‘America’s Got Talent’ Recap: 8 Acts Cut In First Elimination Episode

Thu, July 25, 2013 12:58am EDT by 10 Comments
America's Got Talent Eliminations
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The competition is getting real on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ as eight acts were eliminated during the talent show’s first voting cut on July 24. Did your favorite(s) make it to the next round?

It’s all fun and games on America’s Got Talent – until your favorite act gets eliminated for good. One set of 12 acts from Vegas performed, and then eight were eliminated, on the July 24 episode. On the bright side, we were also treated to a fantastic performance of “Beneath Your Beautiful” from Emeli Sandé and Labrinth.

A Mass Exodus On ‘America’s Got Talent’

The first round of eliminations consisted of comedian Kevin Downey, Jr., escape artist Alexanderia the Great, and the brother-sister rock band Aarylyn & Izzy. While we believed either Kevin or Alexanderia would make it to the next round since Aarylyn & Izzy were panned by the judges, it turns out all three were eliminated! And this was just the first shocker of the night.

The next round had levitation guru Special Head and the dance groups Hype and Fresh Faces. Since all three previous acts had been sent home, we thought for sure one act from this group would make it through. Nope, we were wrong. Again. All three acts were sent packing.

At this point in the show, there are NO returning performers. This is nuts. America’s Got Talent has us on the edge of our seats. For good reason!

Who Stays, Who Goes?

The dance group Tella Vision, magician Collins Key, and the acrobatic Kristef Brothers were up next. Both Collins and the Kristef Brothers were praised by the judges in the July 23 episode so it was no surprise they both were sent to the next round. Whew, someone makes it through!

The final round of the band American Hitmen and singers Anna Christine and Branden James literally had us on the edge of our seats. All three were fantastic in their first live performance.

So, would all three make it or none at all? Branden was the first one sent to the next round but that was wasn’t unexpected. However, Anna Christine and American Hitmen were left standing. Cue the nail biting.

The judges were then forced to choose between the 11-year-old singer and the band of war veterans. Heidi Klum and Howard Stern choose Anna Christine while Howie Mandel and Mel B choose American Hitmen, creating a tie. The decision is then left to the votes again and America went with…

Anna Christine! The young singer has another live show to prove her $1 million act!

Tell us HollywoodLifers, do YOU think the right people were eliminated? Let us know what you thought about the shocking first eliminations!

WATCH: Emeli Sandé & Labrinth Perform “Beneath Your Beautiful”


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richard40

Posted at 7:08 PM on July 26, 2013  

The results were pretty much what I expected after seeing the performances. The only ones I wished would have went forward were american hitmen, but the acts that did go on were also very good. I hope the hitmen return in the callback show.

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Lucy love

Posted at 9:25 AM on July 26, 2013  

Not shocking at all

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Dustin

Posted at 4:30 AM on July 26, 2013  

Brandan James was the best! Love that magic man, but James OWNED that stage.

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Wyisper

Posted at 12:53 PM on July 25, 2013  

Collin Key is awesome. Just keep dressing like you are, DO NOT go the Bieber way with your pants down to your ankles, DISGUSTING.

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Hi

Posted at 12:06 PM on July 25, 2013  

The girl was okay but I don’t see her any where American hit man are ten times better then her but I can’t believe that they let the black country singer go he was excellent I would bought his album and the American hit man album to Howard stern if you want a band to win you should have sided with Howie and marhia sorry don’t know the spelling even a Kardashian would have picked American hit man the thing is the they were looking at young age not talent

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William Jackson

Posted at 2:48 AM on July 25, 2013  

Howard stern is so full of bs,says he wants a rock band gets one then puts a 11 year old that made a mistake through instead.Yes she is talented but in my opnion the best act was the war vets that didnt joke on the big stage.

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AGT Fan

Posted at 11:30 AM on July 25, 2013  

Agree 100%

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Sawyer

Posted at 2:04 AM on July 25, 2013  

So glad Kevin Downey Jr. is gone. If a comedian`s act is 90% rape jokes, he`s not funny. He`s sick.

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