Dog acts have had a long history on “America’s Got Talent” — remember when Olate Dogs were crowned the champions of the seventh season?
The new season’s premiere episode introduced a new animal act, Canine Stars, and the performance featured an “AGT” twist when a replica of the show’s judging table was rolled out onto the stage.
Sitting in the chairs were doggy versions of judges Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, and Simon Cowell, with a microphone-licking bulldog subbing for host Terry Crews. A trainer ran a dog through the paces.
The act ended with doggy Heidi Klum dog slamming the Golden Buzzer, with gold confetti raining down.
“This is genius. I mean, seriously genius,” declared Cowell of the performance.
“This is, for me, the best animal act I’ve ever seen on this show thus far,” Mandel added, while Klum called the performance “perfect” and Vergara described is as “so much fun.”