‘America’s Got Talent’ 2011: Results, Aug. 3 – which 4 made it through? — NBC aired its results show Wednesday night for the talent show, America’s Got Talent. The night before, a variety of 12 acts performed for the audience, and the audience voted. On Wednesday, host Nick Cannon announced four acts from the 12 that would move on in the competition for $1 million and the chance to headline in Las Vegas. Which four acts made it through?
The 12 acts that performed this week were: Kinetic King; Zuma Zuma; Avery and the Calico Hearts; juggler, Charles Peachock; Sam B; Taylor Davis; impressionist, Melissa Villasenor; magician Scott Alexander; Fatally Unique; Yellow Designs Stunt Team; danger artist, Frank Miles; and dance troupe, Team iLuminate.
Professional entertainment for the results show was provided this week by Jason Derulo and Maroon 5. Then, in small groups, the competing acts were summoned to the stage to learn their fates in this season’s contest.
Dance troupe Fatally Unique beat out danger artist, Frank Miles; Avery and the Calico Hearts; and singer, Taylor Davis in their group.
Between Zuma Zuma and BMX-bike stunt group, Yellow Designs Stunt Team, Zuma Zuma got through.
Fans of jovial club dancer, Sam B, watched as he stood on the stage with Team iLuminate and magician, Scott Alexander. Against this competition, it was “obvious,” as judge Sharon Osbourne commented, which act would go through — judges’ favorite, Team iLuminate.
Finally, Kinetic King was eliminated quickly from his grouping with Charles Peachock and Melissa Villasenor. He took his defeat graciously, saying that he hadn’t expected to get this far. The show allowed the remaining two, who placed fourth and fifth in the audience voting, to make individual pleas to the judges, who would pick between them for the last spot in the semi-finals.
Charles Peachock spoke about his strong desire to bring juggling “out of the circus tent” and more into the mainstream world of entertainment. Ms. Villasenor said that she loves what she does and considers the audience her “best friend.”
Between the two, Piers Morgan chose Charles Peachock, but both Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel picked Melissa Villasenor.
So, the last four acts moving on are: Zuma Zuma; Team iLuminate; Fatally Unique; and Melissa Villasenor.
What do you think of these choices?
America’s Got Talent will return to NBC with a new show next Wednesday night.