America’s Got Talent 2022 Qualifiers 1 RESULTS Live Blog

America's Got Talent
Pictured: (l-r) Avery Dixon, Don McMillan, Drake Milligan Band — (Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC)

It’s the first America’s Got Talent 2022 LIVE results show. Eleven singers performed Tuesday night, but only TWO will advance to the finale. The first place finisher will be solely determined by America’s Vote. The judges, Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara will choose 2nd place from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place vote getters. Terry Crews hosts.

UPDATE: The Top 2 are determined by America’s Vote! NOT the judges Simon Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara.

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Additionally, the AGT 2021 winner, magician Dustin Tavella will perform on stage.

After a lengthy recap (zzz) Terry calls the 11 acts on stage. He declares the vote this week “incredibly close.” Simon loves putting more people through, but he’s sad to lose so many people. He loved the energy! Then he apologized for buzzing the dancers, Stefanny and Yeeremy. After watching it back, Simon realizes that Sofia was correct. “I was loco,” Simon admitted. Yes, yes he was. Howie pipes up that Simon should not have buzzed the comedian (Lace Larrabee) either.

Now, Terry will call the contestants to the stage, announcing whether the stay or go. Lace Larrabee and acrobats Amoukanama. Acts in the Top 5 will be safe for now.

Oleksandr Yenivatov and Players Choir take the stage. Oleksander is eliminated. Players Choir are still in the competition

Stefanny and Yeeremy and Avery Dixon take the stage. America has voted. Avery Dixon is still in it, while Stefanny and Yeeremy are eliminated.

Ava Swiss and Don McMillan step forward. One is in the Top 5, the other is heading home. The next act still in the competition is…Don McMillin! Ava Swiss is eliminated. Simon is upset that Ava is eliminated. But he realizes that the new format will bring heartbreak.

Now, Drake Milligan, Ben Lapidus and Amazing Veranica & Her Incredible Friends  take the stage Only one will go through.  Drake Milligan is in the Top 5!

Next, the AGT 2021 winner Dustin Tavella is back to perform. Sofia has joined Dustin on stage to help. But that’s not all, Sofia’s former Modern Family co-star, Sarah Hyland is here too. Justin’s schtick it to tell “emotional” stories while he performs tricks. His sons and wife come on stage to deliver props. Eh. Dustin is both mediocre and corny. Not my jam.

Oh, Sarah is here to promote Love Island which she hosts and sounds very very cringe. Next, the judges play Password. Heidi will appear on the Jimmy Fallon reboot, airing at 9 pm. 

Now, Terry will reveal the Top 3. I’m confused? In no particular order, the first act in the Top 3 is Avery Dixon. The next act in the Top 3 is Don McMillin and the final spot goes to…Drake Milligan.

Next, it’s time to reveal the Top 2 moving on to the finale. America has voted. The first act making it into the finals is…Drake Milligan! The second act going into the final is…Avery Dixon!


The new format is boring! The Instant Vote and Judges Save offered nail biting drama to the results. An hour of Terry cutting down the Top 11 to a Top 5, then to a Top 3 and revealing the winners is TEDIOUS to watch. There is a whole bunch of WHO CARES involved as well, with contestants fans got NO CHANCE to get to know. 

Drake Milligan’s label, BBR, must be thrilled the country singer is performing in the September 13 finale performance. The next day, his 14 track album Dallas/Fort Worth comes out. Which is why, Simon thanking Drake again for not quitting the show after his audition resulted in a No 1 country song on iTunes was amusing. Even more amusing, Drake delivering this big speech about how he’d do ANYTHING FOR AGT! Yes, whatta guy showing up to promote his album and tour. Sheesh.


Drake Milligan
Avery Dixon

Top 5

Players Choir
Avery Dixon – Top 2
Don McMillan – Top 3
Drake Milligan – Top 2


Lace Larrabee
Oleksandr Yenivatov
Stefanny and Yeeremy
Ava Swiss
Amazing Veranica & Her Incredible Friends
Ben Lapidus
Players Choir
Don McMillan



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