The dance group, consisting of 36 women from different parts of Lebanon, stunned the audience with a hypnotizing routine performed in perfect synchronicity. "This not just gonna change your lives," Cowell said. 'This is a performance that changes the world."
As the last danger act left, Blade 2 Blade brought the thrills. The duo of brothers threw knives at a woman spinning on a wheel and donned blindfolds while throwing flaming knives at each other, narrowly missing. “It’s like watching a horror movie," Cowell said. "You shouldn’t like it, but you do."
Kristen Cruz, a singer aiming to take her talent from TikTok to the "AGT" stage, opened the show with a rousing performance of "Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" by Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus.The act earned rave reviews from Vergara, Klum and Mandel — but not Cowell.“The word that comes to mind is ‘powerful,’ " Mandel said. "America only has two to choose. Hopefully you’re one of them."
Max Ostler, a young dancer from Australia who dreams of becoming a world-renowned choreographer, performed a moving routine to Ed Sheeran's "Castle on the Hill."It's his talent! That’s why people love him. And his guts," Cowell replied. "The song choice was immaculate. The choreography was incredible. ... For me, this was better than your first audition."
Jordan Conley, whom America voted into the semifinals after the judges passed him over, earned the judges' approval with his zany stand-up."You did brilliant tonight," Cowell said. "It means a lot to you, and I think our audience are gonna love you after this performance."
Kristy Sellars proved once again she's no ordinary pole dancer.Cowell called Sellars' act unlike any other on "AGT." “This was unbelievable," he said. "One of the most astonishingly brilliant, creative acts we’ve seen on the live show. You might be the one who’s gonna surprise us all at the end of this year."