The second of the two semifinals of “America’s Got Talent” aired on Tuesday night with 11 acts performing for America’s votes in a jam-packed two-hour episode. Overnight, “AGT” viewers voted by the millions for their favorites from this fifth live show of season 13. The results are to be revealed during a one-hour episode on September 12.
Only five of the acts will make it through to the finals which start next Tuesday. The three acts that racked up the biggest vote totals will move on while the bottom five will be eliminated. Host Tyra Banks will reveal the three acts that are in fourth, fifth and sixth place in the popular vote. Each is eligible for the Dunkin’ Save, a live vote to take place during the results show. The biggest vote-getter will earn the fourth slot with the judges then choosing between the other two for the final spot.
So which acts earned enough votes to continue on in the competition? Below is our recap of the live results show, which is episode 20 of season 13. Who are you rooting for and who would you be happy to see sent on their way? Be sure to sound off in the comments about the night’s most shocking snubs.
8:05 p.m. – Boy band BTS opened the show with an elaborate song and dance number that had the audience cheering and their tween fans weeping.
8:13 p.m. – Tyra introduced a jam-packed recap of last night’s live second semi-final. We saw lots of behind-the-scenes footage as well as some of the most show-stopping moments on stage. It ran for a whopping eight minutes.
8:14 p.m.: Tyra revealed that the three acts hoping for the Dunkin’ Save are: Daniel Emmet, Glennis Grace and We Three. Glennis is in the early lead, with more votes than the other two acts combined.
8:20 p.m. – In keeping with all things Dunkin’, Tyra introduced a clip package that took us into the Dunkin’ Lounge after Tuesday’s live show.
8:21 pm – Stand-up Vicki Barbolak made the cut while dance crew Da RepubliK and daredevil Aaron Crow were left in the dust.
8:31 p.m. – A lame comedy bit with Heidi Klum pretending to be a celebrity look-alike who makes merry with unsuspecting folks.
8:34 p.m. – Some Universal corporate synergy as this NBC show touts the upcoming Illumination Entertainment release “The Grinch,” which features a cameo from Simon Cowell.
8:40 p.m. – Teen singing sensation Courtney Hadwin got the good news that she was in the final while two other crooners — Noah Guthrie and Christina Wells — were sent packing.
8:42 p.m. – Electric violinist Brian King Joseph got a shock when he was put through over Angel City Chorale.
8:44 pm: Tyra gave viewers in the Eastern and Central time zones the 2-minute warning for the Dunkin’ Save.
8:50 p.m. – Tyra confirmed what we already suspected: Glennis Grace easily won the Dunkin’ Save and earned her spot as the fifth act advancing to the finale! That meant that the judges were left with a choice to make between Daniel Emmet and We Three.
8:52 p.m. – We saw a montage showcasing both of these top-notch acts, reminding us of just how tough the task ahead will be for the judges.
8:59 p.m. – With only a few minutes to spare, the judges delivered their verdicts one-by-one: Simon saved Daniel and Heidi did the same. Mel then voted for We Three with Howie giving a third vote to Daniel that sent him to the final.
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