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America's Got Talent: Season 7, Episode 18 :: Quarter-Finals Round 3

Jul 18, 2012

This week on America’s Got Talent (Season 7, Episode 18), the quarter-finals continue as the next 12 acts perform live on the AGT stage in New York. Read Kidzworld’s recap of “Quarter-finals Round 3,” which aired on July 17, 2012, to discover what you missed.

The Performances

The Untouchables started the night off with a bang! They showed America that kids can dance every bit as well as adults. Howard called their performance remarkable. And Howie, who usually thinks that kid dance groups feel like watching his daughters’ dance recitals, thought they were extremely professional.

Rock Star Juggler Mike Price bombed his act when he dropped one of his juggling pins and had a less-than-dramatic finish. Sharon admitted that she wasn’t convinced and the other two judges agreed.

Howie wasn’t inspired by Inspire the Fire tonight. Their vocals weren’t good, their dancing didn’t live up to the strong dance groups in the competition and their overall performance was too cheesy. According to Sharon, they lost their innocence.

Cristin Sandu blew his entire performance last night. The metal pieces that he usually balances on flew out from beneath him, ending his act before it had really gotten started. Sharon told him not to be too hard on himself, but by the expression on his face, it seemed like that’s exactly what he was doing.

Elusive had mixed reviews from the judges. Sharon admitted that she’s seen his dance moves before, but Howie liked the connection between his performance and his story about hearing loss and dancing being such a big part of his life. The judges think his biggest competition, should he go through, will be Turf.

Jake Wesley Rogers was praised for his vocal talents at only 15-year-olds, although the judges criticized his arrangement of the Britney Spears song "Toxic". Howard felt that he didn’t connect with the song at all.

All Wheel Sports received rave reviews from the judges. They loved how they combined dance, danger, extreme sports and sexiness into one performance. From home, it looked like there was way too much going on, but Howie assured viewers that as a Vegas headliner, it would be outstanding, and that we should take his word for it and vote.

Wordspit and the Illest received a critique from the judges that they weren’t too pleased with. While Howie and Sharon liked them as a band, they thought they made a huge mistake in performing an original song. Howard, however, felt it did them justice. I guess the proof will be in the pudding. Or in America’s votes, that is.

Awkward comedian Jacob Williams may not have had the best material we’ve seen so far, but it was still funny. Howard said that he has off-the-charts likability and he could see Jacob having his own sitcom one day. According to him, Jacob was the best act of the night.

All Beef Patty might have brought color to the night, but she didn’t bring much energy. Howard doesn’t believe she could be a Vegas act. She’s nothing more than a cabaret singer.

Young escape artist Spenser Horsman performed a lame trick that could have impaled him if it had gone wrong. Unfortunately, he escaped 13 seconds early, leaving no suspense. And he spent most of the time wiggling behind a screen. Boring!

Lightwire Theater received the biggest praise of the night, including a standing ovation. The judges called the performance spectacular, and Sharon said “see you in the finals!”

Our Predictions

We predict that Lightwire Theater, Jacob Williams, The Untouchables and All Wheel Sports will move on to the semi-finals.

Have Your Say

Which 4 acts would you like to see in the semi-finals? Tell us in our comment section below!