‘America’s Got Talent’ episode 14 recap: Which five acts advanced to the semi-finals? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

“America’s Got Talent” continued the final phase of its unconventional season 15 on Tuesday with the second live performance show and Wednesday with the results of that show based on audience votes. In this quarter-finals round, which consists of four episodes, 11 acts per night will perform for the judges. On the August 18 live show, judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara were joined by Kenan Thompson who stepped in for Simon Cowell, who is still recovering from surgery for a broken back.

Of Tuesday’s 11 acts that performed, only five of them will advance to the next round, the semi-finals. Those 11 acts were: homeless choral group Voices of Our City Choir, singers Kameron Ross, Kelvin Dukes, BONAVEGA, and Daneliya Tuleshova,dance group The Shape, salsa duo BAD Salsa, animal tricks act Alexis Brownley and the Puppy Pals, daredevil Jonathan Goodwin, impressionist Vincent Marcus, and diabolo group Spyros Bros.

The five that advance from this quarter-finals round will join the acts the have already made the semi-finals: singers Archie Williams, Shaquira McGrath, and Roberta Battaglia, sword swallower Brett Loudermilk, and twin sister entertainers Double Dragon.

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Below, follow along as we recap the results on “America’s Got Talent” Season 15 Episode 14 in our minute-by-minute blog.

8:09 p.m. – After a recap of last night’s performances, Terry Crews brought the 11 acts on stage to reveal the three acts that placed 4th, 5th and 6th in the audience vote. These three acts would be put in limbo to fight for the Dunkin’ Save live vote to be sent through to the semi-finals by tonight’s audience: Alexis Brownley and the Puppy Pals, Jonathan Goodwin and Spyros Bros.

8:12 p.m. – Before heading to commercial we saw the beginning of the Dunkin’ Save results with Spyros Bros out to an early lead with 40% of the vote, following by Jonathan with 31% and Alexis with about 30%. That means it could go to any of them!

8:15 p.m. – To determine the first act to make it to the semi-finals, Terry brought forward BONAVEGA, Kameron Ross and Voices of Our City Choir. Of the three, Voices of Our City Choir is the semi-finalist!

8:22 p.m. – Performing from the Vegas strip was the Jabbawockeez. Their vibe tonight was super cool in colorful trench coats and matching sneakers with slick rooftop production not wholly unlike what The Shape did last night.

8:24 p.m. – With four spots left in the semi-finals, Terry called Vincent Marcus and BAD Salsa to the center of the stage to reveal that BAD Salsa has made the next round!

8:27 p.m. – Between Daneliya Tuleshova, The Shape and Kelvin Dukes, Terry also revealed that Daneliya Tuleshova was the third top vote-getter to make it through to the semi-finals! I’m absolutely shocked that Kelvin Dukes wasn’t even in the top 6 of votes. What a shame! He was phenomenal last night.

8:36 p.m. – Tonight we also got a special performance from AGT legend Darci Lynne with one of her new friends, Ivan, a purple cyclops. They had a quick comedy bit before erupting into a vocal performance of the Justin Bieber hit “Baby.”

8:50 p.m. – Based on the Dunkin’ Save, the act that became the fourth semi-finalist by winning the live vote was Spyros Bros! That meant that the judges would have to choose between Alexis Brownley and the Puppy Pals and Jonathan Goodwin to earn the fifth and final spot in the next round.

8:58 p.m. – One by one the judges voted for the act they want to advance to the semi-finals: Kenan voted for Alexis, Sofia voted for Jonathan, Heidi voted for Jonathan, and Howie voted for Alexis, leaving it in a tie! That means the overnight vote determines who goes through and that was Jonathan!

NEXT WEEK: We see performances from Cristina Rae, Alan Silva, Malik Dope, Annie Jones, Bone-Breakers, Dance Town Family, Sheldon Riley, Max Major, Thomas Day, Usama Siddiquee and W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew.

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