Twenty performers presented their act in front of series judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Mel B as well as guest judge comedian Chris Hardwick.

In the judges’ cut phase of the show, 20 acts perform in front of the panel, needing the approval of the judges in order to be one of only seven acts that will advance to the next round.

Hardwick was in a special position, having his own Golden Buzzer to overrule the other judges with and send his favorite act straight through.

Amidst cheers from the crowd for Chris to give her his Golden Buzzer, the judges reaped more praise upon Angelica before Chris declared her “The chosen one” and hit his Golden Buzzer, sending her to the lives.

Danylo and Oskar: Father and son gymnast duo, Danylo and Oskar impressed Chris and Mel B with a daring balancing act despite one minor hiccup in their act.

At the end of the episode the judges deliberated on the 20 acts, tasked with narrowing the field down to only six more acts that would join the Golden Buzzer 2017 picks in the live shows.

Chris Hardwick