Last week, fans were treated to a recap of all the best moments from the first five nights of auditions, but this will be the last week of new contestants before the Judge Cuts rounds kick off next Tuesday. And tonight, fans are expected to see Hough give out the last Golden Buzzer of the auditions.
The fun kicks off 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC, and you can watch along with ET for a look at all the acts who laid it all on the line for their big shot this week.
Luke Earns Golden Buzzer In Search of His Broadway Dreams
Luke has been performing since a preschool showcase and now, as a teenager, he's chasing his dreams on AGT and his hopefulness and enthusiasm is simply infectious.
After a pre-taped package detailing his love of going to Broadway, Luke explains that his ultimate dream is singing on stage in a Broadway performance.
When asked which judge is his favorite, Lucas says it's Julianne, because he's been a big fan of her and her brother, Derek Hough, for years. The response jokingly gets him buzzed by Simon, but he doesn't let it throw him.
Showing the kind of confidence and vocal skill he'll need to headline a Broadway show, the stunning young singer doesn't hesitate for a moment before belting out "She Used to Be Mine" from the show Waitress, and it's absolutely flawless.
Before the judges can even respond, the overwhelming response from the crowd brings him to tears and he gets even more emotional as the judges heap praise on him.
When it gets to Julianne, Luke is almost overcome, and the judge really rewards his talents in a big way.
"Not only are you going to become a star and get your dream to come true, I don't think you need to wait that much longer," Julianne says as she slams the Golden Buzzer, and Luke falls to his knees in shock and joy.
That's the final Golden Buzzer, and audition, of Season 14, and while we won't see Luke again until after the Judge Cuts rounds, it's exciting to think of what this might mean for his career.
Kara With a 'K' Baffles and Entertains
Fearless, bold, brazen and hilarious, Kara the comedian brings a wildly fun, exciting energy to the stage and feels like a shot of raw energy to the episode that had been missing from the proceedings.
Kara has an over-the-top madness to her routine that is equal parts performance art, comedy and general insanity, and it's hard to tell exactly when she's being herself and when she's putting on her act.
She falls over, pulls a sandwich out of her shirt, steals Simon's drink off his table, and generally baffles and entertains in equal measure and it seems to pay off as she gets four "yes" votes and the compliment of a lifetime when Simon calls her the "Dolly Parton of comedy."
Blind Singer and Veteran Shocks the Judges With An Original Song
Robert Finley is a blind, 65-year-old Vietnam veteran who is pursuing his dream of singing for the first time late in life, but as the inspirational performer says in a pre-taped package, "It's like I'm 65 and I'm just coming alive."
The amazing singer performs an original tune called "Get It While You Can," and it sounds like something that would be have a No.1 hit in the mid-1960s.
The song, and Robert's performance, has Julianne and Gabrielle dancing in their seats from the very start, and earns a well-deserved standing ovation from everyone.
"You might not be able to see us, but we hope you can feel us," Julianne marvels, as the universal praise seems like it might bring Robert to tears.
The performer's expert combination of rock, soul, funk and country really wows all four across the board, and with four enthusiastic "yes" votes, we're hopefully going to be hearing a lot more of Mr. Robert Finley in the coming weeks of the competition.
Graphic Designer Proves Himself As an Amazing Acrobat
Matthew Richardson is a 33-year-old freelance graphic designer in his day-to-day life, but in his dreams he's a breathtaking hoop aerialist!
When he takes the stage covered in silver body paint, it's impossible to tell what his act is going to be, and it's clear that a few of the judges are wary of what he's going to do -- after all, when most people come out covered in paint and spandex, their acts often turn out to be kinda goofy.
However, there's nothing goofy about Matthew's stunning, jaw-dropping hoop act. He pushes the limits of what you imagine a man can do while spinning around in a hoop, and the judges quickly realize that his grace and athleticism put him in a league of his own.
All the judges are really impressed, and eventually give him four "yes" votes, but not before Simon warns him that, in the next round, he's gonna need to figure out how to elevate his performance to the next level.
Bearded Swedish Crooner Brings Tears
With Chris's big beard, long hair and Swedish accent, he looks like a cross between Chris Stapleton and Thor, but his voice is next-level beautiful.
Soulfully strumming his acoustic guitar, Chris busts out a stunning cover of John Lennon's "Imagine" and Gabrielle seems like she's fighting back tears of joy from the judge's desk.
The remarkable performance brings all four judges to their feet and Chris seems almost overwhelmed by the response. He can barely speak after, and lovingly said the feedback from the audience "is everything."
Simon praises Chris for managing to reinterpret the iconic song and make it his own, while Julianne marvels at his passion. They ultimately give him four "yes" votes, and now we just are counting the days until we get to see what he brings to the table for the next round of the competition.
The Sentimentalists Blow Minds By Reading Minds
The mind-reading duo known as The Sentimentalists -- made up of Steffi Kay and Mysterion -- give off vintage 1940s vibes, which already sets them apart from so many other mentalist groups.
After collecting hand-drawn sketches from the audience and bringing them to the judges, Gabrielle picks one of the sketches out of a basket and Steffi, with her eyes closed and on stage, successfully guesses that the drawing shows a tree.
The pair bring Terry onto stage and place him in a wind tube where they pour the drawings and he randomly grabs one with a heart, which Steffi guesses instantly.
But it isn't just as simple as that! Steffi then "senses" that the name of the woman who drew the heart was Courtney, and calling out into the audience, a woman named Courtney stands up, proving the prediction.
However, the judges are surprisingly divided. Gabrielle and Julianne vote "yes," while Howie votes "no," leaving Simon as the deciding vote.
In an effort to change his mind, Mysterion pulls off a Hail Mary attempt to sway Simon. He asks Simon to write down the name of a celebrity, which he does.
Steffi, without hesitation, guesses that Simon chose Lassie, and it proves to be true. This is more than enough to convince the famously acerbic judge who gives them the "yes" vote they need to stay in the competition.
Revolution Queens Bring Down the House
When a group of female Argentinian performers called Revolution Queens hits the stage, they are clearly nervous, and Simon's sage words of wisdom are, "You have three minutes or so to change your life."
While it seems like that would make things harder, they more than lived up to the challenge, putting on an insanely unique act involving drums, dancing, bolo spinning and general awesomeness (which is hard to describe).
Getting emotional after their act, one of the performers says that getting to try out for AGT has been a dream come true, and it's clear that Simon feels they used their three minutes flawlessly.
After telling them, "Never doubt your talent," Simon votes "yes," and gets resounding support from the other judges who move the group on to the next round.
Gold On Gold On Gold
Taking "being extra" to the glorious next level, Ra'ed hits the stage covered head to toe in gold. He's gold cape, a gold general's hat, and pounds of golden chains, and his personality makes it all make sense.
While Ra'ed sings an original tune titled "Celebration," it's clear that the judges don't really known what to expect from this performance, and it just doesn't pay off for them.
In a really rare display of negative solidarity, the hopeful gets four "X"s from the judges.
This feels like the first time this season that the show spent this much time sharing the backstory of a contestant just to have them be disappointing and get buzzed off.
A Super Cute Pair Perform One Steamy Audition Act
This adorable French couple -- who share two kids and are undeniably attractive in just a straight-up factual sense -- are one of the sexiest pairings in AGT history.
Without getting too graphic or uncomfortable -- like the acrobatic couple before them who kissed the entire time -- these lovebirds, who go by the name Duo MainTenanT, can't keep their hands off each other, but also perform some of the most jaw-dropping stunts you can imagine while crawling all over one another.
It's such a hot number, it seems like the judges can hardly maintain their composure, but their raw talent drives the stunning, sultry act and earns a standing ovation from all four judges and everyone in the audience.
"You guys are by far the best acrobatic act that I've seen," Julianne marvels after the show. "I am blown away."
Simon goes on to compare their performance to Olympic acts and it turns out that they're actually former Olympians!
Obviously, they get all "yes" votes -- including two "hell yes" votes from Gabrielle and Julianne -- and are moving on to the next round! It's hard to imagine how they'll up the ante.
Olivia Steals the Spotlight With a Twist on a Classic Tune
Terry introduced Olivia through a sweet behind-the-scenes interview where we got to learn that she's a detention officer with a dream of becoming a singer.
While she's been in the corrections field for 21 years, she's been dying to become a performer for years but never had the chance to chase those dreams.
As it turns out, she's absolutely amazing at it, and her stunning voice brings the audience to their feet almost immediately. As she belts out a Spanish cover of Frank Sinatra's "My Way," she flawlessly hits the high notes and brought a new life to it in a really unexpected way.
As Julianne points out, she used her talents to make the song her own, and Simon cuts the to heart of why she wants to sing by asking what made her put her dreams on hold.
Olivia is brought to tears when she explains that she decided to put off singing to help her ailing father years ago, and Simon happily gives her the first "yes," before Julianne and Gabrielle follow suit, meaning we'll get to see her sing again during the next rounds of the competition.
Gonzo Rocks the Tambourine
The best part of the first act of each night of auditions is that you never know what's going to happen, and for the Japanese tambourine player Gonzo, that's definitely the case.
Coming out in a full suit with a translator, Gonzo has the judges excited for what's to come, and they aren't expecting it at all when he leaves and returns wearing spandex and a skin-tight shirt and rocks the tambourine to the backing track of Europe's "The Final Countdown."
His comedic timing, his bold facial gestures, and his ability to play the instrument with every part of his body, including his face, impresses the judges.
Simon calls the performance "bonkers" and Gabrielle says his commitment to the act was "admirable." And, while the judges are a little on the fence, the weirdness of the whole thing wins them over enough to move him on to the next round of the competition.
It's Good to Be Back
After last week's recap, it's great to have the show back on for the sixth and final week of auditions.
It admittedly seems strange that they'd do an auditions recap episode before one of the weeks of auditions aired, but at least we're a week closer to the Judge Cuts rounds!
For more on the exciting season thus far, check out the video below.