On Tuesday, August 22, get ready for Mandy Harvey, Celine Tam, Light Balance, and more on America’s Got Talent. NBC has revealed the apparent lineup for the performance show, and there’s a reasonable amount of variance present here.
Take a look below for our quick take on all of these acts — remember, we will be back on Monday in our to give you rankings as to who is the most likely to advance. (Remember, we said that Christian Guardino had little to no chance of advancing — we can be wrong sometimes!)
Brobots & Mandroidz – They’re a hip-hop dance group — while they may not be the most memorable dance group this season, we do consider them to be darkhorses to move forward.
Celine Tam – Kid singer. So far, this phase of the competition has been very good to kid singers. There’s no reason to think at the moment that this will change.
Demian Aditya – Escape artist, and a tremendous one at that. With him and Eric Jones on the show, you’re getting two very different types of magic.
Eric Jones – Here’s your close-up magician, who famously during Judge Cuts used Simon Cowell’s buzzer as a prop.
Evie Clair – Singer. The emotional story that she shared of her father during the auditions is one that still has many people’s heartstrings.
Johnny Manuel – Singer. He got the Golden Buzzer from Seal, but can he carry some of that momentum into the live shows?
Light Balance – They were the Golden Buzzer choice of Tyra Banks, and we feel like they are really the favorite of many people frustrated by all of the singers this season.
Mandy Harvey – She’s the Golden Buzzer pick of one Simon Cowell, who was amazed by both her talent and musical ability despite her being deaf.
Merrick Hanna – Dancer. We still think that his interpretative audition is one of the most beautiful things that we’ve seen this season.
Mirror Image – Singers and dancers. They have an extreme amount of energy, and they are not our cut of tea. Consider them the Singing Trump of this round.
Pompeyo Family Dogs – Dog act, which features a wide array of different tricks and stunts. It’s high energy and a little all over the place, but unlike Mirror Image, probably a good thing.
The Masqueraders – These guys have been performing music together for decades, and this show marks their chance to shine on the live stage. They’re a great story, but will they impress with their vocals?
What is nice about this lineup is that we do have some non-singers and singers alike who should advance, giving the next round a little more balance … or Light Balance? It’s possible.
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