He’s baaack! Opera singer Daniel Emmet returns as ‘America’s Got Talent’ wild card in Tuesday’s live Quarterfinals

Opera singer Daniel Emmet, whose shocking elimination in the Judge Cuts caused outrage among “America’s Got Talent” fans, is getting a second shot at the big time. He’s been chosen as a wild card by “AGT” judges Simon CowellHeidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel and will return on Tuesday, August 28 during the live Quarterfinals 3 episode. See all 12 of this week’s acts down below.

“Even though Daniel Emmet got a ‘no’ at Judge Cuts, he’s now back as a wild card in the live shows,” revealed “AGT” host Tyra Banks during the “Road to the Lives” episode of NBC’s reality TV show. As a refresher, when Daniel first auditioned Simon stopped him mid-performance because he didn’t like his original song. Instead, Simon ordered him to sing Il Divo‘s “Passera,” despite Daniel having never heard of it before. Hours later Daniel gave the performance of a lifetime and all four judges enthusiastically sent him through to the Judge Cuts.

For Daniel’s encore performance, Lara Fabian‘s “Caruso,” the judges were equally as positive in their critiques, with Simon raving, “Every time I hear you sing, it always sounds like we haven’t heard enough of you.” Heidi echoed those thoughts, chiming in, “I am gonna be fighting for you today.” Despite their accolades, Daniel was sent home. But he’s back now and fighting for America’s vote.

Here are the 12 acts that will competing live from the Dolby Theatre on Tuesday’s episode of “Americas Got Talent”:

Aaron Crow — daredevil from Belgium
Brian King Joseph — electric violinist
Christina Wells — singer
Daniel Emmet — opera singer
The Future Kingz — dance troupe
Hans — singer/accordionist/dancer
Joseph O’Brien — singer/pianist
Michael Ketterer — singer (Simon’s Golden Buzzer)
Rob Lake — illusionist
UDI Dance — dance troupe
Us the Duo — band
Zurcaroh — acrobatic group (Tyra’s Golden Buzzer)

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