'America's Got Talent' determines last set of five acts to advance to semifinals
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/21/2014
America's Got Talent revealed its last set of five ninth-season semifinalist acts during Wednesday night's live results show of the NBC reality competition series.
Emil and Dariel, a pair of cellists; Jonah Smith, a band of three male members; Quintavious Johnson, a 12-year-old singer from Franklin, TN; and Tomas "Smoothini" de la Cruz, a magician and comedian from New York City, were revealed to have finished as the Top 4 vote-getters after Tuesday night's performance show, automatically earning them a spot in America's Got Talent's ninth-season semifinals.
Tuesday night's episode had featured the season's fourth -- and final -- group of 12 quarterfinalist acts performing for home viewer votes.
America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon also revealed that circus performer Jonatan Riquelme, card-throwing triplets Dom the Bom's Triple Threat, Extreme Dance Company, contortionist Nina Burri, Bad Boys of Ballet, and aerialists Mothmen Dance had received the six lowest home viewer vote totals.
Mel B. voted to advance Kelli, Howard voted for Kelli and then Howie also cast his vote for Kelli, sealing the deal for the singer to move on to the semifinals. Heidi did not need to reveal her choice.
Now that the Top 20 has been determined, the judges still have to announce their four Wild Card picks. Once those Wild Cards are revealed, the season will feature a Top 24.