'America's Got Talent': Michael Grasso, Connor Doran, two more acts advance

michael-grasso-agt.jpgAfter the "America's Got Talent" Wild Card show, the last four advancing acts is really up in the air. So who is it gonna be?

The show kicks things off with a group of Kruti Dance Academy, Michael Grasso, Swing Shift Side Show and Rudi Macaggi. Interesting. I thought Michael and Rudi might both make it through. Apparently not. I have to think Grasso is the act that will advance out of this group. And then he does. Point goes to Sharon Osborne (she brought him back).

Nowe we have Criss Angel doing two of Houdini's most famous tricks -- the upside-down straitjacket and the metamorphosis, but he's going to do it in record-breaking time. Angel has the judges put him into the jacket and is strung up by his ankles. The clock starts and Angel starts wriggling around. 60 seconds later, he is out. He then goes straight into the next trick, which involves him being locked in a trunk and escaping. It's pretty neat, I suppose.

Back to the results. The next group is the Hot Shot Tap Dancers, RNG and Anna and Patryk. This should be Anna and Patryk, right? And then it is, which is nice. Anna cries, aw. Point goes to Piers.

The next group is CJ Dippa and Connor Doran. Oh, that poor little boy. He has no chance of advancing out of this pair. Why are they doing uneven groups these last couple times? That's weird. Anyway, Connor advances. Yeah. Point for Howie.

Before we get to the last group, we first have a performance by the homewrecking Grammy-award winning LeAnn Rimes. She is apparently channeling her Katy Perry with a beachy background and a 1960s bikini. The song is "Swingin'" and features some very Annette Funicello/Frankie Avalon back-up dancers. I'm not really sure how a song about the front porch swing translates to a beach scene, but whatever. 

The final group is Doogie Horner, Michael Lipari and Ashleigh Dejon and Harmonica Pierre. Michael and Ashleigh should definitely advance out of this group, though we wish they hadn't blown their wad on the scary fall in the quarterfinals. You know they can't do that again now. Anyway, Doogie Horner is sent home first, then it is up to the judges.

Piers jokes that he's clearly going to put through his own pick (Pierre), but then he teases he might put through Michael and Ashleigh. But then of course, he puts through Pierre. Really, Piers? Really? So Sharon goes next and puts through Michael and Ashleigh (her pick). So it's down to Howie ... he picks Michael and Ashleigh. Good man, Howie. So point for Sharon, who wins the night 2-1-1.

Next week: The semifinals start with Future Funk, Kristina Young, Antonio Restivo, Christina & Ali, Ascendance, Taylor Mathews, Dan Sperry, ArcAttack, Prince Poppycock, Michael Grimm, Connor Doran and Anna and Patryk. That should be a good week, methinks.     

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