America’s Got Talent 2016 Results Shocker: Which Five Acts Advanced to Finals? – 08/31/2016

The first Semi Final results were revealed on America’s Got Talent 2016, and there were some pretty big shockers in store.

Of course, that’s to be expected with a talent field this deep. Only five spots were available, but at least seven acts deserved to go through, by my estimation. This is going to be one of the most stacked finales yet, judging by the acts who managed to advance to the next round. So who were the lucky five acts to advance to the America’s Got Talent 2016 Finals? And which six acts were eliminated from the competition? Check out the results below:

America's Got Talent 2016 Which Five Acts Advanced to Finals

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Tape Face
Laura Bretan


Grace VanderWaal
Sal Valentinetti
Jon Dorenbos
Tape Face (America’s Save)
Laura Bretan (Judges’ Save)

Howie Mandel voted to save Edgar, while Heidi Klum, Mel B and Simon Cowell voted to save Laura Bretan, which put her into the finals.


Lori Mae Hernandez
Blake Vogt
Deadly Games

I’m thrilled that Sal made it through, since I was so sure he was a goner just due to his position in last night’s lineup. So I was definitely applauding in my living room when his name was called. That said, I was genuinely shocked that Edgar and Malevo were eliminated, since I expected them to get the spots that Sal and Tape Face ended up occupying. I suppose I’m more disappointed about Malevo’s elimination than shocked though. I was really hoping we’d get a dance act in the finals after having a dance-free finals last season. But I guess it just wasn’t meant to be. I guess voting for Viktor Kee next week is the closest I’ll get to putting a dance act in the finals, so that’s what I intend to do, provided he’s as good as he usually is. I mean, his juggling is a kind of dance, I suppose. Isn’t it? (Yeah, I’m probably stretching on that one)

What do you think of these results? Sound off in the comments!

And if you want to watch some of last night’s performances, check out our live blog and recap with videos of each performance!

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