July 14, 2010 07:00 PM by Candace Young
Last night the first twelve quarter-finalists gave their all on America’s Got Talent‘s on NBC! Host Nick Cannon explains that only four of the acts will move on tonight as the results from the voting are made known. Nick introduces judges Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, and Piers Morgan.Â Selena Gomez and the cast of Rock of Ages perform tonight, so read on!
Nathaniel Kenyon is asked to join Nick on the stage, along with Airpocalypse the heavy metal air band, and Sally Cohn the hand-whistler.Â Of these three, the act moving forward to the semi-finals is…Nathaniel Kenyon!Â Nathaniel tells Nick that he looks forward to getting over his illness and giving the best vocal performance of his life. Sharon purrs that America got it right!
Selena Gomez hits the stage in a scarlet red dress to perform live.
Nick Cannon calls the next three acts to the spotlight.Â It’s Nick Pike, Kung Fu Heroes, and Fighting Gravity.Â Nick announces that America voted and the second act going into the semi-final is…Fighting Gravity!Â The guys from the act promise not to let America down. Howie weighs in, saying he believes they have a real good shot at going all the way!
Now joining Nick on the stage are singing sisters, Christina and Ali, Maricar, the sexy performing artist, and The Hot Shot Tap Dancers. After the nationwide vote, the third act advancing to the semi-final round is…Christina and Ali! The girls are emotional. Piers warns that if they are going to have to practice and get their vocals to another level.
The cast from the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages, with special guest Constantine Maroulis from American Idol, and Dee Snyder of Twisted Sister performing!Â Constantine advises the contestants to go for it and enjoy their time on the show.
It’s time for the final three hopefuls, Future Funk, Paul Safy Jr., and hip hop girls, RNG, to find out which of them will advance to the semi-finals. Nick calls them out to the stage and announces that the judges will decide between the remaining two after one act is eliminated based on America’s voting. The act leaving is Paul Safy Jr.Â Â The judges now must decide between RNG and Future Funk.Â In a nail-biter finish, Sharon votes for RNG, but Piers and Howie put Future Funk through to the next round!
The four acts to move on tonight were Nathaniel Kenyon, Fighting Gravity, Christina and Ali, and Future Funk. No big shockers in this bunch. Next week on Tuesday we’ll see the next 12 acts perform live from Hollywood!
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