Guest judge DJ Khaled pressed his Golden Buzzer during Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent to send singer Chase Goehring straight to the Live Shows.
The 41-year-old record producer praised Chase, 21, who writes his own music, sings and plays guitar for being ‘so real and authentic’.
‘You’re on your way to being a star. A superstar,’ said DJ, as he smashed his Golden Buzzer for Chase.
Guest judge: DJ Khaled served as a guest judge on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent
‘You’ve got it all happening,’ praised Simon Cowell, 57.
Other acts to make the cut for the Live Shows were: Sad clown Puddles, twin duo Mirror Image, salsa dancers Junior and Emily, Scottish mind reader Colin Cloud and singers Evie Clair and Yoli Mayor.
Trained chicken Jokgu wowed the judges and became an Internet sensation after her audition, but this week she bombed big time.
Jokgu attempted to play a keyboard duet with her sister Aichan, but they failed miserably.
Golden buzzer: Chase Goehring advanced straight to the Live Shows thanks to DJ Khaled
Original song: The 21-year-old contestant performed his own original song
Confetti time: Golden confetti rained on Chase after the Golden Buzzer was pressed
High praise: DJ Khaled told Chase that he was on his way to being a star
‘Painful,’ cringed Mel B as the chickens floundered through their routine.
The embarrassing flop was part of a two hour ‘Judge Cuts’ episode.
First up was flamboyant ‘Miami hood’ singer and AGT returnee, Sammulous, who was ‘hitting those high notes when he came out of the womb’.
Dismal failure: The judges hit their X buttons to dismiss Jokgu as a keyboard duet floundered
The 22-year-old singer did Sylvester’s 1978 disco hit You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real).
‘Brilliant,’ said Mel B, while Simon admitted he was ‘torn’ while also calling it ‘fun’.
‘Fantastic,’ raved Heidi.
Fun song: Sammulous belted out the 1978 disco hit You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)
New York City comedian Steven Scott, 44, turned some jokes about his mother’s tedious stories that she leaves on voicemail.
‘It takes a lot to make me laugh…I actually laughed,’ said DJ.
The Quibblers (aged 28-53) dressed as miniature versions of the judges and danced to the Spice Girls.
Mini versions: The Quibblers dressed as miniature versions of the judges for their routine
Voicemail bit: Steven Scott did a stand-up routine about his mother’s voicemail messages
‘This is amazing,’ gawped DJ.
‘Is it wrong to say I’m sexually attracted to the one in the white T-shirt?’ joked Simon as he pointed to his mini-me.
Topless dancers Solto and T Dot, 22 and 24, got a good reception from the panel.
Sexually attracted: Simon Cowell admitted he was ‘sexually attracted’ to his mini-me on The Quibblers
‘You can really see everything,’ remarked Heidi, 44.
Brother/sister salsa duo Junior and Emily, 31 and 27, were a hot ticket last time but failed to impress so much in this round.
‘It was just one thing…you were like a spinning top,’ Simon told Emily.
Brother and sister: Emily and Junior advanced to the live shows
The Azeri Brothers, aged 30 and 33, chopped fruit on each other and pulled nails out of wood with their teeth.
‘Unbelievable,’ gawped Simon.
Dakota Striplin, 23, sang a version of the Elvis Presley hit Can’t Help Falling In Love.
Cutting board: The Azeri Brothers chopped fruit on each other
‘So confident,’ remarked Mel, 42.
Tulga, 33, spun an enormous flaming beam and then gave Howie Mandell and Heidi Klum a ride on swing seats.
‘I feel like I’m going to throw up,’ groaned Howie afterward.
Big beam: Tulga spun a flaming beam around and then got Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum into the act
Spinning around: Heidi was spun around on one end of the beam and Howie on the other
Twin duo Mirror Image (Tyler and Colton, 16) sang California Dreamin’ and danced erratically.
Simon vetoed them, but Mel said: ‘You make me feel really good inside’.
Evie Clair, 13, delivered a heartfelt rendition of I Try by Macy Gray, a dedication to her ailing father.
Talented twins: Mirror Image consisting of Tyler and Colton were vetoed by Simon but still advanced
‘It’s the sound of an angel singing to her daddy,’ said Howie, telling her that he felt ‘moved’.
Magician Kyle Eschen, 24, spun some card tricks plus ‘flamboyant necessary gestures’.
‘That genuinely is magic,’ balked Simon.
Angelic voice: Evie Clair impressed with her rendition of I Try by Macy Gray
Moving performance: Howie told Evie that her voice was like an angel
Illusionist Xavier Mortimer, 37, played with mirrors.
‘A lot of wow moments in there,’ said Heidi.
The real life Sherlock Holmes aka Colin Cloud, ‘gets inside your head’ through careful observation.
Observation skills: Colin Cloud took his deducing to the next level
The 30-year-old licked Mel’s hand and correctly deduced that she’d recently eaten ‘eggs and potato chips’.
He then guessed a secret she was thinking and a word – ‘goddess’ – that she’d kept from him.
Colin also got Howie on the stage and had him unlock a cell phone after getting random numbers from his fellow judges.
Phone lock: Howie unlocked a cell phone as Colin gave him apparently random numbers
Big secret: Colin whispered a secret that Mel B was thinking about into her ear
Loved it: Howie was impressed with Colin after his routine
Psychic ability: Mel also praised Colin for getting her secret and mystery word right
‘It’s actually scary,’ said DJ.
Family rock band Pelican212 looked cute in their 50s outfits.
‘That’s what it’s all about,’ said DJ.
The judges: Howie Mel, DJ Khaled, Heidi and Simon reviewed 20 acts and sent seven to the Live Shows
Sad clown Puddles sang Eric Carmen’s ballad All By Myself.
‘I love you,’ said Mel, but DJ found it too maudlin.
‘Cheer up man,’ he laughed.
Sad cown: Puddles sang Eric Carmen’s ballad All By Myself
Tough call: Heidi broke the news to acts that didn’t make the cut
Miami singer Yoli Mayor, 21, nailed Rihanna’s Love On The Brain.
‘Of all the singers you are one of the best, if not the best,’ said Heidi, while DJ called her ‘flawless’.
America’s Got Talent will return Tuesday on NBC with Laverne Cox as a guest judge.
Hit song: Yoli Mayor nailed her version of Rihanna’s Love On The Brain
Live shows: Evie and Yolie hugged after learning they both advanced to the Live Shows