(LOS ANGELES) — Wednesday night’s installment of NBC’s America’s Got Talent saw seven of the 12 acts that performed on Tuesday’s show learn that they had been chosen to advance to the semifinals. The other five acts were sent home.
Judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Simon Cowell, along with host Nick Cannon, were on hand for the live event airing from Hollywood’s Dolby Theater to learn which acts America had selected to advance for a chance at the $1 million top prize.
Also back for season 11 was the “Dunkin’ Save,” which allowed viewers to vote live to save an act in danger of elimination. They were instructed to search “Dunkin’ Save” on Google and select one of the three acts with the lowest vote totals that they wanted to see in the finals.
High school choir Musicality, singers Jayna Brown and Laura Bretan, magician Jon Dorenbos, comic mime Tape Face, tween stand-up comedienne Lori Mae Hernandez and knife-throwing couple Deadly Games all advanced to the finals.
Ninety-year-old stripper Dorothy Williams, dance acts Outlawz and Sila Sveta, singer Daniel Joyner and magician Hara were sent home.
Here’s a rundown of Wednesday’s action:
The first two acts called to the front of the stage were choir Musicality and 90-year-old stripper Dorothy Williams. Musicality advances to the next round. Mel B was happy with the results, noting the kids “light up the stage.”
Next, singers Jayna Brown and Laura Bretan were asked to step forward. Both advance to the next round. Simon’s advice to the two acts moving forward was to “stay true” to themselves.
Dance troop Outlaws and singer Daniel Joyner were the next two acts to learn their fates. Neither one advanced.
Dance team Sila Sveta, comic mime Tape Face and magician Jon Dorenbos were the next three acts summoned to the front of the stage. Dorenbos advances to the semifinals. The Philadelphia Eagles’ football player thanked the team for letting him compete on the show, and Heidi joked that the Eagles would have to wait a little longer for him.
Sila Sveta and Tape Face were instructed to remain on the stage and learned that the comic advances to the semifinals.
Earlier in the show, Cannon revealed that knife-throwing couple Deadly Games, magician Hara and 13-year-old stand-up comic Lori Mae Hernandez were the acts with the three lowest vote totals and gave viewers a chance to save one of them with the “Dunkin’ Save.” America picked Lori Mae to advance to the semifinals.
The judges then got to decide which of the remaining two acts would advance. Heidi and Simon chose Deadly Games, but Mel B and Howie picked Hara. With the vote ending in a tie, the act with the most fan votes, Deadly Games, advances to the semifinals.
The show also featured performances from last season’s winner, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, and ninth-season champ, magician Matt Franco.
America’s Got Talent continues Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.
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