Wednesday night’s episode of America’s Got Talent was the second of the “Judges Cut” episodes, which brought back some of the season’s favorites for their second round of auditions.
Contortionist and hand balance extraordinaire, Sofie Dossi, earned the judges attention by shooting a bow and arrow with her feet during her first audition. This time around, the 14-year-old raised the stakes, earning her the coveted Golden Buzzer.
Guest judge Reba McEntire joined recurring judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel as they watched Dossi begin her routine on a high-flying hoop that she held onto with only her head. The teen then descends onto three rotating blocks where she gears up for her major trick.
The teen contorts herself, using her feet as the tools to fire a bow with a flaming arrow at a target. She manages to pull it off, earning her an eruption of applause and credit from host Nick Cannon. “Now that’s talent,” quips Cannon after the feat.
“You’re like something out of Game of Thrones, aren’t you?” jokes Cowell after Dossi’s show-stopping performance. The adoration didn’t end there though. “I think actions speak louder than words,” adds McEntire, who followed up by hitting the Golden Buzzer. This will move the young performer directly through in the competition.
Season 11 of America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.