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America’s Got Talent Season 19 Episode 1 Recap: What Happened In The Premiere? 

America's Got Talent Season 19 Episode 1 Recap

Contestants of all ages will display their talents in the “America’s Got Talent” season 19 to win the $1 million prize! More Golden Buzzers than ever before are introduced this season, and we will be witnessing exceptional acts that will compete for America’s vote.

To win over the judges and advance to the next round of the competition, talents will give their best performances on stage! Now that the first episode is out, let’s see what happened in the premiere. 

Diverse Talent Takes Center Stage in America’s Got Talent

The judging panel for the new season of “America’s Got Talent”, which included Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara in the middle and Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel at the end, welcomed a wide range of acts.

Los Osos High School students charmed the audience with their contagious energy as they performed a dynamic dance routine tailored to songs by Usher. Though Heidi appreciated their growing formations and Sofia applauded their passion, both pointed out the necessity for sharper choreography. 

Howie echoed similar sentiments but acknowledged the audience’s enthusiasm. Simon, meanwhile, praised the performance as “brilliant”. Howie disagreed, but Sofia and Simon’s “yes” votes carried the contestants forward. 

Diverse Talent Takes Center Stage in America’s Got Talent
Credits: NBC

The focus then turned to Baby Dev, a remarkable two-year-old who amazed the judges by working with his father, Dwayne, to solve math equations. The judges were amazed at Dev’s ability as he solved difficulties that were much beyond his years.

Heidi called him “amazing,” while Sofia thought his performance was one of the most captivating she had ever seen. With unanimous “yes” votes from all four judges, Simon recognized Dev’s unusually young age for the competition and reinforced the decision to move him to the next round.

After that on “America’s Got Talent”, Taiwanese magician Sam Huang wowed both judges and the audience with his mind-boggling close-up magic, making his fingers appear to vanish at will. Howie called it “unique” and “crazy,” while Simon called it the “most crazy close-up magic” he had ever seen. Heidi was appreciative of Sam’s trip from Taiwan to demonstrate his talent, and Sofia agreed with the unanimous judgment, voting “yes” for him to advance.

Golden Buzzer Moments and Moving Acts

The first dog act of the season was Chicago’s Daisy May & Clifford. Daisy May made an impression as a “agility dog,” pulling off stunts and slicing through barriers with ease. Clifford, on the other hand, humorously declined to take part. In an honest review, Simon said that neither dog seemed suited for the entertainment industry, saying “no.” Sofia voted “no,” ending their run on the show, and acknowledged that it was fun but also noted that they needed more work.

From Zimbabwe, Learnmore Jonasi brought his unique perspective to the stage with a hilarious stand-up comedy set, highlighting the quirks of life in his village compared to America. Both the judges and the audience gave him a standing ovation for his performance. Simon praised him as one of the funniest performers on the show ever, while Sofia praised his all-around talent.

Terry Crews made a stunning comeback as the judges started to give their “yes” votes. He gave a moving speech and pressed the golden buzzer to guarantee Learnmore’s direct admission to the live events.

Golden Buzzer Moments and Moving Acts
Credits: NBC

Following Learnmore’s performance in “America’s Got Talent”, ballet dancer Ashlee Montague captivated the audience with a breathtaking performance, gracefully navigating bottle tops. The judges were impressed by Ashlee’s moving performance, even if Simon was at first sceptical. Simon, though not a fan of ballet, appreciated Ashlee’s unique twist on the art form. With unanimous approval, all four judges sent Ashlee through to the next round.

Country singer Reyna Roberts showcased her original song “Raised Right”. Howie thought the song lacked a hook, but her skill, stage presence, and genuineness as an artist were all commended by the other judges. Howie disagreed, but Reyna received three “yes” votes to guarantee her place in the competition.

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Unforgettable Moments and Standout Performances

Arshiya, 13, stunned the judges with her contortion abilities, receiving praise from Heidi as among the greatest she’s seen in the category. Simon was impressed by her sudden transformation during the performance, while Sofia was impressed by her ability to twist into increasingly difficult postures. All four judges enthusiastically voted her through to the next round, praising her extraordinary talent. 

After that in “America’s Got Talent”, 28-year-old Chris Ivan tried to set an unusual world record using plungers, but the judges weren’t impressed and he received four red buzzers and a unanimous “no” vote.

Unforgettable Moments and Standout Performances
Credits: NBC

After Chris, Tonikaku, a Japanese body performer, impressed the judges with his creativity and sense of humor by showcasing his creative nude poses. All four judges immediately moved him to the next round, wanting to see more.

Richard Goodall, 55, was the last performer of “America’s Got Talent” season 19 episode 1, and he surprised the audience with his version of “Don’t Stop Believing.” Richard’s performance was praised by Simon, Sofia called him outstanding, and Heidi moved to press her golden buzzer, guaranteeing Richard’s ticket straight to the live events.


In the season premiere of “America’s Got Talent” season 19, a diverse array of contestants showcased their extraordinary talents, leaving a lasting impression on both judges and audience alike. From mesmerizing dance routines to mind-bending magic acts and heartfelt performances, the stage was ablaze with creativity and passion. We’re excited to see what’s next in store for us in “America’s Got Talent”. 

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