‘America’s Got Talent’: Top 7 Auditions Since Season 17 Premiere (VIDEO) | entertainment news

America’s Got Talent Season 17 started with a bang (drums). From a powerful opening audition from a Chicago drum line to an all-girl pop band created by JoJo Siwa to an unforgettable musical moment that closes the episode, the NBC reality competition series delivered a pretty energetic premiere.

Tuesday, May 31 AGT The premiere marked the return of judges Simon Cowell, Sofia Vergara, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum, as well as host Terry Crews. And one of the performances started with four nos from the jury, but the cheesy song became a buzzword for the public, eventually causing three judges (all but Vergara) to change their votes to yes.

Here we break down the best auditions of the evening, all of which received four yes’s from the judges – no changes required.

Drum Pack

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Hailing from Chicago, The Pack Drumline was the opening act of the evening and they did not disappoint. Their energy was infectious as the performers entertained the audience with their music and dance. The group started as an enrichment program for at-risk youth and they stayed together as they grew up. Their performance set the tone for the entire evening.

XOMG pop

XOMG Pop at America's Got Talent Season 17 Premiere

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The pop group performed their original song “Candy Hearts”. The group was formed by childhood entertainment icon Siwa and her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, who supported her behind the scenes. The girls showed off their singing, rapping and dancing skills and every kid in the audience was on their feet.

Mervant Vera

The magician incorporated cryptic card tricks and rap into his performance, including an original song inspired by hip hop musicals. His performance and touching story of his family’s support earned him a solid four “yes” from the judges.

Lee Collinson

Lee Collinson at the 17th season premiere of America's Got Talent

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The British singer impressed with his performance of Dermot Kennedy’s “Better Days”. The judges FaceTimed his mother (who had just woken up in the UK) so she could watch him advance in the competition thanks to the judges’ votes.

Celia Munoz

Inspired by watching ventriloquists on AGT, the opera singer was fascinated by the art and taught herself everything she needed to know, becoming an expert in two years. But instead of using puppets, she used her vocal talents in tandem with the radio, doing daily household chores like brushing her teeth and answering the phone (yes, she had both voices). She impressed the judges with her originality and easily passed to the next round.

Shu Takada

Shu Takada at the 'America's Got Talent' Season 17 Premiere

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Yo-yo actions are not always successful. AGT, but Takada changed that. Combining excellent dancing with his performance, the Japanese artist impressed the judges like no other yo-yo performance. Instead of “yes” and “no”, the judges gave him “yo” and “no”. Luckily, he got four big years.

Avery Dixon

Avery Dixon at America's Got Talent Season 17 Premiere

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The final performance of the 21-year-old musician raised the entire audience to their feet and moved many to tears. After struggling with bullying at school, Dixon found the saxophone and discovered his talent. All four judges praised it, with Cowell saying it was like a singer’s performance.

“It’s in your blood. This is your destiny,” Cowell told him before giving him his first yes. But there was no need to vote. The teams, moved by the performance, sent Dixon straight to the live shows, marking the first golden moment of the 17th season.

America’s Got TalentTuesday, 8/7, NBC

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