On Tuesday's all-new episode, the auditions continued
with even more incredible acts and heartwarming performances, including astounding singers, some bizarrely hilarious dancing acts and two magicians who seemingly have legitimate supernatural powers.
Tony and Jordan are identical twins who have changed the game when it comes to illusion. Their routine is confounding and astounding in equal measure, and when the pair start pulling solid objects out of thin air (and a giant TV screen), it's downright epic.
As judge Simon Cowell
said, their act is already tailor-made for the Las Vegas strip, and it's going to be amazing to see how the dynamic duo up the ante as the season progresses.
One of the night's best group performances came from the sharp-dressed Air Force Academy Singers, who go by the name In The Stairwell -- named for the only place they were all allowed to get together and sing, according to Academy by-laws and regulations.
Together, they sang a jaw-dropping a cappella cover of One Direction's "Drag Me Down," and blew the audience away.
While judges Howie Mandel might not have been impressed, In the Stairwell got three "Yes" votes from the other judges and are moving on in the competition.
After a slew of mediocre acts and disappointing performances, the AGT judges seemed to be in a bad mood -- that is, until impressionist Daniel Ferguson brightened their day.
The mild-mannered performer delivered a hilarious cover of DNCE's "Cake by the Ocean," as sung by Goofy, Mickey Mouse, Scooby Doo, Peter Griffin and even Cowell himself.
The amazing bevy of spot-on impressions won over all the judges, and the crowd, and Ferguson received four votes to move on.
One performer who left some judges lukewarm and others absolutely enthralled was an entertainer who goes by the name Dancing Pumpkin Man. His strange stage appearance, his hilarious banter and weird, carefree style of dance won over Mandel and Mel B, but left Cowell and Heidi Klum unimpressed.
However, after Cowell and Klum both voted "No," the former Spice Girls star
took to the stage and said she wouldn't leave until one of them changed their vote to let Dancing Pumpkin Man stay on in the competition. Finally, Cowell agreed to vote yes based on the fact that his 3-year-old son probably would have liked the performance.
The most emotional moment of the night came, as always, at the end of the episode, when the sweet, humble and adorably nervous Christian Guardino took the stage and blew the judges away.
The 16-year-old vocal virtuoso -- who was born blind and, through the use of experimental treatments, managed to be cured of his visual impairment just a few years ago -- belted a show-stopping rendition of The Jackson 5's "Who's Loving You" that brought the house down.
The judges watched in stunned amazement as the quiet young performer transformed into a bombastic singer who owned the stage. Following the audition, Cowell marveled, "You were like a little mouse who turned into a lion. You are one of my favorite contestants that I've seen this year."
However, it was Mandel who asked Guardino what his one wish would be, in that moment, to which the singer replied, "Probably the Golden Buzzer."
"Well, your wish just came true," Mandel said, as he reached over the table and slammed the button, sending a cascade of golden confetti down from the rafters and all around Guardino, who couldn't hold back his tears.