Season 9 Episode 19
"Semifinals: Week 1 Results"
The votes from last night are in, and the six best acts will move on...[button color="red" size="small" link="http://www.nbc.com/americas-got-talent" target="blank" ]Official Site[/button]
The first night of semifinals performances brought the judges to their feet on three separate occasions, and when they weren't applauding the talent on stage, they were bickering about the acts. This made for an entertaining evening - and a tough vote for America. Six acts will survive tonight based on America's choices, with one new wrinkle - the in-show Snapple Save, where America can save an act during the show.
Nick brings out the acts up for the Snapple Save - singer Mara Justine, creative aerial act Aerial Animation and magicians David and Leeman. He instructs viewers to vote now for the act they want save and stay tuned to find out the results at the end of the show.
The first official elimination occurs next, as Nick calls out a trio of the judges' wild card acts - jump rope team Flight Crew Jump Rope, dancers Bad Boys of Ballet and magician Mike Super. After a long pause, Nick announces which act will move on to the Top 12 performance... Mike Super!
Up next, Nick calls two very different acts up for elimination - hand balancer and contortionist Andrey Moraru and musical group Sons of Serendip. Another long pause ups the intensity until Nick reveals the act that America chose... Sons of Serendip!
Singers Emily West, Paul Ieti, and Miguel Dakota join Dan Naturman on stage for the next elimination. Nick plays to the nerves of the acts and waits a long while before announcing the first result... Emily West will move on to the Top 12! Moments later, with the three other acts still on stage, he announces America's next result... Miguel Dakota!
Nick brings back Mara Justine, Aerial Animation and David and Leeman to announce the results of the Snapple Save. The act America chooses to send to the Top 12 is... Mara Justine! That leaves two acts left for the judges' save, Aerial Animation and David and Leeman. Pressure mounts as the judges submit their opinions and their votes, but in the end only one act can move on - David and Leeman!