What five acts advanced to the America's Got Talent finals to take on Poplyfe, West Springfield Dance Team, Team iLuminate, Miami All-Stars and Lys Agnes? Let's find out...
Eliminations Part 1: Gymkana, Steven Retchless, The Silhouettes - After Gymkana caught on fire, you knew their chances were over. Steven may have been overshadowed by all the extra dancers and the tension that Piers generated. The Silhouettes may not have been praised by the judges, but they had a creative opening and strong use of colors. It seemed obvious that the Silhouettes would make it through.
Eliminations Part 3: Professor Splash, Fatally Unique, Summerwind Skippers, Landon Swank - Professor Splash got boring as he continued to jump and jump and jump. Fatally Unique was strong, but lost in the shuffle of dance groups. Summerwind Skippers had one too many mistakes and needed to clean up their performances. Landon was the magicians' last hope and the routine was visually strong. Landon Swank survived.
Eliminations Part 4: Smage Bros Riding Shows, Snap Boogie, The Kinetic King - Grandma Smage was the trooper of the night, laying down her body for her grandsons. Kinetic King had an explosive routine, but it was a bit shorter. Snap Boogie had a stronger second half of his routine during the "Boogie Wonderland" section, but his first half was confusing to me. The final person eliminated before the judges' deliberation was The Kinetic King. I'm going to miss his awkward antics.
The final two contestants were down to Smage Brothers and Snap Boogie. Both voiced how happy they were to perform leaving the judges to deliberate. After the commercial break, while Sharon voiced her love for the full Smage Family, she voted for Snap Boogie. Piers changed his vote to Smage Brothers because they were building momentum. Howie was last and he chose Smage Bros because he thought they were more fun to watch.
So, our five contestants to make it to the finals were:
- Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
- Anna Graceman
- Landon Swank
- Smage Bros Riding Show