'America's Got Talent' judges make another round of cuts with guest Marlon Wayans
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 07/29/2015
America's Got Talent judges, including guest judge Marlon Wayans, advanced seven out of 20 acts to the live shows at Radio City Music Hall during Tuesday night's broadcast on NBC.
The 20 acts, who were some of the best from Season 10's auditions that took place over the course of four weeks, performed again for a studio audience as well as AGT judges Heidi Klum, Howard Stern, Mel B and Howie Mandel.
Wayans was in control of the "golden buzzer," meaning he could automatically advance one fantastic act straight through to the next round without any deliberation.
The seven acts who advanced to the live shows were Oz Pearlman, a 32-year-old magician from New York , NY; Vita Radionova, a 33-year-old contortionist and acrobat from Seattle WA; Mountain Faith Band, a group ages 19-51, who are all tire shop employees; Triple Threat, a trio of 21-year-old male singers from Benton AR; Animation Crew, dancers ages 25-33; Benton Blount, a 36-year-old singer and stay-at-home dad; and Paul Zerdin, a 42-year-old ventriloquist.
Wayans decided to use the "golden buzzer" on Zerdin because his act was "wonderfully orchestrated" and he has a "great joke telling" ability.
The judges therefore chose to cut Honor Roll Skate Crew, ages 19-29, from North Hollywood, CA; Evoke Tap Movement, ages 15-19, from San Diego, CA; The Squad, ages 18-24, from Los Angeles, CA; Oleksiy Mogylnyy, a 34-year-old massage therapist; Johnny Shelton, a 26-year-old from Tampa, FL; and Dana Daniels, a 54-year-old from Orange, CA.
The rest of the acts who got eliminated were Brittney Allen, a 24-year-old retail worker; Paul Blair, a 48-year-old from Las Vegas, NV -- who received four red Xs from the judges -- Pretty Big Movement, ages 25-30, from New York, NY; Stacey Kay, a 27-year-old public speaker; Randy Roberts, a 52-year-old from Key West, FL; and two young girls -- a karate star and dancer who were not identified via on-screen graphics.