The "Judge Cuts" round kicked off last night with 20 acts taking the stage one at a time and the judges making some extremely difficult elimination decisions.
AGT's judges were joined by guest judge Chris Hardwick, who had the power to automatically advance one act without deliberation via the "Golden Buzzer."
Chris hit the "Golden Buzzer" for Angelica Hale, a nine-year-old singer who sang "Girl On Fire" by Alicia Keys.
Chris couldn't believe how such a big, powerful voice came out of a tiny and adorable girl.
The six other acts the judges selected to advance to live shows were Sara, a 22-year-old dog trainer and her five-year-old dog Hero; The Masqueraders, a trio of male singers in their seventies; Eric Jones, a 36-year-old magician; Just Jerk, a young-adult dance act infused with martial arts; The Singing Trump, a 56-year-old Donald Trump impersonator; and Demian Aditya, a 36-year-old escape artist.
The seven acts were chosen because they absolutely blew the judges away.
In addition to Angelica, there were two standout acts in the group -- The Singing Trump who received a standing ovation from all the judges for his comedic performance, and Demian, who nearly convinced the judges he had died in a 10-foot hole when he was buried with sand.
The results unfortunately sent 13 talented acts packing.
Half of the eliminated acts were The Baker Family band; Mariachi Nuevo Santader; Eric Jennifer, a 36-year-old comedian; Harrison Greenbaum, a 30-year-old comedian; Dancing Pumpkin Man, 42; Tom London, a 25-year-old magician and mind reader; and Danylo and Oskar, a father and son strength and balancing act.
The rest of the acts who were sent home were nine-year-old acrobats Lera and Nika Tomanova; Yosein Chi, a 39-year-old balancing act; Darcy Callus, a 25-year-old singer and pianist; Carlos De Antonis, a 53-year-old opera singer; Kenya Shijirbat, a 26-year-old dancer; and Maw Kitty, a 69-year-old singer.