'America's Got Talent' sends last seven acts through to semifinals
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 08/27/2015
America's Got Talent revealed its remaining seven tenth-season semifinalist acts during Wednesday night's live broadcast of the NBC reality competition series.
Blue grass group Mountain Faith Band, singer Alicia Michilli, magician Oz Pearlman, Professional Regurgitator Stevie Starr and dance/technology act Freelusion were revealed to have finished as the Top 5 votegetters following Tuesday night's performance show, automatically earning them a spot in America's Got Talent's tenth-season semifinals.
Tuesday night's episode had featured the season's last group of 12 quarterfinalist acts performing for home viewer votes.
America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon also revealed last night that Selected of God Choir, Chapkis Dance Family, DADitude and Metal Mulisha Fitz Army had received the four lowest home viewer vote totals.
With blind teenage dancer Benjamin Yonattan, singer Daniella Mass and comedian Gary Vider in jeopardy, America had the chance to save one of them. America therefore had about a 30-minute window to tweet their votes, and home viewers ultimately voted to instantly save Vider.
The announcements left Mass and Yonattan competing for the seventh semifinalist spot. AGT judges Howard Stern, Melanie "Mel B" Brown, Howie Mandel and Heidi Klum had the daunting task of determining which act should advance in the competition. The vote went to Mass, so Yonattan was eliminated.