“America’s Got Talent Results: Season 12 Judge Cuts With Chris Hardwick

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America's Got Talent Re

By Shari Weiss |

America's Got Talent Re


“America’s Got Talent” kicked off the Judge Cuts round for season 12 on Tuesday. Gossip Cop has the results below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, the new season of “America’s Got Talent” began in late May. Back on the judges’ panel is the NBC talent competition’s producer Simon Cowell, as well as veteran judges Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel. New this year is Tyra Banks as host, replacing Nick Cannon, who controversially quit the program just before the production was to begin filming the auditions.

Those auditions have aired over the last few weeks, and now the reality show officially entered its second phase tonight. In the Judge Cuts round, every act that got at least three “yes” votes during the auditions is invited to return for call-backs. But here’s where it gets tricky. In order to narrow down the contestants for the live shows, the acts are sorted into groups of 20 and only seven from each group survive after having a chance to impress the panelists again.

For the first installment of this process, Chris Harwick was a guest judge. He hit the Golden Buzzer to send 9-year-old singer Angelica Hale to the quarterfinals regardless of how the show’s regular judges did or didn’t feel. With that decision, though, the panelists could only send six more acts through to the live shows when there was 19 to choose from. They ultimately selected singing group The Masqueraders, dog trainer Sara and pooch Hero, the singing Donald Trump impersonator, dance crew Just Jerk, escape artist Demian Aditya and magician Eric Jones.

Among the acts surprisingly eliminated was opera singer Carlos de Antonis. Next week, the Judge Cuts will continue with the next group of contestants. The judges will be joined by DJ Khaled, and Gossip Cop will again have the key results.

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