During Wednesday’s show, the 11 contestants who performed last night were whittled down to five, then three and then two, as host Terry Crews gradually announced the results of America’s overnight vote. The top two earned a spot in the “AGT” finale for a chance at the $1 million prize and a headlining show in Las Vegas, while the rest were eliminated.
Fans also got to witness another “AGT” shocker: Cowell admitting he was wrong. The notoriously hard-to-please judge opened the show with an apology to Colombian dance duo Stefanny and Yeremy for hitting the X during their performance the night prior. Vergara had called him “loco” for the harsh feedback.
In true reality competition fashion, Crews drew out the results over the course of the hour-long show, first calling up the acts in pairs and revealing which had made the Top 5 and which are eliminated.
Next, the Players choir beat out Ukrainian contortionist Oleksandr Yenivatov, and saxophonist Avery Dixon, whom Cowell predicted would break out like former “American Idol” contestant Carrie Underwood, made it over Stefanny and Yeremy.