The live shows of “America’s Got Talent” 2017 continued this week with 11 acts performing Tuesday night during the Semifinals 2 episode. “AGT” viewers voted overnight for their favorites, and Wednesday’s live results episode revealed which five acts advanced to the Finals and which six acts were eliminated. The results show was once again held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
In the event you missed the episode (or simply didn’t want to sit through an hour of reality TV padding), you can check out our minute-by-minute recap of the “Americas Got Talent” Semifinals 2 results below. Also be sure to sound off in the comments section about the night’s most shocking moments. Keep refreshing/reloading this page as we’ll be updating live.
8:00 p.m. — The second live results show of Season 12’s Semifinals has begun! As a refresher, the 11 acts who performed last night were singer Celine Tam, mentalist Colin Cloud, singer Christian Guardino, a cappella group In the Stairwell, dancer Merrick Hanna, singer Mandy Harvey, dog act Pompeyo Family Dogs, acrobatic dance group Diavolo, singer Kechi Okwuchi, light-up dance group Light Balance, and singer Angelica Hale.
8:00 p.m. — Host Tyra Banks opens by telling us that this season’s acts have amassed 2.5 billion views online. Whew! That’s incredible.
8:02 p.m. — Where was Simon Cowell last year when “Moana” needed all his free promo for their Oscar campaign?! I, too, love the music from that movie.
8:04 p.m. — Bittersweet seeing Kechi, Celine, Christian and Angelica watching Mandy’s performance from backstage because there’s no way all five of those singers will make the finals. My guess is only two of them will. But they’re all so, so good.
8:09 p.m. — As usual, the first reveal of the night is the three acts that will vie for the live Dunkin Save vote. The acts that came in fourth, fifth and sixth in the overnight vote are: Colin Cloud, Diavolo and Kechi. Only TWO will make it to the finals.
8:10 p.m. — In initial numbers, Kechi starts with an early lead with 42%, followed by Colin with 33% and Diavolo at 25%.
8:14 p.m. — After the commercial break, Kechi’s lead has narrowed to 40% compared to Colin’s 32% and Diavolo’s 28%. About 25 minutes left to vote.
8:16 p.m. — First finalist of the night is between Christian, Merrick and Angelica.
8:17 p.m. — Based on viewer votes, the first act going through is Angelica! That means Merrick and Christian are eliminated. Wow, I really thought it was going to be Merrick there, but happy for Angelica!
8:18 p.m. — With four spots left, Tyra brings Celine, Mandy and the Pompeyo family to the stage.
8:19 p.m. — America voted Mandy through!
8:21 p.m. — After the break we’ll find out who the final top three act is between Light Balance and In the Stairwell.
8:24 p.m. — While we watch commercials, I have to say that this was such a hard group to make predictions for last night because so many of them deserve to reach the finals. It’s amazing how incredibly stacked this semifinal group was! Already really sad (and surprised!) to see Celine and Merrick go.
8:26 p.m. — 14 minutes left to vote in the Dunkin Save.
8:30 p.m. — The Gazillionaire introduces Vegas act Absinthe, an acrobatic and variety group that performs in front of Caesar’s Palace. Their special performance includes shirtless hunks doing tricks, tap dancers, a ribbon dancer, jugglers and a girl with a massive balloon on her head!
8:38 p.m. — Tyra sat down with young kids to see what they think of the show. Truth be told, they love Tyra’s hair, would buy cars with the million dollar prize and know that chickens have small brains. LOL! Them screaming at the dangerous acts really makes me want to watch AGT with my young cousins!
8:41 p.m. — Back to the results. Voting for the Dunkin Save has closed, but first we learn that the third act to advance based purely on Tuesday night’s votes is Light Balance! Yes! I love them. Surprise exit for In the Stairwell though.
8:49 p.m. — The judges read tweets about the show and the first one calls out Heidi Klum‘s hand binoculars. Haha. I love that. I don’t love someone thinking that Tyra is Beyonce though! But, yes, Howie Mandel does look a little like Lex Luthor. And although Heidi and Mel B want us to believe they don’t give every guy that takes their shirt off a yes, the editors showed us the receipts–they do!
8:51 p.m. — Nine minutes to go and still two acts to advance. The first result is which act won the Dunkin Save. As early returns suggested, it’s Kechi! Colin and Diavolo will have to get a majority vote from the judges to go through.
8:58 p.m. — Why do they always wait until the last minute for the vote?! I’m stressing out. Here we go… first judge to vote is Simon and he goes with Diavolo.
8:59 p.m. — Mel votes for Diavolo. That’s two.
9:00 p.m. — Howie votes for Diavolo, which means Heidi’s vote isn’t needed and they advance to the finals! End of the road for Colin.
Here are the bullet points from our “America’s Got Talent” Semifinals 2 results recap:
Which 5 acts advanced to Finals?
1. Angelica Hale
2. Mandy Harvey
3. Light Balance
Which 6 acts were eliminated?
1. Merrick Hanna
2. Christian Guardino
3. Pompeyo Family Dogs
4. Celine Tam
5. In the Stairwell
6. Colin Cloud
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