‘America’s Got Talent’ Recap: Another 8 Acts Meet The Chopping Block

Wed, July 31, 2013 11:21pm EDT by 18 Comments
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And then there were four. After another set of 12 acts competed on the July 30 episode of ‘America’s Got Talent,’ the hit show had to cut eight acts for the semi-finals. So, did your favorite(s) stay or go?

Let’s just say this — America’s Got Talent is not playing around anymore. The July 31 results show once again shocked us all. The second round of 12 acts competed July 30 for only four spots in the semi-finals and some of the eliminations left our mouths gaping. In between the shocking exits, Robin Thicke performed his sexy hit single “Blurred Lines” and country crooner Brad Paisley got super sweet with his song “I Can’t Change The World.”

Narrowing Down The Competition On ‘America’s Got Talent’

First up on the potential chopping block was synchronized swimming group Aquanuts, dance/acrobatic team Innovative Force, and hip hop dance group StruckBoyz. In a not-so-surprising reveal, Innovative Force moved on. They were, without a doubt, the best and most exciting performance of the July 30 episode.

Next was the hat trick wizard Kid the Wiz, extreme performer Brad Byers, and multimedia comedian Dave Shirley. Apparently America wasn’t a fan of any of them because all three were eliminated.

The Moment Jaws Dropped

This is when things started to get intense on America’s Got Talent. The next group of acts was country singer Marty Brown, sword swallower Alexandr Magala, and the sweet singing ingenue Ciana Pelekai. All three have had really good auditions in the past except Marty’s first live performance fell seriously flat. Both Alexandr and Ciana had terrific live performances.

This is when the nail biting starts. Who stays? Who goes? Why can’t they all stay? America decided to vote…

Marty to the semi-finals! His next performance is definitely going to have to be a redemption act for him. At this point, we are stunned. We thought for sure Alexandr or Ciana would make it through.

Three Acts Left, Only Two Spots Open

The final round of acts consisted of the operatic group Forte, comedienne Angela Hoover, and one hit wonder Tone Tha Chiefrocca. Forte is immediately sent in to the semi-finals.

With one spot left between Angela and Tone, it’s up to the judges to decide. Heidi Klum chooses Tone then Mel B goes with Angela. Howie Mandel is set on Tone and Howard Stern, even after grilling her performance, decides to go with Angela.

It is now switched back to the votes to determine who goes through. America decides to give…drumroll please…Angela another chance at $1 million!

This elimination round has been a roller coaster of emotions for us. Excuse us while we go catch our breath.

What did YOU think of the second round of eliminations, HollywoodLifers? Were you surprised? Let us know!

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