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‘America’s Got Talent’ Recap: Acts Buckle Under The Pressure In Second Semifinal

Tuesday night’s semifinal saw several acts buckle under the pressure with the finals in reach.


Season 16 of America’s Got Talent is just a week away from crowning a new winner and Tuesday night’s semifinal saw several acts buckle under the pressure with the finals in reach.

In case you missed it, here’s a recap of all 11 performances:


Kicking off the show was the church singing trio from North Carolina. They sang a beautiful rendition of “Every Breathe You Take” by The Police. While they sounded amazing, they were put in the death spot and that has me worried about how they will fare in tomorrow’s results show.

Unicircle Flow

The unicycle act was next and after their misstep in the quarterfinals, I was concerned for them here. However, they did not miss a beat on Tuesday night and put together a great performance to Dua Lipa’s “Physical”. They are my dark house to advance into the finals.

Lea Kyle

Heidi Klum’s Golden Buzzer pick was up next. After a subpar performance in the quarterfinals, she had a lot to prove this time around. A few technical errors, such as the trick being exposed, ruined the act. While she may be the best quick-change artist in AGT history, this was not worthy of a spot in the finals.

Northwell Nurse Choir

Howie Mandel’s Golden Buzzer pick was up next. The choir sang a stunning rendition of Andy Grammer’s “Don’t Give Up” and blew the house down. Honestly, this group is so inspiring they are a lock for the finals regardless.

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Kabir Singh

The comedian has been good in the past but Tuesday night saw him bomb completely. Simon Cowell gave him the red X and from there it was downhill. I’m not sure what was going on with Kabir tonight but his act ends here.

Peter Antoniou

The so-called ‘mentalist’ should have seen this coming. He not only took FOREVER to do one simple trick, but he also messed up and blamed Sofia for his mistake, angering Simon, who buzzed him. It’s goodnight for Peter.

Victory Brinker

Surprisingly, the group Golden Buzzer pick did not close out the show. She sang a pretty nice rendition of “Nessun Dorma” but despite the praises from the judges, I don’t think she is as good as everyone is making her out to be. She’s talented, no doubt about it. However, I feel she’s not the pick to win as everyone says.


The young dance crew delivered a fiery performance to “Gasolina” and “Con Calma”. I personally love the songs and was dancing along with them at home. They are good enough for a spot in the finals and that’s not something I thought I’d say weeks ago.


The brother hand-balancing act was next and it was a dud. Simon buzzed them and commented they are doing the same act over and over. It truly was repetitive and boring.

Josh Blue

The penultimate act of the night belonged to the comedian who won Last Comic Standing back in 2006. He performed a hilarious set about competing in the Paralympic games. While Josh was funny, I have to wonder if his jokes will get old once he gets into the finals? If not, he could be a dark horse to win.

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Brooke Simpson

The final act of the night belonged to Brooke Simpson, who sang with confidence and belted out a banger of Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits”. There is a real chance Brooke could win or even be in the top five.

Who will advance to the finals? Find out when America’s Got Talent continues on Wednesday night at 8/7c on NBC with host Terry Crews.

Stephen Anderson
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Stephen Michael is a Political Correspondent based in the United States. He has reached a global audience with his coverage of the 2020 Election and Trump White House. Michael joins Forward Axis News after spending time with the Project Spurs Network since 2014 and covering reality TV in the UK, Australia, and Canada.

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