America’s Got Talent is getting close to crowning a champion.
On Wednesday, following the first of two semifinal episodes of season 16, five finalists were announced after the overnight audience vote was tallied. Tuesday night’s episode saw 11 acts perform, including a wild card selection by the judges. The wild card contestant was announced just before the start of the show and brought back after being eliminated in the previous round.
Three acts will advance to the finals based on fan votes and three acts, who placed third, fourth and fifth place in the voting, will be eligible for the Instant Save with only one earning a spot to move forward in the competition. The fifth finalist of the night will be saved by judges Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Sofia Vergara.
After both weeks of semifinal results, there will be a total of 10 finalists.