(WCMH) – The Semifinals begin tonight on “America’s Got Talent” as 11 acts, including a wild card performance, take the stage as they inch closer to the chance to win it all.
Notable acts performing on Tuesday’s show include Golden Buzzer winners Jimmie Herrod, who sang his way into Sofia Vergara’s heart during the auditions, and Terry Crew’s pick, World Taekwondo Demonstration Team.
Also, fan-favorites Peter Rosalita, a 10-year-old who can belt out Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing” like the most seasoned performer, and YouTube sensation Madilyn Bailey will return.
Beyond Belief Dance Company, the wild card act for Season 16, will get another chance to impress America tonight. The children’s dance group lost in the first Quarterfinals round sending Madilyn Bailey to the Semifinals.
Last week, the final seven final performers were chosen to advance. Death-defying hand balance trio Rialcris, of Ensenada, Mexico beat out Klek Entos, a magician with a penchant for all things creepy and weird.
Golden Buzzer-winning quick-change artist Lea Kyle, from France, was then chosen over dancer Keith Apicary.
Next, dance group Chap Kidz, of Fairfield, California, bested the singing group Curtis Family C-Notes for the third spot.
Singer Brooke Simpson, of Hollister, North Carolina, claimed the fourth position while another Golden Buzzer winner, World Taekwondo Demonstration Team, sent Canadian singer Anica packing.
Fascinating sound impressionist Michael Winslow was rescued by the competition’s Instant Save.
The last spot on the roster went to unicyclists Unicircle Flow, over wild card singer Storm Large of Portland, Oregon, courtesy of the judges.
Tuesday, August 31
Aidan Bryant, Aerial / Movement
Hometown: Prince George, VA
Beyond Belief Dance Company, A children’s dance group
Hometown: Mesquite, Dallas, TX
Current City: Dallas, TX
Dustin Tavella, Variety/Other
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current City: Virginia Beach, VA
Gina Brillon, Stand-up comedian
Hometown: Bronx, NY
Jimmie Herrod, Singer
Hometown: Portland, OR
Korean Soul, Singing Group
Hometown: Seoul, South Korea
Madilyn Bailey, Singer
Los Angeles, CA
Michael Winslow, Sound Effects Impressionist
Peter Rosalita, Singer
Hometown: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tory Vagasy, Singer
Hometown: Pompano Beach, FL
World Taekwondo Demonstration Team, Martial Arts
Seoul, South Korea
About “America’s Got Talent”
“Americas Got Talent,” judges include Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara. Terry Crews is the show’s host.
Undiscovered talent of all ages — singers, dancers, magicians, comics, musicians, ventriloquists and more — appear before celebrity judges who decide which contestants move on in the competition each week. With the guidance of the show’s host, the audience learns the backstories of these amazing people as they strive to make it to the finale, where one talented performer wins a life-changing $1 million prize.
“America’s Got Talent” was created by Simon Cowell and is co-produced by Fremantle and Syco Entertainment. Simon Cowell, Sam Donnelly, Jason Raff, Trish Kinane and Richard Wallace are the executive producers.