The competition is getting fierce! All of the acts that wowed the America's Got Talent audience and judges are going to be returning to perform once again during the quarterfinals. But it's going to be even harder to decide who will get to continue on in the competition because the acts that make it through this round will have to face all nine acts that earned a Golden Buzzer — meaning they got a chance to skip right on through to the live shows. Keep reading below to find out which acts are already part of the 2017 AGT finalists.
Darci Lynn Farmer
Darci is a 12-year-old ventriloquist from Oklahoma City. She performed an adorable set with her puppet sidekick — a bunny named Petunia. Mel B was so charmed by her that she hit the Golden Buzzer.
A lot of contestants audition for AGT with the hopes of becoming a singer, but not all of them are able to bring an audience to tears — but Mandy was able to accomplish just that. The 29-year-old St. Cloud, FL native revealed that she had fallen in love with singing at four years old, but she gave up on her passion when she lost her hearing at 18 years old, but the audience would never be able to tell judging by her gorgeous voice. She earned Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer.
Much like Mandy, Christian is a singer who also overcame a health issue. The 16-year-old Long Islander was born with retinal disease called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), which is a disease that causes severe loss of vision. But after going through a therapy treatment at 12 years old, his blindness was cured and he was able to watch Howie Mandel hit the Golden Buzzer.
Right before taking the stage, all of the lights were shut off so that the dance group from the Ukraine could perform their impressive dance moves while wearing neon costumes, which completely delight the audience and AGT host Tyra Banks — so much that she hit the Golden Buzzer.
The 13-year-old from Miami was so excited to perform for the judges, and her mom — who she referred to as her best friend — stood right to the side of the stage as she delivered a soulful performance of The Pretenders' 1994 hit "I'll Stand By You." She moved the audience and Heidi Klum with her voice and earned the supermodel's Golden Buzzer.
She may only be nine-years-old, but she's a pint-sized powerhouse! Guest judge Chris Hardwick's jaw dropped as she belted out Alicia Keys' 2012 hit song "This Girl Is on Fire" and she earned a standing ovation from the audience — along with Chris' Golden Buzzer.
The 21-year-old singer took a major risk when he performed his own original song during his first audition, but it was such a hit that he decided to perform another one of his own songs for the second time around. It's a good thing he listened to his instincts because he really impressed guest judge DJ Khaled— and the hitmaker offered to work with Chase in the future after hitting the Golden Buzzer.
She's another young girl with a big voice! Her parents adore songstress Celine Dion, so much that they named their daughter after her. The nine-year-old brought things full circle when she wowed the judges with her performance of "My Heart Will Go On" during her first audition, and she impressed them, even more, when she sang Michael Bolton's 1989 hit "How Am I Supposed To Live Without You." Guest judge Laverne Cox thought she was so adorable that she hit her Golden Buzzer.
His story is one of redemption. The singer from Flint, MI started his career as a performer at 13 years old when he signed his first record deal. He toured as an opening act for 'NSYNC and Lil' Bow Wow, but his career was cut short when he was dropped from his record label. Now, at 32 years old, Johnny is getting a second chance thanks to guest judge Seal, who hit the Golden Buzzer.