again.
Clair performs an emotional cover of Macy Gray’s song “I Try” for her father, who is battling cancer. Her dad has given up treatments and the family doesn’t know what will happen.
The real-life Sherlock Holmes dazzles the audience and stuns the judges, once again, with his mind-reading magic.
Puddles Pity Party
For those who didn’t necessarily think that this clown had the vocals to cut it on the show, this performance of Celine Dion’s “All By Myself” may change their minds.
Mayor sings her own version of the Rihanna’s song “Love on the Brain” and she receives a standing ovation from all of the judges.
Tonight is round three of the Judges’ Cuts, with Laverne Cox as the guest judge.