‘America’s Got Talent’ postmortem: Why ThroWings, Ryan Stock and AmberLynn, Moya Angela were eliminated

Stock -Last week here at CarterMatt, we started a tradition that we intend to contender over the course of the “America’s Got Talent” live shows: Trying to figure out what happened to the acts who are eliminated. Sometimes, it is a complicated series of factors; other times, it is as simple as having a bad performance.

Ultimately, with the five performers who went home there were several reasons why they all went home, though we’d say for the most part there wasn’t a shock boot in the bunch on the level of Hara last week.

ThroWings – They were probably the best of the eliminated acts of the night talent-wise, and personally we would’ve taken them through over Kadie Lynn Roberson. With that said, we’re not voting for every American. Their act is super-challenging, but they fall victim to the idea that they have to “change it up” every week when other acts do not. What they do is incredibly dangerous and interesting; it just loses its appeal to some casual fans after a few viewings.

Sos and Victoria – They had the best performance spot on the night earlier this week. Unfortunately, they did a variation on an act we’ve seen several times before, and there was even a moment where we saw one of the changes happening when we as viewers were clearly not meant to.

Moya Angela – She seems like a very nice lady, but she never really had much of a chance. She had a very good vocal performance, but like Sos and Victoria, it was similar to many others we’ve seen over time. She was also victim of going very early in the show.

FLIP – Let’s go ahead and get the broken-record quality out of the way. They performed first, and did a routine that wasn’t really that different than other dance groups who have been on the show. We hope for them they just saw this as a great opportunity to go to Los Angeles and perform live, and they are happy about that first and foremost.

Ryan Stock and AmberLynn – Sometimes, life isn’t fair, and neither is this competition. Had they not had the mechanical breakdown that they did and the trick went off without a hitch, we probably would’ve slotted them as #6 or #7 on the night, and worthy of advancing. It just didn’t. As of right now, we’d like to see either them or Hara come back if given an opportunity.

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