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‘America’s Got Talent’ Semi-Finals Results: First 3 Finalists Revealed

Wed, August 29, 2012 10:17pm EDT by Andy Swift 11 Comments
Courtesy of NBC (3)

Did your favorite acts make it through to next week’s finals? (Mine didn’t.)

The 12 acts from last night’s episode of America’s Got Talent returned to the stage Aug. 29, where Nick Cannon revealed which three will be continuing on to the finals, and there were quite a few surprises — and disappointments. Let’s get to it, shall we?

Here’s who DID make it through:

Sand artist Joe Castillo

Giant harpist William Close

Comedian Tom Cotter

And here’s who DIDN’T make it through:

Contortionist/street dancer Turf

Robotic dance duo The Scott Brothers

Goth opera singer Andrew de Leon

Dance crew Academy of Villains

Donovan & Rebecca

Pianist/singer Edon

Singer Bria Kelly

Magician Eric Dittelman

Dog ventriloquist Todd Oliver

While some of the results were predictable — we all know William is going to win this thing — I was actually pretty surprised (and bummed) by a few of the acts eliminated this week. Turf? Donovan & Rebecca? Eric Dittelman? These acts are all insanely talented, and I’d pay real non-Monopoly dollars to see any of them in a Las Vegas show.

How do you feel about the three acts sent through? Were they all worthy of competing in the finals? Drop a comment with your reaction to tonight’s surprising reveals.

— Andy Swift