“America’s Got Talent” Results: First Semifinalists Revealed!
“America’s Got Talent” revealed the first semifinalists for season 10 on Wednesday, the first live results show of the year.
As Gossip Cop reported, 12 acts took the stage at Radio City Music Hall for the first time on Tuesday. Stuttering comedian Drew Lynch, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, and singer Samantha Johnson were among the standouts, all receiving standing ovations. But only seven acts could continue on to the eventual next round, with five getting eliminated.
First, five acts automatically made it into the semifinals for receiving the most votes: magician Piff The Magic Dragon, singer-guitarist Benton Blount, visual dance artists Siro-A, Zerdin, and Lynch. Johnson, 13-year-old singer Alondra Santos, and child hip-hop duo The Gentlemen were all in jeopardy, though.
Continuing last year’s format, online voting opened for viewers to instantly save one of them. Howard Stern called it “criminal” and “insane” that Johnson was at risk of being eliminated, and gushed about the contestant when it was revealed she had won the redemption. That left Santos and The Gentlemen in the running for the one last semifinalist slot, and it was up to the judges to make the final decision.
Heidi Klum was the first to vote for Santos, followed by Mel B. Howie Mandel, however, picked The Gentleman, leaving it up to Stern. And he picked… Santos! In addition to The Gentlemen, among those eliminated were singing trio Triple Threat, who Mel B said “butchered” Destiny’s Child on Tuesday, despite being so loved during their first audition. Next week, another 12 acts will take the stage as the 2015 quarterfinals continue. TELL US: What do you think of tonight’s results?