Whether it be Chase Goehring, Darci Lynne, or the Greater Works Choir, Tuesday night’s America’s Got Talent semifinal show has a lot of talent — and of course, many of them have singing-related gifts. That’s just the nature of the competition this season.
If there is one thing that does excite us about Tuesday’s show, it’s that there are some really strong variety acts that are going to be performing, and the show should be rounded out fairly well as a result. If you look below, you can see what we think about all of the eleven acts performing tomorrow night — including our take on their ability to make the next round based on what we’ve seen to date both from them and America.
11. Evie Clair – Evie seems like a nice person, but she’s going to be completely overwhelmed in this show by all of the other singers. She has a powerful story, but it took the Dunkin’ Save to keep her around this far.
10. Greater Works Choir – The choir needed the judges to get to this point, but we give them a smidgen better chance of advancing just because of how they will stand out versus the field of other singers in this round. Choirs are never completely forgotten!
9. Billy & Emily England – We love these two since what they do is so wild and we’ve never seen anything quite like it anywhere else. Unfortunately, it’s almost so unique that viewers can’t differentiate between one performance and the next. We could see them getting hit with that this week.
8. Yoli Mayor – With the right song, we can envision Yoli having a small chance of getting to the live shows — but remember, her getting into the semifinals was a close call in the first place. Voting patterns on this show rarely change all that much.
7. Eric Jones – Would we love to see Eric in the next round? Absolutely, but we also are well-aware that he probably needs to step things up from what we saw on this past performance show. He was good, but his Judge Cuts performance was stronger and more innovative with him taking advantage of the set. (For the record, we have a pretty big gap between #8 and #7 in terms of contention.)
6. Mike Yung – Mike’s got a great story, and that is going to help him to go along with some of his viral fame. At this point, though, he just needs to pick a song that will make viewers get emotional. He effectively needs to be the America’s Got Talent version of This Is Us and get viewers weak in the knees.
5. Sara & Hero – We root for people like Eric, Mike, and Sara in that they are not little kids with a natural talent who haven’t experienced adversity; they’ve all worked really hard to get where they are. What helps Sara at this stage is the uniqueness of her act, and there’s that relatability that she has with so many other dog owners out there who love their four-legged friends.
4. Johnny Manuel – He’s probably the best pure singer in the whole competition, and he’s someone who will get some sort of chance after the show. We don’t know why he’s on this show and not The Voice, but he’s got a good shot of advancing.
3. Chase Goehring – Chase is in a unique spot, given that he has so much more pressure than almost anyone else based on his song choice. He’s banking hard on his own original music, and there’s a great risk that something falls flat. If it works, though, there is an even greater reward.
2. Preacher Lawson – Comedians have a history of almost winning this show. Look at Tom Cotter or Drew Lynch as examples. As of right now, we wouldn’t be shocked if Preacher finishes in around the same spot.
1. Darci Lynne – We’re probably not going to rank Darci anywhere else all season given that she’s gotten the best placement out of anyone all season, her act is totally unique, and she’s an incredible singer and ventriloquist.
Do you think Chase Goehring, Preacher Lawson, or anyone else should top the America’s Got Talent rankings? Let us know in the comments, or vote in the attached poll! (Photo: NBC.)