America’s Got Talent 2022 Qualifiers 1 Poll Results and Prediction

America's Got Talent
Pictured: Don McMillan (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

America’s Got Talent season 17 airs its first LIVE results show tonight. The format for the lives has been completely shaken up. There are no Quarterfinal rounds. Instead, 55 acts will perform over the course of five weeks. Only two acts will advance each week to the finale.

Also gone is the “instant save” which determined one of the acts advancing to the next round. The top vote getter goes through instantly based solely on America’s vote. The judges–Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara–choose the second act from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place finishers.

America’s Got Talent 2022 Unveils a Top 55 and New Format

Who will advance tonight? First of all–apologies for the messed up poll. The “Should” poll was configured correctly, but for some reason, is only allowing one vote. Crowdsignal can be kluge-y like that. It’s a reminder to test the polls before they go live!

Having said that–country singer Drake Milligan is a clear favorite here. Voters believe he and Golden Buzzer Avery Dixon will advance to the finale. It’s no surprise that Drake is the clear front runner–we love singers here! But I suspect saxophonist Avery led the vote last night. He is talented, has a sympathetic backstory, and performed last. Plus, Simon predicted he’ll become a SUPERSTAR like he predicted Carrie Underwood would become all those years ago. It’s hyperbole, but hyperbole works. 

Prediction:

Avery Dixon will earn the most votes and automatically advance. The judges will choose Drake Milligan to advance in 2nd place. However, the judges pimped comic Don McMillan and the Players Choir pretty hard. They could wind up choosing either act over Drake if they finish in the Top 4. Don, in particular, had a GREAT set and performed next to last. And Simon literally begged America to vote for the Players Choir. 

Also congratulations to comedian Jordan Conley who won America’s vote from last week’s four-way race for the last live show spot. He becomes the 55th contestant.

America’s Got Talent 2022 – Qualifiers 1 – Favorite Act

  1. Drake Milligan – Singer – 50.00%
  2. Avery Dixon – Saxophonist – Terry Crews Golden Buzzer – 20.00%
  3. Don McMillan – Comedian – 10.59%
  4. Amazing Veranica & Her Incredible Friends – Dog Act – 6.47%
  5. Players Choir – Singing group – 4.12%
  6. Amoukanama – Acrobatics – 2.35%
  7. Oleksandr Yenivatov – Contortionist – 1.76%
  8. Ava Swiss – Singer – 1.76%
  9. Stefanny and Yeeremy – Salsa dancers – 1.18%
  10. Ben Lapidus – Comic Singer – 1.18%
  11. Lace Larrabee – Comedian – 0.59%

America’s Got Talent 2022 – Qualifiers 1 – Which 2 Acts SHOULD Advance? (Pick 2)

  1. Drake Milligan – Singer – 52.87%
  2. Avery Dixon – Saxophonist – Terry Crews Golden Buzzer – 11.49%
  3. Don McMillan – Comedian – 9.20%
  4. Amoukanama – Acrobatics – 6.90%
  5. Amazing Veranica & Her Incredible Friends – Dog Act – 6.90%
  6. Players Choir – Singing group – 5.75%
  7. Stefanny and Yeeremy – Salsa dancers – 2.30%
  8. Lace Larrabee – Comedian – 2.30%
  9. Oleksandr Yenivatov – Contortionist – 1.15%
  10. Ben Lapidus – Comic Singer – 1.15%
  11. Ava Swiss – Singer – 0.00%

America’s Got Talent 2022 – Qualifiers 1 – Which 2 Acts WILL Advance? (Pick 2)

  1. Drake Milligan – Singer – 42.15%
  2. Avery Dixon – Saxophonist – Terry Crews Golden Buzzer – 37.16%
  3. Don McMillan – Comedian – 7.28%
  4. Players Choir – Singing group – 3.45%
  5. Amazing Veranica & Her Incredible Friends – Dog Act – 3.45%
  6. Amoukanama – Acrobatics – 2.30%
  7. Ava Swiss – Singer – 1.53%
  8. Oleksandr Yenivatov – Contortionist – 1.15%
  9. Stefanny and Yeeremy – Salsa dancers – 0.77%
  10. Lace Larrabee – Comedian – 0.38%
  11. Ben Lapidus – Comic Singer – 0.38%

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