After what was, according to Nick Cannon “the highest votes they had all season,” America’s Got Talent 6 finally has it’s Top 10. . .
At least in name. It goes without saying that there were some injustices, both the week before and tonight.
The first came immediately with the first three acts called out onto the stage: Gymkana, Steven Retchless, and Silhouettes.
In spite of having only been on stage for fewer than twenty seconds and treating the rest of their act like a slideshow, Silhouettes took the first spot in the Top 10 of the night, thereby guaranteeing that one truly deserving act would not even be allowed to plead for the judges to advance.
Before revealing which act that was, however, Cannon called out Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and Anna Graceman.
When asked to comment, Howie Mandel stated that “Either way, I’m going to be devastated.”
This only suffices to further prove that Mandel is as dumb as dirt. It was only one week ago that Lys Agnes and POPLYFE (who share several similarities with Murphy Jr. and Graceman) were brought out before him and the announcement was made that both of them had advanced.
Yet in spite of this being an absolute mirror for the fake-out the producers had subjected Mandel to only one week before, he still fell for it.
Just like last time, both Murphy Jr. and Graceman advanced.
After this, we finally found out who was robbed: Fatally Unique. In spite of being a better dance group than both the Miami All-Stars and West Springfield Dance Team combined, they were sent home.
Fatally Unique was called out for their elimination along with Professor Splash, the Summerwind Skippers, and the last act to advance automatically into the Top 10: Landon Swank.
Last year, Piers Morgan chose as a wild card Anna & Patryk, an act previously rejected in a judges’ choice by Osbourne and Mandel, who advanced all the way into the Top 10. This year, he has repeated himself with Landon Swank.
Unsurprisingly, the final elimination went to The Kinetic King, most likely out of mercy. This left the Smage Bros. Riding Show once again standing before the judges to plead their case, this time standing opposite the solo dancer Snap Boogie.
This too was a mirror from the previous semifinal, when another act that had previously been a quarterfinal judges’ choice, the West Springfied Dance Team, stood beside another act making his first appearance before the judges, Daniel Joseph Baker.
And once again, the judges voted in favor of the act with a history of lagging behind in the votes. After Sharon Osbourne cast her vote for Snap Boogie, Piers Morgan and Howie Mandel gave theirs to the Smage Bros. Riding Show.
Next week, the Top 10 will perform, and from them, the Top 4 will be selected. They are:
- Lys Agnes
- Anna Graceman
- Miami All-Stars
- Landau Eugene Murphy Jr.
- Smage Bros. Riding Show
- Landon Swank
- Team iLuminate
- West Springfield Dance Team