NBC’s America’s Got Talent Tuesday July 2 Recap

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Airing on NBC, America’s Got Talent returned for its fifth audition episode of Season 19, introducing a fresh batch of acts vying for the $1 million prize. With an abundance of Golden Buzzers at the ready, the judges were keen to send talented acts directly to the live shows.

Kicking off the night was the enigmatic Owlman, whose unique rendition of “Who Let the Dogs Out” included a playful twist on the original lyrics but failed to impress the judges. This was followed by the Tigerwoman, who also received early rejections.

The mood shifted with the arrival of the TT Brothers from Japan. Donning white t-shirts emblazoned with the letter “T,” their unusual and slightly awkward act left the audience unsure of what they were witnessing. However, their quirky humor won over the judges, securing four enthusiastic yeses.

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The show then introduced a 16-year-old singer, Oscar Stembridge, with a Swedish-English background. Stembridge wowed the audience and judges with an original song about choosing love over hate, despite a slight critique from Heidi about his higher register. Nonetheless, he earned four yeses and high praise from the panel.

Dancers and aerial daredevils, Sebastian and Sonia, took their act to new heights—literally—with a breathtaking and dangerous performance that earned them four yeses.

A string of young talent then took to the stage, with Bboy Nana, Douglas, and Brody showcasing their skills in hip-hop dance, beatboxing, and an energetic jazz routine, respectively. All three acts charmed the judges with their adorable performances, advancing to the next round.

The Attraction Juniors, a shadow theater group from Hungary, continued the night’s entertainment with a stunning display of shadow play, earning them unanimous approval from the judges.

Comedian Erica Rhodes took to the stage, sharing her humorous journey into stand-up, which included a story of bombing on a date with a fellow comedian. Her witty routine had the audience in stitches and even earned her a standing ovation from the notoriously hard-to-please Howie.

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The evening continued with a boy band, Menudo, delivering a lively performance in Spanish. Despite a rocky start with their first song choice, they rebounded with a stronger second song, ultimately receiving a mix of yeses and a no from the judges.

The show then took an unexpected turn with a series of unconventional acts, including a jump rope performer who failed to impress and a faux magician from Canada, Chris Wilson, whose behavior was met with rejection.

However, the night was redeemed by Korean magician Young Min, who wowed the audience and judges with his calm presence and genuine magic tricks. Despite Simon’s initial skepticism, Young Min earned four yeses and high praise.

Concluding the auditions was a nine-year-old singing sensation, Pranysqa Mishra, from Florida. With a powerful voice beyond her years, she performed “Mountain High” and received a well-deserved Golden Buzzer, fast-tracking her to the live shows.

America’s Got Talent Season 19, Episode 5 aired Tuesday, July 2, 2024 on NBC.

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