'America's Got Talent' sends Angelica Hale, Mandy Harvey, Light Balance, Kechi Okwuchi, and Diavolo to Season 12 finale
By Reality TV World staff, 09/14/2017
America's Got Talent revealed the identities of the five additional acts that will compete in next week's Season 12 finale during Wednesday night's results show on NBC.
America's Got Talent revealed the five twelfth-season finalist acts following Tuesday night's episode in which the 11 remaining semifinalist acts that had not already competed during last week's initial Top 22 semifinals round performed for home viewer votes.
During the results show, viewers learned Angelica Hale, a 9-year-old powerhouse singer; Mandy Harvey, a 29-year-old deaf singer and songwriter; and Light Balance, a glowing dance crew, were the Top 3 vote-getters following Tuesday night's show.
As the semifinals round's Top 3 vote-getters, the three acts automatically earned a spot in America's Got Talent's Season 12 finale.
While announcing the identities of the Top 3 advancing acts, America's Got Talent host Tyra Banks also revealed the five acts that had received the fewest votes were Christian Guardino, a singer; Merrick Hanna, a 12-year-old robotic dancer; In The Stairwell, a male a cappella group; the Pompeyo Family, a circus act with dogs; and Celine Tam, a 9-year-old powerhouse singer from Hong Kong.
As the round's five lowest vote-getters, the acts were all immediately eliminated from the competition.
The semifinal round's three remaining acts -- Colin Cloud, a mentalist; Diavolo, an acrobatic dance group; and Kechi Okwuchi, a singer who survived a fiery airplane crash -- were also revealed to have finished fourth, fifth and sixth in the voting, leaving them to be "saved" via either the result show's live home-viewer voting or America's Got Talent's judging panel.
The "Dunkin' Save," which allows home viewers a 30-minute window to vote for their favorite act, eventually saved Kechi from elimination.
"I could make a case for both Tyra... based on who I actually think -- think -- the people who watch the show, like the show, want to see through, I'm going to give my vote to Diavolo," Simon said as he announced his vote.
"This is always like the hardest part of the show... you're both wonderful, you're both absolutely incredible... but if I have to decide... Diavolo, I'm going to go with Diavolo," Mel B lamented as she revealed her decision.
Howie then announced he was also voting for Diavolo -- negating the need for Heidi to cast a vote and advancing Diavolo to the Season 12 finale.
"Diavolo is going to the finals!" Tyra shouted as the dance group celebrated.
America's Got Talent's Season 12 finale performance show will air Tuesday, September 19 at 8PM ET/PT on NBC. The season's winner will then be revealed during its live results finale broadcast which will air Wednesday, September 20 at 8PM ET/PT.
In addition to Angelica, Mandy, Light Balance, Kechi, and Diavolo, the Season 12 finale will also feature last week's five advancing semifinalist acts: Preacher Lawson, a 26-year-old comedian; Darci Lynne, a 12-year-old singing ventriloquist; Sara Carson, a 22-year-old dog trainer and her five-year-old dog Hero; Evie Clair, a 13-year-old singer; and Chase Goehring, a 21-year-old singer/rapper and songwriter.