“America’s Got Talent” Recap: The Final Five Acts Advance to the Finals

Eric Liebowitz/NBC(NEW YORK) — On Wednesday night’s installment of NBC’s America’s Got Talent the 11 acts that performed on Tuesday’s show learned which five of them will be the moving on to next week’s finals.

Judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel, along with host Nick Cannon, were on hand for the live event airing from New York’s Radio City Music Hall to learn which acts America had selected to advance for a chance at the $1 million top prize.

Also back this week was the “Dunkin’ Save,” which allowed viewers to vote live to save an act in danger of elimination. Viewers 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.

Magician Piff the Magic Dragon, The Professional Regurgitator Steve Starr, ventriloquist Paul Zerdin, ladder acrobat Uzeyer Novruzov and comedian Paul Vider all advanced to the finals.

Rock band 3 Shades of Blue; singers Daniella Mass, Alondra Santos, Sharon Irving and Alicia Michilli; and dance troupe Freelusion were sent home.

Here’s a rundown of Wednesday’s action:

Rock band 3 Shades of Blue and opera singer Daniella Mass were the first two acts to learn they’re fates. Surprisingly, neither advanced to the finals. Mel B was “really confused” by the decision and predicted a great future for both acts.

Mariachi singer Alondra Santos and comic magician Piff the Magic Dragon were called to the front of the stage next. Piff moves on to the finals. Howie advised the magician to simply “stay the course.”

The next acts to learn their fates were The Professional Regurgitator Steve Starr and Alicia Michilli. Starr advances to the finals. Heidi was “happy” Steve was headed into the finals and called Starr her million dollar act. Steve told Klum, “If I could swallow you I would not bring you back.”

Gospel singer Sharon Irving and ventriloquist Paul Zerdin were called to the front of the stage next. Zerdin advances to the finals. Howard thought America got it right, noting Zerdin made ventriloquism and puppetry “cool,” noting that he was “edgy” and “rock and roll.” He added that Paul could very well walk away with the million dollar prize.

Earlier in the show, Nick Cannon revealed that ladder acrobat Uzeyer Novruzov, comedian Gary Vider and dance troupe Freelusion were the acts with the three lowest vote totals and gave viewers a chance to save one of them with the “Dunkin’ Save.” In a shocker, America picked Novruzov, who took a spill during Tuesday’s performance, to advance to the finals. An emotional Novruzov thanked the audience and promised to try his best to convince them they made the right choice.

The judges then got to decide which of the remaining two acts would advance. Heidi and Mel B picked Freelusion. Stern and Mandel picked Vider. The tie-breaker went to the act with the most viewer votes, which was Vider.

The evening also featured season-9 AGT finalists AcroArmy, performing to Little Mix, who sang their hit “Black …read more

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