‘America’s Got Talent’: 7 Best Auditions From Season 17 Premiere

Season 17 of America's Got Talent began with a bang (of the drums). Here is the break down of the night's top auditions, all of which received four yeses from the judges – no revisions required.

The Pack Drumline

The Pack Drumline, from Chicago, was the first act of the night.The team started as an enrichment programme for at-risk adolescents and has remained together as it has grown. Their performance set the tone for the rest of the evening.


"Candy Hearts," an original song by the pop trio, was performed. Children's entertainment icon Siwa and her mother, Jessalynn Siwa, who were applauding from backstage, founded the group. The girls impressed everyone in the audience with their singing, rapping, and dancing abilities.

Mervant Vera

The magician's show included mysterious card tricks and rapping, as well as an original song influenced by hip-hop musicals. His performance and poignant story about his family's support earned him four yeses from the judges.

Lee Collinson

The British vocalist wowed the audience with his rendition of Dermot Kennedy's "Better Days." The judges FaceTimed his mother (who was just waking up in the U.K.) so she could see him advance in the competition based on the judges' votes.

Celia Munoz

The opera soprano was attracted by the artform after seeing ventriloquists on AGT and taught herself what she needed to know, becoming an expert in two years.

Rather than using puppets, she used her vocal abilities in conjunction with a radio while performing regular domestic duties such as flossing, cleaning her teeth, and taking a phone call (yes, she was both voices). She wowed the judges with her uniqueness and easily advanced to the next round.

Shu Takada

Yo-yo acts aren't generally a smash on AGT, but Takada changed that. The Japanese artist stunned the judges like no other yo-yo performance before by including outstanding dance into his routine.

The judges awarded him yo's and no's instead of yeses and no's. Fortunately, he received four large yo's.

Avery Dixon

The 21-year-old musician's final performance of the night drew the entire audience to its feet and moved many to tears.

Crews were so affected by Dixon's performance that they sent him straight to the live shows, becoming the first golden buzzer moment of Season 17.