Simon Cowell fights again tears throughout Nightbirde’s emotional return
America’s Got Talent contestants risked everything to make it to the semi-finals on Tuesday, but a Golden Buzzer winner didn’t stand a chance.
“It was a great show (last night), but someone was missing – Nightbirde,” Terry Crews said during the live results show on Wednesday, referring to Ohio singer Jane Marczewski who previously shared a “2% chance of survival.” some cancer in the lungs, spine and liver. “
Marczewski – who earned Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer after an emotional performance about being more than her cancer – announced earlier this month on Instagram that she is withdrawing from the competition because her “health has deteriorated”.
The singer practically returned Wednesday to provide an update after she left.
“I can’t thank you enough for the opportunity to have a moment to share my story and we are witnessing such a beautiful picture of the human mind,” she said, adding that the overwhelming support she received was “My belief in humanity.”
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Cowell said Marczewski made the right decision to focus on “your well-being, health and recovery.”
“You rightly made the decision that your health is your priority right now and I know last time we spoke you actually said that you felt like you were letting people down,” said Cowell holding back tears. “On behalf of all of us, you have not let anyone down. Even if you did not run – you have already won. “
Reigning champion Brandon Leake also returned to AGT on Wednesday to join the With Our Words Poetry Collective in a powerful spoken word performance about his hometown of Stockton, California.
And now Leake is ready to pass the torch on to the next “AGT” champion.
Seven acts got one step closer to winning the grand prize by advancing to the semi-finals with America’s votes.
That happened tonight in the America’s Got Talent semifinals.
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The choice of fans
The three acts with the most votes progressed automatically.
1aChord was the first act to move forward after their soulful rendition of REM’s “Everybody Hurts” which Cowell described as “the best performance of the night”. After advancing, Cowell told the trio that they “have every opportunity to win this show”.
Comedian Gina Brillon joined them in the safe zone shortly thereafter, though the judges felt some nerves during their performance. The comedian had to pinch herself: “Do I really have this moment?”
Singers Peter Rosalita and Jimmie Herrod, Sofía Vergara’s Golden Buzzer, both made a dramatic reveal that led viewers to believe that only one can move forward. “You are so good at getting us,” said Herrod.
Magician Dustin Tavella was also safe and felt “super humble” and “super grateful”.
Madilyn Bailey (singer), Kabir Singh (comedian) and Beyond Belief Dance Co. (dance group) ended up in the midfield and were on the verge of collapse.
The three acts met in a live voting round for the “Dunkin ‘Save”, in which the fans had the opportunity to save only one actor. Whoever received the most votes in a 30-minute flash round moved on.
In the end, the spectators saved Singh. “I know half of you voted for my mom, not me, but it’s okay,” he quipped.
But the results didn’t stop there. The judges had a chance to save either Bailey or Beyond Belief Dance Co.
“It’s never easy,” said Heidi Klum before voting for Beyond Belief Dance Co. Vergara also selected the group of young dancers. Mandel and Cowell both picked Bailey and thus sparked a tie.
The act with the most audience votes overnight would advance: Bailey.
The four acts with the fewest votes – Gangstagrass (band); The dog stars (dog act); Matt Johnson (escape artist); and Sethward (comedian) – were eliminated.
Beyond Belief Dance Co. was also packed.
America’s Got Talent will return on August 17th for the second round of the quarterfinals (NBC, 8 EDT / PDT), where 12 other acts will try to blow America away to advance to the semifinals.
Next week’s cast includes Aidan Bryant (aerialist); Dokteuk Crew (dance group); Johnny Showcase (singer); Josh Blue (comedian); Korean Soul (vocal group); Peter Antoniou (mentalist); Positive influence (acrobats); Shuffolution (dance group); T.3 (vocal group); Tory Vagasy (singer); and Golden Buzzer winners Northwell Nurse Choir and Victory Brinker.