After a month of auditions, America’s Got Talent officially kicked off its Judge Cuts round and one act did just enough to earn the Golden Buzzer from guest judge Ken Jeong.
The Voices of Hope Children’s Choir did enough with their rendition of ‘How Fair I’ll Go’ from Disney’s Moana to earn the golden buzzer from the comedian, sending them straight into the live show’s next month.
Following the performance, Simon Cowell had nothing but praise for the group.
“I think of all the acts we’ve seen so far from the audition to this round, you are the most improved,” he said. “What you project, what I felt was unbelievable energy.”
Ken’s response to the performance was much simpler and sometimes actions speak louder than words.
From all of us to all of you,” Ken said as he hit the golden buzzer.
Ken’s golden buzzer sealed the choir’s place in next month’s live shows and reduced the available spots from seven to six. The Voices of Hope choir is a non-profit that is filled with children of all ages from New York.
The group joins Makayla Phillips, Amanda Mena, Courtney Hadwin and Michael Ketterer as well as dance group Zurcaroh as acts that have been sent straight into the live shows.
Other acts that made it through on Tuesday included Junior New System, Us the Duo, Mochi, Aaron Crow, Duo Transcend and Christina Wells.
America’s Got Talent continues its Judge Cuts round next Tuesday on NBC in the US and on Netflix in the UK. Actress Olivia Munn will join the panel as a guest judge.