'America's Got Talent' recap: No guarantees as four more acts advance

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Four more acts advanced from the fourth Quarterfinals rounds of Season 7 of "America's Got Talent." Coming off such a strong performance night, no act was guaranteed safe.

First to hear their fates were Ulysses, Olate Dogs and David "The Bullet" Smith. Before host Nick Cannon announced the results, Sharon Osbourne apologized to singer Ulysses for buzzing him during his act, saying it had been disrespectful . She was, however, delighted to learn that Olate Dogs were advancing.

Then, pop singer Cher Lloyd performed her single "Want U Back." She wore a retro-influenced mini-dress and performed in front of a 1950's-style diner counter and jukebox, surrounded by dancers in retro outfits. The tune also had a retro vibe.

Called to the stage next were William Close and the Earth Harp Collective, Unity in Motion and Sebastien El Charro. Howard Stern said he found it hard to believe two were going home. Nick announced William Close would be the one staying around.

Loyal viewers might realize that the judges normally get a chance to each select a Wild Card pick on a subsequent week to advance into the Semifinals. Therefore, it might not be the end yet for Unity in Motion or Sebastien El Charro.

Next for results were sand painter Joe Castillo, musical duo Eric and Olivia, and "King of the Nut Shots," Horse. No surprise from these three acts; Joe Castillo was the one moving on.

In a break between results, Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti and the cast of "Once" took the stage, beginning with an instrumental piece that resembled a bluegrass bar rumble, which led into the chart-topping duet "Falling Slowly."

Finally, dancer Lindsey Norton, mentalist Eric Dittelman, and cloggers All That learned their fates. The act being sent home next, Nick said, would be Lindsey Norton. This meant it was between Eric Dittelman and All That for the judges' pick. Nick said they'd placed fourth and fifth in the voting, with only 1 percent separating them. Howie said he wanted to do "what's right for America," so he chose Eric Dittelman. Sharon went with All That. Howard explained that he was voting for the act he'd go see: Eric Dittelman.

At this point, Sharon reminded people that there was a Wild Card Round coming up. That in mind, she announced that her first pick for an act to perform on that show would be All That.

For two weeks, the show will take a break due to the Olympics. After that, "America's Got Talent" will return with the YouTube rounds, where a select group of performers who auditioned via YouTube will compete live for audience votes. Don't forget: it was the YouTube round that introduced America to singing sensation Jackie Evancho, who placed second in Season 5.

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