PRIOR to tonight’s episode of America’s Got Talent, judge Howie Mandel teased a “Golden Buzzer” bombshell.
The Golden Buzzer is awarded to each judge to allow an act of their choice to be included directly in the live shows.
So far this season, host Terry Crews, judge Simon Cowell and the audience have all used their Golden Buzzers.
Howie, Sofia Vergara and Heidi Klum are yet to assert themselves.
However, the comedian hinted that one of these could be used in the June 20 episode.
Howie moved on to his Instagram Story on Monday.
The video showed a close-up of Howie’s face as he stood in front of a car wash.
“I’m not sure, but I think AGT has my golden buzzer this Tuesday. Watch this, NBC, at eight o’clock,” he told his followers.
He added hashtags and @s to the post to tag the show and let fans know when to tune in.
Fans have been disappointed with the latest Golden Buzzer picks.
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On last week’s episode, fans got angry at the choice of the Golden Buzzer and wished the judges had picked a more unique act.
Fans got angry with the jury for not awarding the Golden Buzzer to Oleksandr Leshchenko and Lena.
Many fans praised her performance as “original” and “amazing”.
Oleksandr and Lena, known as Magic Innovations, came on stage and after introducing themselves, Oleksandr climbed into a holographic cube.
Lena went backstage to take control since she was the creative producer.
Oleksandr went into the box and the music started.
He danced around it as graphics flashed around him.
They moved across the cube and it moved with them, telling a story and bringing it to life.
Sofia called it “the best thing she’s seen this season.”
Simon said he was a star and the gig was an “audit they will remember forever”.
Howie called it “amazing” more than once.
However, they did not award them the Golden Buzzer.
That honor went to the Alt Drum Academy, a group of kids who played drums.
Terry gave them the Golden Buzzer.
“They deserved it!”
The act was posted on AGT’s social media platforms and many fans took to the comments to express their opinions.
Many said that this act deserved the Golden Buzzer in this episode.
“You deserve a gold buzzer,” said one YouTube user.
“How this spectacular audition didn’t earn the Golden Buzzer is beyond me! Certainly the highlight of this season so far!” said another.
A third added: “An original act. We love him. Golden Buzzer Act.”
“I think that deserves a golden buzzer. I can’t stop watching it,” one fan commented.
“Why wasn’t that a golden buzzer? Certainly the winner of AGT 2023. No competition,” asked another.
One AGT fan wrote: “Golden buzzer worthy. Amazing and unique.”
“Sofia was right, he doesn’t look like a dancer because he’s a performer! Golden Buzzer!!” said another.
“That should have been a golden buzzer!!!” added a final fan.
AGT fans were shocked that another hilarious act didn’t win a Golden Buzzer.
Ahren Belisle, 28, who suffers from cerebral palsy, took the stage and performed a five-minute comedy number.
During his performance, he told a joke about Stephen Hawking while poking fun at his disability, making Simon and the rest of the jury laugh uncontrollably.
Although Ahren progressed, fans were shocked when he didn’t receive a Golden Buzzer.
One wrote on Twitter: “I really thought he was going to get the gold buzzer but he’s still the winner.”
A second wrote: “Ahren Belisle is in hysterics and he’s Canadian!”
“Why didn’t he get the Golden Buzzer?” asked a third.