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

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America's Got Talent Results Septembe 6 2017

By Shari Weiss |

America's Got Talent Results Septembe 6 2017


The first “America’s Got Talent” finalists for season 12 were revealed on Wednesday’s results show. Find out who is moving on to the finale and who was eliminated below!

As Gossip Cop reported, the “America’s Got Talent” quarterfinals officially ended last week with the reveal of the last seven semifinalists. After the three-part quarterfinal round, there were 21 acts in all set to complete in the live semifinals at the Dolby Theater. The contestants are vying for 10 spots in the finale. And with two semifinal episodes, only five from each installment will make it through to the final stage of the NBC competition.

On Tuesday’s two-hour broadcast, 11 acts took the stage in hopes of winning America’s vote and becoming a finalist. Once again, ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer stole the show, this time introducing a puppet who was obsessed with Simon Cowell and serenaded him with “Natural Woman.” Both Mel B, who picked Farmer as her Golden Buzzer selection, and Howie Mandel predicted she may win the $1 million prize. Of course, she still has plenty of worthy competitors. Comedian Preacher Lawson did a new stand-up routine that scored him a standing ovation from all four judges. And some of the panelists also stood to applaud for Chase Goehring’s original song, “What Is Love,” as well as for 13-year-old Evie Clair’s emotional performance of “Yours,” which was in honor of her cancer-stricken dad.

The judges were actually full of praise throughout the night, and seemed to like virtually every act to some degree. But again, only five of these 11 performers could survive tonight’s cut, joining five from next week to make up the 2017 “AGT” finalists. On the results episode, host Tyra Banks began by revealing which three acts fell in the middle of the pack in terms of voting and therefore had one foot in and one foot out of the competition. They were Goehring, magician Eric Jones and Clair. One could be saved by viewers during the show and one could be saved by the judges at the end. The third would be out.

For scoring the lowest amount of viewer votes, choir Greater Works, singer Johnny Manuel, singer Yoli Mayor, singer Mike Yung and sibling skaters Billy and Emily were immediately given the boot and sent home. And for ranking the highest, Lawson, Farmer and trainer Sara with her dog Hero were automatically safe and in the finale. That left two slots available, and Banks announced Clair won the Dunkin’ Save based on the votes cast during the broadcast. Now for the Judges’ Save, only Goehring or Jones could win redemption and move on to the finals.

Heidi Klum, asked by Banks to vote first, exclaimed, “I hate this part of the show!” But she had to cast a ballot, and did so for Jones. Mel B, going based on what her 18-year-old daughter would want, picked Goehring. Simon Cowell voted for the singer-songwriter, too. Howie Mandel would either tie it or be the deciding majority vote. Going on his “instinct” after last night’s performances, he selected Goehring. With three votes to one, that gave him the save. Jones, unfortunately, was therefore axed.

To recap, the five finalists so far are comedian Preacher Lawson, ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, trainer Sara and dog hero, singer Evie Clair and singer-songwriter Chase Goehring. Next week, the second group of semifinalists will take the stage, after which America will choose the last five finalists. Gossip Cop will have the highlights and results, as always.

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