This 9-year-old opera singer and more are headed to the ‘AGT’ semifinals
‘America’s Got Talent’ just revealed 7 more acts that have officially made it through to the show’s semifinal round
On Wednesday, “America’s Got Talent” revealed seven more acts that have officially made it through to the show’s semifinal round.
Here’s a breakdown of the acts “AGT” viewers voted for.
Northwell Health Nurse Choir
During the audition round, Howie Mandel gave a Golden Buzzer to the Northwell Health Nurse Choir — a singing group made up of 18 frontline nurses from New York.
“We’re hoping to just shoot out some joy and some love,” one of the choir members said at the time of the audition.
The group performed “You Will Be Found” from the Broadway smash hit “Dear Evan Hansen” during Wednesday night’s round, and secured enough viewer votes to make it through to the semifinals.
Since getting the Golden Buzzer from all four “AGT” judges during her audition, Victory Brinker’s audition has been viewed more than 10 million times on YouTube.
The 9-year-old opera singer stunned all of the judges and viewers during her first performance, and that continued into the quarterfinal round, where she sang the aria “Casta Diva” from the opera “Norma.”
“I just love when young people chase their dream,” “AGT” judge Heidi Klum said after the show revealed Brinker made it to the semifinals, USA Today reported.
Aidan Bryant, a 16-year-old self-taught aerial artist, also got enough votes to make it to the semifinals. During the audition round, Simon Cowell called him the “one to beat,” according to USA Today.
Bryant has said he was able to hone in on his skills amid the COVID-19 lockdown.
“I have been practicing really hard,” he recently told Digital Journal. “I developed a lot of skills over the past year. I’ve used different apparatuses, I bought new ones, and came up with more moves on them and everything.”
Peter Antoniou — a mentalist who impressed all of the “AGT” judges when he had Simon Cowell hide Sofia Vergara’s engagement ring in one of 1,000 possible boxes, and then proceeded to pick the correct box on the first try — has made it to the semifinal round.
For the quarterfinal round, Antoniou performed another elaborate act that involved 2,000 unlabeled cans of food and correctly guessing which ones the judges would pick.
“I love how there’s so many layers to your act,” Klum told Antoniou, according to Entertainment Tonight. “You tell a story, but it’s easy to follow what’s happening, and it’s super engaging. You always think of something new. It’s always special. I love it.”
Josh Blue, a stand-up comedian from Denver, Colorado, has made it to the semifinals. Blue, who has cerebral palsy, initially won over “AGT” judges and fans by addressing misconceptions many people have about the condition.
“After the year we’ve had, I think the world is just ready for some laughter,” he said at the start of his audition.
For the quarterfinal round, Blue did a routine about what it’s like living with cerebral palsy. After his performance, Cowell said he had a “chance of winning this whole thing,” adding that Blue was helping to make it a “great competition this year,” USA Today reported.
Tory Vagasy won most of the judges over during her “AGT” audition. The aspiring Broadway singer performed “Into the Unknown” from “Frozen II” for her “AGT” audition and got votes of approval from everyone but Mandel, who although complimented the power of Vagasy’s voice, said he didn’t enjoy the musical theater style.
Mandel’s disapproval continued during the quarterfinal round, saying Vagasy didn’t stand a chance against Jimmie Herrod, a musical theater performer who received a Golden Buzzer earlier this season and advanced to the semifinals, USA Today reported. But despite that criticism, Vagasy received enough votes from viewers to also advance to the semifinals.
“Don’t let the Howie’s of the world get you down,” she said, according to USA Today.
Korean Soul, a vocal group from Korea, received mixed reviews from “AGT” judges during the quarterfinal round, with Klum calling the group’s performance of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” “snoozy” and Cowell calling it “predictable,” according to Entertainment Tonight.
Cowell, however, added that he did see potential in the group, and encouraged them to take a bigger risk if they were to move forward in the competition.
In the end, Korean Soul received enough votes to make it to the semifinals.
Visit the Deseret News to read about the other acts that have made it to the next round.