‘America’s Got Talent’ recap: The best and worst acts from the third week of auditions

America’s Got Talent continued its auditions on Tuesday night, and featured a body-bending contortionist, singers, magic, and one inspiring Golden Buzzer.

In case you missed it, here are the best and worst acts from the third week of auditions.

The Best

Michael Paul

The ventriloquist faked out the judges, audience, and viewers at home with his pre-packaged videotape. He said he was a bird trainer and had a bird in a cage. In fact, it was puppet and he was about to do some ventriloquism.

Michael was by far my favorite act of the night as he reminded me of season two winner Terry Fator. He rarely moved his lips when the “bird” spoke and to me, that puts him in a different league. Season 12 winner Darci Lynne was a great ventriloquist but she moved her mouth and it was obvious. I cannot wait to see how Michael improves his act moving forward.

Mackenzie

The singer could not make it in voice school because he did not have the money but Tuesday night saw his life possibly change forever. He performed Prince’s “Nothing Compares” and brought the house down.

I was really impressed with Mackenzie as he was the first singer who wowed me since Kodi Lee. With this year’s singing lineup kind of dull thus far, I can see Mackenzie making it to the live shows and going far in this competition.

Tyler Butler-Figueroa

The 11-year-old earned this week’s Golden Buzzer from judge Simon Cowell. Tyler Butler-Figueroa is a violinist from North Carolina. He told judge Julianne Hough that he started playing violin because he was bullied for having cancer. Tyler was diagnosed with leukemia at four-years-old and nearly died. He found his love for music in school and he brought tears to everyone’s eyes with a rendition of Kelly Clarkson’s “Stronger”.

“I think you have such amazing talent, such a personality. I would love to say something on your behalf to the bullies,” Cowell said before hitting the Golden Buzzer.

The Worst

Sethward

The “comedian” returned not once but twice on Tuesday night. He was on the show last year as a caterpillar and this time came back as a walrus. He was easily buzzed off the stage, but then returned one more time a minute later. It was so annoying and pointless. We seriously wasted 10 minutes on cringeworthy television.

Episode Notes

  • As the weeks go by, the judges seem to mesh really well together. Julianne Hough is a solid addition to the show and Gabrielle Union provides a nice calmness that Mel B did not have.
  • This week was a massive step up from last week’s mediocre show. The talent will only get better next week as it looks like the judges will be holding firecrackers. Dangerous!

Who was your favorite act this week? Let me know in the comments below!

America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on NBC.

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