The final of “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” on February 11 will showcase 12 acts. Five of them made it to this stage of the competition by getting the Golden Buzzer during their auditions: singers Susan Boyle, Angelica Hale and Kechi Okwuchi; daredevils Deadly Games; and sand artist Kseniya Simonova. Another five — singers Brian Justin Crum, Paul Potts and Cristina Ramos; stand-up Preacher Lawson; and magician Shin Lim — won enough votes from the superfans to make the cut. And two will be wild cards.
Which of the acts that got tantalizing close do you want to see get a second chance? After reading our recap of the results of each episode be sure to vote for the two contestants that you’d like to see get a second chance and compete again.
Episode 1: Preacher Lawson won superfan vote
Second place: Bianca Ryan (singer): “Say Something” by a Great Big World.
Third place: Sofie Dossi (contortionist/aerialist): Performed a routine set to “Que Sera”
Episode 2: Cristina Ramos won superfan vote
Second place: Darci Lynne Farmer (singing ventriloquist): “Nutbush City Limits” and “Proud Mary” with her puppet Oscar.
Third place: Courtney Hadwin (singer): original song “Pretty Little Thing”.
Episode 3: Paul Potts won superfan vote
Second place: Joe Dorenbos (magician): All four judges were part of his routine which involved a giant tic tac toe board.
Third place: Billy and Emily England (extreme rollerskating duo): Routine ended with Emily swinging from Billy’s beard.
Episode 4: Brian Justin Crum won superfan vote
Second place: Paul Zerdin (ventriloquist): Sings and beatboxes at the same time with his puppet Sam.
Third place: Drew Lynch (stand up comic): routine included jokes about braces
Third place: Tape Face (mime): got host Terry Crews to do a striptease.
Episode 5: Shin Lim won superfan vote
Second place: Attraction (shadow performance artists): dance routine showing lovers in America
Third place: Sons of Serendip (singers): original song “Somewhere Only We Know”