Who received Brad Paisley’s Golden Buzzer on America’s Got Talent season 14? Entering tonight’s Judge Cuts episode, there were contenders aplenty! The #1 question was where the country music superstar was going to go with it. That was answered when Sophie Pecora went on stage.
When you think about Judge Cuts, a part of the excitement comes via the unpredictability of it. Because we’ve never seen Brad as a judge on this show before, there are questions all about what sort of person he’d pick. Would he go the predictable route choose a singer? It probably has to do with what he wants to do in the moment.
As it turns out, Brad found Sophie Pecora appealing — but we do have to say that the moment that her intro package aired, it was easy to predict that she was going to get it. The Judge Cuts Golden Buzzers almost always happen in the middle of the show — plus, they often go to young singers. They make good viral moments!
Yet, we don’t want to dwell too much on AGT tradition since what Sophie brought to the table tonight was great. She’s not necessarily the biggest singer but she has an understanding of who she is. She’s a little reminiscent of an Owl City, a young Sara Bareilles, or a Jason Mraz. She’s a songwriter just as much as a singer and that is what could get her really far. Brad’s a guy who knows about the power of one song — he’s had a few of them that have made him huge.
In the end, all we can ask of a guest judge is that they come out and they make a decision from their heart. Brad Paisley did that with Sophie and now, she’s got a chance to move forward and try to impress moving into the live shows. Those begin in a matter of weeks!
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