On Wednesday, “America’s Got Talent” revealed the final seven acts to make it through to the show’s semifinal round.
Here’s a breakdown of the acts “AGT” viewers voted for.
The acrobatic, balancing act from Colombia was the first act of the night to advance to the semifinals. “AGT” judge Sofia Vergara told the trio to “not change a thing” going forward in the competition, USA Today reported.
Lea Kyle has been a big favorite on “AGT” this season. During her audition — which has been viewed more than 11 million times on YouTube — Kyle stunned all of the judges with her skills as a quick-change artist.
“I’ve never seen one better than you,” Howie Mandel said, while Simon Cowell added that he was impressed by Kyle’s “amazing showmanship.”
In the end, Kyle got the golden buzzer from Heidi Klum, which immediately advanced her to the live shows. She continued to wow “AGT” fans and judges with her routine this week, and was one of the seven acts to advance to the semifinals.
ChapKidz, a group of 30 dancers who range from ages 12 through 18, also made it through to the semifinals Wednesday night. Cowell, who had expressed frustration with the quality of some of the other performances of the night, called the dancers the “best act by a mile,” according to USA Today.
During her audition, Brooke Simpson, a singer who is part of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe in North Carolina, said she aspires to be “the first major indigenous pop star.”
“Growing up I didn’t have someone who looked like me to look up to, so I want to be that for the next generation,” Simpson said during her audition, which got a standing ovation from all four judges.
“You truly are a powerhouse,” Mandel said at the time, going on to predict that she would be playing in bigger venues after “AGT.”
“You have the whole package to be a real star,” Klum added.
Now, Simpson is moving closer to her goal. The singer, who performed Billie Eilish’s “Lost Cause” for the quarterfinals this week, is one of the acts headed to the semifinals.
World Taekwondo Demonstration Team
Their audition has been viewed nearly 18 million times on YouTube. Simon Cowell said the act is “one of the most extraordinary things I’ve seen in all the years I’ve been on ‘America’s Got Talent.’”
Now, the World Taekwondo Demonstration Team is headed to the “AGT” semifinals. During the audition round, the martial arts group said it was initially invited to compete at the Olympics but couldn’t because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the group has a shot at winning $1 million and a headlining show in Las Vegas.
Michael Winslow, an actor from the “Police Academy” movies, is now embracing a new phase of life at age 62, showcasing his skills as a “voicetramentalist” on “AGT.” Winslow, who can make a wide variety of sound effects with his voice, has advanced to the semifinals.
UniCircle Flow, a unicycle act from Japan, was the last act of the night to advance to the semifinals, ultimately being chosen by the judges to continue on in the competition.
The semifinal round of “AGT” begins Aug 31. Visit the Deseret News to see the other acts that have made it through to the next stage of the competition.