It’s the last night for contestants to impress the judges — and they only had 90 seconds to do so! This was the night where some dreams were made, but others were crushed, as their journey ended. Read on to meet the Top 47!
Judgment week came to an end on America’s Got Talent, and the greatest talent thus far was chosen to head to the Radio City Music Hall stage. Judges Howard Stern, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel had tough decisions to make — did they make the right choices?
‘America’s Got Talent’: Meet The Top 47
The theater seemed pretty small this episode, as it was nobody but the contestant and the four judges. Pretty intimidating! So who survived judgment week?
Drum roll, please! Here are the acts going to the live show on July 29 and July 30:
The first act of the night was little boy genius Adrian Romoff — he didn’t just skip ahead grade levels in school, now he’s skipping all the way to New York City. Adrian did a piano piece and the judges loved it.
The 12 siblings, which make up The Willis Clan, sang “Fireflies” and absolutely killed it. We can’t wait to see the family perform on the big stage of the Radio City Music Hall.
Bad news turned into good news! Jonah Smith’s drummer didn’t show up, but they got a replacement and it was like they never lost a beat!
Livy, Matt & Sammy had an “acoustic-indie” vibe that the judges loved.
Flight Crew Jump Rope brought jump roping to another level and their act was very impressive!
The ladies are going to love these boys! Jaycob Curlee sang “Freefallin” and dedicated the song to his mom — how cute. Harry Styles look-alike Miquel Dakota put his own acoustic spin on “Heartless” and the judges fell in love with it!
One of the best performances of the night – the nerves didn’t seem to take a toll on U.S. soldier Paul Ieti’s voice as he sang “God Bless America.” He walked off the stage and immediately was pulled right back in to be told he’s going straight to the Big Apple stage!
Salsa dance group Baila Conmigo were on point this round. The had one little screw-up, but deserved to go through and that’s just what happened!
Jasmine Flowers did another incredible dance using fans as a prop, they were all in unison and wowed the judges table.
Kieran and Finian Makepeace did another original cover. It was risky but it worked!
AcroArmy did some crazy stunts that had the judges biting their nails, but they loved the dangerous act.
Sons of Serendip are four students from Boston University that together used interments and their vocals when they were on stage — everything about it was amazing.
Julia Goodwin‘s voice is truly incredible and it clearly shows.
Shirtless hand balancer Christian Stoinev is one strong. He even teamed up with his dog Scooby and the together the two made a unique and adorable performance.
Other acts that made it through tonight were Dragon House, Loop Rawlins, JD Anderson, Juan Carlos, Wendy Liebman, Darik Santos, Mat Franco, Anna Clendening, Emily West and Kelli Glover — see you guys in New York City!
Certain Talent Went Through, Others Were Sent Home
It was a nerve wracking night for many of these individuals and you could see it show in their performances.
Here were some acts that went home:
Looks like Dustin’s Dojo will only be fighting predators around their neighborhood. Not quite sure why Howard pushed the golden buzzer for them in the first place!
A nervous Justin Rhodes came out and sang “Human,” he has a amazing voice but his performance this round wasn’t enough to put him through.
You would never guess how old Frank Dimitri is from how youthful his voice sounds, but this time his vocals just didn’t cut it.
Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson were so funny the first time they hit the stage together, but the judges did not like the spoof they did on church folks tonight — very disappointing.
Tune into NBC on July 29 to see Miguel Dakota, Flight Crew Jump Rope, Julia Goodwin, Jasmine Flowers, Emily West, Dan Naturman, The Willis Clan, Sean and Luke, Baila Connmigo, J.D. Anderson, Valo & Bobby, David & Leeman.
What do you think about the acts the judges put through to the next round, HollywoodLifers? Were you happy with everyone they picked or were you disappointed some people left? The judges made some tough decisions — do you agree with them?
— Sammi Errico