If you’re tuning in to tonight’s second episode of “America’s Got Talent: The Champion” expecting to see Susan Boyle performing again, you’re about to be disappointed. Since Susan earned Mel B‘s Golden Buzzer last week, that means she’s sailed straight through to the Finals of “AGT: Champions” and is thus skipping the next four weeks of performances. The humble Scottish singer will next be seen on the Top 10 performance episode, airing February 11 on NBC.
So far only one other contestant has made it into the Top 10: stand-up comedian Preacher Lawson, who was voted through by the Superfans. The other eight finalists will be an even mix of Golden Buzzer acts (one each from Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Terry Crews) and Superfan picks that are chosen over the next four weeks of competition.
Susan originally made a name for herself during the 2009 season of “Britain’s Got Talent,” where her audition song “I Dreamed a Dream” went viral worldwide. She made it all the way to the Finals that year but lost in a shocker to street dance group Diversity. Even though Susan didn’t claim the “BGT” trophy, she still wound up having a successful music career, selling over 20 million records.
During the debut episode of “AGT: Champions,” Susan performed The Rolling Stones‘ “Wild Horses” and earned standing ovations from all of the judges. Simon said that no one defined the “Got Talent” franchise more than Susan and that he was “absolutely thrilled” she was there. Howie remarked that she gave them all a “Susan Boyle moment.” Mel B jumped up and hit her Golden Buzzer, sending Susan straight through to the Finals.
Who will be the next two acts to join Susan and Preacher in the Finals? During the January 14 episode these 10 acts will perform: stand-up comic Taylor Williamson, comedian/magician Piff the Magic Dragon, danger knife throwers Deadly Games, juggler Viktor Lee, LED dance group Light Balance, teen ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, dog act Ashleigh Butler, jump ropers DDF Crew, singer Christina Ramos and singer Courtney Hadwin.