'America's Got Talent' reveals Top 10 second season finalists
By Christopher Rocchio, 08/01/2007
America's Got Talent revealed the remaining five members of its Top 10 second-season finalists during last night's broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
America's Got Talent 2's second group of 10 semifinalists performed during last Tuesday night's broadcast, after which home viewers were able to cast their votes for their favorite acts.
The second group of semifinalists to become members of the Top 10 were Terry Fator, a ventriloquist from Dallas, TX; The Calypso Tumblers, a group of acrobats from New York, NY that consists of Mosquito (Michael Rodriguez), Tailz (Lamonte Goode), Alex (Raymond Bartlette), Jahson or O (Sylvan Bartlette), Kid (Clarence Chester), and Yogi Laser (Kenneth Greenaway); Cas Haley, a singer from Arlington, TX; The Duttons, a family band from Branson, MO that consists of Timothy Dutton, Amy Dutton Arambulo, Jonathan Dutton, Judith Dutton, Benjamin C. Dutton, Abigail Dutton Wright, Dean Dutton, Joshua Dutton, and Shelia Dutton; as well as Jason Pritchett, a singer from Independence, MO.
Prior to last Tuesday night's broadcast of the second group of semifinalists performances, America's Got Talent had revealed that -- based on the votes viewers cast after the July 17 broadcast in which they had performed -- Robert Hatcher, a singer from Cincinnati, OH; Antoinette "Butterscotch" Clinton, a musician/beat-boxer from Davis, CA-native; The Glamanzons, a group of burlesque singers from Astoria, NY that consists of Lady Finger (Meryl Finger), Candy Apple (Sandy May), Ginger Snap (Sarah Orr), and Caramella (Laura Johnson); Julienne Irwin, a country singer from Bel Air, MD; and Sideswipe, a group of martial arts acrobats from Los Angeles, CA that consists of Chris Brewster, Craig Henningsen, Matt Mullins, and Jackson Spidell, had become the first five members of the show's Top 10.
"I have to be truthful... There's a couple of acts that went through that I would have never put through," America's Got Talent judge Sharon Osbourne said once all Top 10 acts had been revealed. "But what do I know?"
After the remaining five members of America's Got Talent's Top 10 second season finalists were revealed during last night's broadcast, each had the chance to perform for home viewer votes.
During next week's America's Got Talent broadcast on Tuesday, August 7 at 8PM ET/PT, the Top 10 finalists will be whittled down to eight based on viewer votes cast after last night's episode. The Top 8 finalists will then take the stage and perform once again for viewer votes.
America's Got Talent is scheduled to air its live second-season finale over two weeks, beginning with a 90-minute performance episode on Tuesday, August 14 at 8PM ET/PT, with home viewers able to vote immediately following the broadcast. America's Got Talent's $1 million second-season winner will then be revealed on Tuesday, August 21 at 8PM ET/PT.