Here’s What’s In Store Next Week On ‘America’s Got Talent’

Julia Delbel
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Next Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent will see the quarter-finals continue, with a second group of 12 acts battling it out for seven available spots in the semi-finals.

In the second week of the Season 13 live shows, we’ll be seeing performances from the following acts:


  • dance group Da RepubliK
  • acrobat act Duo Transcend
  • video projection act Front Pictures
  • singer Glennis Grace
  • singer Makayla Phillips
  • singer Noah Guthrie
  • ballroom dance duo Quin and Misha
  • illusionist The Sacred Riana
  • stand-up comedian Samuel J. Comroe
  • animal act The Savitsky Cats
  • Voices Of Hope Children’s Choir
  • comedic duo Yumbo Dump

Looking at the above list, I have a feeling we’re going to see quite a bit of controversy among fans this upcoming week. We have acts like Yumbo Dump, Quin and MishaDa RepubliK, and The Savitsky Cats who some argued shouldn’t have even made it past judge cuts, along with a couple of contestants many have deemed “too famous” to participate in the competition in Glennis Grace and Noah Guthrie. And I can already see people complaining about wildcard act Front Pictures being permitted to skip Judge Cuts and move straight from auditions to the live shows. (I suppose it’s possible they may have had to do a second audition that we didn’t see on the show, but we as viewers can’t know for sure.)

Perhaps most controversial of all is The Sacred Riana, who seems to fall into both of the aforementioned categories. Some of AGT‘s more hardcore fans find it unfair the winner of a previous Got Talent show (the 2017 season of Asia’s Got Talent, to be exact) is now competing on another one, while a lot of causal viewers just aren’t feeling the horror theme of the act, though whether that sentiment is out of fear or boredom varies.

So more than half of this week’s acts have some sort of debate surrounding them, which is a little concerning. But the good news for these contestants is that all the discussion and discourse in the world isn’t going to change the fact that when Wednesday’s result show is all said and done, seven will have moved forward to the semi-finals.


Unlike last week when we figured several acts were practically guaranteed to be safe before we even saw them perform, no one in this group seems quite like a true “lock” to move forward yet. The closest would probably be Makayla Phillips, who received Heidi’s Golden Buzzer back in the auditions round. We haven’t seen anything particularly unique from her in regards to her talent or backstory, but she’s a strong singer with a bubbly personality, which should be enough for her to crack the top five in this group.

I’d also wager Duo Transcend has a pretty good shot at advancing. Their act is fantastic and their story of dealing with a progressive eye disease and raising a young child will probably tear at the heartstrings of viewers. My only concern for them is the possibility of another mistake while performing; I’m not sure how forgiving voters will be of another mess-up since they already made one back in Judge Cuts.

We’ll see how it all plays out when America’s Got Talent airs Tuesday and Wednesday at 8/7c on NBC.

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