Tonight on NBC America’s Got Talent begins with an all-new Tuesday, July 13, 2021, episode and we have your America’s Got Talent recap below! On tonight’s AGT season 16 episode 7 “Auditions 7″, as per the NBC synopsis, “The auditions continue with creator and executive producer Simon Cowell at the judges’ table along with Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Sofia Vergara, and host Terry Crews. A variety of acts and contestants of all ages audition for the chance to win the $1 million.”
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Tonight’s episode begins with the return of host Terry Crews and judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, and Sofia Vergara.
The first act tonight is Temple London, a father/son martial arts duo from the UK. The father says that his son has a crush on Sofia. Their dream is to win and have their own show in Vegas. The two perform some pretty amazing Kung Fu moves together, they are quick, talented, and in synch. They get a standing ovation from the judges, Terry says this is what family is all about.
Judge’s Comments: Sofia: “I was so excited you guys are perfection, so synchronized and passion, the son is the star.” Heidi: “You must be so proud of your son, the routine was amazing, there was always something else and all of it was fantastic.” Howie: “You are doing martial arts but it is like martial hearts because it’s so beautiful, father and son, I sense the love. This the ultimate place to come for families, you check all the boxes, well done.” Simon: “I was just thinking about me and my son. You are both amazing, this is what the show is all about.”
The father and son duo are heading to the next round.
Hiplet Ballerines is a dance group from Chicago. The woman are all different shapes and sizes, they focus on inclusivity, they welcome their differences. They begin with the classic point technique, then on to hip hop where they abandon their tutus and more.
Judge’s Comments: Simon: “We weren’t expecting that. I think what is clever is that you guys did something that we have never seen before and it was cool, I like your personalities and it was a really good audition.” Sofia: “I love how you all look different, the music and the ballet, the tippy toes, everything.” Heidi: “I was hypnotized, I loved it.” Howie: “That was more than ballet, you guys are nutcrackers.”
Four yes votes send the ballerinas to the next round.
Sweet Sassy Molassie is from Gilbert, Missouri. She has been dreaming of performing her whole life and this is her big chance. It doesn’t take long for all four judges to hit the red buzzer. After that it is one no act after the other; Anthony The Molar Man, Popstar Nima, Lil Roman, M. Lee Post, and Drumstick.
The next act brings a breath of fresh air to the stage after all the red buzzers, Sarah Potenza is a singer, she performs, “Worthy.” A standing ovation for Sarah from the judges.
Judge’s Comments: Simon: “Sarah you just killed that. It actually sounds like that song was written for you. Your voice is stunning, your song choice was great, you were extraordinarily great.” Howie: “I think that song is a hit and you’ve taken the success and your worthiness from within and you just spread it throughout the world on our stage and I can’t thank you enough for being here.” Sofia: “What took you so long to come to AGT? (Sarah says she didn’t think she was worthy) this is the perfect moment for you to be here, your song, your voice, who you are, you are so likable and you are beautiful.” Heidi: “I love you, Sarah, you have such power in your voice, it was incredible.”
Gramps and Maeve are 74 and 13, a grandfather/granddaughter tap-dancing duo. The judges love them but they are not an AGT million dollar act.
Michael and Angelina are brother and sister, 8 and 6. Their brother inspired them and he was on AGT six years ago, he made it to the live shows; Howie red buzzered him. Simon calls the mother out on stage, she tells Howie that he was rude, hard on her son and he was just a little kid. Simon says he is glad to see her and happy that she had the opportunity what Howie did to their family.
Judge’s Comments: Heidi: “I loved it, all these beautiful things that you guys are doing, perfection.” Sofia: “There is nothing left to say, you were great, adorable, you looked like you were enjoying yourselves, I loved it.” Simon: “I have nothing negative to say, it was brilliant and both of you are so sweet.” Howie: “I never mean to hurt anyone’s feelings, I am sorry to your son and to you. (the little girl says everyone forgives him, everyone makes mistakes).”
Four yes get this brother/sister duo on to the next round.
Davide Zongoli is an Italian acrobat and does this for a living. He works with a pole, takes off his shirt and puts on a blindfold. The men look bored, the women seemed to enjoy it.
Judge’s Comments: Simon: “It is obviously difficult but I was bored. When you’ve got two or three minutes it’s got to be something that we haven’t seen before.” Howie: “I agree with Simon, it was too slow for me and I didn’t understand why the blindfold made it harder.” Sofia: “Don’t be jealous Howie.”
The men say no, the women say yes – Davide does not go through.
Ehrlich is an acrobat from the Philippians, he gave up everything to perform and his family inspires him along with his friends and his country. He uses two glow sticks and hoops in his performance to the song, “Rising Sun.”
Judge’s Comments: Sofia: “That was so much fun, beautiful and flawless, a very special show that was different from anything that I have ever seen.” Howie: “That is an art form that I don’t think we have seen, that was beautiful, I loved it, thank you for being here.” Heidi: “You are mesmerizing to watch because we kind of wonder how you did, I loved it, very unique.” Simon: “We have never seen an act like this before, the fact that you got the guts to do what you did, in life you are going to be amazing, all the hours that went into this paid off, fantastic, well done.”
Four yes votes put Ehrlich through to the next round.
Gene and Isabella Bersten are a father/daughter dance duo who perform together. She is 8 years old, she has been practicing really hard and believes in herself. They get four yes votes to move to the next round.
The Owl and The Pussycat are trapeze artists. Adrienne looks familiar she performed before on AGT in season 10 when she was a part of Duo Volta. They make it through with 4 yeses.
Hello Sister is Gabriella, Scarlett, and Grace, a sibling singing group. They say it is awesome playing together. This is definitely one of the biggest things they have ever done before. The dream is to be on the AGT stage and one day become a rock star. They write their own material, the song is called, “Middle Schoolers.” Simon gives them a standing ovation.
Judge’s Comments: Heidi: “Visually I love you guy, I love the energy. To be honest, you didn’t always sound as amazing as it looks. I don’t want to stand in your way, hopefully, next time it is better.” Howie: “I don’t disagree with Heidi, you are really good musicians, I felt your vocals were too soft. We don’t get enough bands on this show, but I think the musicianship outweighed the performance. I feel like you have more in you, it’s a yes.” Simon: “I think we need these girls in the competition.” Sofia: “I think you were fantastic, I love that you are a family and you looked like you were having a lot of fun. I am going to say yes.”
Four yes votes from the judges, they barely made it through.
Michael Winslow is 62 years old from Orlando, Florida, he was in the Police Academy movies. He is the voice of ten thousand sound effects, he has been making sounds since he was a kid. He did pretty well after Police Academy, he did a voice-over on Gremlins and Space Balls. He quit the business to raise his children because he became a widower. He thinks this is his time, he has a lot to offer, some sounds to make. Simon recognizes him right away from Police Academy.
Judge’s Comments: Howie: “Everything, all those sounds are coming out of your mouth. You are a trailblazer, thanks to so much for being here, you are amazing.” Heidi: “You are absolutely incredible, such a talent.” Sofia: “I thought that was incredible and unique, you are not human.” Simon: “I always say I love motor races because the legends come back, you came and set a standard and I am absolutely ecstatic.”
Four gigantic yes votes for Michael.
Kevin Micoud is from France, he is a mentalist and 32 since yesterday. He does this full-time, he loves it and wants to share it with the world. Terry takes the stage to help in the act of mind transmission. The judges are amazed at his performance.
Judge’s Comments: Heidi: “That was incredible, I have never seen that before.” Sofia: “I don’t even know what to say, that was so much fun and a different thing to watch.” Simon: “This act was sensational, it took a mentalist act and put it into the future, nothing as we have seen before, this is a Vegas act, brilliant.” Howie: “The magic is far beyond anything I have seen before, I have never seen anything like it.”
Four yes votes get Kevin on to the next round.
Scarlett Business, in super high heels, (Kyle Cragle) will do a mix of hand-balancing contortion and a little bit of drag. He has been performing for ten years, he has been doing drag for three years.
Judge’s Comments: Simon: “You put on a show, I like that, you are interested and have a great personality, a real diva, I like you.” Sofia: “How you can you do all that with those shoes? I am in high heels, I am super surprised, it was effortless for you and you were having so much fun, it was perfect for me.” Howie: “We have seen contortionists, we have seen hand balancing but it seemed to be more fun than I have ever seen before. You have the energy, the stage presence, very good.” Heidi: “I love it too, I love a girl that can do it all, you are beautiful to watch.”
Four yes votes move Scarlett Business to the next round.
Ray Singleton is from Charlottetown, North Carolina and he is going to sing a song to his wife, she is a US Navy veteran and a brain cancer survivor. Ray sings an original song.
Judge’s Comments: Howie: “We felt the love, we felt the commitment, and we felt the warmth of your heart and that is what this show is all about. Thank you for being here.” Sofia: “What a beautiful energy, what a beautiful love, I think everyone is going to fall in love with you.” Simon: “Your voice is fantastic, the lyrics were fantastic.” Howie: “Thank your wife for her service and thank you for your talent.”
Four yes votes and on to the next round.