America’s Got Talent Recap 06/23/20: Season 15 Episode 5 “Auditions 5”

America’s Got Talent Recap 06/23/20: Season 15 Episode 5 "Auditions 5"

Tonight on NBC America’s Got Talent begins with an all-new Tuesday, June 23, 2020, episode and we have your America’s Got Talent recap below! On tonight’s AGT season 15 episode 5 “Auditions 5″, as per the NBC synopsis, “The auditions continue with creator and executive producer Simon Cowell at the judges’ table along with Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, guest judge Eric Stonestreet and host Terry Crews. Variety acts of all types and contestants of all ages audition for the chance to win the $1 million prize. The Golden Buzzer is still in play and could send a lucky act directly to the live shows to compete for America’s vote.

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Heidi Klum is out sick, so it takes one less vote to go to the next round.

Annie Jones is twelve years old and a little bit nervous, she is Australian and has been performing since she was seven years old. Anne is a singer, and a dancer. She starts slow, but kicks it up quickly and has a lot of confidence. A standing ovation by the judges and the audience.

Judges Comments: Sofia: “Bravo Annie, that was so beautiful, that song was amazing, I loved it. I think you are meant to do this in your life.” Howie: “You are a beautiful little dance monkey, you are amazing. It is so stunning listening to you, watching, you, you are a great performer and a star, and the world knows you now.” Simon: “I can tell how much you love that song. I loved your little twist on that song. Your confidence was actually quite amazing, well done.”

Three yes votes from the judges, Annie is going to the next round.

Ty Barnett is in his 40’s, he is a stand-up comedian for the past eighteen years, he started in the army. He loved Richard Prior and wanted to be a comedian because of him.

Judges Comments: Simon: “I related to you in a big way, very happy you came on the show.” Sofia: “I really enjoyed that performance. I enjoyed that Simon was laughing, he doesn’t laugh that much to comedians. All your material was super relatable, I liked it.” Howie: “You said you were inspired by Richard Prior, and when you looked out in the audience there was such a range of people, and you were able to get everyone to laugh.”

Three yes votes from the judges, Ty is going through.

Forest is from Newberry, California and he snaps his fingers. That gets Forest three X votes from the judges, he is gone.

Shakira McGrath from Chicago, she is a singer and has never sung professionally.

Judges Comments: Simon: “You have a great voice. You have a genuine great voice and great personality. This is just the beginning for you, you have the confidence. I absolutely loved you and I loved that audition.” Howie: “Tonight, you popped the cork and you crushed it.” Sofia: “I am not an expert on music, but I know what I like. And, this is something that I loved.”

Three yes votes from the judges, Shakira’s dream is coming true, she goes to the next round.

Eric Stonestreet is a guest judging for Heidi Klum.

Xtreme Dance Force is a dance troupe ranging in ages from 4 to 19.

Judges Comments: Sofia: “You looked amazing up there. I was dancing from the beginning and I know about dancing.” Howie: “I think you got a great future, I don’t think this was great. It was sloppy. I hold myself to the same level, when I dance, there is just perfection.” Simon: “I disagree with Howie, I really like you guys. You showed us what you are capable of, the audience loves you. If you could sing do you know how happy I would be.” Eric: “I am in-between Howie and Simon on this, it seemed a little disjointed, it was ok. But, this is your lucky day, I won’t squash a dream.”

Sofia, Eric, and Simon are yes. Howie is no. They go through anyway.

Chef Boy Banz is a rapper. He lost his first battle, practiced more, went back after a year, and beat the guy. Oh my, he sings a song about his eyes popping and he does pop them out. Sofia actually gets out of her chair to leave and hits the X button on her way off the panel chair. Eric turns around, he can’t look.

Judges Comments: Sofia: “I have never seen anything more horrible, you are going to hurt yourself. How can I have been the only one to give you an X.” Eric: “Listen, I don’t do anything eyeball.” Simon: “I think there is a market for this, without acts like you we don’t exist, so I am going to kick it off with a yes.” Howie: “I agree with you Simon, I give him an X too.”

Simon, Howie, and Eric give him a yes. Sofia is no. Chef Boy Banz and his eyeballs get a yes to move forward.

Winston is twenty-one from Venezuela, he is a magician and the first in his family. He has never performed before. Winston gets a standing ovation from the audience and the judges.

Judges Comments: Sofia: “That was incredible. It was fantastic and so creative, I loved it.” Howie: “The key is that it is all in the presentation, and you were all about the presentation. You were so dramatic that it looked like you were amazed by your own performance.” Eric: “I love magic, this show has had some beasts, those people would have been impressed.” Simon: “I think you were born to do this. Your showmanship was off the charts. I could see you headlining a show in Vegas.”

Four yes votes for Winston gets him to the next round.

Lewis Shilvock is from Australia, when he was fourteen he moved away from his family to pursue dance. He starts his performance by ripping off his black pants to show shiny gold pants underneath. Terry says he has flavor.

Judges Comments: Sofia: “The audience loved you, I loved when you took your pants off, it was fantastic, I really loved it.” Howie: “You are a really good dancer, I think that is more musical theatre and Broadway that million-dollar act.” Eric: “I think it was that and a whole lot more. Right from the beginning your charisma and your charm were infectious.” Simon: “I really admire your tenacity. You are kind of like Billy Elliott. Where this goes nobody knows.”

Eric, Sofia, and Simon are yes. Howie is no. Simon is going through, Terry is delighted!
Bone Breakers are four young men from Conakry, Guinea in West Africa and they are contortionists.

Judges Comments: Howie: “Amazing! There was an intensity and a passion before you even moved. We knew something great was about to happen, we were so thrilled.” Eric: “My jaw was on this table, I was rooting for you guys from the beginning and you delivered in a huge way, I am so happy that I just got to witness that. Thank you.” Sofia: “I thought it was super entertaining, I was nervous at the same time when these body things were happening. I am so happy that you made it into this country.” Simon: “I loved how painful it looked, and the more painful, you looked the happiest. And your likeability is ten.”

Four yes votes from the judges get this contortionist group through to the next round.

Jess Kramer is a Rock singer from Nashville, Tennessee. He sings, Lady Gaga’s, “Bad Romance.”

Judges Comments: Simon: “I think some people are going to say if you really rock & roll why did you pick AGT, and I’m thinking, you need an outlet and people to see you. I really enjoyed the audition. You have my respect.” Sofia: “I think it was fantastic, but I was wondering why that song. (he says he wants to take a risk)” Howie: “It was interesting and then I got bored. I think you picked the wrong song.” Eric: “I would be interested to hear you sing a rock & roll song.”

Four yes votes from the judges, Jess is going through.

Serban Cioca is a singer from Romania. He thinks he is very creative and wants to create a love for everyone. He promises to take Simon to Goodwill to buy him some colorful t-shirts. Serban is singing an original song. The audience wants the judges to hit the X buttons. Everyone hits the X button except for Eric.

Judges Comments: Simon: “I don’t want to be rude, but I think Conga Bonga is the worst song we have ever had on this show.” Howie: “I gave you the X because you forgot the words and you were going la la la.” Sofia: “I love you, you are adorable, but I can’t give you a chance.” Eric: “It’s one of my favorite things I’ve seen, it was not a great man. But I liked your suit, your smile and everything about you.”

Four no votes from the judges, Serban is done on AGT.

Josefina Monasterio is a bodybuilder who was raised by her grandmother in Venezuela, and she always told her that she was a natural entertainer. She always liked to be in front of people and now she is pursuing her dreams. She is 73 and has a body like a 20-year-old. She has been bodybuilding since she was 59 years old. Josephina does a lot of posing, then moves down to the judge’s panel and shows off in front of them, that’s about it. Terry joins her on stage with his shirt off, and the two pose together.

Judges Comments: “You are actually amazing, but I don’t actually know what the act is.” Sofia: “Your talent is the dedication, you have that certain thing inside of you that you can do anything. I want to look like you at that age.” Eric: “You have inspired people tonight.” Howie: “I am going to call my trainer and tell him I want a body of a 73-year-old woman.”

Howie, Eric, Sofia, and Simon are a no. Poor Jodefina really didn’t do anything but pose on the stage.

Alan Silva is an acrobat from Brazil, he comes from a circus family. He loves to perform, but people always told him that he should be a clown because he is small. He is with his wife and his son, and daughter. It will be their first time seeing him perform. His brother is Alfredo from Deadly Games, he is in the audience.

Judges Comments: Howie: “You are entertaining and talented, and its thrilling, scary, graceful. Every possible emotion from an act, you have it all.” Eric: “When you did that last thing and it looked like you were going to land on this desk, you made the hair stand on the back of my neck and tears come down my eyes. A lot of people come on the show and have amazing talent, but how many people come on the show who don’t look like everyone else and inspire people to follow their dreams.” Sofia: “I thought that was a performance of a giant, it was unbelievable, I loved it.” Simon: “I love that you are a natural performer, and it is the best feeling when we meet people like you. Without question, you are the best act all day.”

Four yes votes from the judges, Alan and his family are all smiles.