'America's Got Talent' Result: Who Went Through to the Semis From the 2nd Quarter Final?

America's Got Talent's second quarter-final took place earlier this week with 12 acts taking to the stage in a bid to secure a spot in the semi-finals.

Overnight, the public had been voting for their favorite acts, choosing from an array of talent including singers, dance crew, a mentalist, and acrobatics. Only seven acts could make it through to the AGT semis from the latest quarter-final, putting them in the running to win the $1 million prize.

Who made it to the 'AGT' semis from Quarter-final 2?

America's Got Talent host Terry Crews kicked off the results show last night (Wednesday, August 18) by announcing the acts in sixth, seventh and eighth place.

Singing acts Korean Soul, T.3., and Tory Vagasy found themselves up for the Instant Save and the public had an hour to vote for the favorite act out of the three, with the winner sailing through to the semis and the other two vulnerable to elimination.

As the public voted for the act they wanted to see in the semis, Crews revealed the top five facts automatically through to the semi-final. As a result, four acts were instantly eliminated from the competition.

The five acts automatically through to the semi-finals were:

Victory Brinker

Victory Brinker is the youngest contestant taking part in America's Got Talent this year.

The 9-year-old opera singer sailed through to the quarter-finals after receiving the collective golden buzzer from the judges and Crews after her performance of "Juliet's Waltz" from the opera Roméo et Juliette.

For the quarter-final, Brinker performed "Casta Diva" by Maria Callas receiving a standing ovation from all four judges.

Aidan Bryant

Self-taunt aerialist Aidan Bryant stunned the judges with his acrobatic moves in the quarter-finals.

The 16-year-old particular impressed judge Simon Cowell, who described his act as Vegas-worthy and his "best live performance by a mile."

Peter Antoniou

Mentalist Peter Antoniou impressed the judges and audience with his act, which involved judge Sofia Vergara being blindfolded and eating of can of food chosen by fellow judge Simon Cowell.

Antoniou was also able to read the judge's minds, revealing their favorite foods to the audience.

Josh Blue

Stand-up comedian Josh Blue had the entire audience and the four judges crying with laughter during his quarter-final routine.

Known for poking fun at his own struggles with Cerebral Palsy for his quarter-final performance Josh chose to focus on the disabled community.

He also poked fun at judge Cowell's bike injury in 2020 which saw him break his back.

After his performance, Cowell shared he thought Blue would "sail through into the semis" and he was not wrong.

Northwell Nurse Choir

Northwell Nurse Choir was Howie Mandel's golden buzzer act during the audition round and they did not disappoint with their quarter-final performance.

The 18-piece choir made up of nurses who served on the front line during the coronavirus pandemic performed "You Will Be Found" from the musical Dear Evan Hansen.

After their performance, Mandel said: "America, you would be crazy if you didn't vote for them."

After the five acts through to the semis were confirmed, it was time to announce the results of the Instant Save. Broadway singer Tory Vagasy, may not have won Howie Mandel during her performance of SIX the Musical's "Heart of Stone" the previous evening but she had won viewers over at home.

Speaking after the Instant Save win, Vagasy said: "Don't let the Howies of the world get you down. Don't ever do it. Be yourself!"

As T3 and Korean Soul did not win the Instant Save, their fate was left in the hands of the judges, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, and Sofia Vergara.

Heidi and Sofia voted to save T3 but Simon chose to vote in favor of Korean Soul.
The judges were in deadlock after Howie voted to save Korean Soul, meaning the result was down to the public vote.

Overnight, Korean Soul had received more votes than T3, ultimately sending them through to the final.

Sadly, this meant T3 narrowly missed out on a spot in the semis and were sent home, alongside dance crew Doketuk Crew, singer Johnny Showcase, acrobatic group Positive Impact Movement and dance crew Shuffolution.

The seven acts from quarter-final two will join 1aChord, Gina Brillon, Peter Rosalita, Jimmie Herrod, Dustin Tavella, Kabir Singh, and Madilyn Bailey who made it through to the semis from quarter-final one.

The third quarter-final will take place on Tuesday, August 24, and will bring performances from: ANICA, Brooke Simpson, ChapKidz, Keith Apicary, Klek Entos, Léa Kyle, Michael Winslow, Rialcris, The Curtis Family C-Notes, UniCircle Flow, World Taekwondo Demo. Team.

The results of America's Got Talent's wild card choice will also be revealed next week, with the act winning act also compete

America's Got Talent airs on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and results shows air on Wednesday nights at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.

America's Got Talent quarter final 2
Only 7 acts could make it through to the semi-final from quarter-final 2 Trae Patton/NBC