The third group of quarterfinalists on Season 7 of "America's Got Talent" got their results, and four acts are advancing. After a night of nerves, the results were surprising: None of the acts heavily criticized by the judges the previous night made it through.
First, host Nick Cannon called to the stage Rock Star Juggler Mike Price, comedian Jacob Williams, and balancing act Cristin Sandu. Two of these acts, the juggler and balancer, had messed up their routines. Advancing therefore was, no surprise, the comedian. Howard Stern praised him for not cracking under the pressure.
Then, Ashleigh and Pudsey, the dog act that won Season 6 of "Britain's Got Talent," performed: An adorable dog dancing with her female handler. Dog-lover Sharon Osbourne looked delighted.
Next to hear results were the puppeteers, Lightwire Theater; the show choir, Inspire the Fire, and drag queen, All Beef Patty. The judges had criticized Inspire the Fire for being amateurish and All Beef Patty for failing to use the stage effectively, while praising Lightwire Theater for their innovation. Not surprisingly, Lightwire Theater went through.
After that, dance troupe The Untouchables, hip-hop dancer Elusive, and young singer Jake Wesley Rogers learned their fates. The judges had called Elusive's act too routine and criticized Jake's song arrangement. In contrast, they had raved over the professionalism and precision of The Untouchables. The act advancing, Nick announced, was The Untouchables. Howie Mandel praised them as "much more than a bunch of kids," saying they're more polished than many adults.
Havana Brown, DJ and singer, performed next, wearing a black leather jump suit with see-through panels. She started with her club hit, "We Run the Night," with a little DJing, then danced and sang in tandem with four female dancers in black leather hot pants.
Finally, the last three acts, extreme stunt act All Wheel Sports, rock band Wordspit and the Illest!, and escape artist Spencer Horsman, came to the stage. Of these three groups, Spencer had received the harshest criticism from the judges, who'd said his escape lacked drama. Nick told him he'd been cut, leaving it for the judges to decide the fate of All Wheel Sports and Wordspit and the Illest! These acts had received mixed reviews, with Howie loving All Wheel Sports, but Howard called the act too busy for TV viewers. While Howard had praised Wordspit's originality, Howie and Sharon had disliked their decision to sing an original song.
Howard voted for Wordspit, saying he loved their original music. Howie voted for All Wheel Sports, calling them spectacular, though he also took a moment to explain to Wordspit that he did like them, despite their song choice. Sharon lauded the best points of each, but then after careful consideration, voted for All Wheel Sports, making them the final act to advance into the semifinals this week.