These Are Your First Five Finalists On ‘America’s Got Talent’
On last night’s results show for the first semi-finals round of America’s Got Talent there were few surprises. As strong as all the acts were on Tuesday night, it was clear who the five that America were going to choose to move forward were going to do so. So, we said goodbye to some cool acts but definitely the right performers are progressing to the finals.
First up were Greater Works and Preacher Lawson. As amazing a choir as Greater Works is, there was no way a gospel choir was going to win the big prize. Preacher Lawson, however, is defying everyone’s expectations of how far a comedian can go on AGT and is in the finals. Will he make history as the first comic to win the whole thing?
Next on the chopping block were Yoli Mayor and Johnny Manuel. Two very talented singers with bright futures but neither of them is moving on. Again, I’m not surprised. Their performances on Tuesday were kind of…meh. I don’t think they have any surprises left to show us.
Then came Darci Lynne Farmer and Mike Yung. There was absolutely no way that Mel B’s girl Darci and her puppets were not going into the finals. I can tell you from our analytics on our own site that people LOVE them some Darci. Mike is great though and I hope I see him again at the legendary The Blue Note jazz club and not on the subway.
After that we had Sara Carson and Hero and Billy and Emily England. As cool as Billy and Emily’s act is, Sara and Hero are just outstanding. I have rarely seen a more charismatic act and both America and the judges agree. This decision made Simon woof…literally.
Lastly, there was Evie Clair, Eric Jones, and Chase Goehring in the bottom three. Evie got the Dunkin’ Save, which again is no surprise. Her talent coupled with her story of performing for her sick dad is very moving. The judges had to decide between magician Eric Jones and lovable emo Muppet Chase Goehring and, unsurprisingly, they picked Chase. That coveted teenage girl advertising demographic is all about Chase and aren’t that interested in close-up magic. Kids, today.