AGT's Simon Cowell amazed by 'astonishingly brilliant

The final edition of the semifinals of "America's Got Talent" has come, with 11 artists competing for two coveted slots in the finale.

The judges, Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Sofa Vergara, and Heidi Klum, were blown away by a pole dancer who used digital media to great effect in her show.

The highest praise of the night went to a dance trio, whose performance one judge called "the best moment I've ever seen on "AGT."

The same judge compared another act to a sketch from "Saturday Night Live" – and not in a positive manner.   Everything that transpired during Tuesday's two-hour live event is detailed here.

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Kristen Cruz performs 'powerful' opener

"Nothing Breaks Like a Heart" by Mark Ronson and Miley Cyrus was performed by Kristen Cruz, a singer who aspires to take her talent from TikTok to the stage of "America's Got Talent."

The performance was praised by Vergara, Klum, and Mandel, but not by Cowell.   "In my opinion, you selected the incorrect song for tonight."

" He said that he believes Cruz's voice is more suitable for country music. "Your voice is incredible. I believe you did not connect with the song tonight for whatever reason. "  

Cowell, you're off to a fantastic start!   However, the other judges advised Cruz to disregard him.   "'Powerful' is the first word that springs to mind." Mandel stated. "America has only two options: I hope you are one of them."

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