‘America’s Got Talent’ episode 22 recap: Which five acts advanced to the finals? [UPDATING LIVE BLOG]

“America’s Got Talent” concluded the semi-final phase of its unconventional season 15 on Tuesday with the first of two semifinal performance shows and on Wednesday with the results of that show based on audience votes. In this semi-finals round, 11 acts per night performed for the judges. On the September 15 live show, judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara were alone on the panel while Simon Cowell remained absent while recovering from surgery.

Of Tuesday’s 11 acts that performed, only five of them will advance to the “AGT” finals. Those 11 acts were: chorale group Voices of Our City Choir, dancers W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew, dance duo BAD Salsa, magician Max Major, singers Celina, Cristina RaeDaneliya Tuleshova and Kenadi Dodds, daredevil Jonathan Goodwin, acrobatic trio Bello Sisters, and sword swallower Brett Loudermilk.

The five to advance will join the finalists already determined on the September 9 results show: singers Roberta Battaglia and Archie Williams, as well as singing duo Broken Roots, spoken word artist Brandon Leake and aerialist Alan Silva.

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Below, follow along as we recap America’s Got Talent” Season 15 Episode 22 and give you the September 16 semifinal results in our live blog.

8:10 p.m. – After the recap of last night’s performances, Terry brought all the semi-finalists on stage to reveal the ones that placed in 4th, 5th and 6th after what he called one of the closest votes of the season. Those three acts that will compete through the episode for the Dunkin Save are: Kenadi Dodds, BAD Salsa and Max Major.

8:11 p.m. – In the first glimpse of those results, Kenadi was out to a strong lead with 41% of the vote, followed by BAD Salsa with 31% and Max with only 28%.

8:17 p.m. – Next Terry brought forward Celina and Cristina Rae for their results. Of the two, the one to move on to the finals was Cristina Rae!

8:24 p.m. – Mentalist Colin Cloud came by tonight for his latest mind trick. he had all three judges secretly write a word on their board and hide it from view. He also had everyone on screen at home create a pendulum with a necklace and watch as he described the motion the pendulum would naturally take. After the pendulum moment he correctly guessed that Howie wrote down Paris, Heidi wrote down yo-yo, and Sofia wrote down the song “Happy.” He then showed a video of Shin Lim showing that Howie would say “Paris,” Darci Lynne Farmer in a video with a yo-yo and then Kodi Lee playing “Happy” on the piano. How?!

8:32 p.m. – In the next set of results, Terry brought forward Voices of Our City Choir, Daneliya Tuleshova and W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew. Of those three acts, the only one to move on to the finals was Daneliya. That means we say goodbye to two of the season’s Golden Buzzer acts in one fell swoop.

8:40 p.m. – With only Jonathan Goodwin, Bello Sisters and Brett Loudermilk left on stage, Terry revealed that the third act to advance to the finals was Bello Sisters!

8:47 p.m. – Next, with a special performance supergroup BTS stopped by to perform their song “Dynamite.” They recorded a video from the studio lot not unlike the AGT contestants do which was really cool to see. Imagine if they competed on a show like “AGT: Champions”!

8:51 p.m. – Once the Dunkin Save voting closed, Terry announced that the winner of that vote and the fourth act to go to the finals was Kenadi. That left BAD Salsa and Max at the mercy of the Judges’ Pick.

8:59 p.m. – To decide the last finalist of the season, the judges declared their pick: Sofia voted for BAD Salsa and Howie went with BAD Salsa also which put them through!

NEXT WEEK: The final performances from Archie Williams, Broken Roots, Bello Sisters, Brandon Leake, Alan Silva, Cristina Rae, Roberta Battaglia, Daneliya Tuleshova, Kenadi Dodds, and BAD Salsa.

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