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Warning: this put up accommodates spoilers from the most recent episode of America’s Bought Expertise.

The sky is the restrict – fairly actually – for the acts on America’s Bought Expertise season 19!

The June 4 episode introduced a ton of leisure in addition to a sequence first when decide and govt producer Simon Cowell disregarded the present’s longtime guidelines and hit his Golden Buzzer for a second time this season for Sky Components, a bunch that performs drone mild exhibits.

As anticipated, the unprecedented transfer prompted questioning from fellow judges Howie Mandel, Sofia Vergara, and Heidi Klum — and now all 4 judges get two Golden Buzzers every this season.

“We’re utilizing extra Golden Buzzers this yr as a result of there have been so many good, mind-blowing auditions,” Simon tells PEOPLE. “I do know straight away once I see an act that’s Golden Buzzer-worthy. You’re feeling it.” 

“I like that we have been the ‘first’ second one,” provides Preston Ward from Sky Components in an interview with PEOPLE. “We now have been the primary of many issues, so it’s thrilling to get so as to add this to our checklist of firsts!”

Simon Cowell on ‘America’s Bought Expertise’.

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Earlier within the episode, Simon hit his Golden Buzzer for Liv Warfield, a Chicago-based singer who beforehand carried out with Prince, after she delivered a show-stopping efficiency along with her band.

“I have been doing this for a very long time and the trade is actually onerous as a result of issues have modified over time, however I proceed to push as a result of I simply need to encourage individuals,” she stated after taking the stage. “I have never stop and I will not.”

Simon was impressed by Liv’s high-energy efficiency and informed her afterwards, “That wasn’t lengthy sufficient… it was like being, in a great way, being punched within the face by your power, the band. All these years of frustration and also you come on right here and I am sorry, I am unable to provide you with a sure, I’ve acquired to present you one in every of these.” He then pressed his Golden Buzzer for her.

Liv Warfield on ‘America’s Bought Expertise’.

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However whereas followers would possibly’ve anticipated that to be his one and solely Golden Buzzer, Simon flipped the scripts when Sky Components, the ultimate act of the episode, confirmed as much as carry out their act.

The Dallas-based group — comprising of Preston, Brian, Phil, Tyler, Kyle and Rick — performs drone exhibits and “pushes boundaries of expertise.” As they famous of their intro package deal, “Writing code is our expertise… I like merging expertise with artwork, and making it as large as doable.”

As a result of their dazzling drone efficiency needed to be finished over the skies of Pasadena, California, Sky Components introduced the judges and viewers outdoors. From there, they mesmerized everybody with their 400-feet-tall, 300-feet-wide night time present that featured the drones depicting a rocket ship, the AGT emblem and even Simon in an astronaut swimsuit.

Sky Components’ drone efficiency on ‘America’s Bought Expertise’.

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Practically rendered speechless by the efficiency, Simon felt he had no different alternative however to press his Golden Buzzer after their efficiency. “We preserve speaking concerning the guidelines, there is no such thing as a rule e-book, which suggests I am gonna do that. Raise off!” he stated as he pressed the Golden Buzzer and fireworks went off within the background.

“Once I noticed Liv Warfield sing, I simply knew,” Simon provides in a press release to PEOPLE. “After which I noticed Sky Components, it was in contrast to something we had seen earlier than. They took it to the subsequent stage. It was unbelievable. Genuinely over the course of this season, I might have given out 5 or 6 Golden Buzzers myself.”

Chatting with PEOPLE after the thrilling second, Preston says: “I couldn’t consider it. We began as a pyrotechnic firm, so seeing the pyrotechnics going off behind us when Simon gave us the Golden Buzzer put me proper again in that adrenaline rush.”

Explaining what went into the efficiency, Preston says their present requires “expertise in a number of completely different areas,” together with the concept itself, regulatory compliance, the storyboard, the animation, day of execution, pc networking, and security.

“All of it boils down to 2 issues: creativity and a focus to element,” he notes, including that they needed to work with the FAA, Pasadena Air Operations and metropolis for permits. “I do know lots of people at house suppose drone exhibits are straightforward, however a whole bunch of hours go into the design, permits, and many others. earlier than the day of which frequently will get missed.”

Sky Components on ‘America’s Bought Expertise’.

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The group has large plans for the subsequent spherical, which Preston says has been “25 months within the making.” He provides, “We’re so excited for America to see it. It’s a present that holds many meanings, together with a private that means to me, that we hope everybody watching will have the ability to hook up with on an emotional stage.”

If Sky Components have been to win the entire competitors, Preston says their “final purpose is to indicate America the drone exhibits aren’t only for ‘sky advertising and marketing.’ They will attain so many individuals in quite a lot of methods.”

“If we have been lucky sufficient to win, we’re going to use the cash to fund a tour round America to carry drone exhibits across the nation,” he continues. “All the cash left after the tour goes to be donated to a charity centered on toddler loss in honor of my daughter, Briley, who died shortly after beginning.”

Sky Components on ‘America’s Bought Expertise’.

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He additionally hopes to encourage viewers with their performances, encouraging them to “preserve an open thoughts” and embrace their creativity.

“You by no means know when you will note or consider the subsequent factor that may change your life. Preserve pushing boundaries and preserve an open thoughts,” he says. “You might find yourself in an area that hasn’t even been invented but, or possibly you’ll invent a brand new house your self. Who would have identified that two school pals would dream so large and take this wild trip collectively?”

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America’s Bought Expertise airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.

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