(WCMH) – A children’s choir from California was the recipient of guest judge Ken Jeong’s golden buzzer on Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent.
“You made quite the impression when you first came on the auditions. We remember this very well,” said Simon Cowell. “But, you know where we are. Eighteen acts, only seven can go through.”
The choir performed a powerful rendition of ‘How Fair I’ll Go’ from Disney’s Moana.
“You know what? This actually made me really emotional,” said Mel B. “It really did. I can see you really really want it. Good job guys.”
“I think of all the acts we’ve seen so far from the audition to this round, you are the most improved,” said Simon Cowell. “What you project, what I felt was unbelievable energy.”
“From all of us, to all of you,” said Ken Jeong, as he pressed the golden buzzer.
Voices of Hope is a non-profit tuition-free choir program that welcomes children of all ages and experience levels in Orange County, New York.
In the audition round, Voices of Hope was passed through by a 3-1 vote, with judge Howie Mandel being the only one to vote against them.
Voices of Hope is the first golden buzzer act of the judge cuts round and the sixth of the competition as a whole.
The group joins singers Makayla Phillips, Amanda Mena, Courtney Hadwin and Michael Ketterer as well as acrobatic dance group Zurcaroh.
In America’s Got Talent, a golden buzzer automatically passes the performer or performers to the live rounds of the show. Each judge and the host are allowed to press the golden buzzer once over the course of all audition rounds.
During judge cuts, the guest judge’s sole vote is through the use of the golden buzzer.