Below, you can see a list of the 12 acts who competed in Week 2 of the America’s Got Talent 8 Top 60 (the quarterfinals round). That performance episode was on Tuesday, July 30, 2013. I am giving my predictions for who will advance after the live performances. The below list was my pre-show rankings, and they have changed dramatically. For example, Marty Brown completely blew it, and the producers really pimped Tone The Chiefrocca so hard that he may have actually made the Top 4.
I will add the YouTube videos of this week’s live results as soon as they are available from AGT’s official channel.
I will also list the results of Week 2 of the AGT 8 Top 60 quarterfinals round as soon as Nick Cannon announces them on the live results show (July 31, 2013).
Here were my initial rankings:
1. Marty Brown (country singer)
2. Forte (Opera Trio)
3. Ciana Pelekia (Girl Singer)
4. Angela Hoover (Comedian And Impressionist)
5. Alexandr Magala (Sword Swallowing And Pole Dancing)
6. Innovative Force (Girl Dance Troupe)
7. Kid The Wiz (Breakdancer With Hat Tricks)
8. Dave Shirley (Comedian)
9. Struck Boyz (Boy Dance Troupe)
10. Tone The Chiefrocca (Rapper)
11. The Aquanuts (Synchronized Swimmers)
12. Brad Byers (Sword Swallower)
Boy, did Marty Brown sound like a total amateur. He was my top pick in this group before the performances. I think it was so bad that the voters may turn on him. Although I wouldn’t be shocked if sympathy votes put him through, I am going to predict that he misses out this time.
Forte was my 2nd pick before the show. They are good to go and should easily advance to the semifinals.
Ciana Pelekai was my 3rd pre-performance pick. I was somewhat disappointed in her performance, but still think she has a pretty good chance to make the top 4 tonight.
Angela Hoover was my #4 pick. She simply wasn’t that funny, and the Mel B impression was seriously bad. It didn’t even sound like her. I think Angela probably did not make it.
On the flip side, Alexandr Magala delivered pretty big despite being a bit unpolished. But he delivered the danger aspect, which is his thing. I predict that Magala will advance tonight.
For me, Tone The Chiefrocca should not be in the contest. He wrote one song 10 years ago, showing that he is not really a songwriter. And he sang that exact same song and will apparently sing it for a 3rd time if he advances. But the show last night was practically set up for him to advance, with the ridiculous and nonsensical judges’ comments, going last to close the show, etc. So my prediction (and I hope I am wrong on this one) is that Tone The Chiefrocca will advance to the semifinals.
So my predictions on who will advance tonight are Forte, Ciana Pelekai, Alexandr Magala, and Tone The Chiefrocca. Many others could squeak in there. But the ones I predict have virtually no chance are Kid The Wiz, Dave Shirley, The Aquanuts, and Brad Byers.
Results of the 4 acts advancing to the semifinals for Week 2 of the Top 60 will be posted here (in no particular order):
1. Innovative Force
2. Marty Brown
4. Angela Hoover
Tone The Chiefrocca and Angela Hoover were 4th and 5th in the voting. If it’s a tie with the judges, we will find out who was 4th in the voting. And that act will advance. Otherwise, the judges’ majority vote will decide it.
Heidi picked Tone. Mel B chose Angela Hoover. Howie went on last night. He picks Tone. Howard picks Angela. So it goes to the voters again. Angela Hoover advances.
LOL me for changing my picks. 3 of my top 4 original predictions made the top 4 despite some shaky performances. I have no idea why people didn’t vote for Alexandr. But maybe it’s because it is mostly women, who might not like danger acts or guys swallowing swords as much as guys might vote for it. I thought a danger act would finally get through one round. Wrong.
Struck Boyz, Brad Byers, Kid The Wiz, Dave Shirley, The Aquanuts
Click here to see the results for which 60 acts made it to the live shows of AGT 8, to be held at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall.