“America’s Got Talent” Results: Last Season 12 Finalists Revealed!

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America's Got Talent Results Septemberr 13 2017

By Shari Weiss |

America's Got Talent Results Septemberr 13 2017


“America’s Got Talent” revealed the last finalists for season 12 on Wednesday’s results show. Find out who’s competing in next week’s finals and who was eliminated below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, the 2017 “America’s Got Talent” semifinals were broken into two installments. After this year’s quarterfinals, for which there was a Top 36, 21 contestants remained. But the judges awarded a wild card slot, upping the number of semifinal acts to 22. They were then divided up between two editions, with 11 chosen to take the stage at the Dolby Theater last week. Only five of those contenders, however, survived, and were named finalists.

Now on Tuesday’s show, which was pushed back an hour last night due to the “Hand In Hand” telethon for hurricane relief, the second set of 11 contestants had to perform. Again, though, they did so knowing that only five of them would make it through to the finale on tonight’s results show. The judges gave multiple standing ovations over the course of the episode, including for deaf singer Mandy Harvey. 10-year-old Angelica Hale closed the show with “Without You,” while 9-year-old Celine Tam opened with “How Far I’ll Go.” In between, Kechi’s performance of “Don’t Worry About Me” had Mel B in tears, and Merrick Hanna’s robotic dancing again wowed Simon Cowell. Of course, viewers at home may have had different favorites and preferred one of the other acts.

And to say these crucial results were highly-anticipated would be an understatement. Host Tyra Banks began by revealing which contenders (in no particular order) placed fourth, fifth and sixth in the ranking. They were mentalist Colin Cloud, acrobatic dance group Diavolo and Kechi, and they were now in jeopardy of elimination if they didn’t win either the Dunkin’ Save or the Judges’ Save during the broadcast.

The acts who racked up the lowest amount of votes were automatically out of the competition. Over the hour, Banks announced those cut were singer Christian Guardino, Hanna, Tam, dog act The Pompeyo family and a capella group In The Stairwell. In contrast, the three top vote-getters were automatically moving on to the finals. Winning those spots were Hale, Harvey, and light-up dance group Light Balance. And after Kechi won the Dunkin’ Save, the judges had to decide whether Cloud or Diavolo should be the last finalist.

Cowell was asked to vote first, and he said he “could make a case for both.” But he chose Diavolo. Mel B also picked the group. When Howie Mandel then also voted for Diavolo, that was the majority, and they won the save. Though Heidi Klum didn’t get to vote, Cloud was axed. To recap, putting together tonight’s results with last week’s, the 10 finalists are comedian Preacher Lawson, ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, trainer Sara and dog hero, singer Evie Clair, singer-songwriter Chase Goehring, singer Angelica Hale, singer Mandy Harvey, light-up dance group Light Balance, singer Kechi and acrobatic dance group Diavolo. Gossip Cop will have full coverage of the two-part season finale next week!

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