‘AGT’ 2020 quarterfinals: Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum argue over Kenadi Dodds

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‘AGT’ 2020 quarterfinals: Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum argue over Kenadi Dodds

SALT LAKE CITY — After Kenadi Dodds auditioned for “America’s Got Talent,” the pandemic hit and issues took an surprising flip.

Her college closed and choir live shows have been canceled. Retailer cabinets have been empty. She wouldn’t be seeing her pals anymore.

However Kenadi made the a lot of the second.

The 15-year-old nation singer from Logan — who’s now a sophomore at Inexperienced Canyon Excessive College — began studying about audio engineering, with the hopes of manufacturing her personal album sometime, the Deseret Information beforehand reported.

And she or he wrote three songs. Kenadi carried out considered one of them — a tribute to her 9-year-old sister, Alexis, referred to as “Dancing Through the Stars” — for the quarterfinal spherical on “AGT” Tuesday evening.

However the judges had combined emotions about it.

After Kenadi’s efficiency, which noticed her belting the ballad from a white piano, “AGT” decide Heidi Klum had nothing however reward for the track and what it represented.

“I think you’re great. I think you’ve done a fantastic job and no matter what happens tonight or tomorrow in the results show, I do believe that the Music Row — which I know you want — I know they’re going to call for you,” Klum stated. “I have it in my gut, I think you’re absolutely amazing. I also love the bond that you have with your sister.”

Howie Mandel, although, wasn’t as offered on the efficiency.

“I love you and I think that you’re an amazing talent,” he stated. “I’ve to be sincere that that track didn’t do it for me personally. Should you take away the story, when you take away what it was about … “

Mandel didn’t get to complete his thought. Klum interjected to criticize him for not being extra encouraging of authentic music. However Mandel then reminded her — and the digital viewers booing him — that he was the one who gave “AGT” winner Grace Vanderwaal, who usually carried out authentic songs on the present, the golden buzzer in 2016.

Kenadi Dodds performs an authentic track, “Dancing Through the Stars,” on the quarterfinal spherical of “AGT” Tuesday evening.
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Whereas “AGT” decide Sofia Vergara agreed that “Dancing Through the Stars” wasn’t as sturdy as the unique track Kenadi sang for her audition, “One Way Ticket to Tennessee,” she did say it was “beautiful” and thought Mandel was being “very negative.”

“I think people are going to love you, and I hope that people vote for you tonight because you deserve it,” Vergara stated.

After the judges’ reactions, host Terry Crews requested Kenadi what it might imply to win “AGT.”

“It would mean the world to me,” Kenadi stated. “We’ve worked so hard and sacrificed so much, and I’m just so grateful to be this far and to have come this far. If I get voted through, it would just mean the world to all of us.”

That is the final week of the quarterfinals. After Wednesday evening’s reveal, 22 acts could have superior to the semifinal spherical — 20 acts shifting ahead primarily based on viewer votes, and two wild playing cards chosen by the judges.

The winner of “AGT” can be revealed Sept. 23.

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