The final weeks of each America's Got Talent season are always gripping and applause-worthy, with the various finalists all reaching the peaks of their reality TV experiences. However, the sporadic chaos and unpredictability of the audition rounds can sometimes deliver equally memorable performances. (And sometimes, they deliver Walrus Man.) The internationally renowned beatboxing crew Berywam kicked up the volume up in this exclusive clip from Tuesday night's episode, so check it out and try your hardest not to dance around like Terry Crews and literally the entire audience.
While I could list multiple elements from this clip that could serve as the best part of Berywam's performance, I think we can agree the worst thing about the video is that it's only a piece of the entire performance. But I tell you what: 40 seconds of high-energy and dance-friendly grooves are absolutely better than 0 seconds. Plus, we'll be able to watch the full performance soon, so I guess I can't gripe too much.
Terry Crews knows what I'm talking about. They should just keep a camera on Terry the entire time, with a smaller screen in the bottom corner of the TV showcasing his every dance move and ecstatic reaction. (Check out what Golden Buzzer Winner Joseph Allen told us about that Dirty Dancing moment he shared with Crews.)
While the clip obviously doesn't clue potential viewers in on how Berywam ultimately fares when it came time for the judges to deliver their marks, does anyone think the beatboxing quartet can really be denied passage beyond the audition rounds? Admittedly, Simon Cowell only looked intrigued at best by all the energy surrounding him, but Howie Mandel looked like he was having a blast on the other side of the table.
And you can't tell me that new judges Julianne Hough and Gabrielle Union weren't fully impressed by Berywam's performance. As heard in the clip, Hough was particularly impressed by the way the beatboxing crew was able to change up tempos. Here's hoping she gets to hear all of the time-change talents in future weeks of the competition series.
Hailing from Toulouse, France Berywam is made up of group members Beatness, Rythmind, Wawad and Beasty. The group came together in 2015 (with former member MB14 getting replaced by Beasty in 2018), and though the lost their first year competing in the French beatbox championship, they came back in 2016 and won out in the team category. They then went on to take the top prize in the "Crew" category for the Beatbox Battle World Championships in 2018.
Just judging from that clip, it's clear why Berywam is known to fans around the world. The group gained much popularity through posting YouTube videos of performances, as well as by maintaining a steady social media presence. It's certainly not a bad sign that their efforts landed them on the grandest stage of TV talent competitions during the summer months.
America's Got Talent airs Tuesday nights on NBC at 8:00 p.m. ET. Next week's episode will be the final round of auditions, and the "Best of Auditions" installment on July 2 will be the perfect time for everyone to catch up on what the first five weeks had to offer.
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