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'America's Got Talent': Wild Card recap

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For 12 lucky America's Got Talent contestants who were previously eliminated, they were given a chance to compete again tonight. With each judge choosing four acts to bring back, the competition was tight as acts battled to secure a place in the semi-finals.

Kruti Dance Academy - Bollywood dance group

Piers says that his decision to bring the group back was "vindicated" by the performance and believes that America will finally see how talented they are. Sharon calls it "very exotic" and "very beautiful" and thinks that the genre has gained enough popularity with the public to perhaps give them a chance to advance. Howie admits that while they're technically very good, he doesn't think that they "deserve to be at this level" of the competition.



Rudi Macaggi - Acrobat / Comedian

Sharon says that his technique is "magnificent" but that he took too long to get to his single trick and left her "disappointed". Howie disagrees, saying that he shouldn't rush his performance - which reminded him of a "dyslexic committing suicide" - and thinks it was okay. Piers admits to being disappointed as the routine displayed a "downgrade of danger" and was not exciting.



CJ Dippa - Child rapper

Piers buzzes 'no' during the performance, saying that while it was "big" of him to get on stage, he appeared "too gimmicky". He then advises him to "get more real". Howie says that he is impressed with his ability to write his own material and that he has an "amazing future" but doesn't believe he is ready for AGT, though he hopes America gives him another chance. Sharon says that his original song was "fabulous" and probably the best song on the programme and tells him to "continue doing what you're doing".



RNG - Dance group

The group performs a dance choreographed to Lil Jon's 'Outta Your Mind'. Piers buzzes 'no', saying that he didn't like the choreography or the presentation and that it was not "up to standard" with his own acts. Sharon says that she is glad she brought them back, and that their performance was "really strong" with great choreography and that she loved the attitude and the look. Howie calls them "phenomenal" but questions whether they are of the same level as the other competitors who have gone through to the semi-finals.



Harmonica Pierre - Harmonica player

Pierre performs a version of Lady GaGa's 'Alejandro'. Piers insists that he "stormed" the show with his talent. Howie disagrees, saying that a harmonica player will probably not be voted into the final despite being a "wonderful man with a wonderful talent". Sharon praises him for "entertaining" her but agrees with Howie that he may not be the type of act capable of filling arenas.



Michael Grasso - Magician

The act sees Michael performing an illusion of piercing his assistant with flaming spikes, only to have her disappear and later reappear. Sharon thanks him for "not disappointing" and believes it was "slick" with perfect timing and great delivery. Howie says it was the first performance of the evening to be worthy of proceeding to the next stage of the competition. Piers thinks that in addition to performing a "fantastic" trick, he also blew the competition "wide open" with such a larger-than-life routine.



Hot Shot Tap Dancers - Tap dancing group

Piers buzzes 'no', saying that he likes them individually but that the performance became "a bit of a mess". He thinks they are not ready for this level of competition. Howie admits that while it was his idea to bring the group back, he was disappointed by their "muddy" and boring performance. Sharon advises them to stop dancing as a team and to select one person to come forward as "the star" and to do something different from the rest of the group as she believes that is their "failing".



Doogie Horner - Comedian

The act includes several jokes about heckling fans - made up of Doogie's friends placed in the audience. Piers says that the audience enjoyed the performance and that he proved that he should have been brought back. Sharon admits that he is "very funny" and that she liked his "clever" material. Howie thinks that he is a "great character" and that America will like him a lot.



Connor Doran - Indoor kite flyer

Connor uses Josh Groban's 'You Raise Me Up' as the backing piece to his performance. Howie gives him a round of applause and exclaims that he was "brilliant". Piers says that he "brings the kid out of" everyone who watches him and that there is "something magical" about his talent. Sharon admits that she is "amazed" by his interpretation of the music he chooses to back his kite flying to. She thinks that it was "beautifully executed".



Anna & Patryk - Ballroom dancers

The 12-year-olds perform a salsa routine. Piers thinks it was their best performance yet and that they are dancing to an incredibly high standard. He hopes they make the semi-finals as they are "brilliantly talented". Sharon agrees with Piers and praises their choreography and timing, calling them "old beyond [their] years". Howie says that he can see where Piers and Sharon are coming from, but that the inherent "seductive" quality of ballroom dancing makes their act "slightly creepy".



Michael Lipari & Ashleigh Dejon - Acrobats

The pair trick judges by pretending to have Ashleigh fall during the routine. Sharon calls it "seductive" and "very clever" and says that she loves how "edgy" it was. Howie agrees with Sharon and adds that he thinks it was "wonderful". Piers continues to praise the pair and admits that while he was not originally supportive of Sharon's decision to bring them back, he has now changed his mind as they were "miles" better than their last appearance.



Swing Shift Sideshow - Sideshow act

The act includes multiple instances of sword swallowing. Sharon and Piers both buzz 'no' during the performance. Howie says that people will be talking about it tomorrow and will either "love it or hate it". He insists that he loves it and that it was "interesting" to see them again. Piers describes them as the "creepiest creeps" and says that he found it "utterly revolting". Sharon appreciates it as an art form, but admits that it's "not [her] thing at all".

America's Got Talent continues Wednesday on NBC

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