Jalen Preston and Olga Sokolova, collectively known as Freckled Sky, delivered a spectacular performance on America’s Got Talent. They danced to a romantic contemporary song while moving in and out of falling water, special effects, and projected light.
Before taking the stage, Olga said of their routine, “This is a whole deeper level. What we’re doing tonight is not only about dance. It incorporates so many other elements.” She then introduced Val, the choreographer of their act, saying, “He brings in a vision, the ideas, and creates the stories as we tell.”
Val, who is a local of Ukraine, confessed, “I sold everything I have in the world to take part in this show. Being here, it’s the first step of what I’ve been dreaming of my whole life.”
In awe of their performance, AGT judge Howard Stern commented, “That’s what I’ve been looking for.” He then encouraged Val to come out and bow to the audience.
“I gotta tell you, that’s the kind of thing I’m looking for. Absolutely different,” Stern continued. “I was so moved by this piece, I’m going to do something special.” He went straight to the Golden Buzzer on the table and said, “You know what that button means, Val? It means you would be rewarded with a trip to our live shows, you know that? I’ll tell you what, let’s do it.”
After pressing the buzzer, it rained confetti. He told the team, “Welcome to America’s Got Talent! That’s the way you have an audition! I don’t do that for anyone, but I’m doing it for you because I love what you guys do.”
The other judges also agreed with Howard’s decision, with Howie Mandel saying, “I believe that what I just witnessed was the possible winner of this whole contest. I really believe they can win.”
Heidi Klum admitted, “The entire time I was thinking, I’m going to hit my Golden Buzzer, I’m going to hit my Golden Buzzer. And then you did it!”
“I’ve never seen anything like that before. You deserve that golden buzzer,” Mel B told Freckled Sky.