The first twelve performers of the twenty-four fighting for a chance to be in the top ten talents on “America’s Got Talent” are waiting in the Green Room to see if they made the cut after their performances on Tuesday night. Who did America vote for?
“America’s Got Talent” Shocks America
Nick Cannon started the first results show by calling four acts to the stage – ArcAttack, Dan Sperry, Kristina Young, and Future Funk. This should be a no-brainer. ArcAttack deserves to be in the top ten acts, but Nick throws us a curve ball when he opens the card to reveal the winner and shocks America when he announces that none of these acts will be going forward. Now, that was just mean to every one of those acts on stage. You know they all thought they had a one-in-four chance of going forward, yet all are eliminated proving that America can get it wrong.
Special Guests on “America’s Got Talent”
As has been the format in previous results shows on AGT, we now take a break from the real show and bring on some special guests to perform. “Recycled Percussion,” a finalist on last year’s “America’s Got Talent,” takes the stage and opens with “Barracuda” by Heart. Two of the guys are sitting on a big drum kit that is lowered to the floor like a big theater screen, sideways. The drummer is literally looking at the floor as he drums away. Then the guys break into what they really do – beat on everything with their sticks but drums. Last night the instruments of choice were two ladders that two drummers ran up and down beating on the ladder steps and sides. “Recycled Percussion” is currently playing at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Following “Recycled Percussion” is comedian Jimmy Fallon. He gives Sharon a stopwatch and tells her he is going to do a new impression of a famous person every ten seconds; her job is to time him and tell him to switch every ten seconds. The people he impersonates will be talking about this year’s talents on “America’s Got Talent.” Jimmy impersonates Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, Chris Rock, Robin Williams, Norm McDonald, Gilbert Godfried, Pee Wee Herman, Jeff Foxworthy, Eddie Murphy, Larry the Cable Guy, Steven Wright, and Adam Sandler – which were all good, but I didn’t understand why he had to announce who he was impersonating before each segment.
The First Act in the Top Ten Is…
Now back to the real reason why we are all tuned in as Nick calls AscenDance and Anna & Patryk to the stage. Surely at least one of these acts will be announced as a finalist this time; no more curve balls please. Making a comeback as a winner in the Wild Card show, young ballroom dancers Anna & Patryk are announced as the first act to be in the Top Ten of “America’s Got Talent.”
Another “Commercial” Break with Another Special Guest
Kylie Minogue, a pop singer from Australia, makes her American premiere singing her hit song “Get Out of My Way.” Yeah, that’s how I felt, too. Let’s get back to the real show.
Not Another Surprise!
Back to the show at hand, Nick calls three more acts to the stage – Michael Grimm, Prince Poppycock, and Taylor Mathews. Five acts have already been eliminated, and after this group there are only three acts left which will be a judge’s choice (unless they throw us another curve ball), so you do the math. All three of these acts deserve to go forward and they do. Michael Grimm, Prince Poppycock, and Taylor Mathews are the second, third and fourth acts in the Top Ten of “America’s Got Talent.”
The Judges Choice on “America’s Got Talent”
Now we’re down to three – Antonio Restivo, Christina & Ali, and Connor Doran. Before the judges choose, the act that received the lowest number of votes will be dismissed. America is shocked for the second time tonight when Antonio is eliminated, leaving Christina & Ali and Connor to face the judges. They both have background stories that tug on the heart, but that is not what this show is about and everyone seems to forget that; it is about raw talent. Piers casts the first vote for Christina & Ali; Howie thinks a variety act should be in the finals and votes for Connor leaving Sharon holding the final decision-making vote. At the last minute she decides to break one heart instead of two and chooses Christina & Ali.
Now it’s official. The first 5 acts in season five’s Top Ten on “America’s Got Talent” are Anna & Patryk (12-year-old ballroom dancers), Michael Grimm (blues singer), Prince Poppycock (classical singer/entertainer), and Taylor Mathews (pop singer).
Tune in next Tuesday, August 31, at 9 pm ET on NBC as the remaining 12 acts battle for the remaining 5 spots in the Top Ten. Acts competing are Alice Tan Ridley, Debra Romer, Fighting Gravity, Haspop, Jackie Evancho, Jeremy Vanschoovhoven, Maestro Alexander Bui, Michael Grasso, Michael Lipari & Ashleigh Dejon, Murray, Nathaniel Kenyon, and Studio One Young Beast Society.
“America’s Got Talent” Semi Final results Show aired Wednesday, August 25 at 9 pm ET on NBC.
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