'America's Got Talent' 2021 Results: Who Made It Through to the Semifinals?

America's Got Talent 2021 is back and over the next three weeks 36 acts will be performing in the quarterfinals, seeking to secure a spot in the semis, which are expected to take place on Tuesday, August 31, and a week later on September 7.

Earlier this week, the first quarterfinal took place, with 12 acts taking to the stage. Overnight, viewers voted for their favorite acts, but only seven could make it through to the semifinal, putting them one step closer to winning the $1 million prize.

Who Made It Through to the Semifinals?

America's Got Talent host Terry Crews kicked off the results show by announcing the top five acts that received the most votes from the public. As they were in the top five, they have automatically secured a spot in the semis.

The other seven hopefuls on the stage were left vulnerable. The five acts who went straight through were:


Vocal trio 1aChord sang a moving rendition of "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M., receiving a standing ovation from all four judges.

Gina Brillon
Stand-up comedienne Gina Brillon impressed the judges and audiences at home with funny stories about her heritage.

Brillon is a successful comedienne outside of America's Got Talent. You can watch her Amazon Prime Video special, Gina Brillon: The Floor is Lava now.

Peter Rosalita

Ten-year-old singer Peter Rosalita sailed through to the next round of America's Got Talent with his performance of "I Have Nothing" by Whitney Houston.

Following his performance, he received a standing ovation from all four judges and the studio audience.

Jimmie Herrod

Jimmie Herrod, 30, won the golden buzzer from judge Sofia Vergara after his performance of "Tomorrow" from the musical Annie.

For his quarterfinal performance, Jimmie Herrod stunned the judges with his rendition of "Pure Imagination" by Gene Wilder.

Dustin Tavella

Magician Dustin Tavella surprised the judges and audiences at home with his unbelievable card trick.

America's Got Talent judge Howie Mandel joined him on stage as his assistant for the act, which received a standing ovation from the judges.

Terry then announced the acts who were in sixth, seventh and eighth place. They were dance group, Beyond Belief Dance Company, stand-up comedian Kabir Singh and singer Madilyn Bailey.

Those three acts were eligible for the Instant Save, a live vote which takes place as the show airs, with the most popular securing the sixth spot.

The sixth act through was Kabir Singh, who won viewers over at home with his hilarious stories about texting his mother.

Speaking after the win, Kabir Singh said: "I am pretty shocked. "Thank you so much, America. It's a dream come true. I know you voted for my mom, not for me."

As Beyond Belief Dance Company and Madilyn Bailey didn't win the Instant Save saw their fate in the hands of the judges, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara.

Heidi and Sofia voted for Beyond Belief Dance Company, whilst Simon and Howie voted for Madilyn Bailey, taking the decision to the public vote.

In the end, Madilyn Bailey was sent through to the semis, after receiving more votes from the public than Beyond Belief Dance Company overnight.

Sadly, as only seven acts made it through to the final, the four others sent home were Gangstagrass, Canine Stars, Sethward and Matt Johnson.

The second quarterfinal will take place on Tuesday, August 17, and will see performances from Northwell Nurse Choir, Johnny Showcase, Josh Blue, Dokteuk Crew, Aidan Bryant, Peter Antoniou, Korean Soul, Shuffolution, Tory Vagasy, Positive Impact Movement, T.3 and Victory Brinker.

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 1
The first of three America's Got Talent quarterfinals took place on Tuesday, August 10. Chris Haston/NBC

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