The Latest Eliminated ‘America’s Got Talent’ Say a Fond Farewell…But Could One of Them Return?
We’re gearing up for another week of America’s Got Talent live shows, but before we see the next crop of contestants, last week’s eliminated acts have a few words for their supporters.
This week’s cuts included Quin and Misha, The Savitsky Cats, Front Pictures, The Sacred Riana, and Yumbo Dump.
They may be gone for now, but remember, we have another wildcard spot coming up in the semi-finals.
Last season’s semi-final wildcard went to the Pompeyo Dogs. In the spirit of “equal opportunity” it’s possible The Savitsky Cats could get it this time. Their audition video did go viral, and they would add some variety to the semis seeing as no other animal act even made it to the live show this year.
You know who else went viral? Yumbo Dump. Not in the traditional sense of their YouTube video getting a massively high amount of views, though. Their claim to internet fame happened just this past weekend, as you can see below.
NBC solemnly announces death of Sen. John McCain.
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— Rob Beschizza (@Beschizza) August 26, 2018
I just don’t see it happening for Quin and Misha, and since Front Pictures was already given one of the wildcard slots for the quarter-finals, I’m having trouble seeing it happening for them again. However, they were extremely close to getting the Dunkin’ Save and an act skipping Judge Cuts, being eliminated in the semi-finals, and being selected as the semi-finals wildcard isn’t unprecedented: Fitz Army was a “double wildcard” back in Season 10.
The act I think is most likely to get it, though, is The Sacred Riana. Not only have all the videos of her AGT performances gone viral across the world – moreso, I believe, than any other Season 13 act save for Courtney Hadwin – the show could also make it a storyline of the judges giving her another chance after she “messed up” the technology during her quarter-final episode.
What might hold the show back from picking her, though, is the fact that since last week’s results show, Mel B has gone public with her mental health issues and considering teasing her specifically was part of Riana’s schtick, they might hesitate to bring her back now. (Though of course she could just shift her target to another judge…Simon, perhaps, after he “called her out” on messing with last week’s show?)
America’s Got Talent returns tomorrow night at 8/7c on NBC.