America’s Got Talent video: Judge Cuts begin with Chris Hardwick

Judge CutsThe Judge Cuts are a part of America’s Got Talent that we’ve come to love — it may actually be our favorite middle portion of any competition show.

Based on the video below, we’re also in for quite a treat seeing a wide array of different performers who were all standouts in the audition phase. There are some people who are immediately recognizable here, whether it is the Singing Trump, the dancing pumpkin dude, or Sara Carson and her dog Hero, who we previously interviewed here at the site. We’re hoping that some of these acts are actually the ones that are in the episode and this isn’t some misdirect.

Out of the three that we’ve mentioned, we do think that Sara and Hero are clearly the best, but there will be some substantial competition elsewhere. For one, we’re going to have (insert dramatic repose) more singers. We’re interested in seeing if our new singer – golden buzzer theory holds true — one of the reasons why we see so many people get the golden buzzer here is not only because singers forge emotional connections, but also because they’re often young and everyone in America likes seeing happy kids getting their dreams come true. (Personally, we actually find it even more rewarding seeing grown adults freak out who have really fought for it a long time — look at the reaction that we saw Malevo get last year.)

We’ll admit that we’re probably more biased than ever about liking Tuesday’s episode given that we’ve got Chris Hardwick on board as a guest judge. He’s one of our favorite people in entertainment, and we like to think that he’ll have good, witty banter. The only guest judge that we can probably compare him to at the moment is Neil Patrick Harris, who had one of our favorite Judge Cuts moments ever when he gave a golden buzzer to Piff the Magic Dragon before taking a bit out of his sandwich after Piff gave it to him.

Hardwick of course also has some NBC cross-promotion, given that he’s the host of The Wall and it makes sense to have him on this show, as well.

What acts are you the most interested in seeing on the America’s Got Talent Judge Cuts coming up? Share in the comments!

Meanwhile, be sure to check out another fantastic interview from this past week featuring comedian Harrison Greenbaum. (Photo: NBC.)

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