'America's Got Talent': Epic Taekwondo Team Earns Terry Crews' Golden Buzzer in Week 3!
By Zach Seemayer
America's Got Talent returned to TV on Tuesday for the third night of auditions, and the competition continues to shine bigger and brighter than ever! ET is following along throughout the hour-long episode to break down all the best, biggest and most surprising moments.
Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum are judging and voting on a whole new slate of AGT hopefuls, who are risking life and limb for a shot at moving on to the next round of competition or maybe earning the coveted Golden Buzzer.
Tonight, the fun kicks off later than usual at 10 p.m. ET/PT -- instead of the show's usual 8 p.m. start time -- and is only an hour instead of two. Watch along with ET for a look at all the acts who gave it their best shot during week three of America's Got Talent.
Taekwondo Team KOs Their Audition
For their performance, a multinational Taekwondo demonstration team is proving once again why martial arts rock and are beloved by all.
This group was invited to go to the Olympics but were unable to accept due to COVID-19 concerns. Instead, they have taken their talents to the AGT stage, and are giving the judges goosebumps.
This is something so far beyond just talent. It's also a perfect example of why AGT is so wonderfully eclectic. How do you compare this to a teenage singer or a stand-up comic?
Some of the things this group pull off are so impressive, they don't even seem physically impossible. Terry declares, "I have never seen anything like that in my life," and we couldn't agree with him more.
Kicking wood has never been so exciting, and their final stunt -- which involves a man flipping two stories in the air to break a board with his food -- is astounding.
Simon kicks off the feedback with a joke, offering, "Yeah, it was alright," and feigning disinterest.
He later says, "I think what you did was one of the most extraordinary things I've ever seen on America's Got Talent."
When Simon says they have to vote, Terry says, "No you don't!"
He comes out and says that was the most incredible thing he's ever witnessed, and because they weren't able to make it to the Olympics to get a gold medal, "I'm gonna give you something golden right now," before slamming the Golden Buzzer.
This was truly earned, and Simon's 100 percent right when he says it's a "great Golden Buzzer" choice on Terry's part.
The Misfit Hits the Stage
So, The Misfit (as she calls herself) starts her act by building herself up way higher than makes sense or she could possibly live up to.
She describes herself as a blend of Lady Gaga and Panic! At the Disco. She also says she's "bigger than pop" and "bigger than art."
When asked if she's a singer or a dancer, she tells Simon she's "a rock star" and confidently declares that she's "pretty sure I've already won" AGT.
As expected, she's not good. Like, not even that interesting. It's just another weird, over-cocky nonsense act that allows the judges to hit their buzzers once in a while.
Simon thinks it's "seriously terrible" and Heidi is the next to buzz. Howie looks like he's trying to see if it's a joke or not.
Anyway, she gets four no votes and that was a waste of five minutes.
Creepy Axe Murderer Baffles, Wows Judges
Klek Entos hits the stage with his face covered in a white cloth mask and an ax, and speaks to the judges via booming voice over played over the speakers in the theater.
It's all part of a creepy-as-hell magic/mentalism trick (built around the Rorschach test) that pulls off every creepiness it sets out to accomplish.
He's got lots of neat tricks (like having fire shoot out of his hands) and pulls out the other of all scares when he reveals a tarantula in a box.
All in all, Klek is an undeniably talented performer, but with acts like this its always hard to tell if the judges will want to deal with this for weeks to come.
"That was crazy, you're insane... but I love you," Heidi says, before voting yes.
Howie calls it "like a horror film" but votes yes because he's afraid to vote no -- an opinion Sofia shares.
Simon gives the final yes vote, meaning we'll see more from Klek's craziness in near future.
Storm Large Brings a Storm
Storm Large (apparently, this is her real birth name) is a singer with a truly epic voice.
She sings a reimagined cover of "I Got You Under My Skin" that feels like a dark a brooding take unlike anything you've heard before.
It's truly a storm of a performance that lives up to her name, and it is a welcome surprise for the judges who just eat it up.
"For anybody watching, they would not know that's a cover," Howie said. "You made it all your own."
Sofia said she was "mesmerized," and Simon praised her for her "amazing voice and amazing personality."
She obviously gets to move on, and it couldn't be more well-deserved.
Dancer Fails to Wow
This inspiring 69-year-old former go-go dancer is on AGT to prove that age is "just a three-letter word."
And, well... it's a nice idea. But, her dancing isn't a "talent" so much as it is just... a thing she's doing?
Simon buzzes her -- and the other judges don't, we guess just to be polite -- and they end up voting no. Because obviously.
We guess we spoke too soon when we predicted this episode wouldn't have too much filler.
Stand-Up Comic Has Big Dreams
Kabir Singh has his sights set on being the first comic to win AGT, and his set is edgy while still being funny and surprising.
The whole first section is all jokes about serial killers, and he manages to walk a fine line flawlessly, making the judges laugh consistently.
"You went from serial killing to paying a phone bill, that's fairly impressive," Simon says with a laugh.
Heidi praises him for delivering edgy but insightful jokes and Howie calls him "magnetic" and says he's "a star."
All the judges across the board give him yes votes, and now he's one step closer to making his dreams of success come true.
Beginning With Boy Bands
So, the show kicks off with a performance by a trio of vocalists who call themselves SZN. They are great, and they get voted into the next round, but we hardly see any of their audition.
It's all set up for T3 -- a trio of singers who surprise the judges with a truly impressive cover of "Into the Unknown" from Frozen II.
This is a really unexpected move, and it's clear that the performance has wowed everyone. All four judges stand to applaud, along with everyone in the theater.
Heidi says she "really enjoyed it" while Sofia praises it for being "so unexpected."
"Your joy and your energy is infectious," Howie gushes. "Your joy made us enjoy you."
The group gets four yes votes and will be hitting the stage again later this season.
Only a Hour but a Lot of Talent
Tonight's show is only an hour, but it looks like were going to be seeing a lot of quality performances.
Maybe with a shorter run time there will be less... well, filler, to be blunt.
It also looks like Terry Crews will be giving out tonight's Golden Buzzer, so that's exciting!
ET recently spoke with Cowell, Klum and Vergara ahead of the premiere, and the trio opened up about what makes this season of AGT something really special.
"I think, you know, coming out of that year we had, you know, this is one of those shows where how the contestants are is almost a reflection of what people are going through, and you could think that people are going to be very despondent and very gloomy but actually it was the opposite," Cowell shared. "They come out with a lot more energy, strength and [happiness]."
"They're happy to be out of the house," Klum added. "You can definitely see that everyone, in the last year, has been doing a lot of things at home trying to figure out new acts, working on their acts."