“America’s Got Talent” semifinalist Merrick Hanna had been predicted to make it through to the final of “AGT” but he was eliminated on Sept. 13. On semifinal 2, he had defied gravity with his dance routine set to Jon Bellion‘s “iRobot” But only one of the judges, Mel B, gave Hanna a standing ovation. The other three — Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel — remained in their seats.
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Up until now, all four judges had raved about his talent, with Cowell calling him one of the overlooked contestants. This time around, Cowell dismissed him as a “fun guy” while Klum pointed out his lack of backup dancers. And while Mandel praised Hanna for expressing himself through dance, he was not as enthusiastic as he had been. Then the producers cut off Mel B before she could sing his praises.
With Hanna eliminated, that allowed the acrobatic dance troupe Diavolo to contend to be the judges choice They made it through to the “AGT” final, as did singers Angelica Hale, Mandy Harvey and Kechi Okwuchi as well as dancers Light Balance.
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