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The Top 10 on “America’s Got Talent” is set.
Wednesday’s results show revealed the last acts moving on to the finale after “voting was the closest it was all season,” host Terry Crews said at the top of the show.
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The results show also featured guest appearances from “AGT” royalty, including mentalist Colin Cloud, magician Shin Lim, ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer and reigning champion Kodi Lee.
And now Lee is ready to pass the torch to the next “AGT” champion, who will be crowned in just one week.
BTS performs on “America’s Got Talent.” (Photo: NBC)
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Five acts moved one step closer to winning $1 million, while six others had their dreams smashed. Sofía Vergara said, “It’s going to be hard to say goodbye to some of these amazing, amazing performers.”
Here’s what happened:
The fans’ picks
The three acts that received the most votes automatically advanced.
Singer Cristina Rae, Heidi Klum’s Golden Buzzer winner, was the first to move on. Tuesday, Rae dedicated an emotional performance of Cynthia Erivo‘s “Jump” to her son, Jeremiah.
“We will end this journey together,” Klum exclaimed. “I am so excited for you. You are a huge inspiration to so many, including your little son that’s watching.”
Daneliya Tuleshova joined Rae in the safe zone soon after. The teen held back tears as she thanked “America for your votes. I’m so happy.”
Vergara advised the young singer to stay true to herself in the finals, and said: “She knows what she’s doing. She’s already a star.”
Acrobatic trio Bello Sisters, who joined via satellite from Germany due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, advanced next. The sisters said moving on to the finale is “beyond anything we’ve ever dreamed.”
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Acrobatic trio Bello Sisters. (Photo: NBC, Trae Patton/NBC)
Mandel said “America made the right choice.” He added, “We have seen acrobats and athletes before, but never three beautiful women with that kind of strength.”
Singer Kenadi Dodds, dancing duo Bad Salsa and magician Max Major finished in the middle of the pack and were on the brink of elimination.
“I am confused by you three right now,” Mandel said. “I cannot believe it was you three (on the chopping block).”
The three acts went head-to-head in a live round of voting for the “Dunkin’ Save,” where fans had the opportunity to rescue only one performer. Whoever received the most votes in a 30-minute flash round would move on.
In the end, viewers saved Dodds.
“I was sitting here hoping that it was going to be you,” Klum said. “You really deserve to go the the finale.”
But the results weren’t over just yet. The judges had the chance to decide who got the last spot in the finals: Bad Salsa or Major.
“This is the only part of my new job that I hate. … I am going to have to pick one or else I am going to get fired,” Vergara said before picking Bad Salsa to stay.
Klum didn’t even have to make a selection, because Mandel voted to save Bad Salsa.
The five acts with the fewest votes – singer Celina Graves, sword swallower Brett Loudermilk, daredevil Jonathan Goodwin; dance group W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew (Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer winner) and Voices of our City Choir (Crew’s Golden Buzzer winner) – were eliminated.
Major also was sent packing.
“America’s Got Talent” will return Sept. 22 for the Finals (NBC, 8 EDT/PDT), where the top 10 will have one last chance to blow America away.
And the competition is loaded with talent. The finalists include three golden buzzer winners – spoken-word poet Brandon Leake (Mandel) and singers Roberta Battaglia (Vergara) and Rae (Klum) – along with aerialist Alan Silva, Bello Sisters and Bad Salsa, and singers Archie Williams, Tuleshova, Dodds and duo Broken Roots.
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