'America's Got Talent' sends 5 acts through to the finals
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 09/03/2015
America's Got Talent revealed five of its tenth-season finalist acts during Wednesday night's live broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
Stuttering comedian Drew Lynch, magician Derek Hughes and mind reader Oz Pearlman 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 tenth-season finals.
Tuesday night's episode had featured 11 of the season's semifinalist acts performing for home viewer votes.
America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon also revealed last night that Metal Mulisha, Mountain Faith Band, Arielle Baril, Ira and Siro-A had received the five lowest home viewer vote totals.
With singer Samantha Johnson, musician Benton Blount and The CraigLewis Band in jeopardy, America had the chance to save one of them. Judge Heidi Klum admitted she was "shocked" to see these three acts fighting for survival. America then had about a 30-minute window to tweet their votes, and home viewers ultimately voted to instantly save Blount.
The announcement left Johnson and CraigLewis competing for the fifth finalist spot. In addition to Klum, AGT judges Howard Stern, Melanie "Mel B" Brown and Howie Mandel had the daunting task of determining which act should advance in the competition.
The women voted to advance Johnson, while the men voted for CraigLewis. Since there was a tie, Cannon checked which act received more home viewer votes. The results declared The CraigLewis Band will be moving on.
Next week, the rest of Season 10's semifinalists will take the stage.
America's Got Talent's next winner, who will headline a show in Las Vegas, will be announced during the season finale on Wednesday, September 16.