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‘America’s Got Talent’ season 12 premiere’s best acts and worst blunders

[Spoiler alert! The following contains spoilers from season 12 of “America’s Got Talent.”]

NBC’s hit competition series “America’s Got Talent” returned in full force on Tuesday for the premiere of season 12. However, it was anything but ordinary as new host Tyra Banks helped usher in some of the best performers and worst rejections yet.

The night wasn’t without its low points as certain acts didn’t impress judges Simon Cowell, Melanie B, Heidi Klum, and Howie Mandel.

One such act was known only as The Man of Mystery, who proclaimed himself the greatest “escapologist” that anyone has ever seen, or will ever see. Sadly, his act didn’t live up to the hype for the judges.

The strange man walked on stage clad in a mask and an all-black ensemble. After having Banks and Mandell chain him up and zip him into a bag, he began wriggling furiously to try to get out. As the struggle passed the point of tense, it simply became weird, prompting all four judges to press their rejection buttons.

However when he emerged, the shock convinced…

‘American Idol’ is returning, but Kelly Clarkson and Simon Cowell are not

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American Idol is returning from the dead, but its top dawgs, Kelly Clarkson and Simon Cowell aren’t coming along for the ride.

While there was originally some speculation that Clarkson, the OG Idol, would be brought onboard the show’s 16th season, Clarkson will not be returning to her reality show roots to judge right away. In fact, Variety reported on Thursday that the singer will be joining NBC’s The Voice as a Season 14 coach. The ultimate betrayal.

And in case that didn’t sting enough, Simon Cowell — one of Idol’s original three judges — says we can count him out for the revival, too.

Clarkson’s season of The Voice is set to premiere in February 2018, which means she could very well be going into a head-to-head ratings battle with Idol’s expected March 2018 debut.

“I’m so excited to join,” Clarkson told Variety. “We’ve gone back and…