America’s Got Talent 2018 Live Shows
America’s Got Talent 2018 Live Shows kick off with the Quarterfinals on Tuesday (Aug 14). For the first time this season, America will get to vote for their favorite artist. On Wednesday at 8 pm (Aug 15), the results will be revealed. Only 7 acts will advance to the next round.
America’s Got Talent LIVE Quarterfinals begin tonight. Twelve contestants will perform in front of judges Howie Mandel, Mel B., Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell for YOUR votes
For Moci, working the Diabolo is like conducting a symphony! It’s his dream! He came here all the way from Japan TO WIN! Oh boy. The projection effects tonight are pretty cool. Don’t think I’d pay money to see this act. But he makes the most of his offbeat talent. Heidi says she tried Mochi and it’s hard! “You are the best Diablo artist in the world. We’re happy to have you.” Simon calls it a “big yo yo.’ Yes! He says that he manages to make it interesting is fantastic. Howie thinks Mochi NEEDS to be in the final. Mel B admires his drive, but did not like the music.
Frat Boys Spitting Water at Each Other – Human Fountains were chosen as a wild card. Simon called the act, in which dude bros spit water like a fountain and into each other’s mouths, is stupid, but he brought them back anyway! GROSS they spit mustard and ketchup onto a hotdog (spit into a bun) and one of the guys eats it. I suppose using an Il Divo song is meant to impress Simon. Nope. He buzzes them. But you know he loves it deep down inside. “It’s the most stupid act we’ve had on the finals of AGT.” Howie says the lesson is, “Sharing is caring.” Mel B says “You are something to remember” as Howie spits water on her. “But you are original and you will be remember.” Heidi says, “Just when I thought it wouldn’t get more ridiculous, the wiener comes out. But I kind of like it.” Blech.
We Three is back with another original tune. Watch their amazing performance of "So They Say."
Angel City Chorale This Is Me
This group was Olivia Munn’s Golden Buzzer. In the pre-package, we see spotlights of a few singers from the large choir. And for their big live moment they go STRAIGHT for the cliche! If I never ever ever ever ever ever hear “This is Me” on a singing show again, it won’t be too soon. Enter the drummers who enter through the audience. It’s all meant to be super duper inspiring. Howie is a little worried the folks at home won’t get it. Mel B. calls them “feel good…you’re very uplifting. But she calls the choreography “cheesy.” But she still likes it. Heidi calls their sound POWERFUL.
PAC Dance Team – Teen dance troupe – Cannon Foddery acts are all bunched at the top of the show. Human Fountains, Angel City, and now PAC Dance Team are not meant to go farther than this. Pac Team’s mission tonight is to impress Howie, who actually buzzed them last time. Sweet kids, but this is toal high school variety show time. I will say, they are a very earnest bunch. But I’m not entirely sure what was going on with the story. Mel B calls it the best so far. She liked the music choice, but she feels it’s not clicking. “It’s like what my 10 year old would do at school.” Exactly. Oh. So it was Willie Wonka theme. The choreography didn’t make that entirely clear. Simon likes their optimism. “I think the show needs an act like this in the competition.” Howie still doesn’t “get it.”
Amanda Mena – 15-year-old singer – She’s Mel B’s Golden Buzzer. She reminds Mel of herself. Amanda talks about being an immigrant and how she was bullied over it. She’s performing “What About Us,” but partly in Espanol. No denying Amanda has a good voice. She hits that big money note! Here come the votes. Aw. Her family are tearful. Mel is “so proud of her.” Oh. Mel feels the need to clarify. Because her life is such a trainwreck. Heh. “I think you nailed it,” says Heidi. Simon is glad Mel gave Amanda a vote of confidence. He thinks she needs to be in a group. Sheesh Simon. Build her up and then
Junior New System – Filipino dance troupe – They grew up in the slumps of the Philippines. They work in restaurants and fast food places to make their dreams come true. Oh look…More drummers! It’s a soccer themed routine. Their thing? They dance in platform heels. It’s an interesting blend of the masculine and the feminine. Very clever. Tara wants to break out the runway walk. Mel B. goes crazy. “Everything about you guys…you are showing us some moves.” Howie calls them amazing. He wishes they’d perform in heels the entire routine. Mel disagrees vehemently. “Heel yes,” says Heidi. Simon admires their determination.