Merrick Hanna “America’s Got Talent” Video – Watch Robot Dancer’s Semifinals Performance!

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Merrick Hanna AGT Semifinals

By Shari Weiss |

Merrick Hanna AGT Semifinals


Merrick Hanna did another stunning dance routine on “America’s Got Talent,” this time for the semifinals on Tuesday. Watch the video below!

As Gossip Cop has reported, Hanna is only 12 years old, but he’s already been on “So You Think You Can Dance” in addition to “AGT.” The dancer competed on “The Next Generation” season of the FOX competition last year, but was cut just before the Top 10, at which point the show went live for viewers at home to vote. But what was a loss for “SYTYCD” fans has clearly been a gain for those watching season 12 of NBC’s own competition. Far from just dancing, Hanna has wowed by using graphics to tell a story through his performances.

Simon Cowell gave a standing ovation for Hanna’s Judge Cuts dance, and did so again during the quarterfinals last month. In fact, the music mogul actually called the aspiring star his favorite act of the night. Perhaps needless to say, but the tween obviously wanted to impress the judge again tonight, and hopefully make it into next week’s finals. And prior to taking the stage, he revealed in his opening package that he actually didn’t start talking until age three.

Getting his first toy robot changed everything and, as fans know, inspired his dancing style. “Eventually I started dancing like them…. and tonight I hope they can make my dreams come true,” he said. Hanna then took his performance to a new level by not only dancing, but flying through the air to a song called “I Am The Robot.” This time, it was Mel B who gave a standing ovation. Heidi Klum spoke first, though, saying, “You have come so far in this competition and you really, really deserve it.”

Cowell then said, “I’m a huge fan of you, Merrick… You know what I like about you? You’re a really, really fun guy and you’ve got something that’s unique.” He added, “I really, really, really hope you’re in the finals next week because I know there’s more to come from you.” And Mandel was moved by the revelation that Hanna went from an unexpressive toddler to this animated dancer. Calling it an “amazing journey,” the comedian declared, “I hope that America understands that, respects that and votes for that.” Check out the video below!

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