Australian travel agent Ben Trigger made the history of America's Got Talent Tuesday when he became the first participant to push the Golden Buzzer for himself.
The 25-year-old dancer caused golden confetti to rain on stage when the crowd burst into cheers.
Ben sat down on the buzzer while kicking his legs up at the jury table during a smashing, hilarious dance to 1979 Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind & Fire.
Australian dancer: Ben Trigger made the history of America & # 39; s Got Talent during Tuesday's episode when he printed the Golden Buzzer himself
& # 39; Ben! Ben! & # 39; cried Judge Simon Cowell, 59, who reminded the contestant as he turned on stage and looked excited. & # 39; It should be us, not you. & # 39;
The performer from Brisbane surprised the audience by scraping himself from a blazer to a pure bodysuit with cut-outs, sequins and nipple brushes, which he shook in Simon & # 39; s face, much to the delight of the jury panel.
By his dance teacher as a child & # 39; Distorted boy & # 39; mentioned, Ben was given access to one of Australia's best dance schools at the age of 12, but his career got stuck fast, and his size caused him to be rejected for auditions before they even started.
& # 39; As I grew older, my life revolved completely around dancing, & # 39; he explained. & # 39; But the dance world has such a structured appearance of what you should be, and it wasn't a gay, fat dancer. & # 39;
Surprising performances: Simon Cowell was surprised when Ben changed into a pure bodysuit with cut-outs, sequins and nipple brushes
Educated dancer: Ben revealed that he wanted to dance on Broadway as a child
At the age of 18, Ben & # 39; dislocated his knee & # 39; serious & # 39; and he stood aside for three years.
For the past seven years, Ben has said he has a & # 39; dead-end job & # 39; had held.
& # 39; I am here to prove to the people who did not believe in me, the bullies, that I am a dancer, & # 39; he said.
Knee Injury: The participant said he sustained a knee injury when he was 18, causing his dances to derail
He is back: Ben was determined to prove that he was a dancer
When he set up the Golden Buzzer, the room went crazy.
& # 39; While I am here, this is my favorite golden buzz moment & # 39 ;, said Judge Howie Mandel, 63.
& # 39; I feel like I ate the craziest milkshake in the world, with everything confused, with you at the top, & # 39; Simon added and called him & # 39; hilarious & # 39 ;.
Close up: Simon got a close-up from Ben & # 39; s dance and nipple brushes
Table dance: Ben danced on the jury table
The moment: the dancer leaned back and accidentally pressed the Golden Buzzer
Confetti falling: Show host Terry Crews responded while Ben pressed the Golden Buzzer
Ben went inside and hoped for approval from Judge Julianne Hough, 30, a celebrated dancer who told him to work & what your mother gave you & # 39 ;.
She was the only judge with a golden buzzer, but when Simon asked if she wanted to give Ben the credit, she refused.
The two-hour episode contained a wide range of acts with different levels of talent.
Golden moment: Ben was excited when golden confetti fell from the ceiling
Golden gal: Julianne Hough refused to give her Golden Buzzer decision to Ben
The audience swamped the transcendent artistry of the Verba Shadow Group from Ukraine, led by the male-female team Ruslan Evgenievich Bokach and Lyudmila Kiselitsa.
The two performers met nine years earlier at the university, when they first tried to use a bare version of their storytelling technique with a similar approach that did not win at a talent show.
Lyudmila was optimistic this time.
Ukraine Group: The public swamped the transcendent artistry of the Verba Shadow Group from Ukraine
& # 39; Our show tonight is a story about love and hope & # 39 ;, she announced before their audition began.
Like a version of Ellie Goulding & # 39; s 2015 hit Love Me Like You Do in the background, the duo portrayed a couple in love, got married, had a baby, and moved to a house before the man went to war.
He returned home to a widower, but raised his child and saw him marry his own love. Finally, an old man, he met his bride again in death.
The dance group only used their bodies, lights and basic material to form a shadow scene against which the story took place. Within seconds, they then built their & # 39; props & # 39; in which they formed everything, from a gift box, helicopter and house frame to a wedding new and tombstone.
Moving story: Verba Shadow portrayed a couple in love, got married, had a baby, and moved to a house before the man went to war
& # 39; I was blown away & # 39 ;, said Judge Gabrielle Union, 46, afterwards. & # 39; It was a roller coaster of emotion. I found it painfully beautiful and frightening, and I absolutely loved it. & # 39;
The act, which was broadcast five days ago in a preview of YouTube, has since collected more than three million hits online.
Just being transported was a joyful performance by the Ndlovu Youth Choir from Limpopo, South Africa.
Youth choir: Ndlovu Youth choir from Limpopo, South Africa impressed the judges and the public
Sang a song with the title & # 39; My African Dream, & # 39; The performers – many of them pointed – conveyed their sense of hope for the future despite the struggles they faced to survive at home.
Electricity and running water were often scarce there, explained the choir conductor, Raif Schmit, who had been at the helm for ten years.
& # 39; The challenges these children face are devastating & # 39 ;, he admitted, adding that many of their parents had died, forcing them to lead their families.
& # 39; Our dream is to let children around the world know that just because you were born into poverty does not mean that you are poverty, & # 39; Schmit explained.
Difficult circumstances: the youth choir expressed their hope for the future despite the struggle they had to survive at home in one of the poorest regions of South Africa
& # 39; My father died two years ago & # 39 ;, one of the young singers in the choir testified, tears rolling down his face. & # 39; Everything changed. & # 39;
& # 39; It was very difficult, and I have to take care of all of us … I felt like the world is doing for me. How is it okay? & # 39;
But young women from the choir said it had helped them laugh again and dream new dreams – that suddenly, & # 39; the sky was the limit. & # 39;
Schmit was bursting with the thought of the choir in the AGT phase.
The jury members: Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough and Simon laughed while watching
& # 39; They come from one of the poorest communities in the world, but these children know how to lift themselves & he said.
After the tough performance of the group, the audience got up.
Within a few minutes they had secured their place in the competition.
& # 39; From the moment you stepped outside, I think this whole place took root for you, and you did not disappoint, & # 39 ;, said Gabrielle, and added & # 39; a thousand times yes & # 39 ;
New judge: Gabrielle joined season 14 of America's Got Talent as judge
Lamont Landers, 27, only started playing at the age of 19, but soon resolved lost time during the past three years & # 39; non-stop & # 39; to giggle.
The Decatur, Alabama, was born to sing the classic Let & # 39; s Stay Together from Al Green from 1972, but Simon was stunned and said it didn't take enough risk.
Lamont returned that afternoon with a blistering version of Robyn & # 39; s song & # 39; Dancing On My Own & # 39; from 2010, which he had learned in just 30 minutes.
Risk-avoiding behavior: Lamont Landers wanted to sing the classic Let & # 39; s Stay Together by Al Green, but Simon was disappointed and said it didn't take enough risk & # 39; s
Despite a few shots, he won the judges and earned two standing ovations and one & # 39; Whoa! & # 39; from a smiling Simon.
& # 39; Sometimes someone gives you a little advice, and it opens the door, & # 39; Simon offered. & # 39; I think the door here has just been opened for you. & # 39;
& # 39; Those frustrations are when breakthroughs happen, & # 39; Julianne agreed, while Lamont was sent on.
Second attempt: The singer came back later and performed a version of Robyn & # 39; s song & # 39; Dancing On My Own & # 39; in 2010, which earned him four yes votes
The jury members themselves were dragged to the action twice on stage.
Opera singer Nick Williams and his wife Lindsay, a violinist, started their audition with a faint version of & # 39; O Sole Mio & # 39; to the dislike of Judge Simon, who gave them their first & # 39; X. & # 39; gave.
Married for six years, the duo met after a friend insisted that they should be each other's soul mate. But they had a hard time, Nick played restaurants and weddings to make ends meet.
Dynamic duo: opera singer Nick Williams and his wife Lindsay, a violinist, started their audition with a soft version of & # 39; O Sole Mio & # 39; to be carried out
Their fortune may have changed the moment Nick, singing, leaned back against a shelf on the stage – and Lindsay began throwing knives at him.
As Nick went on, she threw one with her toes.
She set fire to one and then threw her with her toes while she was blindfolded.
Nick survived and the couple got a standing ovation.
Danger act: Lindsay unexpectedly started throwing Nick's knives with her feet
& # 39; My God, I didn't expect that & # 39 ;, said Simon.
He hated Nick & # 39; s voice, but his fellow jury members voted through the duo.
Then Simon asked to go on stage and had Lindsey throw knives at him.
She did it badly with her feet.
His turn: Simon asked on stage to let Lindsay throw a knife at him
The audience cringed when her knife fell low on the board, not even close to Simon, but he was charmed and changed his voice to a & # 39; yes & # 39 ;.
For his part, Howie was challenged to tackle his mental health problems – which he has often spoken about in public – live and on stage.
In anticipation of what the show had seen before, two Italian psychologists called on him to test phobia-fighting virtual reality software.
The voice changed: the audience cringe while her knife fell low on the board, not even close to Simon, but he was charmed and turned his voice into a & # 39; yes & # 39;
Simone Barbato and Lorenzo di Natale, from Rome, wanted to show people struggling with fear and anxiety that they were able to think of things they had never thought of.
& # 39; We often say that when someone overcomes phobias, that person actually finds his own talent, & # 39; said Simone. & # 39; Our talent is to help others [unlock] their talent. & # 39;
Howie stood on a green background, but the VR glasses that he wore provided a gateway to another world – one in which he walked on top of a canyon.
Mental illness: The aim of Simone Barbato and Lorenzo di Natale, from Rome, was to show people who were struggling with fear and anxiety that they were able to do things they had never thought of & # 39;
Before him a man was hanging on ropes over an abyss.
Howie, avoiding heights and shaking hands, was encouraged to bring him to safety.
As he drove toward the man he saw, he also grabbed the hand of a real person who had slipped onto the stage and moved his fear to the other side.
Virtual reality: Howie participated in the virtual reality demonstration about overcoming phobias
When he took off the glasses, he was astonished when he saw a real man.
& # 39; Who are you? & # 39; he cried, shaken.
& # 39; Howie! Howie! Howie! & # 39; the audience sang.
& # 39; I tried to think: this is pretending, this is a virtual reality, but the virtual stayed away and it was really my reality, & # 39; said Howie, while the participants went on to the next round.
His reality: Howie was surprised about the merger of virtual reality with his
The jury members were particularly struck by a number of young performers.
& # 39; Dear friends & # 39; Isabelle Howard, 11 and Easton, 14, danced deliberately on Fleurie's soldier Keep On Marching On, deliberately implementing the story of a young man who had gone to war and the sister who did not want him to leave. .
With an athletic feel and emotion that betrayed their years, the duo easily won four yes & # 39; s from the impressed judges.
Young performers: Isabelle Howard, 11 and Easton, 14, danced at Fleurie's Soldier Keep On Marching On and are advanced
& # 39; Incredible, powerful, masterful execution & # 39 ;, said Gabrielle. & # 39; Well done. & # 39;
Emanne Beasha, 10, from North Port, Florida, looked like a typical child, carried her stuffed Unicorn Uni to the audition and bounced excitedly up and down on the stage.
But her rendition of Nessun Dorma was astonishingly mature.
& # 39; You are absolutely fantastic, & # 39; said Simon, continuing.
Powerful Voice: Emanne Beasha, 10, from North Port, Florida, seemed like a typical child, and carried her stuffed Unicorn Uni to the audition until she started singing opera
Lukas Pratschker, 22, brought his nine-year-old border collie Falco on stage for what he was a & # 39; dog-free battle & # 39; called.
Dancing with his owner on Kenny Loggins & # 39; Song from 1984 Footloose, the dog walked on its hind legs, went on top of Lukas & # 39; put on his shoes, turned in circles, crossed his legs on time, jumped on Lukas' back and did rope tricks.
It was a final performance before his dog retired, Lukas said.
Canine Freestyle: Lukas and dog Falco performed a & # 39; canine freestyle & # 39; routine
& # 39; He has a great personality, but so do you, & # 39; Simon remarked. & # 39; I think this is the best dog act we've had this year. & # 39;
Lukas carried his pup off stage after having received four yes & # 39; s.
Another participant was not so lucky.
Last performance: Falco performed for the last time before his retirement
& # 39; My name is Death & # 39 ;, said a stand-up comedian with a sonorous voice, dressed as Grim Reaper. & # 39; I am 2.4 billion years old and live with my dog Gordon in California. & # 39;
& # 39; Harvesting is certainly not the easiest job, but there are some extras, & # 39; he added. & # 39; I have to meet every creative person I have ever admired, ever. The bad thing is that they are usually not very happy to see me. & # 39;
The crowd didn't get his dark humor, nor did the judges.
& # 39; He died on stage & # 39 ;, said Terry Crews, fifty, when death received four X & # 39; s.
America & # 39; s Got Talent will return to NBC next Tuesday.
Killing? Death tried a stand-up routine, but his dark humor received four X voices
Good: Terry joked that death died on stage
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