Recap of America’s Got Talent Semifinals Week 1

Did you miss America’s Got Talent’s first week of the semifinals? Don’t worry! We will recap everything that happened!

Sal Valentinetti: Suave Singer

The first act of the night is Sal Valentinetti. He sang “That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra. Sal has been compared to Sinatra in the past, so this seemed like a perfect song choice!


Blake Vogt: Magician Showcases Talent

Blake Vogt is a magician who always leave the judges shocked! For the semifinals, Blake left the judges speechless once again by seeming to disappear! You just have to see it yourself!


Edgar: Singing Family Trio

Edgar is a band who is also a family of three. They sang Rascal Flatts’ “Bless The Broken Road.” They received a standing ovation from all four of the judges!


Lori Mae Hernandez: Young Comedian

Lori Mae Hernandez is a young comedian! She poked fun at the Olympics, The Spice Girls, and even Nick Cannon! Simon said that it was Lori’s best performance yet, and Howie thought she was really funny. Mel B said that she didn’t really enjoy the beginning of the act, but loved the ending.


Musicality: High School Choir

Musicality is a high school choir made up of various students and their instructor. Unfortunately, Mel B did not like their cover of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way.” She said it felt more like a “school performance” rather than an “America’s Got Talent performance.” Simon, however, said that the group has come a long way since their audition.


Deadly Games: Dangerous Duo

Deadly Games is a husband and wife duo who perform dangerous stunts. They definitely stepped up their act for the semifinals! Heidi and Mel B gave them a standing ovation, with Heidi calling their performance “so scary and hot.” Simon said that the production is better and the duo continues to progress after each round. He gave them credit for putting their lives on the line. For this round, Deadly Games used a crossbow, which made everyone nervous because of the crossbow accident that occurred with Ryan Stock & AmberLynn on live TV earlier in the competition.


Tape Face: Hilarious Mime

Tape Face is the quiet, mysterious, and hilarious character who chooses to remain anonymous. He asked a fan to come on stage with him to help with his performance. Nick Cannon says that Tape Face “makes something out of nothing.” Howie called his act funny and intriguing.


Jon Dorenbos: NFL Magician

Jon Dorenbos is the NFL player who does magic! For the semifinals, Jon included all four of the judges into his act! Mel B called his performance “absolutely magical.” Simon told Jon, “I think you are a genius.”


Grace VanderWaal: Twelve-Year-Old Ukulele Player

Grace VanderWaal is a twelve-year-old ukulele player. She performed another original song titled, “Light The Sky.”. She received a standing ovation from all four of the judges! Heidi called her “the real thing,” while Mel B said Grace is a “superstar.”


Malevo: Dance Group

Malevo also received a standing ovation from all four of the judges! Simon said that Malevo keeps getting better and better! Heidi called the guys “hot as always,” and Mel B said their performance was “off the chain.”


Laura Bretan: Fourteen-Year-Old Opera Singer

The last act to perform is fourteen-year-old Laura Bretan, who is an opera singer. She decided to sing her grandfather’s favorite song, “Pie Jesu.” Simon said that it was the singer’s best vocal performance yet! Howie said that he really felt her sing her heart out and hopes people will vote for Laura!


Unfortunately, only FIVE acts are going on to the next round. They need YOU to vote! You can do so by searching “America’s Got Talent” on Google, or by downloading the AGT app!

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Written by Michele Mendez

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