America’s Got Talent 2021 Semi-finals end this week with 11 more acts performing, vying for the last five slots in the finale, which airs September 14 and 15 on NBC.
Last week’s America’s Got Talent performances were disappointing and the results were shocking. I never expected Jimmie Herrod or World Taekwondo Demo Team to need saves to make the finale. And I thought Peter Rosalita was a lock as well, until he messed up at the start of his performance. So yeah, my power list was a mess, as usual. But if at first you don’t succeed, try try try try try again.
Keep in mind that this isn’t necessarily what I want to happen, it’s just what I think will happen. Here we go!
11 – UniCircle Flow: They’re definitely talented, don’t get me wrong. But the act is a bit repetitive and they needed the judges vote to put them through last time. They’re goners.
10 – Kabir Singh: Kabir needed the save last time, and he’s up against the slightly funnier Josh Blue. I think he’s toast, unless he can really pull out some amazing material.
9 – Peter Antoniou: Now is where the list gets tough, because the remaining 9 acts did not need saves to advance. The problem with Peter is that I can easily figure out how his tricks are done. Mentalism does nothing for me. He got a lot of views though, so he could surprise me.
8 – Rialcris: They’re obviously extremely talented, but hand balancing acts kind of bore me. And we’ve never had one make it that far, as far as I remember. I don’t think these guys are spectacular enough to defy the odds, but I could be wrong.
7 – 1aChord: They’re great, don’t get me wrong. But singing groups haven’t been doing so well this year. I wouldn’t mind if they make it, but I’m not really expecting them to.
6 – ChapKidz: They’re the best pure dance act this year, and I hope that means they have a shot at advancing. But I think they’re probably on the bubble.
5 – Josh Blue: Josh was funnier than in his audition, and basically turned my organization’s website copy about the disability community into jokes – I can’t complain if he’s getting our message out there! But Josh is still not making me laugh out loud. I really want to be rooting for him, but I need him to step it up again for that to happen.
4 – Northwell Nurse Choir: They’re all about the story. Granted, they’re not bad, but we’ve had so many better choirs on this show. Of the remaining golden buzzer acts, they’re the most likely to miss out on the final. But I still think they’re safe.
3 – Léa Kyle: Lea’s audition was one of my favorites of the season. Her second performance wasn’t as good. I need to see a bigger variety of tricks from Lea before I can root for her to win. I couldn’t watch an hour of the same trick over and over again, no matter how mind-blowing the trick may be.
2 – Brooke Simpson: Brooke is my favorite singer of this season, and the only contestant whose first live performance had no flaws that I could point out. The judges gave her effusive praise. She’s made it to the finale on one of these shows before. I think she’s almost certainly safe. If she’s not, we have a problem.
1 – Victory Brinker: Now that World Taekwondo Demonstration Team and Jimmie Herrod needed saves to make the finale, I think that Victory might be the chosen one(TM). She made AGT history as the first act to get the group golden buzzer. Simon said she could be the biggest act to come off one of these shows. Personally, I don’t get the hype – she’s great for her age, but we’ve seen so many child opera singers that I’m numb to this type of contestant. I don’t want her to win, but I think she might anyway.
America’s Got Talent 2021 Semi-finals week 2 performances air on NBC Tuesday September 7.