There's no question this must be excruciatingly difficult on the entire family.
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Between strange acts and surprisingly talented kids, the season 11 premiere of America's Got Talent definitely lived up to it's name!
Marking the return of veteran judge Simon Cowell, the national talent show kicked off with some impressive yet bizarre performances.
While Simon did assume his role of harsh judge, the music mogul responded favorably to a few of the more strange acts of the night — including one contestant who never spoke a single word!
Performing entirely with his mouth covered in duct tape, the contestant (we don't know his name because he never said it!) began "singing" Endless Love via puppets made out of oven mitts before transitioning into Lady in Red — with his very own lady!
Interestingly enough, judges loved the weird act — especially Simon, who called it "simple, clever, unique, funny and brilliant."
After moving the audience to tears with her powerhouse vocals, the young teen received praise from the judges.
And if Simon's approval wasn't enough, Mel B took it a step further — slamming her hand down on the golden buzzer and sending Lauren straight to the live shows! AH-Mazing!
Ch-ch-check out clips of the two performances (below) and catch this season of America's Got Talent Tuesdays at 8 p.m. on NBC!
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