World-renowned illusionist Darcy Oake, who made a name for himself as the fifth-place act on “Britain’s Got Talent” Season 8, made his debut in front of American audiences during the third episode of “AGT: The Champions.” Darcy’s performance wowed the judges as he seemingly made Heidi Klum float in midair (watch above). Unfortunately, his stint on the spinoff reality TV show was short-lived as the Superfans, the voters who wield all the power this season, decided to send through opera singer Paul Potts instead. Did the Superfans get it wrong this week? Vote down in our poll below.
Since judge Howie Mandel used his Golden Buzzer to advance 11-year-old singer Angelica Hale to the Finals, that meant the Superfans had to choose which of the nine remaining acts to send through. As NBC revealed to Gold Derby, the Superfans are “delegates from all 50 states who have been longtime and dedicated viewers of ‘AGT.'”
After the Superfans cast their votes, host Terry Crews announced that the top three vote-getters were Paul, extreme roller skaters Billy and Emily England and NFL magician Jon Dorenbos. That meant that Darcy came all the way to America and made Heidi float in midair only to be eliminated in the first round. The other five acts eliminated at that stage were DJ Arch Jnr, opera singer Prince Poppycock, sideshow duo Ryan Stock & AmberLynn, comedian Samuel J. Comroe and comedian Tom Cotter.
Crews confirmed that Billy and Emily “did the best in the southern states,” Jon “did really well in the northeast,” while Paul “dominated in the midwest.” The act eliminated in third place was Jon, while Billy and Emily were the runners-up, and Paul was named the winner of this week’s Superfan vote.
Darcy Oake is just one of the the many acts to be eliminated so far on “AGT: Champions,” as only two out of 10 advance every week. Joining Paul and Angelica as some of the performers who’ll be competing in the Finals this February are extreme knife throwers Deadly Games, singer Susan Boyle, comedian Preacher Lawson and opera/rock singer Cristina Ramos.