America’s Got Talent season 15 live shows began this week, with the first 10 quarterfinal acts performing with the hope of earning enough votes from the viewers at home to advance to the next round of the competition. While 11 acts performed during the first night of quarterfinals performances, only 5 moved on to the semifinals; the other 5 were eliminated.
Read on for a recap of the week 1 AGT quarterfinal results, including which acts advanced and which were sent home.
BEWARE OF SPOILERS BELOW. Scroll to the bottom of the article to find out which 5 acts are moving on to the semifinals round of the competition.
‘AGT’ Quarterfinals Results Week 1 Recap
The 11 acts that performed during the quarterfinals night 1 were Pork Chop Revue, Feng E, Shaquira McGrath, Simon y Maria, Frenchie Babyy, Bello and Annaliese Nock, Roberta Battaglia, Michael Yo, Double Dragon, Brett Loudermilk, and Archie Williams. Only 5 would be voted into the next round by the fans.
Kelly Clarkson took Simon Cowell’s place again on the judges’ panel, while he continued to recover from a broken back injury which required surgery over the weekend.
At the start of the episode, it was revealed that Brett Loudermilk, Double Dragon, and Feng E were the 3 acts in need of saving from the live viewers at home. Throughout the episode, fans got to vote through the “Dunkin Save” for which act they thought should get a spot in the semifinals.
The first act voted into the semifinals by America was singer Archie Williams. Bello and Annaliese Nock and Michael Yo did not make it through.
Shaquira McGrath was next to make it into the semifinals, which means that Frenchie Babyy was eliminated.
Roberta Battaglia made it through; Simon y Maria and Pork Chop Revue were unfortunately sent home.
The results were broken up by performances from fan favorites from past seasons of America’s Got Talent, including a performance by season 14 winner Kodi Lee.
2 Acts Were Saved With the Help of the Judges & the Viewers Voting at Home
With two spots left and 3 acts waiting to find out if they were advancing or going home, it was time for the “Dunkin Save” results to be revealed.
The 3 Dunkin Save acts were danger act Brett Loudermilk, Double Dragon sisters and singers, and young musician Feng E.
Brett Loudermilk, who delivered an entertaining and heart-pounding quarterfinals performance, was the first act saved. Judge Sofia Vergara, who Loudermilk has involved in his performances, responded to the news, telling him, “I’m very happy. I’m nervous – how are we gonna do this?!”
The judges got to choose which act earned the last of the night’s 5 semifinals spots. Vergara, Howie Mandel, and Heidi Klum voted for Double Dragon, Kelly Clarkson voted for Feng E. With the vote 3 to 1, Feng E was eliminated and Double Dragon advanced.
Double Dragon, Roberta Battaglia, Brett Loudermilk, Shaquira McGrath, and Archie Williams will perform again in the semifinals.
New episodes of America’s Got Talent season 15 air live on Tuesday and Wednesday nights at 8/7c on NBC.