'America's Got Talent' rounds out the Top 10 finalists after five more acts advance
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/10/2015
America's Got Talent revealed the remaining five semifinalists who will advance into next week's tenth-season finals during Wednesday night's live broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
The Professional Regurgitator Stevie Starr, sarcastic comedian and magician Piff the Magic Dragon and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin were revealed to have finished as the Top 3 votegetters following Tuesday night's performance show, automatically earning them a spot in America's Got Talent's finale.
Tuesday night's episode had featured 11 of the season's semifinalist acts performing for home viewer votes. Based on the judges' comments and the audience's reaction, it's no surprise Stevie, Piff and Paul made it through. They were seemingly the three favorites of the night.
America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon also revealed last night that the band 3 Shades of Blue, lyrical-pop singer Daniella Mass, Latina singer Alondra Santos, sultry crooner Alicia Michilli, and soulful singer Sharon Irving had received the five lowest home viewer vote totals.
Three big surprises came of Wednesday night's results. First off, all the singers in this particular round of the competition were ousted. Secondly, Sharon wowed the judges to the point where she had received a standing ovation. She delivered a touching performance of "Imagine" by John Lennon, so fans probably assumed she was a shoo-in for the finals.
The third surprise was ladder balancer Uzeyer Novruzov. He had suffered minor bruises after falling off his tall ladder during his performance Tuesday night, yet he was one of three acts up for The Dunkin' Save. He faced off against dancing and technology act Freelusion as well as comedian Gary Vider.
After America's tweets poured in for the three acts in jeopardy, Uzeyer shockingly advanced despite his big mistake this week. Gary had been a frontrunner since the start of the competition, so Uzeyer was thrilled and extremely grateful for the second chance.
Heidi and Mel B. voted to save Freelusion, but Howie and Howard admitted they wanted Gary to survive. Since there was a tie, the decision came down to the results from America's save during the episode. Nick revealed Gary earned the higher percentage of the tweets compared to Freelusion, so Gary will be moving on to the next round.