Why do we even have the Wild Card round? No Wild Card has ever made the finals.
Think about it: the acts didn't succeed beating more successful acts the first time and it's an uphill battle to win over America a second time. The only contestants that have a real shot are the Vegas acts that got cut before the country could vote.
Rant over, let's get to the eliminations and the announced semifinalists...
Eliminations One - BandBaz Brothers, Ben Blaque and Sebastien "El Charro de Oro" - Among the three acts, I could see either Ben Blaque or Sebastien make it through. Sebastien expanded his repertoire outside of the boxed-in mariachi category with his song choice and if he advanced, I hope he continues to pick more accessible music.
As for Ben Blaque, he did all that he could to move on. I've seen bulls-eye alignment shots before, so I'm not sure how much further he can go. Either way, the BandBaz Brothers were the obvious elimination of this group, since they peaked with a very short trick.
Eliminations Two - Horse, Andrew de Leon and Jake Wesley Rogers - Horse is perfect for YouTube and if he had made it through as a YouTube act, he may have fared better. It's not a million dollar act.
Andrew and Jake are pretty much in the same boat: awkward guy with interesting voices. We all know that Jake isn't the most accessible performer and his rendition of Lady Gaga wasn't the strongest it needed to be. Andrew stood out in comparison, but he still needs some more polish.
Advanced: Andrew de Leon
Eliminations Three - Spencer Horsman, Todd Oliver , Cristin Sandou - Cristin is obviously out because he fell; we could have had a Gymkana moment if he actually caught on fire. I personally prefer watching Spencer because of the levels of death he goes through escaping, though it's a bit disappointing knowing he had the lock pick right in his hands.
Todd Oliver's jokes are hit and miss but I love Irving, his dog. Irving could have his own show where he wanders around at a park and pees and I'd prefer it over Todd Oliver's jokes.
Advanced: Todd Oliver
Final Eliminations - All That!, Lindsey Norton, Jarrett & Raja - I like Lindsey, but a group like Unity in Motion is more visually appealing on a large stage. I hope to see her on So You Think You Can Dance one day. All That! was not as exciting as they could be, but claimed to go bigger and better. As long as it's not fire, because we see how much that's succeeded. Jarrett & Raja made the same exact magic act in Vegas and the squealing of "There he is!" was too stupid.
As if the production team couldn't have played with lighting to get the same effect. Nick claimed that there was a half percent difference between Lindsey and All That! but in all reality, it's doubtful that either could move past the likes of The Scott Brothers or The Untouchables in the dance category. At this point, it's all about the extra exposure.
Eliminated: Jarrett & Raja
Lindsey's Votes: Howie
All That!'s Votes: Howard, Sharon