America’s Got Talent 2023 LIVE — Sofia Vergara calls Philip Bowen’s act ‘sexy’ as fans question frontunner’s eligibility

ELEVEN acts are competing for two spots in the finale on America’s Got Talent – and one judge was particularly impressed by a violinist during Tuesday’s episode. The judges were stunned by violin player Philip Bowen’s energetic performance, and Sofia Vergara told the musician: “You are a great entertainer. Great energy. You make the violin sexy.” At the end of the live show, Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act Putri Ariani sang an emotional U2 cover that ended in a standing ovation from the audience – but fans have taken to social media to share their shock at finding that Putri has already won a similar competition. The blind 17-year-old singer won Indonesia’s Got Talent in 2014 when she was just eight years old, causing some viewers to argue that she shouldn’t be eligible for AGT, as one wrote on Reddit: “Putri won already. She won Indonesia Got Talent. She shouldn’t be on this show.” “Any act that has gotten to the finals, or won another Got Talent show in another country should be automatically disqualified from entering another Got Talent show. Putri Ariani already won Indonesia’s Got Talent. Not fair to other acts,” another slammed on X, formerly known as Twitter. AGT fans can vote for their favorite of the 11 contestants now through the official AGT app or NBC.com until 7am ET. The results will be broadcast live Wednesday at 8pm ET on NBC, along with a special performance from last year’s finalist Chapel Hart. Follow our America’s Got Talent live blog for news and updates…

America’s Got Talent 2023 LIVE — Sofia Vergara calls Philip Bowen’s act ‘sexy’ as fans question frontunner’s eligibility

ELEVEN acts are competing for two spots in the finale on America’s Got Talent – and one judge was particularly impressed by a violinist during Tuesday’s episode.

The judges were stunned by violin player Philip Bowen’s energetic performance, and Sofia Vergara told the musician: “You are a great entertainer. Great energy. You make the violin sexy.”

At the end of the live show, Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act Putri Ariani sang an emotional U2 cover that ended in a standing ovation from the audience – but fans have taken to social media to share their shock at finding that Putri has already won a similar competition.

The blind 17-year-old singer won Indonesia’s Got Talent in 2014 when she was just eight years old, causing some viewers to argue that she shouldn’t be eligible for AGT, as one wrote on Reddit: “Putri won already. She won Indonesia Got Talent. She shouldn’t be on this show.”

“Any act that has gotten to the finals, or won another Got Talent show in another country should be automatically disqualified from entering another Got Talent show. Putri Ariani already won Indonesia’s Got Talent. Not fair to other acts,” another slammed on X, formerly known as Twitter.

AGT fans can vote for their favorite of the 11 contestants now through the official AGT app or NBC.com until 7am ET.

The results will be broadcast live Wednesday at 8pm ET on NBC, along with a special performance from last year’s finalist Chapel Hart.

Follow our America’s Got Talent live blog for news and updates…