Tonight is the first live results show for America’s Got Talent 2018 semi finals and only 5 acts will make it through. Last night, 11 acts performed as part 1 of the semi finals for the season and fans are waiting to see who will move on in the competition. The acts who performed last night were golden buzzer singer Amanda Mena, acrobatic group Zurcaroh, trapeze artists Duo Transcend, singer Makayla Phillips, singer Michael Ketterer, dance group Junior New System, comedian Samuel J. Comroe, close-up magician Shin Lim, singers Us the Duo, children’s choir Voices of Hope, and wildcard multimedia act Front Pictures. Read on for the live recap of what went down below.
Before getting into the results, AGT showed a video recap of last night’s performances, along with some behind-the-scenes footage. The acts in the 4th, 5th and 6th place, up for the Dunkin’ Save vote tonight were Duo Transcend, Samuel J. Comroe and Voices of Hope. Only one of them would be saved by America tonight. As the votes began to pour in, it was shown that Comroe was in the top of the votes.
Soon, some of the results were revealed. Us the Duo and Shin Lim were the first acts to receive news on whether or not they made it to the finals. And, Shin Lim made it through. Judge Heidi Klum was so excited for the magician to be moving on in the competition, calling him “a true marvel”. Next up to find out their results were singers Makayla Phillips, Michael Ketterer and Amanda Mena. And, America voted through Michael Ketterer. All three of them were golden buzzers this season and Ketterer was Judge Simon Cowell’s. Cowell is hoping that country star Garth Brooks will write a song for Ketterer to sing.
Dance group Junior New System, wildcard act Front Pictures and acrobatic group Zurcaroh were the last acts to find out their results before the Dunkin’ Save winner would be revealed. And the act who made it through to the finals was … Zurcaroh.
Based on tonight’s live Dunkin’ Save vote, stand-up comedian Samuel J. Comroe was put through to the finals.
Comroe said he was “super thankful” for all his fans and that he is “truly blessed”. Now, it was down to the judges to choose between Duo Transcend and Voices of Hope. The judges gushed over Duo Transcend’s daredevil act last night, but had a soft spot for Voices of Hope.
When deciding who to vote for, the judges struggled with what to do. Heidi Klum was the first one to pick an act and she ended up going with Voices of Hope. Mel B gushed over the children’s choir as well, calling it inspiring, but she also said that Duo Transcend really brought their A game last night. In the end, Mel B went with Duo Transcend. Howie Mandel also picked Duo Transcend. For Simon Cowell’s decision, he chose to stand with the act he wanted to go through. He went up to the stage and stood with Voices of Hope. This meant it was a tie, so the decision was made with America’s votes from last night.
Duo Transcend was put through to the finals.
Next week will be the second part of the semi finals, along with a results show. September 18th and 19th will be this season’s final episodes. Only one winner will be announced.
It was also revealed that the group BTS will be appearing on next week’s results show, so tune in to see them in action.