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America’s Got Talent Makes Surprising Cuts, Picks Top 47 Before Live Shows

Truth rating: 10

By Shari Weiss

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“America’s Got Talent” narrowed down its season 9 contestants to just 47 acts on Wednesday.

Continuing the “Judgment Week” process that began on Tuesday’s episode, the judges picked a few top acts to go straight through to next week’s quarterfinals at Radio City Hall, while forcing others to perform once more.

Not everyone, of course, could continue on to the live shows, and so some brutal cuts had to be made.

Among those surprisingly getting the boot were Frank Sinatra sound-alike Frank Dimitri, teen comic Josh Orlian, and dirty-diddy singer Ray Jessel.

Singer Anna Clendening, however, whose fate was in jeopardy last night after she broke down, made it through.

Sadly, 93-year-old strongman Mighty Atom. Jr. wasn’t as lucky — he was given the boot.

Fans, however, can still root for other early favorites like 11-year-old singer Mara Justine, male-on-male salsa dancers John and Andrew, and U.S. soldier Paul Ieti, who once again wowed with his vocals.

Singers Miguel Dakota and Jaycob Curlee both made it to the next round as well, and so did tap-dancing duo Sean and Luke, magician Smoothini, and repeat contestant Kelli Glover.

The 48th and final act will be revealed next week, based on votes from the show’s “Today’s Got Talent” competition on the “Today Show.”

The first part of the quarterfinals will begin on Tuesday, with Sean and Luke, Dakota and Curlee among the 12 acts slated to compete.

Are you looking forward to the live shows?

 


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