America has spoken, and the other five ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalists are to be determined on Sept. 7. While the judges don’t get a say in who is through, we couldn’t help wondering which acts they want to see in the finals. Find out who they’re pulling for EXCLUSIVELY right here!
It has already been determined that Sal Valentinetti, Tape Face, Jon Dorenbos, Grace VanderWaal, and Laura Bretan are competing in the Sept. 13 America’s Got Talent finals, so there’s only five spots left with 11 contestants hoping to take one of those places. But all of the semifinal performances were so amazing, we have no idea how America is going to choose who should make it to the end! So why not have the judges give us a little insight?
“I thought everyone that performed tonight deserved to be in the finals! And that is the problem with this year,” Howie Mandel revealed to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “I think that there is more than five standouts, but if you go backwards from Brian Crum epically closing the show, to The Clairvoyants who ended up in all of our heads to Viktor [Kee]. It was just an epic night of talent!”
Well, that was awfully vague. We suppose we can’t blame Howie for not having any clear favorites, all of the contestants really were all truly incredible in the second week of the semifinals. But Howie did mention Brian Justin Crum, The Clairvoyants, and Viktor Kee, all of whom he told they HAVE to be in the finals after their performances — so maybe he secretly voted for all of them?!
Heidi Klum, on the other hand, was pretty clear about the people she thinks deserves a spot in the finals. While she admitted that it’s a hard decision, she certainly named some names! “Jayna Brown, what an incredible voice and a wonderful girl! Brian who sang last, he was fantastic and knocked it out of the park,” Heidi revealed to HL. “I also love Sofie, she was also very clever, she didn’t do the bow and arrow this time. I hope people vote for her because it is hard to imagine how she does it, she makes it look so simple and fluid. Its hard!”
As for Simon Cowell, he practically made a habit of telling every contestant that they deserve to be in the finals. But when it comes down to it, there was one person who seemingly really stuck out in his mind when asked who he wants to see go for the $1 million: Sofie Dossi!
“This girl Sofie, you know she was incredible. It was like watching the Olympics, so I don’t know what is going to happen,” Simon told us, then explaining that he can’t decide about the others. “I think the tight five people will get through but I am not going to lie, there are going to be some people that we are going to lose that I am going to be really sad about.”
With so many amazingly talented people still left in the competition, we couldn’t agree more that there will be some heartbreaking eliminations just ahead of the finals. Now that we have three of the four AGT judges’ input, we’re beyond eager to see how they react to those who are sent home this week…but more importantly, who will be finalists!
HollywoodLifers, which acts do you hope make it to the finals? Who do you think should win AGT this season? Tell us below!