'America's Got Talent' recap: Final group of semifinalist acts are determined, including Aaron Crow and Daniel Emmet
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/30/2018
America's Got Talent advanced seven out of 12 acts to the semifinals during Wednesday night's Season 13 episode on NBC.
America's Got Talent revealed the third -- and final -- group of seven thirteenth-season semifinalist acts following Tuesday night's broadcast in which 12 quarterfinalist acts performed for the judges and home viewer votes.
Us the Duo, Brian King Joseph, Michael Ketterer, Christina Wells, and Zurcaroh were revealed to have finished as the Top 5 votegetters following Tuesday night's performance show, automatically earning them a spot in the next round of America's Got Talent.
The four lowest votegetters who were immediately sent packing were Hans, Joseph O'Brien, UDI Dance, and Rob Lake.
The three remaining acts -- Aaron Crow, Daniel Emmet and The Future Kingz -- finished in sixth, seventh or eighth place, and were therefore at the mercy of America's live vote and the judges.
Simon said he really liked the three acts in danger and the judging panel's decision was "going to be tough."
The "Dunkin' Save," which allows home viewers a 30-minute window to vote for their favorite act, eventually saved Daniel from elimination.
Mel B told The Future Kingz they've got "edge" and "swag," although she wasn't too keen on their choreography.
Mel B said she likes how united the group is but believes they could have done better on Tuesday night. Meanwhile, Mel B explained Aaron's latest performance was "boring," but what he's done in the past is "genius."
Based on Aaron's previous performances, Mel B therefore voted to advance Aaron in the competition.
Heidi made her choice based on the "most memorable" act of the two, and that was Aaron.
Simon then reasoned, "One [act] nearly killed me and one group I really, really like from the minute we first met. The truth is, I don't want to nearly die again, so I'm going to vote for The Future Kingz."
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The vote then came down to Howie, as he could either tie the score or send Aaron to the next round.
Howie said he appreciates how The Future Kingz represent family, community and passion. However, Aaron's performance was "so scary."
While Howie attempted to continue his speech, the audience cheered and yelled loudly for Aaron, so Howie felt the need to send Aaron through to the semifinals.
America's Got Talent will return Tuesday, September 4 at 8PM ET/PT with 11 semifinalist acts competing for a spot in the Season 13 finals.
The acts who will take the stage next week are Duo Transcend, Makayla Phillips, Shin Lim, Amanda Mena, Samuel J. Comroe, Voices of Hope, Junior New System, Us the Duo, Michael Ketterer, Zurcaroh, and Aaron Crow.