Americas Got Talent 9 SemiFinal 2 Predictions

And thus, the semis are over. This one is tough, but here is my assessment for how the night went down along with my predictions for who should and will advance.

I’d Eat My Computer If They Don’t Advance:

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1- Blue Journey – These guys killed it! If they don’t advance then there is something seriously wrong with this show. Everything about them is perfection and mesmerizing. I see them potentially winning.

2 – Mat Franco– Mat also killed it and would be absolutely robbed if he didn’t advance. A top 12 without Mat would be seriously missing something.

Likely Advancing:

1- Quintavious Johnson – He definitely had a strong performance, and couple that with the pimp spot and he should be getting a spot in the Finals.

2 – Emil and Dariel– For me, Blue Journey, Mat Franco and Emil and Dariel were the highlights of the show. These guys just have to advance!

Heading Home On The Bus Of Shame:

1 – Kelli Glover – The judges really sunk her ship with their critiques. Last night, Kelli needed to have a show stopper performance, and instead she went for a performance that could open up the night. In other words, her decision to go for a fun song over something that would be memorable makes her completely forgettable and also going home.

2 – Baila Conmigo – The judges really gave them a bussing and I wish they hadn’t, because I really like them! Of all the acts that I’m putting in this category, the one act I hope can prove me wrong and somehow still advance is this one. I just don’t see it happening now though.

3 – Jaycob Curlee – Oh wow! He can still sing even though he has no parents! Lol, he is so gone, his performance was weak and Quintavious totally out sang him. However, since Jaycob has the back story and so many fans, he could make it to face the judges but if he does either way his fate is sealed.

4 – Smoothini– Mat Franco outperformed him. Is there room for 2 magicians from this week to advance? I don’t think so, and though it is unfortunate for Smoothini, all the magic votes will go to Mat and he will advance. I love that Smoothini stepped it up, but it just isn’t enough to beat Mat.

Could Go Either Way:

1 – Christian Stoinev– The judges were completely right in their assessment of him. Scooby makes the act more then just a strength act, but there has to be more strength and less Scooby for it to work! If it is all gimmick and not enough show of talent, it starts to become less about the act and more about “dawwww look at the cute dog.” I still think, however, that performing late and being a favorite going into this that he has a shot. Now, it just isn’t as great anymore and there could be an upset.

2 – AcroArmy– It is funny, going into this I thought Baila Conmigo would outshine them and I guess I was wrong. Now I think AcrArmy really has a better shot of advancing than BC. Still, I’m not sure they will actually end up advancing, but they definitely have a shot.

3 – Wendy Liebman – Our last comic standing! She was good last night, but not great. The judges really blew up for her and I don’t really get it. Sure she had a good joke or two in there, but I didn’t think it was that great. However, with all the praise and push she has been getting, she actually has a shot so we will have to see where she falls tonight.

4 – Jonah Smith – I’m pretty sure he is going home, but since he has a ton of fans, I’d say he has a slight 10% chance of advancing. Going first really cut his chances, and with a forgettable performance, I’m pretty sure (not 100% though) he will be going home.

Whelp, here are my predictions!

Who Should Go Through:

1- Blue Journey
2- Quintavious Johnson
3- AcroArmy
4- Emil and Dariel
5- Mat Franco
6- Judges pick between Christian Stoinev and Baila Conmigo (Christian advancing)

Who Will Go Through:

1- Blue Journey
2- Quintavious Johnson
3- Christian Stoinev
4- Emil and Dariel
5- Mat Franco
6- Judges pick between AcroArmy and Wendy Liebman (Wendy advancing)

So those are my thoughts, what are yours? Sound off in the comments below! Also, if you think I’m cool, you can always follow me @adamhsamuel on Twitter.

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  1. I think your “who will go through” is likely going to be right, except I think the judges would choose AcroArmy over Wendy.

  2. Wendy need to go home. Though I dont like a top 12 with so many singers, but it better with a mediocre comedian in top 12. I had seen much better ones in Last Comic Standing 2014.

  3. Blue Journey wasn’t that great. They are already running short on ideas. The wave part was boring and pointless. Dancing on top of the water doesn’t even make sense. And the ballet for that portion was too slow and dragged on. But they’ll probably advance, anyway.

    Christian does not deserve to stay. He admitted he has no more balancing tricks and just made excuses for that. The other dog didn’t even do anything! And Scooby only did the same tricks he already did before.

    AcroArmy outshined both of these acts and deserves to advance.

    Probable locks to advance: Mat Franco, Quintavious Johnson

    Others probably advancing: Blue Journey, AcroArmy, Emil and Dariel, and Smoothini or Jonah Smith

    Almost every act in the top 12 will be music or magic.

  4. My predictions are

    Going through
    1. Mat Franco ( Best magician )
    2. Quintavious Johnson ( Pimp Spot )
    3. Blue Journey ( Unique )
    4. Emil and Dariel ( Luckily they’re using cellos instead of guitars or they could be a wrapped.
    5. Smoothini ( I feel like his fans will save him in the snapple save. Also lets not forget when he performed 2 weeks go, it was bad and he still advanced. )
    6. AcroArmy ( Lose the snapple vote to Smoothini, but still moves on by the judges vote. )
    7. Jonan Smith ( I feel like they would the judges would pick Acro over them. )
    8. Christian & Scooby ( His only hope is if his dogs bring in votes. Andrey went home last week with hand balancing. So basically his only hope is his dog pulling in votes. )
    9. Jaycob Curlee ( It was a boring performance and when he was getting critiques by the judges you barely heard the audience boo. Besides they have Miguel in the next round. )
    10. Wendy Liebman ( I’m sorry. She wasn’t funny the 1st time and things still didn’t change. )
    11. Kelli Glover ( Trainwreck last night. Should of done a ballad. )
    12. Baila Conmigo ( No Chance, unless each family member of every single 1 of them votes. )

  5. You’re seriously underrating AcroArmy. I thought they were the most impressive performance last night, and I think they’re locks. I also don’t get your position on Smoothini. 2 magicians got through last week, so it’s really not unbelievable that 2 could get through tonight.

  6. i watched them back and i kinda agree. i still think mat will trump smoothini, but I think Acro has a better chance then I did before

  7. I agree with your list. Blue Journey is incredible.
    I think the problem with Kelli Glover is that she is a good singer, but she doesn’t have enough originality to stand out. I also don’t think she has enough confidence to be in the music business. The way she said that she didn’t sing at all for years after not being put through last time she was on AGT isn’t what I normally hear about singers who do stay in the music industry. Many that have been on talent competitions have kept at their music, and some have even had some success, although most minor. I don’t think Kelli has the confidence to do that, unless she gets it now that she’s been further in the competition.

  8. Anyways I don’t have time for all descriptions so blue journey was weak last night almost put me to sleep same with Jaycob.
    Who should go thru
    Wendy Liebman
    Quintavious snapple save
    Judges decision between Blue Journey and Smoothini picking Blue Journey

    Who will go thru
    Blue journey
    Smoothini snapple save large following is why
    Judges decision between Wendy and Christian going to deadlock America picking Christian

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