America’s Got Talent kicked off their new format this week. Instead of three rounds, the live shows will feature a “Qualifiers” round consisting of 55 acts over the course of five weeks, before the big finale.
Only TWO acts will advance on Wednesdays to the final performance episode. An 11th spot will be determined by votes from five wildcards chosen by the judges. Unlike prior seasons of the show, viewers only get one or two performances from their favorite acts during the lives. Back when the AGT format included Auditions -> Judge Cuts -> Quarterfinals –> Semifinals –> Finale, fans might see an act perform four or five times! By the time fans voted for finale acts, they had clear favorites.
But AGT producers may not care how attached viewers become to an act. More and more, America’s Got Talent has turned into a version of the Ed Sullivan show, but with a competion element tacked on. Creator Simon Cowell seems intent on stuffing in as many acts to his summer extravaganza as possible.
Now, it’s time to vote! Later on Wednesday, we’ll put up a prediction post. Golden Buzzer, Avery Dixon is a good bet for the finale. But I’m not sure who else. The night’s No 1 is determined by viewer vote. The judges choose the second place winner from among the 2nd, 3rds and 4th place winners.
Which two acts WILL advance? (Pick 2)
Which two acts SHOULD advance? (Pick 2)