Season 16 of America’s Got Talent rolled on Tuesday night as auditions continued. The show featured comedians, magicians, singers, and one truly emotional golden buzzer act.
In case you missed it, here’s a recap of my best and worst acts from the night:
We’ve got to start with the last act of the night. 30-year-old singer Jane Marczewski, who goes by Nightbirde. She told the judges she had not been working in a few years after dealing with cancer. After Simon Cowell asked how she was doing now, she told him that she currently is still dealing with cancer in her lungs and spine.
“I have not been working for quite a few years,” she explained. “I’ve been dealing with cancer.”
She performed a truly heartfelt original song called “it’s okay” and it made every judge get on their feet.
Cowell became emotional and told her he loved her performance.
“There are, however, there have been some great singers this year,” he said. “And, I’m not going to give you a yes. I’m going to give you something else.”
He slammed on the Golden Buzzer, sending Nightbirde straight into the live shows.
There were danger acts missing from AGT last season but they are back this year. Matt Johnson, first seen on Britain’s Got Talent, came to perform a truly death-defying stunt. He hung himself upside down and put on a straight jacket while a buzzsaw was meters away from cutting into him.
He escaped the straight jacket just in time before the saw fell and it blew the judges away. I, for one, hope to see Matt make live shows to truly judge his act for how dangerous I know it can be.
I’m not the biggest fan of card magic since AGT winner Shin Lim set the bar so high but Patrick could be Shin Lim 2.0 if his audition is anything to go by. He used an amazing card trick that managed to truly capture the judge’s audition as well as the viewers at home.
I will say, he will need to really step up his presentation if he wants to make it far but his act has given him a great shot.
Larger Than Life
I admire Sofia for sticking through this act without hitting her buzzer. The guys came on with so much energy but that’s where the act ended. The wannabe boyband should stick to their day jobs, whatever that may be.
A foursome of 30-year-old guys who can’t sing is not AGT worthy. Maybe for a wedding or kids’ parties but not Vegas.
America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays on NBC in the US and streams on Netflix in the UK.