'America's Got Talent' determines 10 finalists for Season 13, including Courtney Hadwin and Brian King Joseph!
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/13/2018
America's Got Talent advanced the remaining five acts to the finals during Wednesday night's Season 13 episode on NBC.
America's Got Talent revealed the last group of five thirteenth-season finalist acts following Tuesday night's broadcast in which 11 semifinalist acts took the stage and performed for the judges and home viewer votes.
Vicki Barbolak, Courtney Hadwin, and Brian King Joseph were revealed to have finished as the Top 3 votegetters following Tuesday night's performance show, automatically earning them a spot in the finale of America's Got Talent.
The five lowest votegetters who were immediately sent packing were Aaron Crow, Da Republik, Noah Guthrie, Christina Wells, and Angel City Chorale.
The three remaining acts -- Daniel Emmet, Glennis Grace, and We Three -- finished in fourth, fifth or sixth place, and were therefore at the mercy of America's live vote and the judges. All three people just so happen to be singers.
"I'm shocked. I really am. All three of these acts performed their best last night," said America's Got Talent judge Melanie "Mel B" Brown. "You've all got different vocal abilities, but you all did your best... I don't really have any words... I'm really proud of all three of you."
The "Dunkin' Save," which allows home viewers a 30-minute window to vote for their favorite act live, eventually saved Glennis Grace from elimination.
"America has got this absolutely spot-on tonight in my opinion. I really do," judge Simon Cowell told AGT host Tyra Banks.
"Based on whom I think can step up and do much, much better, I'm going to go with Daniel," Simon said.
After Simon announced his vote to advance Daniel to the finals, Heidi said, "Daniel, you know I have a little soft spot for you since the first day you stepped onto that stage. Your voice, I fell in love with it immediately over and over again."
"And We Three," she continued, "I love you as a family and the music you create together, but last night wasn't as good as your last performances -- but I remember vividly how amazing you are. But my gut tells me it's Daniel."
Mel B complimented Daniel on having "an incredible voice" and being the underdog in the competition given he was offered a chance to come back. As for We Three, Mel B noted they'd always have a special place in her heart, especially since they write their own music.
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With that being said, Mel B voted for We Three to go through, saying her decision was "obvious."
The vote therefore came down to Howie, who could automatically send Daniel into the finale.
"This is so tough on so many levels. Daniel, I didn't love last night's performance. I said musical theater, not in a negative way, but I just didn't think it was big enough for this stage," Howie explained.
"We Three, I didn't love also last night. So both of you, I have to go back in my mind... You both failed me last night personally and it's nothing I remember and talk about. So I have to take into consideration what I saw before and what I believe I will see moving forward."
Howie then announced his decision to advance Daniel, who thanked the judging panel for believing in him. We Three was eliminated as a result.
Next week, America's Got Talent will crown a champion and million-dollar winner. Joining the above five acts in the finals will be Shin Lim, Michael Ketterer, Zurcaroh, Duo Transcend, and Samuel J. Comroe.