AceShowbiz - "America's Got Talent" returned on Tuesday, May 28 for season 14. In the brand new season, the long-running NBC talent competition series didn't only bring new contestants, but also new faces in the judge panel. Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough had joined Simon Cowell and Howie Mandel, taking over Heidi Klum and Mel B's (Melanie Brown) places.
The first contestant that night was Greg Morton, a 60-year-old who impersonated Darth Vader. He went on putting out an incredible performances by doing impersonations of other "Star Wars" characters. Unsurprisingly, Greg was sent to the next round.
Following it up was magician Eric Chien. Despite feeling pressured, the 26-year-old managed to blow everyone's mind away with his own set of magic to the table. "You are magic," Gabrielle said to Eric. Simon added, "It is your time to step up and claims your place amongst the best. I think you’re one of the best we've ever had." Eric was moving on!
The next performer was singer/songwriter Sophie Pecora, 15, who sang an original song called "Seventh Grade". She earned a standing ovation from the judges for the performance with Julianne calling it "brilliant." Sophie got a 4-yes from the judges.
Meanwhile, Italian musician Patrizio Ratto surprised everyone when he got up and showed off his dance moves in the middle of playing the piano. Simon loved it, praising him, "I will always remember this moment." Patrizio joined others in the next round.
Also sent to the next round was dance group V. Unbeatable. The 28-member group, who came from Mumbai, India, impressed the judges after performing a breath-taking performance. "What we just saw was absolute brilliance," said Julianne as she teared up. "I think we just watched history in the making."
Comedian Jackie Fabulous also offered a stunning standup routine. She joked about how she'd been a struggling comedian for 13 years. Simon dubbed her "hilarious," adding, "I want to hang out with you." Meanwhile, Gingzilla, a drag queen from Sydney, Australia, did a fun and exciting rendition of Tom Jones' "She's a Lady". Gingzilla got a yes from all four judges as Julianne said, "I can absolutely see you in Vegas."
Next up was Human Fuse. He took a big risk by launching into the air while on fire and landed onto an inflatable device, still on fire. The jaw-dropping act sent him to the next round.
Later, blind and autistic singer Kodi Lee hit the stage to sing a beautiful rendition of Leon Russell's "A Song for You". "What just happened there was extraordinary," Simon raved. "I'm going to remember this moment for the rest of my life." As if that's not enough, Gabrielle decided to use her Golden Buzzer on him. With that, Kodi would go straight to the live shows.