The first group of 12 acts in the quarterfinals performed live on Tuesday’s two-hour episode of “America’s Got Talent.” Only seven of these dozen acts will advance to the semifinals. So which acts earned enough votes to perform again in the next round? Overnight viewers voted for their favorites and the results were revealed during a one-hour episode of “AGT” on Wednesday.
Follow along with our live blog as we recap the quarterfinals 1 results show, which is episode 10 of season 16. Who are you rooting for and who would you be happy to see sent on their way? Be sure to sound off in the comments about the night’s most shocking snubs.
To kick off the results, host Terry Crews will reveal the five acts that brought in the most votes and automatically advance to the semis. That will leave an unlucky seven in jeopardy. At this point, Terry will tell us who were the sixth, seventh and eighth place vote-getters. Those three acts will be eligible for the Instant Save, a live vote to take place during the rest of the show, with the most popular earning the sixth slot.
The two acts that don’t win the Dunkin’ Save will then have to hope that they win over enough of the four judges to be their choice as the seventh act to make it through to the semifinals in three weeks time.
8:01 p.m. – The evening kicked off with a recap of last night’s performance show, including unseen footage of Siri failing to understand Heidi Klum‘s voice and Simon Cowell sharing “the best almonds” with the rest of the judges during a commercial break. Terry also informed us that past champions Darci Lynne Farmer and Brandon Leake would both be stopping by the stage tonight.
8:09 p.m. – Before we got to any of the results, Simon’s Golden Buzzer act Nightbirde visited the show via satellite to check-in after making the decision to leave the competition to make her health a priority. Howie told her that her poise, beauty and courage is inspiring to a world that is also hurting. Simon explained that though she may feel like it, she hasn’t let anyone down and her audition already impacted a lot of people and in that regard she’s already won.
8:12 p.m. – In the first set of results, Terry named the 6th, 7th and 8th place acts that would compete tonight for the Dunkin’ Save: Beyond Belief Dance Company, Kabir Singh and Madilyn Bailey.
8:14 p.m. – Terry also brought 1aChord and Gangstagrass forward to announce that between their two groups only 1aChord was voted through while Gangstagrass was eliminated.
8:18 p.m. – When we returned from commercial we saw the initial results in the Dunkin’ Save voting: Kabir leading with 46%, Madilyn trailing closely with 30% and Beyond Belief bringing up the rear with 23%.
8:19 p.m. – Next up was Brandon with a new poetic performance with the With Our Words Poetry Collective. Their performance repped the city they hail from, Stockton, California, and focusing on the indigenous people and plants as well as the inclusivity of the city that brings together many different cultures. Terry and Simon also announced that Brandon would be joining other winners, along with this year’s winner, in a residency for the series at the Luxor Las Vegas.
8:30 p.m. – Terry brought forward Canine Stars, Gina Brillon and Sethward next to reveal that America’s votes determined Gina would advance to the semifinals, but Sethward and Canine Stars would go home.
8:32 p.m. – Next, Peter Rosalita and Jimmie Herrod learned that both of them gained enough votes to move forward!
8:35 p.m. – That left Dustin Tavella and Matt Johnson on stage to hear that Dustin will be in the semifinals while Matt will be watching from home.
8:42 p.m. – Back again after winning in 2017, Darci Lynne took the stage for one of her classic ventriloquism singing performances with her puppet Oscar. As always, the performance included comedic elements, but for the first time on the AGT stage she also brought a band to create a more dynamic experience. It’s clear that Darci Lynne’s act has evolved and improved so much, even if it was already great to begin with!
8:51 p.m. – The last business of the night was to announce which 2 of the remaining 3 acts would be moving through to the semifinals. First, Terry had the task of revealing the winner of the Dunkin’ Save live vote to be Kabir Singh! That left Beyond Belief Dance Company and Madilyn Bailey vulnerable to the judges’ vote.
8:58 p.m. – In the judges’ vote, each judge gets to choose the act they think should advance. Heidi began by voting for Beyond Belief. Sofia also chose Beyond Belief, thinking Madilyn doesn’t need the help of the show to succeed. Howie split the vote by choosing Madilyn, leaving it up to Simon who also chose Madilyn in order to let America’s vote decide. To break the tie, Terry announced that Madilyn had more votes overnight and so she became the 7th semifinalist.
NEXT WEEK: Quarterfinal performances from Northwell Nurse Choir, Johnny Showcase, Josh Blue, Dokteuk Crew, Aidan Bryant, Peter Antoniou, Korean Soul, Shuffolution, Tory Vagasy, Positive Impact Movement, T.3, and Victory Brinker.