America’s Got Talent 2019 Semifinals Results
America’s Got Talent LIVE Semifinals 1 RESULTS will be revealed tonight. Last night, eleven contestants performed in front of judges Howie Mandel, Gabrielle Union, Julianne Hough and Simon Cowell for YOUR votes. Terry Crews hosts.
Terry announces the 4th, fifth and sixth place finishers: Light Balance Kids, Ndlovu Youth Choir and Robert Finley. Simon is surprised by the acts who wound up in danger. He does not specify who, however.
Oooh, The vote is close between the Light Balance Kids and Robert Finley.
More Results: Messoudi Brothers, Tyler Butler-Figueroa and Jackie Fabulous are left on stage. These eliminations hold no suspense! Jackie already looks close to tears. America has voted. The next act going into the finals is…Tyler Butler-Figueroa.
Dunkin Save Results: America SAVES Light Balance Kids! The Judges Save is next, after the break.
LUKAS & FALCO ARE RETURNING AS WILDCARDS
Finally time for the judges vote!
Gabrielle – Ndlovu Youth Choir
Julianne – Ndlovu Youth Choir
Howie – Robert Finley
Simon – Ndlovu Youth Choir
Advancing to the Final
Light Balance Kids – America Saves
Ndlovu Youth Choir – Judges Save
Robert Finley – Dunkin Save Elimination
Kodi Lee – Blind/autistic singer/pianist – Gabrielle’s Golden Buzzer – Kodi’s family talk about growing up with an autistic brother. He didn’t like being touched, or express love. But the piano changed everything. He plays in the famed Capitol studios with his family all around. Tonight he performs Calum Scott’s “You are the Reason.” He delivers a good performance this week. His intonation is better than last time. Probably his best performance so far. Gabrielle says, ‘You just keep changing the world…you make the world a thousand percent better.” Simon compliments his special talent. “My breath was taken away.” Sean had tears in his eyes. He calls Kodi a gift. Howie calls him “magic.”
Teen singer competed on The Voice Kids Germany recently – The 14 year old singer performs another original. He’s been thinking about being a star since he was 10 years old. Benicio needs to work on his enunciation.
Still, he’s the best kid singer in the competition right now. He might have been better off with a cover this week. The song is lackluster. Simon calls it “outstanding” nevertheless. He also calls him relevant. He’s sure he’ll make the final. Julianne agrees she loved the song’s lyrics. Sean is obsessed with him and his talent, and feels he can call him “Benny.” Gabrielle calls him a star. Howie criticized him for singing an original song last week. But he’s changed his mind and proceeds to slather him with compliments, comparing him to Harry Styles and Troye Sivan.
Eric Chien – Close up magician – The last time, Simon advised Eric to go bigger. Julianne thought he shouldn’t change a thing. What will he do? Close up magic is his THING. But if he works in Vegas, he’ll need to switch it up. Yes, he actually ruminates on this in his video package. He starts off at a table with cards and a map. Eric is taking us on a virtual trip around the world. Is this his idea o going big? I guess so! Julianne is a little confused. That’s not good. Simon was waiting for something “ginormous” didn’t “have a bloody clue” what was going on. Howie calls him a great close up magician. Gabrielle was also confused, but wants him to advance anyway. It wasn’t the least bit confusing. He turned cards into little statues on a map. You could argue that it wasn’t exciting or a step up. But confusing? He did look really nervous on stage. Was that me, or was his hand shaking at times? He’s probably toast, unfortunately.
Light Balance Kids – Light and Dance group from Ukraine – These Ukranian kids went to the beach for the first time! Sadly, the war in their country keeps people from following their dreams. Oh…this comic book vibe is fun to watch. The kiddos are flying superheroes that can stop anything. That was very good storytelling. Simon apologizes for dissing them last time. He loves their hard work and imagination. The act this week was definitely a step up. Howie can see them in Vegas. Gabrielle says they set the stage on fire. Sean loves the choregraphy and technology. Julianne feels they’ve been better in the past. She didn’t like that the stepped into the Marvel universe. “You are your own brand” she says.
Robert Finley – Blind R&B singer, also a Vietnam vet – His dad believed the blues was “the devils music” which influenced his decision to put music behind after he returned from Vietnam. Tonight, he’ll be playing the guitar. He’s digging into some old school blues this time, singing “age don’t mean a thing.” Oh man. This is about convincing a younger woman to give him a chance. OK then. His performances are consistent week to week. But maybe he’s wearing a bit thin? Sean calls him hip and cool and belongs in a Tarantino movie. Simon calls him cool and classy. He thought the band was too much, though. Hm. I don’t know if I agree. “It’s not quite the moment I need here.” OK for a minute I thought Simon was going with it. But no. Simon’s done with Robert. Howie says “I know the Jews, but not the blues.”
Jackie Fabulous – Thirty something comedian – Jackie jokes in front of a “jury” how a donut saved her life last week. Remember, she started as a lawyer. Heh. For that reason, she probably will not advance to the finals. This week, she jokes about being a “fat actress” and a little bit in denial about it. Hm. She’s dipping into the B/C material this week. Howie is laughing, though. He calls her “fabulous.” He finds her funny, and more importantly, authentic. Gabrielle says she delivers every time she hits the stage. “You are really hot!” Sean calls her likable and hilarious. Julianne loves her big energy and essence. “You are hot stuff.” Unsurprisingly, Simon is dissing her. He liked her video clip better than the act. He’s done with Jackie, as well. Admittedly, however, she’s been stronger in the past.
Greg Morton – Impressionist does a zillion pop culture voices – His video package recreates kids on a school bus says “YOU CAN’T SIT WITH US.” Yikes. Cartoons got him through his childhood. He won the kids over by performing for them. So this week, he’ll be doing cartoon impressions. Which is fun. He races through the Hannah Barbera and Warner Brothers Oeuvre. It’s Baby Boomer paradise. THIS is why he’s popular. He brings back childhood memories. He can’t lose, even though he really has never presented a cogent act. Oh. He skips to the 80’s doing Simpsons voices. Then jokes that he can’t do Disney voices “COPYRIGHT.” Heh. He ends with the Nickelodeon era. He imitates a voice that Howie does. Nice touch. Julianne hopes that animators are watching this. “You can do every single voice.” Oops. Simon wasn’t impressed. He calls it “a mess.” Uh. It’s no different than what he’s been doing, all along actually–just comics this time. Only five can go through this week. Simon is done with Greg.
Messoudi Brothers – Trio of beefy hand balancers – Over under on how fast the brothers rip off their shirts. Heh. C’mon, y’all are waiting for that. Admit it. Last time, Simon asked for more danger. They are going to attempt a trick that previously injured a brother. OH HA HA. They don’t even bother wearing shirts. Smart to cut to the chase. They invite Julianne on stage and make her part of the act. Threesome! Ha. She’s already back in her seat. OK when does this get dangerous? I halfway expect Simon to buzz them. I mean ALL OF IT is dangerous, how they balance on top of each other. Then end with a crazy configuration on top of a hydraulic that hoists them into the air and back again. “THANK YOU” says Julianne. “THAT WAS FANTASTIC.” She thinks they upped the ante. Simon feels they took his advice. I’m surprised he’s satisfied, actually. Gabrielle loves their smiles. “You wowed us.” Howie calls it fantastic. Sean is “absolutely blown away.” He says, “everything is bigger.” I bit of a double entendre there!
Tyler Butler-Figueroa – Young violinist battled Leukemia – Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer – Tonight, Tyler is performing with fellow cancer survivors. He plays “Break Free” while a bunch of his pals cheer him on off stage. This week, he throws in a few dance moves. It’s a ery energetic performance. He’s not really topping himself here, but that probably doesn’t matter. The audience chants his name! Simon calls his story “unbelievable” but also, he’s a great showman and gutsy. “Joy and talent,” Simon says, “I think that’s going to put you in the final. Gabrielle calls him magical and brilliant. Sean is impressed how he moves and plays at the same time. Julianne felt his performance tonight went above and tonight. “You’re greatest trial has become your greatest triumph.”
Ndlovu Youth Choir – Youth choir hales from South Africa – They have become rock stars where they are from. Even the president wanted to meet them. Tonight, they sing “Higher Love” with an African beat. The solo singers are very good. Really, they are the best choir to ever compete on AGT, in my opinion. They are so well put together and professional. Better than the Detroit Youth Choir, who sailed into the semifinals easily. However, Ndlovu had to be saved last time–they are fighting an uphill battle at this point. Gabriele says they delivered a Higher Love to all of us. She calls them inspiring. Julianne says, “You are making waves…what you are doing is global inclusion.” Howie calls the “beautiful.” Howie jokes about Simon’s glasses. Simon calls the performance in a way higher league than anything else they’ve done. “You really deserve a place in the final.” OK then. I expected Simon to bus them.
Ansley Burns – Singer whom Simon made sing twice–twice) (Quarterfinal Wildcard) – She’s the only Wildcard to survive the Quarterfinals. In her video package, Ansley runs through how Simon kept asking her to sing twice. This week, she’s going to pick her OWN song (apparently friends and family picked the others. Hm). She loves Carrie Underwood, and sings “Cry Pretty.” Eh. Song picks aren’t going to fix Ansley in the short run. She needs time to develop vocally and emotionally. She’s imitating Carrie, all the way down to the way she moves on stage. Julianne is sure America love Ansley Burns. “You are a ray of sunshine,” she says. “America wants to root for you. Maybe the song overpowered her, she says. Sean compares her to Karen Carpenter. UHM NO. Gabrielle loves Ansley. “You are America’s underdog.” Howie thinks the song was too big for her. She needs her own TV show, he says. Simon did not like the staging. But he likes that he’s she’s gutsy and adorable. He asks America to vote based on every performance. Hm. That would mean sending her home…