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.
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).
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
— Avery Thompson
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