So, who were the people actually selected? We felt pretty certain that Gabriel Henrique would be one of them after the results shocker tonight. He was, and was joined by Avantgardey, Herwan Legaillard, and then also Chioma and the Atlanta Drum Academy. Some of these choices were surprising and there was a little bit of recency bias here, but Avantgardey and Gabriel should be the top two contenders.
As it turns out, it was Avantgardey who managed to get that wild-card spot! This shows their power of social media for sure, and it is rather interesting that they lost to Gabriel in the overnight voting but defeated him here. We certainly think that they will deliver something really fun and unique in the finale, and isn’t that what we should all really want at the end of the day here? We loved Gabriel’s performance last night, but it does feel pretty clear to us that he will be more than fine. He is already extremely popular in Brazil, and this show mostly helped when it comes to building more of his audience in America.
In the end, we are glad that there is at least one more act moving on to the next round … but let’s make it clear that this does not make up for the fact that we aren’t getting a proper semifinal show. This is something that we used to like a lot on this show, since it gave us an opportunity to actually get to know a lot of the acts better. Why did that have to change?
Who do you think are going to be the wildcard acts moving into the America’s Got Talent finale?
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