America’s Got Talent returned for its 10th season on Tuesday night on NBC. All four judges were back for this landmark season. Howie Mandel, Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, and Mel B were ready to judge, offer their opinions, and decide which acts would advance to the next round. Also back for Season 10 was the golden buzzer, which gives each judge one opportunity to send an act straight to the live show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. What wowed the judges on the first show of the new season was a stuttering comedian, according to Celeb Dirty Laundry.
KMBZ reported that what stood out on America’s Got Talent was the final act of the night. Before performing, Drew Lynch told the judges that his vocal chords were severely damaged. The 24-year-old comedian was left with a speech impediment after suffering vocal trauma as a result of getting hit in the throat with a softball four years ago. His act included jokes about working at a fast-food drive-through and as the voice for a GPS.
“I want to get to where people start to use my voice as the voice of their GPS. In one thousand feet, make a left… Oh, U-turn.”
The judges and audience were very impressed with Drew and his jokes. They gave him a standing ovation even before his act was over. The crowd chanted to put the comedian through. Howie Mandel said performing on America’s Got Talent is hard enough even when a contestant doesn’t have other things going on. Mel B said Drew took his situation and turned it into a positive. She said she was laughing at him laughing at his own jokes.
Howie loved Drew’s act so much that he gave him the show’s golden buzzer. This means Drew was sent straight to the live episodes without having to go through the voting process. Howie says he’s never been moved like this by an act.
“You are worth a million dollars. I want to see you at Radio City Music Hall.”
Host Nick Cannon came on stage and said Drew was going straight to the live shows at Radio City Music Hall. Howie said he can’t wait, and he really thinks Drew has a shot at the million-dollar prize. Drew’s girlfriend hugged him backstage, and they both cried.
What do you think about Drew Lynch’s performance? Do you think Drew’s act is worth a million dollars?
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