America’s Got Talent 2018 Recap Live QuarterFinals 2 Performance Videos

AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- "Live Quarter Finals 2" Episode 1313 -- Pictured: Glennis Grace -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

America’s Got Talent LIVE Quarterfinals continue tonight.  Twelve contestants will perform in front of judges Howie Mandel, Mel B., Heidi Klum and Simon Cowell for YOUR votes. Check out the full list of contestants HERETyra Banks hosts.  Join us as we live blog all the performances.

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The winning act will receive 1 million dollars and will headline their very own Vegas show. Only SEVEN acts will advance to the Semifinals. FIVE acts will be eliminated by the end of tomorrow’s Results show.

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McKayla Phillips  – 15 Year old Singer is Heidi Klum’s Golden Buzzer. That means she hasn’t performed since her audition. Heidi laments that fact as she introduces the young singer. McKayla’s dad is a firefighter. We see a shot of McKaya and her dad driving into the fire station where a slew of hometown fans are waiting for her. She sings “Issues” by Julia Michaels. Hm….she’s OK. She could use a few more years of experience. She’s got the look and ingredients to be a pop singer. But she’s not quite there yet. She does hit a couple of impressive high notes. She’s vying to be the next  Ariana Grande. Heidi says, “I’m so proud of you! You belong on this stage.” Heidi claims her version is better than the original. Howie believes she stepped up her performance from her audition. Mel B calls her interpretation “on point.” She wasn’t completely down with the high notes, though. Mel’s buzzer goes off by accident. Simon also sees a big improvement from her audition.  There really is a disadvantage to receiving a golden buzzer. I barely remember this girl. 

OH. There are tech issues. Stage doors that would normally hide the technicians aren’t working. 

Da Republik  – Dance Group from Dominican Republic – There are no jobs for dancers in the Dominican Republic. That’s why they’re here. There are literal cars on set, which the dancers use as props. Fire and smoke too. Still. Eh. There are some pretty cool tricks. Oh look. A flying saucer! Mel B loves their hair. OK, then. “You left everything on that dance floor. You were representing,” Mel says enthusiastically. Heidi calls it “Beyond exciting…I really want this for you guys.” Simon calls them “The best dance group that we’ve seen in the live shows so far.” Howie puns, “Da Republic is Da Bomb.” The lead dancer thanks AGT for changing their lives. 

Noah Guthrie   – Singer, Glee alum – Once again, dad is featured in the video package. He talks about how shy Noah was as a kid. Noah says after Glee ended “there was nothing.” Just did a search…Noah is taking a big chance with an original song called “Show Me Some Mercy.”  It’s a decent song. At some point, I suppose, he needed to prove he can be a viable artist. Still, his covers are better. Heidi calls him a “double threat…a triple threat. You’re very handsome tonight.” He tells Simon he wrote the song. Simon is proud of him, calls him the “comeback kid.”  Howie doesn’t like the song. Doesn’t think it will resonate with the audience. Mel B agrees with Howie. I’m rooting for this kid. I liked him a lot on Glee

Yumbo Dump  – Japanese Comedians – They are actually from Tokyo. Their accents sound fake. But they are probably exaggerating to make racist Americans laugh! I mean. This act is like Step n Fetch It the Asian version. Mel B buzzes them right off. As well she should. I don’t even get the noises they are trying to make? They are definitely running out of shtick. They started off bad and have devolved to completely unwatchable. Heidi and Simon buzz them next. They finish with a “dolphin love story” involving dolphin heads and “You Light Up My Life.” Howie gives them a standing ovation. Simon and Mel loved the dolphins so they take back their Xs. “This act is important,” insists Howie. Heidi stands firm on her X. Somebody on that panel has to be the sensible one. 

Samuel J. Comroe  –  Comedian with Tourettes – Like Noah, Sam’s dad features into his video package. Oh. Dad wanted to be a comedian too. “In my eyes, Samuel is the best comedian ever to walk this earth.” Aw. “It’s a dream come true to follow two dolphins doing whatever it is they were doing,” OK that’s kind of funny. Next, it’s jokes about his pug dog. Who doesn’t love doggos? Ha. Simon LOOVES pooches. Smart move. A mildly humorous routine gets a standing ovation. “Well done,” says Howie. Heidi didn’t love this week’s routine. His best was his audition, for sure. Simon thinks Sacred Riana put a curse on the show.! He loves Samuel and hopes America votes for him. Mel B says ditto. Tyra does a spot on imitation of Samuel’s “accent.” It’s strange, because the dude is from Los Angeles. Is that vocal affectation part of his Tourettes? 

Voices of Hope – Children’s Choir (Ken Jeong’s Golden Buzzer) – OK. We’ve already got a choir moving on to the semifinals. We don’t need another. It’s yet ANOTHER song from The Greatest Showman, “A Million Dreams.”  Cute kids galore. So sweet I need to brush my teeth stat. Mel B says they sound amazing, but she didn’t like the song choice.” Simon buzzes her for that. “I could not disagree more,” he says, “Absolutely perfect choice.” He insists, “I want them in the show all the way to the end. He calls them bottled happiness. Heidi compliments the solo voices. “Children are our future,” says Howie, a little tongue in cheek. 

The Savitsky Cats   – Ukrainian Cat Act – The video package features the kitties with funny dialog. That was more entertaining than the act! Sometimes the kitties need a little handling before they cooperate. The mom/daughter duo who handle the kitties are like cat whisperers. Because your typical cat attitude is basically “eff you.” Heidi goes full pun. “Puuurrrfect,” she says. Howie is not sure they stepped it up from last time. Heidi disagrees. Simon takes a bit to recover from Heidi’s bad puns. Heidi says she enjoyed the music more than the cats. They run out of time. No critique from a giggling Simon. I’m with Mel and Howie. Sure, cats are typically not trainable. But once they are? Eh. 

Glennis Grace @GlennisGrace  – 40 Year old Singer – Glennis shares her feelings of inadequacy and how it has held her back. She performs “Never Enough” from GUESS WHAT THE GREATEST SHOWMAN. All these songs will be sung on singing shows forever and ever won’t they. The thing about Glennis: She’s got iron pipes. She can hit those incredible high notes and hasn’t met a key change she couldn’t totally blast through. But she’s super generic and lacks real connection to what she’s singing. Simon calls the performance “a moment.” Howie calls it a “crazy moment.” Paul Stanley from KISS is in the audience. Mel B admires that she’s taking back her power. She doesn’t like the black stripey jacket she’s wearing though. 

The Sacred  Riana   – Horror Magician – The video package features a bunch of creepy Sacred Rianas and FIRE. Of course, she’s picking on Mel again. She presents a photo of the panel. “She is coming for one of you.” Riana intones. HA HA HA. Suddenly, Mel’s face is magically burnt out of the picture, with it stuck on the head of a voodoo doll instead. A twin appears. Now it’s the zombified mutants from the video package. Riana climbs up a wall to escape. And then a commercial break! I don’t get it. We’re back. Time for the judges. “You’re brilliant, I hope we see you in the final,” says Simon. Heidi calls her creepy and memorable, but she was expecting more wow in the magic. There was literally no magic in that act. OVERRATED. 

Quin and Misha  –  Dance Duo, Female is 71 (Martina McBride’s Golden Buzzer) – She’s a former tennis player, so she’s been training and working out all of her life. Quin’s dance partner tosses her around like a rag doll. And she has the strength to stay strong and hold impressive poses. But she doesn’t actually dance! They dance to “Maniac” from Flashdance and finish with Quin pulling a rope like in the movie–only it’s confetti rather than water. Heidi says they don’t miss a beat, “Fantastic…age is just a number.” Simon calls her “really really fun…I really hope you make it to the next round.” Howie is not sure the act is worthy of moving on. He’s correct. “What you do is incredible,” says Mel. 

Front Pictures  – Projection act – Initially eliminated, the group was brought back as a Wild Card.  I guess that was fun? A story with special effects. I dunno. Heidi calls it “innovative and futuristic.” Simon is messing with his mic. So many tech issues tonight! He wants to hear more applause for them. Simon felt like he was in a movie. “It was absolutely fantastic.” Howie hopes it translates at home. That’s the problem with projection acts. They are probably way more impressive in theater. Mel B didn’t get the story.

Duo Transcend  – Married Acrobatic Duo, Husband is going blind – During the judge cuts, the legally blind husband dropped his wife. DUH. HE’S BLIND! But she jumped right up, proving the stunt actually wasn’t all that dangerous. What will happen this time? The blindfold is back on. The thing about this couple–they incorporate their “passionate” relationship into the act, and it works. The blindfold bit is kind of kinky! She positions herself on his crotch, drops off the trapeze and he catches her with one hand. Was the blindfold supposed to come off? It does. They finish the sexy act without a hitch this time. “Hands down one of the best act of the night,” says Heidi. “Brave, incredible, nuts,” says Simon. He wants the fire back. Howie loves the trust and passion. 

It has just dawned on me that I’m not enjoying this season as much as I did last year and even the year before. The acts just aren’t surprising me anymore…

The stage doors that typically hid the tech people moving around props were broken through the whole show. That was kind of a mess. Oh well. Live TV. 

See you Wednesday night for the results!

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291 Comments

  1. Super ecstatic tonight. I couldn’t be more happy tonight. Let’s go

  2. 2 of trumps people one convicted, one plead guilty on 8 counts

  3. I think Makayla is stronger than some of the younger singers in the competition… for instance Amanda

  4. Yes it was slightly pitchy but I can feel the emotion and her tone is beautiful

  5. Interesting opener. I like that they are getting her out of the way early

  6. True it was emotions but not exactly the awkwardness of the original.

  7. It is one of the reasons, that I wish young people would wait til they sing on national television. By wait, I mean years

  8. It is one of the reasons, that I wish young people would wait til they sing on national television. By wait, I mean years

  9. I’ll update this as the show goes on…

    AGT LIVE SHOW 2 RANKINGS (personal opinion)
    1. Makayla Phillips (Beautiful tone and some emotions but kind of blank ones and she’s got some pitch problems. She’s got the tools… like that whistle register to be a star. I see potential… execution just needs to be higher.)

  10. I loved Makayla’s audition. In fact, I voted for her before she sang tonight. But that was in no way better than her audition. It was verging on a mess. 1000% the wrong song.

  11. She needs to live a little and learn how to use her voice a bit better. She needs time, which she has plenty of, if she allows it.

  12. I love doing them. These are the order that I think they should be in but at the end of the show I’ll have predictions too

  13. i mean voting for someone before they perform is a little too much, but if she’s your fav, do you

  14. She’s not my favorite at all. But 7 go through tonight, and I like her better than most of the others.

  15. She needed a different arrangement. Her voice suits acoustic guitar or a pop instrumental way more than that piano I think

  16. fair enough. i miss the days where we would have 48 quarterfinalists and only 5 went through each show

  17. I honestly wish they would cut one week of auditions and add one more live show at the end so the finale had 6 and not 10.

  18. How did they handle the shows? Did they do 20 a night for 3 nights?

  19. I love the dancing but simplify the backdrop. It’s too much

  20. Same problem as usual… too many people on stage to follow the dance and a bit basic. Flips but is it exactly great dancing

  21. This is just a lot of random flips on stage with random flames in the background. And they got a standing o?

  22. That didn’t deserve a standing ovation. not in the slightest. i was bored.

  23. just finished watching last nights, SYTYCD. It made this routine seem even worse.

  24. Honestly I think duo transcend, rianna and glennis will be the standouts lol

  25. All that wiggling around, makes me wonder if he is trying to do the worm

  26. If he doesn’t enauciate I’m not going to vote for him. His rasp is interfering

  27. Unpopular opinion. I do not enjoy his singing. His voice is good, He knows how to sing, but ultimately what comes out, is not all that pleasant. Also, the song just stayed there. I agree with Howie.

  28. I do not feel anything when he sings. Dynamics could be much better. I guess to be succinct, his performances are lacking.

  29. Grades so Far (will update every 3 performances)
    Makayla Phillips: C+
    Noah Guthrie: C
    Da RepubliK: C

    Last show opened up on a dull note so there is still hope for tonight

  30. AGT LIVE SHOW 2 RANKINGS (personal opinion)
    1. Noah Guthrie (I liked him but I hadn’t loved him until now. I liked this original and how it had a pop rock sound. The growls were nice. My one big thing though is his enunciation was lacking which makes emotion tough to get.)
    2. Makayla Phillips (Beautiful tone and some emotions but kind of blank ones and she’s got some pitch problems. She’s got the tools… like that whistle register to be a star. I see potential… execution just needs to be higher.)
    3. Da Republik (Basically they are athletic and that’s the only impressive thing. It’s a bunch of flips but I didn’t feel energy or a storyline. Not very artistic. The backdrop didn’t work either. All of those are key for dance… also Future Kingz who are in the competition are better at flips too)
    4. Yumbo Dump (5 words. Why are they still here?)

  31. Are you familiar with Howie’s early comedy career? He stretched a medical glove over his head.

  32. I watched him in the late 70s, on a show called Make Me Laugh. He was not funny then

  33. They were on Asia’s Got Talent and did the same thing there. I have to say, this was probably the worst act I’ve ever seen on the live show. Howie standing up totally cements his place as the worst judge ever on TV.

  34. He’s more than just a “comedian with tourettes”. Be better tyra

  35. juan carlos, tummy talk, Chipps Cooney & big barrie would argue that

  36. That first line got me to laugh harder than any comedian has all season. Kudos.

  37. Which means he can think funny and ad lib, but his planned material sucks.

  38. AGT LIVE SHOW 2 RANKINGS (personal opinion)
    1. Noah Guthrie (I liked him but I hadn’t loved him until now. I liked this original and how it had a pop rock sound. The growls were nice. My one big thing though is his enunciation was lacking which makes emotion tough to get.)
    2. Samuel J Comroe (The opening was brilliant and he’s super relatable and I like his personality but the middle and end just didn’t have that comedy punch.
    3. Makayla Phillips (Beautiful tone and some emotions but kind of blank ones and she’s got some pitch problems. She’s got the tools… like that whistle register to be a star. I see potential… execution just needs to be higher.)
    4. Da Republik (Basically they are athletic and that’s the only impressive thing. It’s a bunch of flips but I didn’t feel energy or a storyline. Not very artistic. The backdrop didn’t work either. All of those are key for dance… also Future Kingz who are in the competition are better at flips too)
    5. Yumbo Dump (5 words. Why are they still here?)

  39. As long as we don’t get the song from the greatest showman, I won’t die

  40. I loved their first two performances but this sounds amateur and the song choice isn’t good

  41. Oy, it’s the other song from The Greatest Showman. Simon is obsessed, I tell you.

    PS. That was terrible

  42. AGT LIVE SHOW 2 RANKINGS (personal opinion)
    1. Noah Guthrie (I liked him but I hadn’t loved him until now. I liked this original and how it had a pop rock sound. The growls were nice. My one big thing though is his enunciation was lacking which makes emotion tough to get.)
    2. Samuel J Comroe (The opening was brilliant and he’s super relatable and I like his personality but the middle and end just didn’t have that comedy punch.
    3. Makayla Phillips (Beautiful tone and some emotions but kind of blank ones and she’s got some pitch problems. She’s got the tools… like that whistle register to be a star. I see potential… execution just needs to be higher.)
    4. Da Republik (Basically they are athletic and that’s the only impressive thing. It’s a bunch of flips but I didn’t feel energy or a storyline. Not very artistic. The backdrop didn’t work either. All of those are key for dance… also Future Kingz who are in the competition are better at flips too)
    5. The Voices Of Hope (This was a mess… the leads weren’t loud enough over the back. I didn’t like the song choice and the vocals and blending just weren’t strong. The ending was slightly better being the only strong point of the performance.)
    6. Yumbo Dump (5 words. Why are they still here?)

  43. They are the better choir this year but that’s not saying much.

  44. Didn’t they already sing it? And the other choir sang it last week.

  45. Thats why they pay Howie the big bucks, “children are our future”

  46. Oh then nvm lol then they should have sang something like from now on

  47. I will say, I never liked him as a judge but tonight is really pushing me over the edge.

  48. This night is a mess. Was it just me or was the blending on the song just not good. And the leads didn’t stand out. They weren’t loud enough. Maybe it was better live?

  49. TBH, they should have sung the song that became a Coke commercial. It’s old enough to be nostalgic now.

  50. to answer question, I think all of the above. They are not good enough to pull the song off, the harmonies were a mess, and they were not loud enough

  51. Since I try and keep who is on a surprise, I would say thus far, the mute button

  52. WHOAAAAAAAAA. You will get used to it. Hope you still find time to talk to us. Stay open minded. Work hard. Have fun.

  53. Thanks! I will try to keep a steady balence between everything :)

  54. Not sure. The Voice is back first I think which will be the same underwhelming. Idol and The Four are more exciting

  55. It is a summer show. It was an attempt at humor, but I did enjoy The Four on many levels this past season.

  56. Ok, the cats are cute but I can’t watch it. They don’t always do the tricks.

  57. Grades so far:
    Makayla Phillips: C+
    Noah Guthrie: C+
    Samuel J. Comroe: C
    Da RepubliK: C
    Voices of Hope: C
    The Savitsky Cats: D
    Yumbo Dump: F

  58. AGT LIVE SHOW 2 RANKINGS (personal opinion)
    1. Noah Guthrie (I liked him but I hadn’t loved him until now. I liked this original and how it had a pop rock sound. The growls were nice. My one big thing though is his enunciation was lacking which makes emotion tough to get.)
    2. Samuel J Comroe (The opening was brilliant and he’s super relatable and I like his personality but the middle and end just didn’t have that comedy punch.
    3. Makayla Phillips (Beautiful tone and some emotions but kind of blank ones and she’s got some pitch problems. She’s got the tools… like that whistle register to be a star. I see potential… execution just needs to be higher.)
    4. Da Republik (Basically they are athletic and that’s the only impressive thing. It’s a bunch of flips but I didn’t feel energy or a storyline. Not very artistic. The backdrop didn’t work either. All of those are key for dance… also Future Kingz who are in the competition are better at flips too)
    5. The Voices Of Hope (This was a mess… the leads weren’t loud enough over the back. I didn’t like the song choice and the vocals and blending just weren’t strong. The ending was slightly better being the only strong point of the performance.)
    6. Savitsky Cats (Underwhelmed like usually. Just because they are cats doesn’t mean they are anything we haven’t seen before. And this seemed not quite as good as last time either)
    7. Yumbo Dump (5 words. Why are they still here?)

  59. I don’t care if human thrill acts are in danger, but I gasped when the car nearly slipped off her foot

  60. i’ll agree on that, the only thing that saved an otherwise dreadful act

  61. Yawn. Sacred Riana, Duo Transcend, and Glennis need to save the show

  62. Other than Noah, nobody has gotten above a C+ for me. And Noah got bussed. So yeah, this is my least favorite AGT live show ever.

  63. this episode is beyond saving. reminds me of the second live show from season 8

  64. I’m still waiting for a Kitty Cannon act. That will get my vote

  65. Voting for the cats out of spite, because I find Mel b insufferable as a judge

  66. Glennis can legit come out a sing “I’m a little tea pot” and get a standing ovation due to how bad tonight’s acts are

  67. She could hit a high note and crap on the stage at the same time and I’d vote her through.

  68. This reminds me a lot of Jurnees version which was excellent but it has more richness and emotion

  69. Who knows it might be the power of her voice and the auto tune not agreeing haha

  70. My tv must be out of tune. She lost the vocal on more than one occasion. It was not pleasant.

  71. It wasn’t perfect but it was hands down the best of the night.

  72. When will singers on these shows learn, that less is more? Probably never, since it does not get votes. Shame.

  73. AGT LIVE SHOW 2 RANKINGS (personal opinion)
    1. Glennis Grace (Ok. They are ruining this musical by running it to the ground. I love the richness of her voice and the emotion but their was some pitch problems. This lady can SANG though.
    2. Noah Guthrie (I liked him but I hadn’t loved him until now. I liked this original and how it had a pop rock sound. The growls were nice. My one big thing though is his enunciation was lacking which makes emotion tough to get.)
    3. Samuel J Comroe (The opening was brilliant and he’s super relatable and I like his personality but the middle and end just didn’t have that comedy punch.
    4. Makayla Phillips (Beautiful tone and some emotions but kind of blank ones and she’s got some pitch problems. She’s got the tools… like that whistle register to be a star. I see potential… execution just needs to be higher.)
    5. Da Republik (Basically they are athletic and that’s the only impressive thing. It’s a bunch of flips but I didn’t feel energy or a storyline. Not very artistic. The backdrop didn’t work either. All of those are key for dance… also Future Kingz who are in the competition are better at flips too)
    6. The Voices Of Hope (This was a mess… the leads weren’t loud enough over the back. I didn’t like the song choice and the vocals and blending just weren’t strong. The ending was slightly better being the only strong point of the performance.)
    7. Savitsky Cats (Underwhelmed like usually. Just because they are cats doesn’t mean they are anything we haven’t seen before. And this seemed not quite as good as last time either)
    8. Yumbo Dump (5 words. Why are they still here?)

  74. I remember singing this during my showcase and I legit got a standing ovation ? I was so shocked lol

  75. LOL. Shame of it all, is that you must might be entirely accurate. We took my mother to Saratoga for a couple of days to celebrate her 80th birthday. I ordered a fresh lemonade. They pulled out a carton. I told them no. They can not even tell the truth with lemonade. Everything in this world is fake. It is very sad.

  76. Everyone in results night: “OMG PLEASE TELL ME I WAS SAVED I NEED TO DO THIS TO SHOW THE BULLIES I HAD AS A KID THAT I’M BETTER THAN THEM”
    Riana: “…” *occasional head twitches*

  77. Imagine if she had the appropriate setting for this. It would be epic.

  78. of course. They must screw up the first fun thing I have watched.

  79. um did they really go to an ad break in the middle of a live performance?

  80. I am happy they did not say, coming up next on Americas Got Talent

  81. It is so dumb. It really took us out of the creepy moment. Really unfair to her too.

  82. Great, here comes the lady with a very good face lift, who gets tossed around the stage.

  83. AGT LIVE SHOW 2 RANKINGS (personal opinion)
    1. The Sacred Riana (I love her. She’s the full package… she’s got magic… acting skill and she’s scary. I absolutely loved this… she’s so unique. I want a bit more magic though.)
    2. Glennis Grace (Ok. They are ruining this musical by running it to the ground. I love the richness of her voice and the emotion but their was some pitch problems. This lady can SANG though.
    3. Noah Guthrie (I liked him but I hadn’t loved him until now. I liked this original and how it had a pop rock sound. The growls were nice. My one big thing though is his enunciation was lacking which makes emotion tough to get.)
    4. Samuel J Comroe (The opening was brilliant and he’s super relatable and I like his personality but the middle and end just didn’t have that comedy punch.
    5. Makayla Phillips (Beautiful tone and some emotions but kind of blank ones and she’s got some pitch problems. She’s got the tools… like that whistle register to be a star. I see potential… execution just needs to be higher.)
    6. Da Republik (Basically they are athletic and that’s the only impressive thing. It’s a bunch of flips but I didn’t feel energy or a storyline. Not very artistic. The backdrop didn’t work either. All of those are key for dance… also Future Kingz who are in the competition are better at flips too)
    7. The Voices Of Hope (This was a mess… the leads weren’t loud enough over the back. I didn’t like the song choice and the vocals and blending just weren’t strong. The ending was slightly better being the only strong point of the performance.)
    8. Savitsky Cats (Underwhelmed like usually. Just because they are cats doesn’t mean they are anything we haven’t seen before. And this seemed not quite as good as last time either)
    9. Yumbo Dump (5 words. Why are they still here?)

  84. I do not care about the magic as I enjoyed the performance. I wish we got to feel the act as it was intended. So not fair to her.

  85. She’s so amazing. I wish I was an in shape as her now and I’m 47!

  86. So the joke was that Riana was haunting the production, but it was her act that got shafted.

  87. Being in great shape is work, not talent. It is the same thing over and over. I do not enjoy her.

  88. AGT LIVE SHOW 2 RANKINGS (personal opinion)
    1. The Sacred Riana (I love her. She’s the full package… she’s got magic… acting skill and she’s scary. I absolutely loved this… she’s so unique. I want a bit more magic though.)
    2. Glennis Grace (Ok. They are ruining this musical by running it to the ground. I love the richness of her voice and the emotion but their was some pitch problems. This lady can SANG though.
    3. Noah Guthrie (I liked him but I hadn’t loved him until now. I liked this original and how it had a pop rock sound. The growls were nice. My one big thing though is his enunciation was lacking which makes emotion tough to get.)
    4. Samuel J Comroe (The opening was brilliant and he’s super relatable and I like his personality but the middle and end just didn’t have that comedy punch.
    5. Makayla Phillips (Beautiful tone and some emotions but kind of blank ones and she’s got some pitch problems. She’s got the tools… like that whistle register to be a star. I see potential… execution just needs to be higher.)
    6. Quin and Misha (I just don’t find this act that impressive. Like she’s good but the dancing isn’t unique or earth shattering. Still no slip ups I guess)
    7. Da Republik (Basically they are athletic and that’s the only impressive thing. It’s a bunch of flips but I didn’t feel energy or a storyline. Not very artistic. The backdrop didn’t work either. All of those are key for dance… also Future Kingz who are in the competition are better at flips too)
    8. The Voices Of Hope (This was a mess… the leads weren’t loud enough over the back. I didn’t like the song choice and the vocals and blending just weren’t strong. The ending was slightly better being the only strong point of the performance.)
    9. Savitsky Cats (Underwhelmed like usually. Just because they are cats doesn’t mean they are anything we haven’t seen before. And this seemed not quite as good as last time either)
    10. Yumbo Dump (5 words. Why are they still here?)

  89. I don’t think it’s a million dollar act for sure, but she sure does amaze me. My h for sure agrees with you.

  90. I honestly lowkey hope agt does an Aretha tribute since the VMAs butchered theirs

  91. This is kind of cool but at the same time I’ve seen similar acts done better

  92. This is completely random, but this last act reminds me of Bedknobs and Broomsticks.

  93. I like the post apocalyptic version of toxic in the background. I have an affinity for this style of music

  94. Best of the night. Duo Transcend is here to stay. That was crazy good and they have great showmanship

  95. My grades for tonight:
    Duo Transcend: A
    The Sacred Riana: A-
    Glennis Grace: B+
    Front Pictures: B
    Makayla Phillips: C+
    Noah Guthrie: C+
    Samuel J. Comroe: C
    Quin and Misha: C
    Voices of Hope: C
    Da RepubliK: C-
    The Savitsky Cats: D
    Yumbo Dump: F

  96. AGT LIVE SHOW 2 RANKINGS (personal opinion)
    1. Duo Transcend (Two words. The best. )
    2. The Sacred Riana (I love her. She’s the full package… she’s got magic… acting skill and she’s scary. I absolutely loved this… she’s so unique. I want a bit more magic though.)
    3. Glennis Grace (Ok. They are ruining this musical by running it to the ground. I love the richness of her voice and the emotion but their was some pitch problems. This lady can SANG though.
    4. Front Pictures (This was cool and I want to see them again but I feel like I’ve seen multimedia acts do something even better. Still solid though.
    5. Noah Guthrie (I liked him but I hadn’t loved him until now. I liked this original and how it had a pop rock sound. The growls were nice. My one big thing though is his enunciation was lacking which makes emotion tough to get.)
    6. Samuel J Comroe (The opening was brilliant and he’s super relatable and I like his personality but the middle and end just didn’t have that comedy punch.
    7. Makayla Phillips (Beautiful tone and some emotions but kind of blank ones and she’s got some pitch problems. She’s got the tools… like that whistle register to be a star. I see potential… execution just needs to be higher.)
    8. Quin and Misha (I just don’t find this act that impressive. Like she’s good but the dancing isn’t unique or earth shattering. Still no slip ups I guess)
    9. Da Republik (Basically they are athletic and that’s the only impressive thing. It’s a bunch of flips but I didn’t feel energy or a storyline. Not very artistic. The backdrop didn’t work either. All of those are key for dance… also Future Kingz who are in the competition are better at flips too)
    10. The Voices Of Hope (This was a mess… the leads weren’t loud enough over the back. I didn’t like the song choice and the vocals and blending just weren’t strong. The ending was slightly better being the only strong point of the performance.)
    11. Savitsky Cats (Underwhelmed like usually. Just because they are cats doesn’t mean they are anything we haven’t seen before. And this seemed not quite as good as last time either)
    12. Yumbo Dump (5 words. Why are they still here?)
    Predictions:
    For sure through: Sacred Riana, Glennis Grace, Duo Transcend
    Also through: Front Pictures, Noah Guthrie
    Dunkin Save: Samuel J Comroe
    Judges Save: Makayla Phillips over Quin and Misha

  97. Reminder:

    Honest to Pete, if you start out a comment “This will be deleted” that’s really kinda disrespectful? Please keep the conversations in these live blogs on topic. Thank you.

  98. That was very pageant show esque. Better than the original? Heck no. A huge waste of a golden buzzer

  99. AGT LIVE SHOW 2 RANKINGS (personal opinion)
    1. Makayla Phillips (Beautiful tone and some emotions but kind of blank ones and she’s got some pitch problems. She’s got the tools… like that whistle register to be a star. I see potential… execution just needs to be higher.)
    2. Da Republik (Basically they are athletic and that’s the only impressive thing. It’s a bunch of flips but I didn’t feel energy or a storyline. Not very artistic. The backdrop didn’t work either. All of those are key for dance… also Future Kingz and Junior New System who are in the competition are better at flips too)

  100. I feel like the only ones who could turn that Around are duo transcend and glennis lol

  101. AGT LIVE SHOW 2 RANKINGS (personal opinion)
    1. Noah Guthrie (I liked him but I hadn’t found him original until now. I liked this original and how it had a pop rock sound. The growls were nice. My one big thing though is his enunciation was lacking which makes emotion tough to get.)
    2. Makayla Phillips (Beautiful tone and some emotions but kind of blank ones and she’s got some pitch problems. She’s got the tools… like that whistle register to be a star. I see potential… execution just needs to be higher.)
    3. Da Republik (Basically they are athletic and that’s the only impressive thing. It’s a bunch of flips but I didn’t feel energy or a storyline. Not very artistic. The backdrop didn’t work either. All of those are key for dance… also Future Kingz who are in the competition are better at flips too)

  102. season 8 live show 2 will always be the worst due to just how awful several of the acts were, but this is gonna be in my bottom 5 no doubt

  103. I dont think Noah is gonna be voted through, nor is Misha gonna be up for the save. Makayla will probs go straight threw and voices of hope will probs win the judges vote

  104. I mostly agree with you MJ. I wasn’t really impressed tonight. I didn’t think anyone stepped up. I loved Riana’s audition but tonight was wth??? Cats take a long time to train so I doubt they have more tricks in their repertoire. I did like Noah and his song. The trapeze act was good.

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