Musician Alex Boye was eliminated from the 10th season of NBC's "America's Got Talent" Tuesday after performing a cover of Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" during the final round of judges' cuts.
In Boye's first performance on the show in June, he wowed the judges and fans with his version of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off." After Tuesday night's performance, the judges were torn. They said that while the Utah performer has potential, they didn't feel he was ready for the next level of the competition.
"Alex, you know that I'm a huge fan of yours," judge Howie Mandel said. "I want to wish you the best of luck, and hopefully we'll see you again."
In the video package shown before his performance Tuesday, Boye talked about spending time in foster care as a child and being homeless at one point.
"I had a pretty tough upbringing," Boye said. "Music was just like a total outlet for me."
Boye, who was born in London, also said that pursuing music in the United States for the past 15 years has been difficult, and he and his band wanted to step it up for this week's performance.
After the show, Boye thanked fan for their support with a Facebook post. He also teased a project he has in the works.
THANKYOU AMERICA'S GOT TALENT!!Well, BoyeTribers!! My amazing time on AGT has come to an end, but I'm excited to...
Another performer with Utah ties also took to the "America's Got Talent" stage Tuesday. University of Utah School of Music graduate Kevin Blickfeldt is part of Vox, an all-male quartet. The operatic group sang "Bring Him Home" from "Les Miserables," getting mostly positive feedback from several of the judges. However, Vox was not selected as one of the seven acts that will go on to the live shows at Radio City Music Hall. In a Facebook post, the group members said they were disappointed by the results, but they plan keep singing.