Twelve more acts competed in the Quarterfinals of Season 7's "America's Got Talent." After viewer votes, four will advance.
LionDanceMe, an acrobatic dancing troupe, performed as Chinese-style lions, jumping on poles. The judges agreed they need to step it up with Sharon Osbourne suggesting they display their martial arts skills.
The dancer Turf glided around the stage and twisted his body into unbelievable positions. Howie gave him a standing ovation, calling him "a human Gumby."
Rock band The All Ways did Lady Gaga's "Telephone," which Howie didn't love, telling them, "You've got to pick a style." Sharon thought it sounded like screaming, but loved their retro '80s look.
Hawley Magic did an illusion involving balancing an assistant on top of a sword, then spinning her as she apparently was impaled. Howard dubbed the illusion dramatic, but urged them to update their presentation, which he found old-school.
The Lisa Clark Dancers performed a tightly choreographed number with lots of intricate moves. Howie buzzed them, saying it felt like a "young person's recital." Howard disagreed, complimenting new moves, but said it probably wasn't enough.
The Aurora Light Painters were next, illustrating with light and effects the concept "Monsters Under the Bed." In this one, which got buzzed by Howard, a woman befriended a monster. Howie compared the performance to "Etch-a-Sketch in the Dark." Sharon said their vision isn't sophisticated enough yet.
Danielle Stallings, a young singer, performed the Bruno Mars song "It Will Rain." She had some pitch problems, possibly due to nerves, but finished strong. Howard thought she was "incredibly memorable."
The acrobatic duo Donovan and Rebecca performed graceful moves on suspended silks. Howard predicted America will vote them through.
Big Barry sang-talked "Feeling Good" with a small rock band while beauties strutted around. Howard and Sharon buzzed him. Howie compared him to "if Bob Dylan and the Easter bunny had a baby." While he's not a good singer, Howie called him "an incredible novelty act." Howard disagreed, blaming Howie for Big Barry getting through and saying he owed an apology to the acts who didn't advance as a result. Sharon told Big Barry, "You sing like you're on the toilet."
Tom Cotter, stand-up comedian, did a set about common sayings. Howard called him phenomenal while Howie called him the consummate professional.
Ben Blaque, archer, began behind the judges' table with a shot that punctured a big balloon, then shot a rose from his assistant's mouth. Finally, he stacked four crossbows to fire at four balloons surrounding his assistant, hitting them all. Sharon felt it was exciting.
Pianist and singer Tim Hockenberry sang an emotional version of Katy Perry's "All of Me." Howie called his voice haunting and said he's "a possible winner." Sharon said he reminded her of Van Morrison or Joe Cocker. Howard called him his favorite singer but thought this performance fell short.