‘America’s Got Talent’ Semifinals: Top 5 Predictions

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Last night, Howie Mandel said that this season of America’s Got Talent features the most competitive group of performers he’s ever seen. Now that America is left to decide who advances to the next round, however, things change a little bit.

We have to take into consideration the demographic that watches the show, how different the acts are, and in many cases, how good looking the contestants are to decide who has the best chance of moving forward.

Here are our predictions for which five acts will proceed to the semifinals.


1. Miguel Dakota

Miguel Dakota: Brings Radio City to Life With "Come Together" Cover – America's Got Talent 2014The teen heartthrob and his young rock band takes on "Come Together" by The Beatles. See the band bring Radio City Music Hall to life! » Get The America's Got Talent App: http://bit.ly/AGTAppDownload » Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/AGTSub » Stream Anytime: http://bit.ly/AGTFullEpisodes AMERICA'S GOT TALENT ON SOCIAL: Like AGT: https://www.facebook.com/agt Follow AGT: https://twitter.com/agt AGT Tumblr: http://nbcagt.tumblr.com/ AGT Instagram: http://instagram.com/agt As part of NBC's summer shows in 2015, NBC's America's Got Talent follows Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel in their talent search, showcasing unique performers from across the country. Find America's Got Talent trailers, full episode highlights, previews, promos, clips, and digital exclusives here. NBC ON SOCIAL Like NBC: http://Facebook.com/NBC Follow NBC: http://Twitter.com/NBC NBC Tumblr: http://NBCtv.tumblr.com/ NBC Pinterest: http://Pinterest.com/NBCtv/ NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbc NBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbc ABOUT AMERICA'S GOT TALENT With the talent search open to acts of all ages, "America's Got Talent" has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying for their chance to win America's hearts and the $1 million prize. Follow judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and host Tyra Banks in their talent search! Miguel Dakota: Brings Radio City to Life With "Come Together" Cover – America's Got Talent 2014 https://youtu.be/c5FhcH2m1ls America's Got Talent http://www.youtube.com/user/americasgottalent2014-07-30T03:33:13.000Z

Twenty-two-year-old Miguel Dakota is a shoe-in to advance. The Colorado construction worker has garnered far more attention than any other contestants so far because of his sultry voice, modest smile and good looks. Every time he finishes a performance, girls squeal and Mel B can’t stop saying how “hot” he is.

On top of that, Dakota sang a fan favorite Beatles song for his live performance and had a more daring and darker flare than in his other performances. He came across a bit like a bad boy. He showed everyone a new side to him, which is indicative of the variety we’ll see from him in the future.

Dakota has 12,500 thousand Twitter followers and 15,000 Instagram followers. Some of his competitors, Valo & Bobby, have only 558 followers, which pales in comparison. Put lightly, the guy has way more fans than any of his competitors.


2. Emily West

Emily West: Sultry Songstress Performs "Chandelier" Cover – America's Got Talent 2014Nashville songstress Emily West puts a sultry styling on "Chandelier" by Sia backed by an orchestra. See this singer put everything into this tune! » Get The America's Got Talent App: http://bit.ly/AGTAppDownload » Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/AGTSub » Stream Anytime: http://bit.ly/AGTFullEpisodes AMERICA'S GOT TALENT ON SOCIAL: Like AGT: https://www.facebook.com/agt Follow AGT: https://twitter.com/agt AGT Tumblr: http://nbcagt.tumblr.com/ AGT Instagram: http://instagram.com/agt As part of NBC's summer shows in 2015, NBC's America's Got Talent follows Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel in their talent search, showcasing unique performers from across the country. Find America's Got Talent trailers, full episode highlights, previews, promos, clips, and digital exclusives here. NBC ON SOCIAL Like NBC: http://Facebook.com/NBC Follow NBC: http://Twitter.com/NBC NBC Tumblr: http://NBCtv.tumblr.com/ NBC Pinterest: http://Pinterest.com/NBCtv/ NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbc NBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbc ABOUT AMERICA'S GOT TALENT With the talent search open to acts of all ages, "America's Got Talent" has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying for their chance to win America's hearts and the $1 million prize. Follow judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and host Tyra Banks in their talent search! Emily West: Sultry Songstress Performs "Chandelier" Cover – America's Got Talent 2014 https://youtu.be/mx9No51XKUk America's Got Talent http://www.youtube.com/user/americasgottalent2014-07-30T03:19:44.000Z

West’s popularity surged after her performance last night. Not only did she receive a standing ovation from all four judges, but Howard told her she was the best thing on the stage all night. It’s hard to say whether West will advance past the next round because she’s a 33-year-old woman whom people may not like because she’s had a lot of success in the past.

America may not think it’s worth handing $1 million to a woman who’s already experienced fame after making videos with Keith Urban and being signed to Capitol Records. Regardless, West’s talent is undeniable, and after the judges’ overwhelmingly positive remarks about her, it’d be a shock if fans across the U.S. who truly value talent above anything else in this competition didn’t put her through.


3. The Willis Clan

The Willis Clan: Family Band Puts a Twist on "The Power of Love" Cover – America's Got Talent 2014The family of 12 embraces their Irish roots with a twist on ʺThe Power of Loveʺ by Huey Lewis and The News. See this stellar rendition by these talented siblings! » Get The America's Got Talent App: http://bit.ly/AGTAppDownload » Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/AGTSub » Stream Anytime: http://bit.ly/AGTFullEpisodes AMERICA'S GOT TALENT ON SOCIAL: Like AGT: https://www.facebook.com/agt Follow AGT: https://twitter.com/agt AGT Tumblr: http://nbcagt.tumblr.com/ AGT Instagram: http://instagram.com/agt As part of NBC's summer shows in 2015, NBC's America's Got Talent follows Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel in their talent search, showcasing unique performers from across the country. Find America's Got Talent trailers, full episode highlights, previews, promos, clips, and digital exclusives here. NBC ON SOCIAL Like NBC: http://Facebook.com/NBC Follow NBC: http://Twitter.com/NBC NBC Tumblr: http://NBCtv.tumblr.com/ NBC Pinterest: http://Pinterest.com/NBCtv/ NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbc NBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbc ABOUT AMERICA'S GOT TALENT With the talent search open to acts of all ages, "America's Got Talent" has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying for their chance to win America's hearts and the $1 million prize. Follow judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and host Tyra Banks in their talent search! The Willis Clan: Family Band Puts a Twist on "The Power of Love" Cover – America's Got Talent 2014 https://youtu.be/I3x1ii7W4Rc America's Got Talent http://www.youtube.com/user/americasgottalent2014-07-30T03:28:40.000Z

It’s true that the Willis Clan didn’t give their best performance last night. Though they all looked adorable, they weren’t able to fill up the stage as they usually do. Mel said they were drowned out by the size of Radio City, and we agree. What we can’t forget, however, is that they’ve received a lot of attention from the media in the past few weeks and are a family that America just eats up. Fans across the country will probably put them through based on their first couple acts as opposed to last night’s.


4. Flight Crew Jump Rope

Flight Crew Jump Rope: Team Adds New Tricks to Their Show – America's Got Talent 2014This is not how you learned to jump rope! This young crew takes jumping rope to the next level and adds new tricks to a classic activity. » Get The America's Got Talent App: http://bit.ly/AGTAppDownload » Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/AGTSub » Stream Anytime: http://bit.ly/AGTFullEpisodes AMERICA'S GOT TALENT ON SOCIAL: Like AGT: https://www.facebook.com/agt Follow AGT: https://twitter.com/agt AGT Tumblr: http://nbcagt.tumblr.com/ AGT Instagram: http://instagram.com/agt As part of NBC's summer shows in 2015, NBC's America's Got Talent follows Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel in their talent search, showcasing unique performers from across the country. Find America's Got Talent trailers, full episode highlights, previews, promos, clips, and digital exclusives here. NBC ON SOCIAL Like NBC: http://Facebook.com/NBC Follow NBC: http://Twitter.com/NBC NBC Tumblr: http://NBCtv.tumblr.com/ NBC Pinterest: http://Pinterest.com/NBCtv/ NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbc NBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbc ABOUT AMERICA'S GOT TALENT With the talent search open to acts of all ages, "America's Got Talent" has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying for their chance to win America's hearts and the $1 million prize. Follow judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and host Tyra Banks in their talent search! Flight Crew Jump Rope: Team Adds New Tricks to Their Show – America's Got Talent 2014 https://youtu.be/A7v_wN9BNyw America's Got Talent http://www.youtube.com/user/americasgottalent2014-07-30T03:15:00.000Z

Their performance last night was insanely good. The crew members were completely on point, and all their choreographed moves were completely synchronized. On top of that, they incorporated fun neon lights and much harder tricks into their act, which got the entire crowd on their feet. The only reason they wouldn’t advance is if their act didn’t translate as well as it did live to audiences at home, but we don’t think that’ll be the case for the semifinals.


5. Baila Conmingo

Baila Conmigo: Salsa Team Puts on Colorful Performance – America's Got Talent 2014The salsa team lights up the stage with a heart-pounding dance routing. See their powerful performance bring the judges and audience to their feet! » Get The America's Got Talent App: http://bit.ly/AGTAppDownload » Subscribe for More: http://bit.ly/AGTSub » Stream Anytime: http://bit.ly/AGTFullEpisodes AMERICA'S GOT TALENT ON SOCIAL: Like AGT: https://www.facebook.com/agt Follow AGT: https://twitter.com/agt AGT Tumblr: http://nbcagt.tumblr.com/ AGT Instagram: http://instagram.com/agt As part of NBC's summer shows in 2015, NBC's America's Got Talent follows Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel in their talent search, showcasing unique performers from across the country. Find America's Got Talent trailers, full episode highlights, previews, promos, clips, and digital exclusives here. NBC ON SOCIAL Like NBC: http://Facebook.com/NBC Follow NBC: http://Twitter.com/NBC NBC Tumblr: http://NBCtv.tumblr.com/ NBC Pinterest: http://Pinterest.com/NBCtv/ NBC Google+: https://plus.google.com/+NBC YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/nbc NBC Instagram: http://instagram.com/nbc ABOUT AMERICA'S GOT TALENT With the talent search open to acts of all ages, "America's Got Talent" has brought the variety format back to the forefront of American culture by showcasing unique performers from across the country. The series is a true celebration of the American spirit, featuring a colorful array of singers, dancers, comedians, contortionists, impressionists, jugglers, magicians, ventriloquists and hopeful stars, all vying for their chance to win America's hearts and the $1 million prize. Follow judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel, and host Tyra Banks in their talent search! Baila Conmigo: Salsa Team Puts on Colorful Performance – America's Got Talent 2014 https://youtu.be/7vMOl-J0yLE America's Got Talent http://www.youtube.com/user/americasgottalent2014-07-30T02:27:06.000Z

This one’s a toss-up between Julia Goodwin and Baila Conmigo. America loves children and children who sing, but Baila Conmigo brought their game last night, and if America wants to diversify the acts and have an underdog to root for, it will be Baila Conmigo.