Former America’s Got Talent finalists Tom Cotter and Samuel J. Comroe both returned for this season’s all-star champions competition.

Cotter, facing Simon Cowell for the first time (Cowell wasn’t a judge when Cotter finished runner-up in season 7), got buzzed during his act. That surprised everybody in the theater, but after a momentary pause, Cotter kept going and seemed to win everyone else over but Cowell.

Comroe received a warmer reception. But neither comedian advanced to the finals this time around.