‘America’s Got Talent’ recap: Auditions round strikes controversy among the judges

Even in round five of the auditions, the latest season of “America’s Got Talent” showed no signs of slowing down. Despite some incredible acts, there was friction behind the judges’ table as the foursome found themselves split over many contestants.

The night started off with a mystifying magic act that proved the power of the “AGT” competition. When 15-year-old Henry Richardson took the stage, it meant way more to him than a chance at fame and a prize. The magician says he’s never missed a season of the show and began watching it with his dad. Together, he said, they took a liking to the magic acts, which inspired Henry to start practicing. With the help of his dad, he developed an act that wowed all four judges into dropping their jaws and sending him unanimously through to the next round. Sadly, the victory was in memory of his father, who passed away from lung cancer. Fortunately, his mother was there to remind him how proud he’d be to see him advance.

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