America’s Got Talent 2022 LIVE – Fans Call Show ‘Unfair’ After Actors Drake Milligan and Madison Taylor Baez Appear


AMERICA’S Got Talent (AGT) returned for another round of auditions this week and fans weren’t happy with two of the acts that showed up.

Howie Mandel used his Golden Buzzer to send Madison “Maddie” Taylor Baez straight to the live show in the second season episode of AGT, and the actor Drake Milligan also took the stage at one point.

Some fans weren’t thrilled that either of them showed up in the competition series, saying the decision was “unfair” as they are both professional actors who have sung in musical projects.

Such a user tweeted Maddie: “I’m sorry, but I feel bad for people who’ve waited all day trying to get a golden buzzer, and a ‘random’ girl in the crowd gets it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m heartbroken about his dad…but still…how unfair to the other contestants.”

Maddie is an 11-year-old singer and actress and also played young Selena Quintanilla in Netflix’s Selena: The Series.

During this time, Drake portrayed Elvis Presley on the 2017 Sun Records CMT series. “He also played Elvis in a TV series?” someone noted on Twitter.

Read our America’s Got Talent live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • No ageism on AGT

    AGT has no age limit when it comes to competition.

    The show’s oldest contestant was 82-year-old singer John Hetlinger.

  • AGT has eligibility criteria

    Before auditioning for AGT, applicants must provide documentation proving that they are either a U.S. citizen, a U.S. permanent resident, or a valid work permit to work in the country, depending on Good Housekeeping.

  • Applicants may have therapy sessions

    Because not everyone responds well to withdrawal, eliminated candidates are advised to consult before leaving the program, according to TheThings.com.

    A participant confesses that the family members who accompany them must also deal with the departure of their loved one while Eli Mattson, a singer who competed in season 3, speculates that the program is doing this for legal reasons.

  • Producers control who passes

    According TheThings.comAGT’s producers have complete control over the acts that take place on stage.

    The judges’ votes are supposed to count for a candidate, however, a Redditor verifies that this is not the case.

    Applicants must impress the people the producers are in order to continue on the program.

  • Who were the 10 AGT 2021 finalists?

    The top 10 finalists were:

    • Opera singer Victory Brinker, nine, from Pennsylvania
    • Magician Léa Kyle, 25, from France
    • Northwell Health Nurse Choir of New York
    • Popstar Brooke Simpson, 30, from North Carolina
    • Comedian Josh Blue, 42, from Colorado
    • Singer Jimmie Herrod, 30, from Oregon
    • South Korea World Taekwondo Demonstration Team
    • Outfielder Aidan Bryant, 16, of Virginia
    • Comedian Gina Brillon, 41, from New York
    • Magician Dustin Tavella, 36, from Virginia
  • What was Nightbirde’s cause of death?

    Nightbirde was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, which had progressed over time.

    Despite months of treatment, Nightbirde died on February 20, 2022, after cancer had spread to her lungs, spine and liver, according to TMZ.

    In December 2021 she was seen posting on social media saying it was a ‘miracle’ to ‘even be alive’ then adding a month later that things had gotten ‘pretty brutal’ .

  • Who was Nightbirde, continued

    Nightbirde immediately won over an emotional Simon who honored her with the coveted Golden Buzzer, while the other judges and the crowd gave her a standing ovation and enthusiastic applause.

    The artist became an overnight sensation after his incredible audition with a video of his performance piling up over 30 million views on YouTube.

  • Who was Nightbird?

    Nightbirde, real name Jane Marczewski, was known as an American singer and songwriter.

    After sending an audition tape to AGT, the 31-year-old was invited to the show and wowed Simon Cowell and his fellow judges with her soulful rendition of an original song called It’s Okay.

  • “Live shows” this season

    America’s Got Takent live broadcasts won’t begin until August of this season.

    They start on August 9, with episodes airing weekly on Tuesday evenings followed by results episodes airing on Wednesday evenings of the same week, BNC Insider reported.

  • America’s Got Talent Original Judges

    The original America’s Got Talent judges were David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood and Piers Morgan when the show debuted in 2006.

  • How much does Howie Mandel earn on AGT?

    Howie Mandel is a judge on America’s Got Talent.

    Howie Mandel earns $70,000 per episode of America’s Got Talent, according to Talent Summary.

    After being on the show for a decade, his net worth is estimated to be around $60 million.

  • Who won AGT last year?

    America’s Got Talent Season 16 ended in September 2021, with a new champion.

    Dustin Tavella was the champion, becoming the third magician to do so after Mat Franco in Season 9 and Shin Lim in Season 13.

    “Thank you guys so much. It’s absolutely amazing,” Tavella said at the time.

    “Before ‘AGT’, I could never have imagined my two worlds colliding – My passion for my magic and my story about my family.”

  • How to watch AGT

    The show airs on NBC, but if you don’t have access to it, there are plenty of options you can look into.

    You can stream America’s Got Talent episodes live through Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, Sling TV, or Fubo TV.

  • When does AGT air?

    America’s Got Talent airs every Tuesday at 8 p.m. on NBC.

    Later in August, the show will air on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. when the live broadcasts begin.

  • What is a Golden Buzzer on AGT?

    During the auditions, all four America’s Got Talent judges have the opportunity to push the Golden Buzzer for a single act that touches them emotionally.

    This action sends the artist directly to the live performance.

    Guest judges can press the button for their favorite performance during Judge Cuts.

  • Where was AGT filmed last year?

    The show appeared to feature a maskless audience at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles, where the show was filmed in 2021.

    reality titbit said the venue has a capacity of 3,000.

  • Former AGT judges

    The original America’s Got Talent judges were David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood and Piers Morgan when the show debuted in 2006.

    Since then, many famous faces have served on the jury.

    The full list includes: David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood, Piers Morgan, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union, Sofia Vergara, Heidi Klum, Simon Cowell, Howard Stern, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne and Mel B.

  • What is America’s Got Talent: Extreme?

    America’s Got Talent: Extreme is a spin-off of America’s Got Talent, a talent contest program that first premiered on June 21, 2006.

    While America’s Got Talent welcomed people with all abilities, the Extreme version will only focus on stuntmen.

    Like America’s Got Talent, America’s Got Talent: Extreme is created by Simon Cowell and premier on NBC.

    Competitors from across America will join to showcase their extreme stunts and skits. The winner will take home $500,000 and be named crowned champion.

  • How much does Howie Mandel earn on AGT?

    Howie Mandel is a judge on America’s Got Talent.

    Howie Mandel earns $70,000 per episode of America’s Got Talent, according to Talent Summary.

    After being on the show for a decade, his net worth is estimated to be around $60 million.

  • Who is Simon Cowell?

    Simon Cowell is well known around the world for his tough yet lovable approach to judging in many contests.

    America’s Got Talent, Britain’s Got Talent, The X Factor and American Idol have all featured it.

    He originally joined the judges for season 11 of America’s Got Talent.

  • Who is Sofia Vergara?

    Sofía Vergara is a Colombian-American actress best known for her role in the television comedy Modern Family as Gloria.

    Between 2013 and 2020, she was the highest paid actress on American television for seven years.

  • Who is Heidi Klum?

    Heidi Klum is a German-American model, television personality, producer, and entrepreneur who served as Germany’s first Victoria’s Secret Angel.

    She originally appeared on the show in 2013 and remained on the panel until 2018 when she took a brief hiatus.

    For season 15, Klum returns as a judge.

  • Who is Howie Mandel?

    His best-known work was hosting the game show Deal or No Deal.

    Mandel has served as a judge on America’s Got Talent for most of the previous judges.

    He debuted in Season 5, and this will be his twelfth season behind the dreaded X.

  • Who are the current AGT judges?

    Each season of the series, the fate of the contestants is in the hands of four judges. They are:

  • America’s Got Talent Original Judges

    The original America’s Got Talent judges were David Hasselhoff, Brandy Norwood and Piers Morgan when the show debuted in 2006.

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