‘America’s Got Talent’ Recap: Innovative Force Steals The Show

Wed, July 31, 2013 12:42am EST by 11 Comments
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Another week, another round of 12 talents battling it out for a place in the semi-finals on ‘America’s Got Talent.’ The stakes continue to get higher every week, and the competition was flying high (literally) on the July 30 episode.

America’s Got Talent is making itself quite at home at Radio City Music Hall. The July 30 live episode featured another set of 12 amazing talents trying to earn votes for a spot in the semi-finals. HollywoodLife.com picked our five favorites from the episode — and it’s a diverse group of talent, to say the least.

Top 5 Performances From July 30

5. Ciana Pelekai

This 12-year-old singer from Hawaii is just about the cutest thing we’ve ever seen. Ciana has big dreams of being like Beyonce and Christina Aguilera and she’s got the voice to prove it. She was understandably nervous in her first performance at Radio City Music Hall, but she gave a sweet rendition of Emeli Sandé‘s “Next To Me”. All the judges recognize this burgeoning talent and all believe she “deserves a shot” at the top.

4. Aquanuts

This synchronized swimming group definitely has our attention. They performed an impeccable routine to Rihanna’s “Diamonds,” complete with dazzling high heels. The ladies had to go the extra mile due to an injury that sidelined one of their teammates. Despite the added pressure, the ladies had a captivating routine that is so different from anything we’ve seen on the show. Mel B acknowledged that the act is “different” but she likes it that way. Heidi Klum appreciated the fact that America’s Got Talent recognizes this Olympic sport as a potential Vegas act!

3. Alexandr Magala

This guy is NUTS, but in the best way possible. Alexandr literally puts his life on the line with every performance. How, you ask? He swallows a sword! Not only that, he also did back flips with the sword still in his mouth! Even though he scares us to death every time he puts his life out there, we are obsessed with this guy. Howard Stern declared “he couldn’t get enough of this act” and Mel B called his act “thoroughly dangerous and frightening.” Everyone loves a daredevil and Alexandr sure is one. It also doesn’t hurt that he performed almost his entire act mostly shirtless (oh yeah).

2. Forte

It astounds us that this operatic tenor group found each other online. Forte blew us away with their incredible performance of Barbra Streisand’s “Somewhere (There’s a Place For Us).” Howard couldn’t emphasize enough the “quality” and “talent” coming from this powerful trio. Howie Mandel even went so far to say that “there’s a place for you and it’s in the top ten!” We’re with Howie on this one. To take on Barbra is always a risk, but these guys pulled it off perfectly.

1. Innovative Force

This bedazzled dance group completely floored us with their amazing performance. They manage to combine dancing, gymnastics, and insane stunts for a flawless routine. One minute they’re wowing you with their tumbling skills and then the next a girl is legitimately flying through the air. Yes, we’re serious. The strength and agility required from all the girls is astonishing. The judges praised this young bunch: Heidi gave them two thumbs up and Mel B loved their energy and costumes. The great thing about Innovative Force is that they are constantly changing things up with their routine and impressing us each and every time.

Stay tuned for the July 31 elimination episode where, once again, eight acts will be cut! Robin Thicke will also perform!

So HollywoodLifers, what was your favorite act of the night? Who do you think might be eliminated? Let us know!

WATCH: Innovative Force Dance Group Blows The Competition Away


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Amy Louise

Posted at 10:58 AM on August 1, 2013  

I am so disappointed for myself that I won’t be seeing Kid The Wiz again on this show, and sad for him. He has such a great spirit, always smiling and so earnest. It was hard to see him so serious, like all the light went out of him. I wish him the best and hope someone recognizes how unique and talented he is.

Amy

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ladycj

Posted at 11:26 PM on July 31, 2013  

Innovative Force got voted to move forward to the semi finals!!! Myself along with our local communities were so ecstatic when watched the results! I’m sure they’ll put on a spectacular performance again. WTG!!!! Innovative Force!!

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whabbear (@whabbear)

Posted at 5:47 PM on July 31, 2013  

LOL at attributing the Bernstein/Sondheim song “Somewhere” to Barbra Streisand!

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Phyllis Simpson Gaines

Posted at 2:13 PM on July 31, 2013  

Innovative Force is an incredible act!! There was so much action. They truly “owned” that stage and Radio City Music Hall stage has been owned by some incredibly talented artists/acts!!!!!!

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Phyllis Gaines

Posted at 2:05 PM on July 31, 2013  

The music for “There’s A Place for Us” is from West Side Story, a musical by Leonard Bernstein. Many artists have recorded some of the beautiful tunes from this musical.

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LaRonda Walls

Posted at 9:17 AM on July 31, 2013  

My son; Landon…put it best: “America has to vote, Are they seeing something Innovative? Are they seeing something different? Are they seeing something exciting?”
The truth is, the opening of Innovative Force’s performance last night speaks LOUDER than words, Dance is their “Heartbeat!”… Send out a severe storm alert..There is a Hurricane of Exciting, creative Dance/Acrobatics coming from the small town of Farmington, MO. And this storm is packing some Innovative Force!! #Amazing #proudcousinandfriend

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Janice Miller

Posted at 7:56 AM on July 31, 2013  

Innovative force was me than AWESOME tonight. They were shooting stars!
Janice Miller

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Suncatcher

Posted at 1:44 AM on July 31, 2013  

Forte sang the song, “Somewhere” from “Westside Story” a huge Broadway show from the late 50s. It lends itself beautifully to the 3 tenors brilliant voices. Although Streisand reworked “Somewhere” into another hit in the 80s, I doubt very much Forte was thinking of her when they picked this song. They are opera stars in their own right but they are also targeting the growing Pop Opera market pioneered recently by singers like Josh Groban and Jackie Evancho (an AGT product too). Knowing this, not sure what the heck Mel B. was smoking tonight when she attacked their choice of this song! She was justifiably and loudly booed by the Forte loving audience!

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Catherine J. Albers (@CatherineJAlbe1)

Posted at 7:21 AM on July 31, 2013  

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Dave

Posted at 1:34 AM on July 31, 2013  

Streisand covered “Somewhere” but the song was written by Leonard Bernstein for “West Side Story” and performed in the film by Natalie Wood.

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Terry

Posted at 3:51 PM on July 31, 2013  

Natalie Wood did not sing in the film “West Side Story” Her singing voice was dubbed in by another singer called Marni Nixon.

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