Two Utahns appeared on Tuesday night's episode of "America's Got Talent."

Alex Boye, known for his work in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, as well as his YouTube videos covering famous songs, along with his band Changing Lanes Experience performed a version of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" with his own African twist.

The performance was a hit with the four judges, earning Boye and his band four yes votes and a ticket to the next round in the competition.

Judge Howie Mandel gave the group high praise, saying, "I've got to be honest with you, in my six years here, this is my favorite music act ever, it really is."

Judges Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howard Stern also praised the performance, before giving their yes votes.

“That definitely woke everybody up, you filled the whole room with your excited energy," said Mel B. "I didn’t want it to stop, thank you for auditioning today. That was brilliant.”

After hearing the praise, Boye became emotional about their words and the experience overall.

"I've been doing this for so long," Boye said to the judges through his tears. "So, thank you for giving me a chance."

Boye left the stage and talked to host Nick Cannon about his emotional experience performing on the show.

"When you're on the older side of things, you start thinking maybe it's not going to happen," he said. "Then you have a moment like this, it just opens up opportunities again; it's just priceless man, it's been an honor."

In a Facebook post last week, Boye said, "Me and my band Changing Lanes Experience performance was so hot, it actually sent me to the hospital," though the hospital visit was not shown as part of Tuesday night's episode.

Also appearing on Tuesday night's episode was 9-year-old Lehi resident Brightyn Marie Brems. The act, Strength Within, starred Brems performing a gymnastics dance routine. Brems began gymnastics at age 2 and made the all-American Gymnastics team at age 8.

Stacy Johnson has worked as the Online Editor at the Daily Herald since 2007. Follow her on Twitter at @stacykaye1.

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