Howie Mandel’s prank on ‘AGT’ fans backfires and almost leads to scams: ‘Extremely rude’

Howie Mandel’s prank on ‘AGT’ fans backfires and almost leads to scams: ‘Extremely rude’

Until now, jokes are a tradition in america have talent. For example, there was that time Simon Cowell pretended to be maimed by a bow and arrow from an act of danger, nearly giving poor Sofia Vergara a heart attack in the process; Sofia later got revenge on Simon by ordering an embarrassingly hideous clay bust of her face. Then there was that time when professional wrestlers Nikki and Brie Bella auditioned for the show in creepy clown costumes. So at Wednesday’s results show, Simon and fellow judge Howie Mandel decided to continue that tradition – and this time, the victims were some unsuspecting. AGT fans.

After all, with this season’s boring new elimination format – which doesn’t feature Instant Save or any judging panel entries – the cast had to find other ways to kill time before the contestants of the week were reduced from 11 to the top two. , right?

Anyway, as AGT viewers had been waiting to find out the two acts heading towards the season 17 finale, Howie and Simon decided to go check out the AGT Live Las Vegas venue at Luxor and indulge in some mischief. And while two months ago it was the aforementioned Bella Twins who got into a fake fight on stage, this week it was Howie who almost got into fights.

First, Howie donned a fuzzy wig that could have made Simon mistake it for an early-season version of his old one. american idol co-star, Ryan Seacrest. (Simon actually called Howie’s look “terrifying”). Earphone. Howie took Simon’s direction well and basically behaved like a Studio 54 doorman, telling guests they were “underperforming” and not “important” enough to be included in this season’s roster. AGT promos… and things, understandably, got tense.

Ultimately, the guests were amused and surprised to find that it was Simon and Howie playing with them the entire time. And the surprised – but less than amusing – reactions didn’t stop there. Later in the episode, viewers were shocked when ventriloquist Celia Muñoz, who made a big impression on Tuesday night with her tribute to Olivia Newton-John and was declared one of the best performances of the night by Simon, was eliminated.

However, as I had predicted, French magician Nicolas Ribs and Simon’s Golden Buzzer choice, teenage singer Sara James, survived. They are now heading to the finals, where they will compete for a spot on “AGT Las Vegas Live” magazine; I hope Simon and Howie are on their best behavior then.

AND AGT fans on Twitter are already waiting for Celia to land the final 11th wildcard slot, which will be announced the week of this season’s final qualifying round. Meanwhile, 11 more AGT the hopefuls will compete next Tuesday as the qualifiers continue.

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