A whopping 18 acts performed in front of the “America’s Got Talent” judges during the second Judge Cuts episode on July 23, but only seven advanced to the live shows at the Dolby Theatre. Of the unfortunate 11 acts were were eliminated by judges Simon Cowell, Julianne Hough, Gabrielle Union, Howie Mandel and Dwyane Wade, which one do YOU think most deserves a second chance by earning a coveted wild card spot in the live shows? Vote in our poll below.
As a refresher, the seven acts who advanced to the next round based on the judges’ decisions were: Indian danger act Bir Khalsa, girl group GFORCE, magician Dom Chambers, blacklight painter Alex Dowis, singer Robert Finley, stand-up comedian Ryan Niemiller and Dwyane’s Golden Buzzer pick, dance group V.Unbeatable.
The judges said goodbye to five singing acts on Tuesday night: Olivia Calderon, Lamont Landers, Adaline Bates, Gingzilla and Valerie Sassyfras. Variety performers Mat Ricardo, Michael Paul, Verba Shadow and Duo Fusion were also shown the door. And a pair of dance acts — Izzy and Easton and ADEM Show — also didn’t wow the judges.
Of the 11 eliminated acts, Lamont was perhaps the most memorable. His original audition was filled with drama after Simon stopped him midway through his original performance. The English judge scolded Lamont for being “cocky” after the young singer at first refused to listen to his advice. When Lamont returned in the Judge Cuts round he seemed to lose some of his sparkle, with only Gabrielle willing to fight for him.
Another popular act to get the boot was Izzy and Easton, childhood friends who’ve been dancing together since they were kids. Despite Julianne recognizing their raw talent as contemporary dancers, there simply wasn’t enough room for them this time around. Perhaps a wild card is in their future? Be sure to sound off in the comments section after you vote for your favorite eliminated act in our poll.