Meet the first five acts advancing to the Americas’ Got Talent finals.
America’s Got Talent’s first semifinal took place last night with 11 acts vying for a spot in the semifinals.
Overnight America’s Got Talent fans voted for the 5 acts they would like to advance to the finale for a chance to be crowned the season 16 winner of America’s got talent.
The five acts advancing to the finals are:
Aidan Bryant’s love for acrobatics began at just 14 with a tree and his grandma’s bedsheet. In just two years, the self-taught aerialist has already mastered contortion, hand balancing and even archery without any dance or gymnastics experience. Now, the Virginia native is ready to bring his intricate aerial routines from the backyard to the “AGT” stage.
Dustin Tavella is a magician who aims to inspire audiences by using magic to connect with people from all different walks of life. Tavella resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his wife, Kari, and their adopted son, Xander.
Born and raised in the Bronx, Gina Brillon is a Puerto Rican actress, singer, comedian, published writer and new mom. She has been performing as a stand-up comedian since she was 17 and has had some incredible success in her career thus far. Appearances include Comedy Central’s “Live at Gotham,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The View” and “Chelsea Lately” as well as scripted series “Kevin Can Wait” and “The Conners.” She was the first Latina winner of NBC’s “Stand Up for Diversity Showcase,” was a New Face at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival and was featured on Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias’ “Beyond the Fluffy Tour.”
Originally from Tacoma, Washington, Jimmie Herrod is a musician now based in Portland. After finishing a bachelor’s in composition and performance from Cornish College of the Arts, he moved to Portland where he received a master’s in jazz studies from Portland State University. He has performed in a number of musicals in both Washington and Oregon and has also worked with various well-known artists, including ODESZA and Pink Martini. In 2019, Pink Martini featured Herrod on an EP entitled “Tomorrow.”
World Taekwondo Demo Team
World Taekwondo Demonstration Team was founded in 2009. They have been playing a leading role in the promotion of Taekwondo globally by displaying spectacular techniques at international sporting events such as the Olympic Games, Youth Olympic Games, Universiade as well as World Taekwondo competitions. The team’s mission is to contribute to social development and world peace through their sport. Their act on “AGT” garnered a Golden Buzzer from host Terry Crews.
Surprisingly Jimmie Herrod, Michael Winslow, and World Taekwondo Demo team found themselves in the instant save having placed 4th, 5th, and 6th in the overnight voting results. During the results of the instant save, Host Terry Crews announced that viewers at home voted Jimmie Herrod through to the finals. The judges then selected World Taekwondo Demo team as the final act to advance to the finals.
Sadly, this means Beyond Belief Dance Company, Korean Soul, Madilyn Bailey, Michael Winslow, Peter Rosalita, and Tory Vagasy did not advance and are going home. The five acts from semifinal 1 will join the five winning acts from semifinal 2 to compete in the season 16 America’s Got Talent final.
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