The first night of live semifinal results for America’s Got Talent were surprising to say the least. At one point it seemed that Howie Mandel had broken Twitter while live tweeting during the show. Many watching were shocked as a few major acts were dropped before the finals.
The first group Nick Cannon called to the stage was: ArcAttack, Dan Sperry, Future Funk and Kristina Young. This was a no-brainer for AGT 2010 fans. AcrAttack has been electrifying the audience from the start of the season, literally. When Nick finally opened the envelope though, none of these acts were voted into the finals.
Recycled Percussion took the AGT stage for a return performance. They sound just as good as ever and now have their own show in Vegas, despite not winning.
Jimmy Fallon came out, I thought just to pimp his Emmy ceremony gig, but he was actually quite funny. He did impressions of other comedians, and did them well. I forgot how funny Jimmy Fallon can be. I still don’t want to watch him for any length of time.
Nick Cannon summoned the second group to the stage: Ascendance and Anna & Patryk. This did not bode well for my picks last night. Ascendance have been my personal favorite, but that sinking feeling I had was right. Last night was not their best performance. Anna & Patryk were advanced to the final round of AGT 2010.
Pop singer Kylie Monogue gave a typical pop performance by today’s standards. I just don’t enjoy any singer with track music. Bret Michaels took the stage with only his guitar, that is a performance.
I started fearing the worst when Nick Cannon called out the next group: Michael Grimm, Prince Poppycock and Taylor Matthews. Of the three acts last night, Taylor Matthews was the shakiest. To put Michael Grimm or Prince Poppycock out this early would be a sin though. Happily, Nick Cannon pronounced all three acts safe and moving on to the finals.
All that were left were called to the stage: Antonio Restivo, Christina & Ali and Connor Doran. I assumed Antonio Restivo would move on, I just really hoped he wouldn’t cry. To my surprise, and obviously his, Restivo was eliminated first. The judges now had to choose between the singing sisters and the kite flier.
Piers Morgan hemmed and hawed and finally decided on Christina & Ali. Howie Mandel settled on Connor Doran, leaving Sharon Osbourne with the final vote.
“Do I break two hearts or do I break one? I’m going to break one.” said Sharon, sending Connor the kite flier home. The singing sisters with Cystic Fibrosis, Christina & Ali, will continue on AGT 2010.
So our first five acts in the finals are: Anna & Patryk, Michael Grimm, Prince Poppycock, Taylor Matthews, and Christina & Ali.
Watch the other 12 semifinalists perform live next Tuesday at 9/8c on NBC. If you missed last night’s live acts, catch up here.