This week on America’s Got Talent 12 more contestants competed for the top 5 spots to move on to the semi-final round. Here’s pics and judges comments on all of this week’s acts. But first two video clips: Pam Martin and her Top Dogs and African High Flyers
This week’s contestants…
The first act to perform for the audience and judges are the Bollywood-like dance act, Ishaara. The audience cheers the group on and they finish with a wild applause. Piers says Ishaara is a wonderful way to start the show and he loves the energy, Sharon loves how the act is so different from other dance acts and David thinks they are the best dance act in the competition.
Opera singer Barbara Padilla takes the stage and recreates the magic she accomplished at her audition, and receives a standing ovation from the audience and all three judges. Sharon says Barbara's performance was perfect, David says Barbara is a star, and Piers says Barbara's raised the bar so high, she's unbeatable.
Pam Martin and her top dogs take center stage and perform for the show. David thinks Pam and her Top Dogs have a spot in Las Vegas waiting for her, Piers thinks the performance was flawless, Sharon agrees with Piers' comments.
The dance troupe known as the African High Flyers perform their dance moves with high-flying stunts and fire. Piers pushes his "X" button during their performance. Piers doesn't think they have enough variety to sustain a long performance, Sharon misses the different elements in their performance, and David loves their dance act.
Mia Boostrom joins her piano on stage along with some dancers and back-up singers. Sharon loves that Mia took such a difficult song and sang it perfectly, David thinks Mia has come so far in the competition, and Piers doesn't really think Mia has what it takes to win it all.
Pint-size performers Erik and Rickie re-create traditional dancing while dressed in costumes reminiscent of old Spain. David thinks the kids are a great inspiration for young kids, Piers thinks Erik and Rickie are the most charming act he's seen, and Sharon encourages people to vote for them.
Coney Island Chris takes the stage for some more hijinks in magic. This time, the judges are not amused and each push their "X" buttons. Piers didn't find the act funny at all, Sharon didn't find the act entertaining, and David was disappointed in the entire act.
The tap dancing and guitar playing duo known as Matt and Anthony take the stage and play upbeat Motown songs. Piers isn't a fan and pushes his "X" button. Sharon thinks the act is talented, just not together and David likes the combination.
The wildcard act known as The Lollipop girls are stoked to be back in the semifinals. The dance troupe hopes they can impress the judges this time around. They also bring more sex appeal into their burlesque dance act. David thinks they are terrific, Piers says they have an act he could keep watching and Sharon says their act is very fun.
Singer Drew Stevyns plays the guitar and sings "How to Save a Life" for the judges and audience. Piers enjoys Drew's desire in the performance and respects him, Sharon loves the song choice and presentation, and David believes in Drew all the way.
The group known as Recycled Percussion hope to prove to the judges they are more than just a band that plays drums on buckets. They do just that and David even gives them a standing ovation. Sharon loves how the guys took her advice and loves their energy, David thinks they did a great job and can't control his excitement and Piers agrees with everything Sharon said.
The sister singing trio known as the EriAm sisters take the stage, this time with back-up dancers as they sing "Crazy in Love." David can't believe how talented they are for their ages, Piers likes their dancing and thinks they have their voices to back up the dancing, and Sharon agrees with the guys.
And the four audience picks to move to the semi finals are: